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Oct 6, 2013 04:43 PM

Where to find great chilaquiles?

I'm talking saucy, spicy, indulgent. Nothing too dry, nothing topped with mealy shredded chicken.

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  1. swank, i know others will answer your specific quest, but wanted to remind you that Angela's, in Eastie, has had a lot of past CH attention that included their Rajas con Crema- which resemble chilaquiles w/o chicken. And Tenoch in Medford has done those Rajas as a special before (i'm trying to get him to do them again :-}

    (Maybe you could ask for some shredded chicken to be mixed in w/ your Rajas?)

    You might look into the menu at La Verdad (restnt) and Dorado and El Centro.Check their Brunch menus for it as well.

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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      Admittedly, it's been a while since I've been to Angela's, but I don't recall her rajas con crema -- or for that matter, anyone's -- containing fried tortillas. There are huge regional variations in this dish, as is so often the case, but if there aren't tortillas in it, it's not chilaquiles.

      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

        ah HAH was my immed reaction. pretty positive you are right and i misremembered.

        1. re: opinionatedchef

          But Angela DOES have chiliquiles on the menu!

          1. re: fredid

            that's great. my notes had us eating rajas when we were there,but good thing they also do chilaquiles.More importantly, fredid, what do you think of them; do you prefer Angela's over Jalisco's? Do they satisfy swank's description?

    2. My husband and I each had the chilaquiles at El Centro Dos in Brookline for brunch this past Saturday. They were good, but I wouldn't call them great. The texture of the tortillas was a nice mix of still crispy and some softening from the sauce. The chicken was tender and flavorful and the eggs were cooked perfectly with nice runny yokes. I had the red sauce, which I thought was underseasoned a bit (it improved with a little salt) and my husband had the green which had a little more flavor. A solid dish, but I wish the flavors popped a little more. It was topped with some melting cheese and perfectly ripe avocado, and had a side of tasty beans.

      The generous portion of complimentary guacamole and chips to start was a pleasant surprise.

      1. Taqueria Jalisco in East Boston. Breakfast served allll day.

        1. Had some respectable chilaquiles at a new place with Gudalajaran owners in Rochester, NH recently: La Corona. Wouldn't road trip for it, but a worthwhile stop if you're headed to the Lakes Region, on Rte 11 close to the Spaulding Turnpike. Unusually traditional Mex in my experience in the Granite State. Also liked the huevos machaca on another breakfast stop: an especially nice roasted chili salsa as an accompaniment.

          1. Jose's Mexican in Cambridge has them on the brunch menu.