Chilaquiles Across Mexico

Chilaquiles sign, Las Tres Huastecas, Puerto Vallarta
Chilaquiles sign, Las Tres Huastecas, Puerto Vallarta

“Chilaquiles rojos con huevos revueltos” is a common order for me at restaurants across Mexico.  Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish of cut corn tortillas lightly fried, and slathered in a green or red sauce.  The dish is simmered, then topped with queso fresco, crema, and onions.  They are often served with eggs or chicken, though they can be ordered without.  They are usually on the breakfast menu, but many restaurants will serve them any time of the day.  A good plate of Chilaquiles might cost  $35 to $60 pesos, around $3-$5 US.

I thought I would share some photos of the Chilaquiles I have enjoyed, you can see some regional differences in the way they are prepared.

 

 

Cenaduria San Francisco, Puebla.
Cenaduria San Francisco, Puebla.  Watery and delicious.
Zihuatanejo
Zihuatanejo.  Watery beans on the side.
La Paz, Baja California Sur
La Paz, Baja California Sur.  Scrambled eggs on the side (not mixed in), beans and avocado on the side.
Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta.  A masterpiece!
Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta
Beachside in Puerto Vallarta
Beachside in Puerto Vallarta.  Potatoes on the side.
Cafe Pop, Merida
Cafe Pop, Merida.  Watery (served in a bowl), and heavy on the cheese and onions.
San Cristobal de las Casas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.  These were so good I had them twice.
Cafe Squimoz, Valladolid
Cafe Squimz, Valladolid
Mazatlan
Mazatlan…these were excellent!  Somewhere along Olas Atlas, can’t recall the name of the place.
Cuates Cuetes, Puerto Vallarta. No eggs.
Cuates Cuetes, Puerto Vallarta. No eggs.
Chilaquiles at Cerro Las Ranas, Guanajuato
Cerro Las Ranas, Guanajuato, September 2014.  Excellent!
Chilaquiles in Queretaro.
Queretaro, September 2014.  Forgot to note scrambed egg.  Still tasty!
Chilaquiles in Tlaquepaque
Tlaquepaque, October 2014
Last Tres Huastecas, Puerto Vallarta, December 2014
Las Tres Huastecas, Puerto Vallarta, December 2014
El Hurachon Azteca, Puerto Vallarta, December 2014
El Hurachon Azteca, Puerto Vallarta, December 2014
Loncheria Don Jorge, Puerto Vallarta, December 2014
Loncheria Don Jorge, Puerto Vallarta, December 2014
Chilaquiles, Posada del Cafeto, Xalapa Veracruz
Posada del Cafeto, Xalapa, Veracruz. May 2015
Chilaquiles, Hotel L'Orbe, Orizaba Veracruz
Hotel L’Orbe, Orizaba, Veracruz, May 2015.  Heavy on the cream!
Fonda Orizatlan de Los Angeles, San Luis Potosi
Fonda Orizatlan de Los Angeles, San Luis Potosi, September 2015.  Beans on the side.
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Mercado Hildalgo, Guanajuato, October 2015.
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Cafe Tulum, Guanajuato, October 2015.  Interesting presentation of the eggs!
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Chilaquiles Divorciados — half red, half green. Guanajuato, October 2015.

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