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The 29 Best Chilaquiles In Los Angeles: Readers Choice Edition

3:31 PM PST on February 10, 2023

    These are L.A.'s favorite chilaquiles.

    Because last week we deigned to tell you where L.A.'s crunchiest, soul-satisfying chilaquiles can be found. And you, in turn, had a lot of thoughts about that. We wouldn't have it any other way. Here all the spots that are the best in L.A. according to those who spoke up!

    Mostly about the incredible places you love that we'd manage to overlook. We received a sizable load of comments on the post. 42 in fact, sharing your enthusiasm for the chilaquiles you adore.

    So today we've rounded up our reader recommendations on the city's best chilaquiles. So you can turn your taste buds onto these once you've taken down our list.

    Yes, we're having our readers write our stories these days. AI programs being so pricey and all.

    Away we go—as told by all of you.

    Teresita's Restaurant

    East L.A.

    "How is Teresitas Rest. In East Los not on this list?? Mild Red or Hot Green 🔥"

    "The best Chilaquiles are in the heart of East L.A at Teresitas Restaurant. They are always crispy with egg or skirt steak optional."

    3826 E. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90063-3602. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 106 or 665 - “1st/Gage.”

    Homegirl Cafe

    Chinatown

    "The chilaquiles at Homegirl Cafe are soooo delicious!"

    "Homegirl Cafe… "

    "I agree!!"

    "Homegirl Cafe in DTLA is #1, followed by the chilaquiles with machaca from Mexicocina in Burbank as #2 for the best chilaquiles in LA. Word!"

    "Homegirl cafe has the best."

    130 W. Bruno St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. Closest Metro lines and stop: Metro A Line - "Chinatown Station" or Bus Line 45 - “Broadway/College.”

    Guajillo Restaurant

    Huntington Park and South Gate

    "Hey you should try chilaquiles from Guajillo Restaurant! They are known for their chilaquiles estilo Mexico D.F. !! They are located in the city of Huntington Park and just opened a new location in South Gate."

    6480 Santa Fe Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 110 - “Gage/Santa Fe.”

    8534 Long Beach Blvd. South Gate, CA 90280. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Line 60 - “Long Beach/Independence ” or Bus Line 115 - "Firestone/Long Beach."

    Jenny's Country Kitchen

    Santa Fe Springs

    "Jenny’s Country Kitchen is a hole-in-the wall spot with AMAZING red [and green] chilaquiles!"

    13319 Telegraph Rd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 120 - “Telegraph/Laurel.”

    CJ's Cafe

    Baldwin Hills and Mid-City locations

    CJ’s Cafe = THE BEST

    3655 South La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90016. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 105 or 212 - “La Brea/Obama.”

    5501 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 33 - “Venice/Hauser.”

    Millie's Cafe

    Silver Lake and Pasadena locations

    "Millies cafe on sunset has fire chilaquiles as well definitely worth a mention."

    3524 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 2 or 4 - “Sunset/Maltman.”

    1399 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 256 - “Washington/Hill.”

    Yeya's Restaurant

    Boyle Heights

    "Yeyas in Boyle Heights definitely deserves a spot here."

    "Don’t forget about Yeya’s! Me encanta!"

    1816 E. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90033-3411. Closest Metro lines and stop: Metro E Line - "Mariachi Plaza Station" or Bus Line 106 - “1st/Boyle.”

    Gloria's chilaquiles Culichi

    Gloria's Restaurant

    Huntington Park

    "How is Gloria’s in Huntington Park not on this list??? 🤔 so 😋"

    7823 Pacific Blvd. Huntington Park, CA 90255. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 60 - “Pacific/Grand.”

    Chilaquiles with braised pork salsa verde at Chimosa Cafe

    Chismosa Cafe

    Covina/West Covina

    132 E. College St. Covina, CA 91723 and 1905 W. Badillo St. West Covina, CA 91722

    Chips con mole Poblano & salsa verde at Celia's Rancho Restaurante

    Celia's Rancho Restaurante

    Burbank

    "Best head over to the brand-new celia’s restaurante (sic) at the entrance to the los angeles equestrian center for brunch!"

    900 W. Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 96 - “Victory/Alameda.”

    El Abajeno

    Culver City

    "El Abajeno in Culver City has excellent Chilaquiles! I get them with chicken."

    4515 Inglewood Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230-5858. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 108 - “Centinela/Culver.”

    Poached

    Downey and O.C. locations

    "The green chilaquiles at Poached in Downey are excellent."

    9510 Lakewood Blvd. Downey, California. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 266 - “Lakewood/Gallatin.”

    Antigua Bread

    Highland Park and El Sereno

    "Antigua Bread with the salsa verde!"

    5703 N Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042. Closest Metro lines and stop: Metro A Line - "Highland Park Station" or Bus Lines 81, 182 or 256 - “Figueroa/Avenue 57.”

