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  • Post #31 - December 11th, 2016, 12:34 pm
    Post #31 - December 11th, 2016, 12:34 pm Post #31 - December 11th, 2016, 12:34 pm
    gnarchief wrote:Cozy Corner has some delicious chilaquiles and they are open mondo early.

    They have three locations.
    My brother and I had business on north shore yesterday so stopped by Cozy Corner (their Clark/Devon location) for chilaquiles breakfast. CC offers both rojo & verde as well as a choice of meats. Brother had verde w/chicken, I the rojo w/chorizo (very good quality chorizo btw) with eggs over easy not scrambled. Both versions were really enjoyable, not a speck left on our plates. Thanks for the recommendation gnarchief (& thanks as well to all the other LTH recs, looks like I've got lots of versions to try).

    Side note: Mrs Willie & I went to Gails Carriage Inn this morning, a Des Plaines a semi regular breakfast rotation spot for us. Guess what was one of the specials today, chilaquiles! :-) So of course had to have again. Lots of good textures, cheese, chorizo, only thing missing was more verde salsa, it was a bit light.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #32 - December 12th, 2016, 1:28 pm
    Post #32 - December 12th, 2016, 1:28 pm Post #32 - December 12th, 2016, 1:28 pm
    In Bucktown, both The Bristol and Toast have Chilaquiles on the menu. Bristol's version is always on the menu, and is red-sauce based, with pork, pork belly, and a fried egg. It isn't spicy, but they will give you a side of hot sauce (I think made in-house). I think they make the chips in-house too. Toast's version is a special, so not always on the menu. It's green-sauce based, with spanish rice and eggs. It comes with a side of house-made spicy red sauce.
    Leek

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  • Post #33 - December 12th, 2016, 9:37 pm
    Post #33 - December 12th, 2016, 9:37 pm Post #33 - December 12th, 2016, 9:37 pm
    Fonda Fontera (formerly Xoco) has chilaquiles on their menu... my protip is to go on Saturdays when they have goat barbacoa as the daily special, and ask them to put some on the chilaquiles. They've never charged me the same amount twice for the addition (everything from $2 to $5) but it is amazing and worth it!
  • Post #34 - December 13th, 2016, 1:47 am
    Post #34 - December 13th, 2016, 1:47 am Post #34 - December 13th, 2016, 1:47 am
    I'll have to give this place a try.

    http://www.loschilaquilescicero.com/
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #35 - December 13th, 2016, 10:21 am
    Post #35 - December 13th, 2016, 10:21 am Post #35 - December 13th, 2016, 10:21 am
    the lady loves the Chilaquiles from Park View Diner on the NW corner of 19th and Damen. I love everything from this place. They offer free homemade soup before every meal you get. The homemade hot sauce is amazing! The chicken mole on the weekends is really good too. Everything is cheap and homemade.

    Also serving natural casing Vienna Beef hot dogs....Chilaquiles, Mole, Hot Dogs? Yes please.

    Park View Diner
    2000 W 19th St
    Chicago, IL 60608
    #SOUTHSIDESLITHER
  • Post #36 - December 13th, 2016, 11:47 am
    Post #36 - December 13th, 2016, 11:47 am Post #36 - December 13th, 2016, 11:47 am
    eatchicago wrote:Nuevo Leon has excellent chilaquiles, recently mentioned in their Great Neighborhood Restaurant nomination thread, and in this chilaquiles thread

    Best,
    Michael

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

    My Bride and I have stopped there (before the fire) and enjoyed their Chilaquiles. Just checked their Facebook page and it appears that they have reopened (Yay!) but people post about how they long for the old restaurant.

    Correction: Apparently they were promoting a restaurant very nearby...

    El Canton Regio
    1510 W 18th St Chicago
    (312) 733-3045
    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=42834&hilit=El+Canton+Regio

    Don't know the connection yet...

    Will have to stop there and find out.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #37 - April 2nd, 2017, 10:02 am
    Post #37 - April 2nd, 2017, 10:02 am Post #37 - April 2nd, 2017, 10:02 am
    Commbrkdwn wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Sula wrote about Brothers...

