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Feb 9, 2012 10:41 AM

Los Pueblos - Clairemont Mesa (Chilangos)

This is a new fast-food/regional Mexican restaurant by the former owner of Chilangos that took over the spot next to Niban in the shopping center on Clairemont Mesa Blvd just east of 805 (McDonald's and Souplantation).

My wife and I have eaten there three times in the last week or so, and everything has been very good, we've had:
Chicken Pibil plate
Carne Asada plate
Chicken Adobada on Huarache
Fish on Huarache

The Carne Asada is flank steak and lightly marinated. The refried pinto beans are the best I've had that don't include lard. Of the dishes above, my favorite was the Chicken Pibil. The fish was grilled Mahi-mahi. And they have a salsa bar with some very good, fresh salsas. Haven't had a chance to try their mole dishes.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up. I really missed Chilangos. Glad to see they are back. Will definitely try to hit this place up soon.

    4 Replies
    1. re: mliew

      The menu isn't Chilangos (at least what I remember), it seems oriented towards more regional Mexican specialties rather than being a "Mexico City Grill".

      1. re: mikec

        Any soups on the menu by any chance? Like perhaps, Albondigas, Tlalpan or Posole?

        1. re: DiningDiva

          here is a link to their menu:

          But if you read your facebook page it looks like they are struggling already to survive: "...As this venture and "project" struggles to survive, more small miracles continue to happen, more beautiful spirits continue to put in their "grain of sand"every day..."

          1. re: honkman

            Ah, FB...Is hould have thought of that :-) Thx

    2. Thanks for the sharing. I was a fan of Chilango's and need to check this place out.

      1. My wife and I just returned from Los Pueblos and were duly impressed with the delicious food. Beautiful,soothing interior without the ranchero polka music blaring.
        My wife enjoyed a couple of small quesadillas with poblano chiles,cheese and a super adobada sauce. I elected to go with the chicken taquito plate. Both plates contained their delightful rice and we further seasoned the food with salsas from their salsa bar.

        We're returning tomorrow. I'm craving camarones a la diabla.

        Owner related that even in these hard times,the landlord is not being helpful,so an increase in biz would sure be helpful
        Higher end,unique food at a very reasonable cost.
        If your after fried items with tootpic wounds in them,this is not your place.