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    Post #1 - July 1st, 2006, 11:21 am
    Post #1 - July 1st, 2006, 11:21 am Post #1 - July 1st, 2006, 11:21 am
    My wife and I have been craving Hillary's chilaquiles lately, and we were wondering if anyone had recommendations for a good plate of chilaquiles in the city?
  • Post #2 - July 1st, 2006, 2:39 pm
    Post #2 - July 1st, 2006, 2:39 pm Post #2 - July 1st, 2006, 2:39 pm
    Nuevo Leon has excellent chilaquiles, recently mentioned in their Great Neighborhood Restaurant nomination thread, and in this chilaquiles thread.

    I have also enjoyed the chilaquiles con pollo at La Oaxaqueña.

    Best,
    Michael

    Nuevo Leon Restaurant
    (312) 421-1517
    1515 W 18th St

    La Oaxaqueña
    3382 N. Milwaukee
    773-545-858
  • Post #3 - July 1st, 2006, 9:04 pm
    Post #3 - July 1st, 2006, 9:04 pm Post #3 - July 1st, 2006, 9:04 pm
    El Presidente also does excellent Chilaquiles.
  • Post #4 - July 1st, 2006, 9:13 pm
    Post #4 - July 1st, 2006, 9:13 pm Post #4 - July 1st, 2006, 9:13 pm
    I liked Kitsch'n on Roscoe for these. I can never pronounce them but they're tasty!
  • Post #5 - July 2nd, 2006, 12:31 am
    Post #5 - July 2nd, 2006, 12:31 am Post #5 - July 2nd, 2006, 12:31 am
    trs23 wrote:I can never pronounce them but they're tasty!


    Pronunciation is easy:

    CHILL-AH-KEY-LAYS

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #6 - July 2nd, 2006, 9:05 am
    Post #6 - July 2nd, 2006, 9:05 am Post #6 - July 2nd, 2006, 9:05 am
    I recently had the chorizo ones at Flo, served with a green chili sauce, and I thought that they were excellent! I highly recommend.

    Flo
    1434 W. Chicago Ave.
    312-243-0477
  • Post #7 - July 2nd, 2006, 11:42 pm
    Post #7 - July 2nd, 2006, 11:42 pm Post #7 - July 2nd, 2006, 11:42 pm
    One of my favorite places to get chilaquiles and Bistec is a place called San Luis on Diversey. Wash it down with an ice cold Horchata and you're good for the afternoon.

    San Luis
    2903 W. Diversey Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Tel: (773) 276-0691

    ~ GS
    Greasy Spoon
  • Post #8 - July 3rd, 2006, 6:58 am
    Post #8 - July 3rd, 2006, 6:58 am Post #8 - July 3rd, 2006, 6:58 am
    Ok, I have not sampled enough to really know the best in Chicago, but the best I think :wink: are at La Quebrada. Of course you start with really, really good home-made tortillas and excellent house salsas, so that helps. On the side, my wife, who is the chiliquiles eater, usually gets the thin steak called cecina.

    Several locations now, but the one I know is at Roosevelt just west of Cicero.
  • Post #9 - July 3rd, 2006, 9:27 am
    Post #9 - July 3rd, 2006, 9:27 am Post #9 - July 3rd, 2006, 9:27 am
    HI,

    There is a La Quebrada on Sheridan Road on the border of Waukegan and North Chicago. I haven't tried it yet, though I keep wondering if it will be as good as the other locations people have praised.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #10 - July 3rd, 2006, 10:08 am
    Post #10 - July 3rd, 2006, 10:08 am Post #10 - July 3rd, 2006, 10:08 am
    I'm a bit of a chilaquiles freak--one of my standard ways to test out a Mexican restaurant.

    I'm not a fan of the chilaquiles at Nuevo Leon. I recently had chilaquiles at La Quebrada (Himself has a new job literally across the street) and while they were quite tasty and the salsa excellent, they were WAY too saucy.

    To my mind, the best chilaquiles are at La Oaxaquena. Only ever eaten at the Milwaukee location. They are quite spicy, but that pleases me.
  • Post #11 - July 3rd, 2006, 1:27 pm
    Post #11 - July 3rd, 2006, 1:27 pm Post #11 - July 3rd, 2006, 1:27 pm
    I don't consider myself an expert on the subject, but I agree with annieb that the chilaquiles at Nuevo Leon are not my favorite. My boyfriend and I like the chilaquiles at Kristoffer's Cafe.

    Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery
    1733 S. Halsted St.
    312-829-4150
  • Post #12 - July 6th, 2006, 11:46 am
    Post #12 - July 6th, 2006, 11:46 am Post #12 - July 6th, 2006, 11:46 am
    Deleece on Southport make excellent Chillaquilles.
  • Post #13 - July 6th, 2006, 2:59 pm
    Post #13 - July 6th, 2006, 2:59 pm Post #13 - July 6th, 2006, 2:59 pm
    Just as a note, I have found the chilaquiles verdes at La Cocina in the Loop (Wells just north of Madison) to be a PERFECT cure for a weekday hangover. You can trust me on this, I have had them plenty of times ;)
    Jamie
  • Post #14 - July 6th, 2006, 9:29 pm
    Post #14 - July 6th, 2006, 9:29 pm Post #14 - July 6th, 2006, 9:29 pm
    the veggie restraunt Chicago Diner makes some lovely chilaquiles.

    they're somewhere on N. Halsted, around maybe Addison or so?
  • Post #15 - August 1st, 2006, 1:01 pm
    Post #15 - August 1st, 2006, 1:01 pm Post #15 - August 1st, 2006, 1:01 pm
    Greasy Spoon wrote:One of my favorite places to get chilaquiles and Bistec is a place called San Luis on Diversey. Wash it down with an ice cold Horchata and you're good for the afternoon.