    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.
    Chalk another vote in the very disappointing column for the chilaquiles at Brothers. I went this morning, had the rojo version as I like the rich taste of chilies. As another huge fan of chilaquiles, I too ended up with a version that had no crunchy contrast and worst yet, the rojo version was nothing but heat, there wasn't even a hint of chilies complexity. (& I like heat)

    Edited to add: I was the only person in the restaurant at 7:30 this morning, not like they were busy.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #38 - April 2nd, 2017, 8:30 pm
    Post #38 - April 2nd, 2017, 8:30 pm Post #38 - April 2nd, 2017, 8:30 pm
    I saw folks having chilaquiles today at La Cuetzala at Clark and Jarvis. I go there for the excellent tamales nejos, a weekend special, which you can have with mole rojo and/or mole verde. There is an ongoing lenten special advertized on the whiteboard (among other items): chilaquiles de mole verde con camarones. If it is served with the same mole verde as that which is available with the tamales nejos, I imagine it is a fine dish. I did not review the menu to see the other options for the chilaquiles, but both of their moles are excellent, the mole rojo deep, spicy, and complex and the mole verde lighter but satisfying in its own right.
  • Post #39 - April 4th, 2017, 11:37 am
    Post #39 - April 4th, 2017, 11:37 am Post #39 - April 4th, 2017, 11:37 am
    Interesting to see Chilaquiles on a dinner menu so I opted for them last night at Taco Diablo in Evanston.

    A solid version of Chilaquiles with guajillo salsa, shredded chicken (pork available as well), and a well-cooked sunny side up egg.

    Address: 1026 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201
    Mon-Sat: 11:30-10:00
    Sun: 11:30-9:00
    Phone: (847) 868-8229
    Senorita P.
  • Post #40 - April 14th, 2017, 12:21 pm
    Post #40 - April 14th, 2017, 12:21 pm Post #40 - April 14th, 2017, 12:21 pm
    Tiztal has already been mentioned, but I thought a picture was in order. There might be a better version of chilaquiles in the city, but after having this one, I stopped looking.

    ImageChilaquiles with chicken and poached eggs

    Tiztal
    4631 N. Clark St.
    Chicago, IL
    773.271.4631
  • Post #41 - April 14th, 2017, 1:47 pm
    Post #41 - April 14th, 2017, 1:47 pm Post #41 - April 14th, 2017, 1:47 pm
    Is that epazote?
  • Post #42 - April 14th, 2017, 2:33 pm
    Post #42 - April 14th, 2017, 2:33 pm Post #42 - April 14th, 2017, 2:33 pm
    AlekH wrote:Is that epazote?


    Good question. To the best of my knowledge, no. I believe it's cilantro.
  • Post #43 - April 15th, 2017, 11:19 am
    Post #43 - April 15th, 2017, 11:19 am Post #43 - April 15th, 2017, 11:19 am
    AlekH wrote:Is that epazote?
    I recently had epazote in my chilaquiles, first time for me at:

    Taqueria Mexico 2000
    967 1/2 Elmhurst Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60016

    They serve chilaquiles all day. The rojo was good, not great (missing texture variance & indepth flavor). I did enjoy the epazote when it was in my bite of food.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #44 - April 15th, 2017, 1:12 pm
    Post #44 - April 15th, 2017, 1:12 pm Post #44 - April 15th, 2017, 1:12 pm
    Does anyone remember Cafe Azteca at the corner of Wells and North Avenue? We loved that place...they had a really pretty patio. My favorite entree was their Chilaquiles - made with chicken. I'm wondering if the ones at Taco Diablo would be similar. Guess I need to try them.
  • Post #45 - May 7th, 2017, 7:19 am
    Post #45 - May 7th, 2017, 7:19 am Post #45 - May 7th, 2017, 7:19 am
    randy77 wrote: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
    http://www.dannyseggheaddiner.com


    Just wanted to post a Reply that since the first of the year (2017)-
    Danny's EggHead Diner has not been open on SUNDAY MORNINGS :(
    Several times, we've tried to go-
    and they (whoever answers the phone) claim that they cannot find staff to work (meaning to cook the food).
    Sad- because I really enjoy taking The Parents here for brekkie, as well as visiting guests, etc.
    Danny's is Easy to Park-+ Great Food + Fresh Squeezed Juice(s) + efficient service;
    the whole thing seems strange, I speculate there must be something other than not finding cooks?

