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13 Incredible Spots For Morning Chilaquiles Around LA

Chilaquiles are more than just breakfast

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Mexican breakfasts span a vast spectrum, from eggs a la Mexicana or lamb barbacoa roasted in a ground pit to LA’s ubiquitous breakfast burrito. Each has its place, but sometimes there’s something particularly special about a big plate of chilaquiles. That combination of fried corn tortillas dunked into salsa roja or verde, then multi-layered over eggs, onions, cilantro, refried or black beans, and drizzled with crema and young cotija cheese, is a match made in heaven — and easily found throughout Los Angeles. In all, chilaquiles are delicious fuel to get one through a long day, or happily consumed in the late night hours. Below are 13 spots in Southern California to devour them, organized by geography.

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1. Magaly's Tamales

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134 N Maclay Ave
San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 837-3524
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This Valley stop for chilaquiles is beloved by locals in part for its reasonably-priced takeout and delivery options, including killer chilaquiles. Order a cafe de olla with breakfast, and be sure to add a tamale to an order for later. Pickup-only.

Magaly’s Tamales in San Fernando, California
Magaly’s Tamales
Magaly’s Tamales

2. Anaya’s Restaurant

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630 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 460-8893
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The Anaya family’s Pasadena restaurant sits away from the busy stretch of Old Town, and along with its sister West Adams location serves some stellar chilaquiles. Salsa options include roja or mole with chorizo, among others.

3. Delia's Restaurant

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4501 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 256-7841

Right on the border of Highland Park and Eagle Rock is Delia’s. The cozy family-owned spot serves takeout chilaquiles all-day, even for those looking to avoid meat and/or dairy.

4. Las Glorias Del Buen Comer

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620 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 484-9090

Las Glorias Del Buen Comer is slightly hidden, as its business sign fell victim to an overgrown tree. Just plug in the coordinates to your phone, and look for the orange-accented building before picking up some hearty chilaquiles from friendly staff. Or, opt for delivery.

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5. El Huarachito

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3010 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 223-0476

When ordering the campesino platter at El Huarachito, take note of the portion size. Tortillas are made on the premises in Lincoln Heights, and comes with a side of potatoes and skirt steak. For now, it’s takeout-only.

6. El Tepeyac Cafe

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812 N Evergreen Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 268-1960
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El Tepeyac Cafe has been family-run since the 1950s, with fourth generation grandson Carlos “Chuck” Thome operating it today. The staff had a good amount of time to perfect its chilaquiles, which are doused in salsa roja, and available for takeout or pickup.

7. The BLVD Cafe & Bar

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2631 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023

It’s an experience taking a bite of the BLVD Cafe & Bar’s chilaquiles with salsa verde, rojo, or both. The historic neighborhood provides a great backdrop to take in this traditional dish. Pickup-only.

8. Venice Bakery & Restaurant

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10943 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 839-3478

Pros know about the two chilaquiles options at Venice Bakery & Restaurant, but opt for the super chilaquiles with over easy eggs, chicken, carne asada or milanesa. Be sure to order pan dulce for later via pickup or Postmates.

9. La Casita Mexicana

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4030 E Gage Ave
Bell, CA 90201
(323) 773-1898
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Be prepared, there’s an entire menu dedicated to chilaquiles at La Casita Mexicana. Owners Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu constructed options that range from a smoked chipotle sauce to a chicken cream variety, or two types of flavorful mole for pickup-only.

Chilaquiles rojo from La Casita Mexicana
Chilaquiles rojo
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10. Cocina Doña Chona

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1938 Florence Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 581-3036
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Nestled in Florence-Firestone is Cocina Doña Chona, an unfussy shop dedicated to churning out Mexican favorites, including chilaquiles. This South LA spot is pickup-only.

11. Tamales Elena Y Antojitos

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8101 Garfield Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(562) 674-3043
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Guerrero-style chilaquiles rojos is one of the many specialties at Tamales Elena Y Antojitos. The house made corn tortillas serve as the base, and layerd with red sauce, black beans, two fried eggs, drizzled sour-cream, cotija cheese, onions and cilantro for delivery or pickup.

12. Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill

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20531 S Western Ave #4
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 787-8016
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As one would expect, Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill is focused on one thing. Since 2009, staff serve chilaquiles all-day long with options like shredded beef, chorizo, or steak. Pickup-only.