    San Luis
    2903 W. Diversey Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Tel: (773) 276-0691

    ~ GS


    I just had the chilaquiles from San Luis today. They were excellent! I've lived 2 blocks from there for 7 years and never bothered to walk in. I'll definitely be back. Thanks for the tip.
  • Post #16 - August 2nd, 2006, 3:13 pm
    Post #16 - August 2nd, 2006, 3:13 pm Post #16 - August 2nd, 2006, 3:13 pm
    I had a delicious lunch toady at San Luis along with GWiv. He ordered the chiliquiles, which looked very good, although done in a somewhat "unique" style, topped off with an abundant blanket of melted cheese. I wasn't feeling very hungry, so I ordered a couple of tacos; an al pastor and a chile relleno. The chile relleno taco was OK, but nothing out of the ordinary (although very large in size), but the al pastor was one of the best of that kind of taco I have ever had. Since it came from a closed kitchen with a very prominent multi-lingual "Keep Out" sign, I couldn't tell if there was a spit involved or not (I'm guessing not), but the al pastor had some great charred crispy bits and quite a bit of flavor. This was the highlight of the meal for me. I had to ask for some lime, but once squeezed on top, the lime juice sent the taco over the edge. I'll definitely be back for more.
    Steve Z.

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    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #17 - August 2nd, 2006, 5:24 pm
    Post #17 - August 2nd, 2006, 5:24 pm Post #17 - August 2nd, 2006, 5:24 pm
    Lazos Tacos near western/Milwaukee area has great chilaquiles. Order them red and you'll get a really strong cinnamon flavor. Lazos has a mixed reputation here on LTH, but I keep going back for the chips and salsa that can't be beat!
  • Post #18 - August 2nd, 2006, 6:41 pm
    Post #18 - August 2nd, 2006, 6:41 pm Post #18 - August 2nd, 2006, 6:41 pm
    stevez wrote: the al pastor had some great charred crispy bits and quite a bit of flavor. This was the highlight of the meal for me. I had to ask for some lime, but once squeezed on top, the lime juice sent the taco over the edge. I'll definitely be back for more.


    Great to hear! I can't wait to walk back over to this place. Too bad it's pouring right now.
  • Post #19 - August 2nd, 2006, 8:06 pm
    Post #19 - August 2nd, 2006, 8:06 pm Post #19 - August 2nd, 2006, 8:06 pm
    The Mexican delivery place, El Ranchito (several locations but the main one, on Clark handles the delivery) has a very nice "fundido" (melted cheese) version as well. Tends toward the damp side, which I like. I get the verde w/ steak.

    Speaking of which, my chilaquiles en cazeula is possibly the dish for which I most often have people request the recipe. It's a standby for brunches, work, and school functions for my kids. I did commit it to writing recently for a school cookbook, and I'll have to post it here once I dig it up. There, I go with eggs and chorizo and finish with cotija and anejo/enchilado cheeses.

    Chilaquiles
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  • Post #20 - August 3rd, 2006, 8:00 am
    Post #20 - August 3rd, 2006, 8:00 am Post #20 - August 3rd, 2006, 8:00 am
    OOoohhh! I'll be watching for that recipe! I've been lurking on this thread as I have a special place in my heart for chilaquiles. Ate them in Mexico one year and it has now become my standard measure of a mexican restaurant.

    I currently use Rick Bayless' chilaquile recipe, which is more brothy than chile sauce, and add what ever strikes me.
  • Post #21 - August 3rd, 2006, 1:35 pm
    Post #21 - August 3rd, 2006, 1:35 pm Post #21 - August 3rd, 2006, 1:35 pm
    stevez wrote:I had a delicious lunch toady at San Luis along with GWiv. He ordered the chiliquiles, which looked very good, although done in a somewhat "unique" style, topped off with an abundant blanket of melted cheese.

    Steve,

    Chilaquiles at San Luis were very good, surprisingly good as cheese coated is not my preferred style of chilaquiles, my preference being the dry style served at Nuevo Leon. The difference at San Luis was the cheese was crisply melted under a broiler, with gave it a nice texture as opposed to simply being glooped on and coated in sour cream.

    I was asked Red or Green, the tortillas in the mix itself were still mildly crisp, it was of the egg-in type, and the half skirt steak, rice/beans, were nice accompaniments. Mexican coke to wash it all down.

    San Luis has a modest, though nicely appointed interior, clean as a whistle, while not effusively friendly, the waitress was pleasant and efficient and the chips, salsa, and chorizo taco I tried were all well above par.