    But-as-in-many things in todays world
    ...."ya can't always- get what-ya-want".... :roll:
    Thank You Mick Jagger. :P
  • Post #46 - August 15th, 2017, 1:03 pm
    Post #46 - August 15th, 2017, 1:03 pm Post #46 - August 15th, 2017, 1:03 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:I'll have to give this place a try.

    http://www.loschilaquilescicero.com/


    Image

    "Miss Chill O'Kyle's" (as Siri calls it) is solid. My one bife is their hours - not consistent, even with big signs indicating 7 AM every day, which makes it less fun to try to kidnap people to on the way to or from Midway. They unlocked the door at 8:15 AM today.

    The basic chilaquiles in one of ten scratch sauces are $4 and change, and I usually go for the chorizo add-on and a cafe de olla - rustic, burnt on occasion, definitely not some industrial syrup - and am out the door sub-$10. This rendition was the Poblano, which is essentially a perfect Bechamel lightly flavored with mild capsicum. I get the spice and flavor contrast from the tasty table salsas.* Plates come with fried potatoes and really nice frijoles charros.

    *Complimentary with chips, which is like getting a side of bread with your sandwich at Panera
  • Post #47 - August 16th, 2017, 12:55 pm
    Post #47 - August 16th, 2017, 12:55 pm Post #47 - August 16th, 2017, 12:55 pm
    I've been recently turned on to Saturday and Sunday brunch at a fairly new family operated restaurant in my part of town, East Rogers Park. I'd put the chilequiles at Rogue Fusion (7027 N. Clark) up against any I've had anywhere. I've only had the salsa verde, but boy they're tasty. I love grabbing a bottle of champagne and a carton of orange juice and having my own bottomless mimosa brunch at this friendly, often empty, comfortable cheap Mexican spot. The menu is full of typos, but I think the food is first rate. I don't know why more folks haven't discovered it.
  • Post #48 - August 17th, 2017, 9:09 am
    Post #48 - August 17th, 2017, 9:09 am Post #48 - August 17th, 2017, 9:09 am
    PEEDEE wrote:I'd put the chilequiles at Rogue Fusion (7027 N. Clark) up against any I've had anywhere. I've only had the salsa verde, but boy they're tasty. I love grabbing a bottle of champagne and a carton of orange juice and having my own bottomless mimosa brunch at this friendly, often empty, comfortable cheap Mexican spot. The menu is full of typos, but I think the food is first rate. I don't know why more folks haven't discovered it.

    We haven't tried the brunch at Rogue Fusion, but we enjoyed our one dinner there of tacos and want to return. Chilequiles sound like a good reason to try their brunch.
  • Post #49 - August 21st, 2017, 9:26 am
    Post #49 - August 21st, 2017, 9:26 am Post #49 - August 21st, 2017, 9:26 am
    Enjoyed my plate of chilaquiles at the recently opened Dona Torta on California Ave.

    More complete review in the main Dona Torta thread.
    ---> Link

    DonaTortaLTH3.jpg Dona Torta Chilaquiles


    Dona Torta
    5750 N California
    Chicago, IL 60659
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #50 - August 22nd, 2017, 5:42 pm
    Post #50 - August 22nd, 2017, 5:42 pm Post #50 - August 22nd, 2017, 5:42 pm
    The Patio at Café Brauer overlooking the pond at Lincoln Park zoo does a respectable version of chilaquiles for brunch.
  • Post #51 - March 11th, 2018, 12:13 pm
    Post #51 - March 11th, 2018, 12:13 pm Post #51 - March 11th, 2018, 12:13 pm
    I'm certainly no expert on this dish but the tastiest I've had were at Chavas on Grand. They put out a really nice plate, and the chilaquiles themselves are flavorful, with nice textural variation, ranging from soft and saucy to crispy. These are the rojos . . .