Chilaquiles rojas from Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill in Torrance, California Courtesy of Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill

13. Anepalco Mexican Restaurant

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3737 Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 456-9642
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Owner/chef Danny Anepalco’s boasts some of Orange County’s best chilaquiles, and is often called “The Chilaquiles Guy.” It’s worth a trek for these chilaquiles, but they’re only served Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. via Doordash or pickup.

1. Magaly's Tamales

134 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340
Magaly’s Tamales in San Fernando, California
Magaly’s Tamales
Magaly’s Tamales

This Valley stop for chilaquiles is beloved by locals in part for its reasonably-priced takeout and delivery options, including killer chilaquiles. Order a cafe de olla with breakfast, and be sure to add a tamale to an order for later. Pickup-only.

134 N Maclay Ave
San Fernando, CA 91340

2. Anaya’s Restaurant

630 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

The Anaya family’s Pasadena restaurant sits away from the busy stretch of Old Town, and along with its sister West Adams location serves some stellar chilaquiles. Salsa options include roja or mole with chorizo, among others.

630 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

3. Delia's Restaurant

4501 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Right on the border of Highland Park and Eagle Rock is Delia’s. The cozy family-owned spot serves takeout chilaquiles all-day, even for those looking to avoid meat and/or dairy.

4501 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

4. Las Glorias Del Buen Comer

620 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Las Glorias del Buen Comer Mona Holmes

Las Glorias Del Buen Comer is slightly hidden, as its business sign fell victim to an overgrown tree. Just plug in the coordinates to your phone, and look for the orange-accented building before picking up some hearty chilaquiles from friendly staff. Or, opt for delivery.

620 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

5. El Huarachito

3010 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031

When ordering the campesino platter at El Huarachito, take note of the portion size. Tortillas are made on the premises in Lincoln Heights, and comes with a side of potatoes and skirt steak. For now, it’s takeout-only.

3010 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031

6. El Tepeyac Cafe

812 N Evergreen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

El Tepeyac Cafe has been family-run since the 1950s, with fourth generation grandson Carlos “Chuck” Thome operating it today. The staff had a good amount of time to perfect its chilaquiles, which are doused in salsa roja, and available for takeout or pickup.

812 N Evergreen Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

7. The BLVD Cafe & Bar

2631 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023

It’s an experience taking a bite of the BLVD Cafe & Bar’s chilaquiles with salsa verde, rojo, or both. The historic neighborhood provides a great backdrop to take in this traditional dish. Pickup-only.

2631 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023

8. Venice Bakery & Restaurant

10943 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Pros know about the two chilaquiles options at Venice Bakery & Restaurant, but opt for the super chilaquiles with over easy eggs, chicken, carne asada or milanesa. Be sure to order pan dulce for later via pickup or Postmates.

10943 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

9. La Casita Mexicana

4030 E Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201
Chilaquiles rojo from La Casita Mexicana
Chilaquiles rojo
La Casita Mexicana

Be prepared, there’s an entire menu dedicated to chilaquiles at La Casita Mexicana. Owners Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu constructed options that range from a smoked chipotle sauce to a chicken cream variety, or two types of flavorful mole for pickup-only.

4030 E Gage Ave
Bell, CA 90201

10. Cocina Doña Chona

1938 Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Nestled in Florence-Firestone is Cocina Doña Chona, an unfussy shop dedicated to churning out Mexican favorites, including chilaquiles. This South LA spot is pickup-only.

1938 Florence Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001

11. Tamales Elena Y Antojitos

8101 Garfield Ave, Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Guerrero-style chilaquiles rojos is one of the many specialties at Tamales Elena Y Antojitos. The house made corn tortillas serve as the base, and layerd with red sauce, black beans, two fried eggs, drizzled sour-cream, cotija cheese, onions and cilantro for delivery or pickup.

8101 Garfield Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

12. Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill

20531 S Western Ave #4, Torrance, CA 90501
Chilaquiles rojas from Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill in Torrance, California Courtesy of Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill

As one would expect, Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill is focused on one thing. Since 2009, staff serve chilaquiles all-day long with options like shredded beef, chorizo, or steak. Pickup-only.

20531 S Western Ave #4
Torrance, CA 90501

13. Anepalco Mexican Restaurant

3737 Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868

Owner/chef Danny Anepalco’s boasts some of Orange County’s best chilaquiles, and is often called “The Chilaquiles Guy.” It’s worth a trek for these chilaquiles, but they’re only served Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. via Doordash or pickup.

3737 Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92868

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