    5597 Huntington Dr N. Los Angeles, CA 90032. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 78 or 179 - “Huntington/Alpha.”

    Rex's Cafe

    San Pedro

    "Rex’s Cafe San Pedro the best!"

    2136 South Pacific Ave. ​San Pedro, CA 90731. Closest Metro lines and stop: Metro J Line (950) or Bus Line 246 - “Pacific/21st.”

    Cafe de Olla

    Burbank and Monrovia locations

    "Cafe de Olla in Burbank!"

    "Tacos Delta? Cafe de Olla?"

    2315 W. Victory Blvd Burbank, CA 91506. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 164 - “Victory/Buena Vista.”

    423 S. Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016. Closest transit lines and stop: Foothill Transit Line 270 - "Primrose/Lime" or Foothill Transit Line 187 - "Huntington/Myrtle."

    Sunday chilaquiles at More Than Waffles

    More Than Waffles

    Encino

    "More Than Waffles, Encino"

    17200 Ventura Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91316. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 240 - “Ventura/Louise.”

    Zumaya's

    Whittier

    "Can’t believe Greenleaf Cafe is on this list instead of Zumaya’s. It on the same block and so much better."

    7317 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier, California 90602. Closest transit lines and stop: Norwalk Transit Line 7 - "Mar Vista/Greenleaf" or Montebello Bus Lines Routes 10 and 50 - “Philadelphia/Milton.”

    Tacos Delta

    Silver Lake

    "Tacos Delta in Sunset Junction area have some great chilaquiles!"

    "Tacos Delta? Cafe de Olla?"

    3806 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 2 or 4 - “Sunset/Lucile.”

    Hudson House

    Redondo Beach

    "Hudson House in Redondo Beach easily has the best chilaquiles."

    514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 232 - “Pacific Coast Highway/Beryl.”

    Claudine Kitchen

    Encino

    "Claudine Kitchen in Encino, best Chilaquiles estilo D.F. Best dish my family loves at Claudine."

    16350 Ventura Blvd. Suite F, Los Angeles, CA 91436. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 240 - “Ventura/Libbit.”

    "El Gordo" w/ El Gordo! Chilaquiles, chorizo, 3 eggs, and home fries at Caramelo Cafe

    Caramelo Cafe

    La Puente and Amar locations

    "Caramelo Cafe in La Puente have the best Chilaquiles I have ever had and I know Chilaquiles! I was raised by a Mom from Veracruz and that woman could cook better than anyone’s mom that I knew, hands down!!"

    13857 Amar Rd. La Puente, CA 91746. Closest transit lines and stop: Foothill Transit Lines 274 and 486 - “Puente/Amar.”

    1446 Valinda Ave. La Puente, CA 91744. Closest transit lines and stop: Foothill Transit Line 178 - “Valinda/Maplegrove.”

    MexCocina

    Burbank

    "Homegirl Cafe in DTLA is #1, followed by the chilaquiles with machaca from MexCocina in Burbank as #2 for the best chilaquiles in LA. Word!"

    2714 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505. Closest Metro line and stop: Bus Line 154 - “Burbank/Catalina (westbound)” or "Burbank/Florence (eastbound)."

    Mary Alicia's

    Boyle Heights
    "Mary Alicias in Boyle Heights. Bomb Chilaquiles 💣"

    3100 E. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90063. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Line 605 - “4th/Fresno” or Bus Line 106 - "1st/Fresno."

    La Barca Restaurante

    Los Angeles

    "La Barca restaurante yummy chilaquiles."

    2414 S Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007-1660. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 37, 204 or 754 - “Vermont/Adams.”

    Delia's

    Eagle Rock

    "Delia’s York/eagle Rock NELA"

    4501 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Line 182 - “York/Avenue 45” or Bus Line 251 - "Eagle Rock/York."

    Que Rico's

    East Hollywood

    "Que Ricos has the best Chilaquiles. They stay so crispy and the sauce is tasty, spicy and delicious!!!

    712 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 10, 204 or 754 - “Vermont/Melrose.”

    ERNIE'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

    North Hollywood

    "Love the Chilaquiles At Ernie’s in.North Hollywood."

    4410 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91602. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Line 224 - “Lankershim/Moorpark” or Bus Line 222 - "Riverside/Lankershim."

    Chalio

    East L.A.

    "Chale! this chiliaquilas is list isnt legitimate without including Chalios in east Los. That is best, hands down, Chilaquilas in L.A."

    3580 E. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90063. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Lines 106 or 665 - “1st/Ditman” or Metro E Line - "Indiana Station."

    EL NAYARIT

    San Fernando

    "El Nayarit in San Fernando."

    657 N. Maclay Ave. San Fernando, CA 91340. Closest Metro lines and stop: Bus Line 234 - “Maclay/5th” or Bus Line 92 - "Glenoaks/Maclay."

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