    Image
    Chilaquiles Rojos at Chavas

    =R=

    Chavas Tacos El Original
    2333 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 226-1129
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    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

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #52 - March 12th, 2018, 3:27 pm
    Post #52 - March 12th, 2018, 3:27 pm Post #52 - March 12th, 2018, 3:27 pm
    I'm a big fan of the food at Rojo Gusano on Lawrence. For brunch, I always order their steak chilaquiles with salsa verde (they do salsa roja as well).

    They have some pretty delicious tacos as well (my favorites being the charred butternut squash and the curry shrimp).

    They may need a little assistance on getting the eggs cooked correctly but overall I love coming here. Good soundtrack, cool vibes, and delicious food. Unfortunately, it seems to be empty most of the time when I go so I'm hoping more people check it out.

    Rojo Gusano
    3830 W Lawrence
    20180121_123555-01.jpeg Chilakillers with Steak at Rojo Gusano
  • Post #53 - July 24th, 2018, 10:55 am
    Post #53 - July 24th, 2018, 10:55 am Post #53 - July 24th, 2018, 10:55 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I'm certainly no expert on this dish but the tastiest I've had were at Chavas on Grand. They put out a really nice plate, and the chilaquiles themselves are flavorful, with nice textural variation, ranging from soft and saucy to crispy. These are the rojos . . .

    Chavas Tacos El Original
    2333 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 226-1129

    had the chilaquiles rojos at Chavas this morning, indeed a really tasty version!

    Also tried a couple lengua tacos, nice good sized cuts of lengua in the taco, excellent!
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #54 - September 15th, 2018, 4:39 pm
    Post #54 - September 15th, 2018, 4:39 pm Post #54 - September 15th, 2018, 4:39 pm
    Had a very good one today on the west side...

    3E74B933-AB9B-41A5-B65A-3917FECB5F28.jpeg

    The green salsa packed a big punch, the thicker chip soaked in the green still had a crunch, the crema was not too sour.

    I put the eggs on top and let them join the party too. :)

    As a whole, Great!

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    6033 Roosevelt Rd, Cicero
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  • Post #55 - September 15th, 2018, 6:06 pm
    Post #55 - September 15th, 2018, 6:06 pm Post #55 - September 15th, 2018, 6:06 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Had a very good one today on the west side...

    That salad has got to go! :P

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    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

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #56 - September 15th, 2018, 9:16 pm
    Post #56 - September 15th, 2018, 9:16 pm Post #56 - September 15th, 2018, 9:16 pm
    I just can't get enough of the Chilaquiles at El Habanero on Fullerton in Logan Square. Every component is flavorful on its own and the textural variation of the chilaquiles themselves -- from crunchy to saturated with potent salsa -- is notably satisfying. Earlier this week, I opted for the verdes with eggs over-easy . . .

    Image
    Chilaquiles Verdes with Eggs Over-Easy at El Habanero

    With all due respect to Chavas, which also turns out a mighty fine rendition, these are currently my favorites in town.

    =R=

    El Habanero
    3300 W Fullerton Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 227-9225
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    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

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #57 - September 16th, 2018, 10:01 am
    Post #57 - September 16th, 2018, 10:01 am Post #57 - September 16th, 2018, 10:01 am
    FYI - I just looked up El Habanero because it's close to where I teach and I thought I could make an early morning breakfast of their Chilaquiles but see that they don't open until 11am.
    Senorita P.
  • Post #58 - September 16th, 2018, 3:14 pm
    Post #58 - September 16th, 2018, 3:14 pm Post #58 - September 16th, 2018, 3:14 pm
    senoritap wrote:FYI - I just looked up El Habanero because it's close to where I teach and I thought I could make an early morning breakfast of their Chilaquiles but see that they don't open until 11am.

    Wow, good catch. I've only ever been for lunch and wouldn't have known this without your post. At least they're not closed on Tuesdays, which many other places seem to be these days. Harrumph!

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    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

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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