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.Read More
13 Incredible Spots For Morning Chilaquiles Around LA
Chilaquiles are more than just breakfast
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.
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.
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.
Las Glorias Del Buen Comer
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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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.
El Tepeyac Cafe
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.
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The BLVD Cafe & Bar
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.
Venice Bakery & Restaurant
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.
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.
Cocina Doña Chona
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.
Tamales Elena Y Antojitos
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.
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.
Anepalco Mexican Restaurant
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.