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Chile Verde in LA

Burger Boy Jan 26, 2013 05:25 PM

Who has the best? Had some this morning at Nick's and was wondering what else is out there.

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  1. Servorg Jan 26, 2013 05:46 PM

    Had it once at Tacos El Charro and thought it was very, very good.

    5900 E Washington Blvd Commerce, CA 90040

    1. ipsedixit Jan 26, 2013 10:31 PM

      Tonny's is pretty good.

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        Burger Boy Jan 27, 2013 06:43 AM

        Ipse, pretty good from you is not acceptable! I expect great recommendations. Where is Tonny's so I can try if I am in the neighborhood? Is it worth a special trip?

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          Servorg Jan 27, 2013 06:46 AM


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            Burger Boy Jan 27, 2013 04:26 PM

            Thank You Servog, for some reason it would not show up for me, it kept defaulting to Tony's.

      2. cant talk...eating Jan 27, 2013 08:53 AM

        What kind of chile verde are we talking about? Most places in CA serve it on a plate or burrito, and it's spicy with little chunks of pork (usually browned first), in a spicy salsa. But there's the more mild, New Mexico kind served in a bowl, sometimes with beans, which is much less common here but worth seeking out.

        I like the really spicy "first" kind but there are so many taquerias and Mexican markets that serve it, I can't think of a winner among the dozens I've tried out there. I've never thought of it as being worth driving that far to get, so where are you located? And, what's Nick's like?

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          Servorg Jan 27, 2013 08:56 AM

          If Burger Boy hasn't had it at Manuel's then I suggest it as an iconic spot to try it: http://manuelseltepeyac.com/

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            Burger Boy Jan 27, 2013 04:27 PM

            I have had it but never thought it was amazing, their Machaca on the other had is amazing!

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              jesstifer Dec 4, 2013 06:27 PM

              I've had Manuel's a couple of times and find it unexceptional. Very dry pork. I actually love the verde at El Chavo, though I haven't had it for a few years. Definitely has the kick.

              Tere's is very good. I'll have to try Teresita's.

              It's true that a lot of places don't make what I consider a proper verde, and instead throw some carnitas in a pan with green salsa and toss it. That just makes me cry.

              New Mexican "green chile" is a whole different ball o'wax.

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          estone888 Jan 27, 2013 09:41 AM

          Teresita's in East L.A. has excellent, and extremely spicy, chile verde: http://www.teresitasrestaurant.com/ (Caution, the website plays music unless you stop it.)

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            jesstifer Dec 6, 2013 04:46 PM

            Went to Teresita's today for lunch. Yes, it was excellent, but holy mother of everything sacred, "extremely spicy" doesn't even begin to describe the heat level! I mean, yowza. I took myself to the restroom twice just to blow my gushing nose. I loves me some picoso, but I don't think I'd order it again there. Perhaps the colorado next time.

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            SoozyQ Dec 10, 2013 03:38 PM

            Raphaels in Montebello

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