    Nice place, thanks Greasy Spoon.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #22 - December 8th, 2016, 11:10 am
    Post #22 - December 8th, 2016, 11:10 am Post #22 - December 8th, 2016, 11:10 am
    bumping thread, used to really enjoy Nuevo Leon's version.

    Seems the majority of these places are open at 9:30am or later.

    Is there a good chilaquiles restaurant in Chicago that is open by 7/7:30am?
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #23 - December 8th, 2016, 11:43 am
    Post #23 - December 8th, 2016, 11:43 am Post #23 - December 8th, 2016, 11:43 am
    Sweet Willie wrote:bumping thread, used to really enjoy Nuevo Leon's version.

    Seems the majority of these places are open at 9:30am or later.

    Is there a good chilaquiles restaurant in Chicago that is open by 7/7:30am?

    Both the Lincoln Square and Little Village locations of La Catedral Cafe & Restaurant are open then and they have some of the best chilaquiles in town - nine different versions I believe.

    http://www.lacatedralcafechicago.com/
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  • Post #24 - December 8th, 2016, 11:51 am
    Post #24 - December 8th, 2016, 11:51 am Post #24 - December 8th, 2016, 11:51 am
    Cozy Corner has some delicious chilaquiles and they are open mondo early.

    They have three locations.
  • Post #25 - December 8th, 2016, 12:00 pm
    Post #25 - December 8th, 2016, 12:00 pm Post #25 - December 8th, 2016, 12:00 pm
    Danny's Egghead Diner has one of my favorite versions around, and they open nice and early (6am Monday-Saturday, 7am Sunday). Very friendly people working at Danny's too, great spot.

    Danny's Egghead Diner
    2012 West Irving Park Road
    773-857-0171
    www.dannyseggheaddiner.com
  • Post #26 - December 8th, 2016, 12:06 pm
    Post #26 - December 8th, 2016, 12:06 pm Post #26 - December 8th, 2016, 12:06 pm
    Sula wrote about Brothers at Belmont and Sacramento, which turns out a great version that you can order on green or red sauce. As you can see here, skirt steak is another optional add-on. It comes with beans and rice and is just a heap of great stuff. And, they open at 7 a.m.

    Image
    Chilaquiles on Green Sauce with Skirt Steak and Eggs

    =R=

    Brothers Restaurant
    3000 W Belmont
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 463-3310
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  • Post #27 - December 8th, 2016, 1:02 pm
    Post #27 - December 8th, 2016, 1:02 pm Post #27 - December 8th, 2016, 1:02 pm
    Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club does great chilaquiles (among other things!)

    Chilaquiles “Rojos” or “Verdes”
    tortilla chips cooked in our homemade salsa, topped with Cotija Cheese, sour cream, wrapped in a banana leaf. Includes 2 eggs any style with rice, beans, and plantains

    Opens 7am
    Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club
    3401 W. Bryn Mawr
    http://www.brynmawrbreakfastclub.net/
    Senorita P.
  • Post #28 - December 8th, 2016, 4:07 pm
    Post #28 - December 8th, 2016, 4:07 pm Post #28 - December 8th, 2016, 4:07 pm
    I'm partial to Tiztal Cafe's chilaquiles verdes, especially the chorizo version. The sauce is unparalleled, plus you get a side of the garlicky potatoes they serve there.

    Opens 8 a.m.
    Tiztal Cafe
    4631 N Clark St
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/tiztal-caf%C3%A9-chicago-2
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  • Post #29 - December 9th, 2016, 12:08 pm
    Post #29 - December 9th, 2016, 12:08 pm Post #29 - December 9th, 2016, 12:08 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Sula wrote about Brothers at Belmont and Sacramento, which turns out a great version that you can order on green or red sauce. As you can see here, skirt steak is another optional add-on. It comes with beans and rice and is just a heap of great stuff. And, they open at 7 a.m.

    Image
    Chilaquiles on Green Sauce with Skirt Steak and Eggs

    =R=

    Brothers Restaurant
    3000 W Belmont
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 463-3310


    We live a couple of blocks from here and as a huge fan of chilaquiles I was thrilled to see Sula's write up on these a month or two ago. We went in over the weekend, and I'm sad to report, they were possibly the most disappointing Ive ever had. The salsa completely drown out the tortillas, and there wasn't a crunchy contrasting bite to be had amongst the green (though admittedly flavorful) mush. Was your experience different? Perhaps I went on a bad morning.
  • Post #30 - December 9th, 2016, 12:32 pm
    Post #30 - December 9th, 2016, 12:32 pm Post #30 - December 9th, 2016, 12:32 pm
    Commbrkdwn wrote:Was your experience different? Perhaps I went on a bad morning.

    It definitely was. I've had it twice and in both cases, there were nicely varying textures in the servings I had. The only negative, if you can call it that, is that as much food as was served, as you can see from the picture, the chilaquiles are a relatively small portion of the overall food served. I would have skipped the rice for more of them. That said, it's hard to complain about such an ample portion of skirt steak, which was perfectly medium-rare, btw.

    =R=
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    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

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    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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