Restaurant Review: La Casita Mexicana

It’s almost impossible to find delicious chilaquiles in this town, unless you are making them at home.  I am a chilaquiles lover and I’m always ready with fork in hand to eat a good batch.  Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking but still want to satisfy my Mexican breakfast craving with chilaquiles, well my prayers have been answered in spades. La Casita Mexicana makes the most delicious chilaquiles I have ever tasted in my life.   They offer a variety of different preparations/sauces to choose from.  Everything from a spicy red chile to roasted green chile to a smokey mole sauce.  I settled on ordering the “divorciados” half green chile and half red chile.  Perfectly crunchy corn tortilla pieces emerged in a bath of two chiles then covered in crumbled queso fresco, red onion, and cilantro.  A wall of sour cream divorces the two.  These heavenly chilaquiles are accompanied by a homemade corn tortilla quesadilla, and a mound of creamy refried pinto beans topped with a roasted chile de arbol.  The deliciousness didn’t stop there.  I enjoyed the finest cup of cafe de olla spiced with cinnamon sweetened with piloncillo and swirled with cream.  We finished our breakfast perfection with a cactus tuna (prickly pear) flan topped with a gorgeous pomegranate sauce.  It was exactly like flan should be dense and similar to custard with a sweetness unlike anything I have ever tried.

I’m thrilled when I say La Casita Mexicana makes the BEST Mexican breakfast in Los Angeles.  Not to mention they have a million write ups from respected publications hailing them for their dinner menu, but we’re talking breakfast right now. :)  Plain and simple: I advise you to visit as soon as possible.  Here are a few photos from an unforgettable breakfast.

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley

La Casita Mexicana

4030 East Gage Ave.

Bell, CA 90201

323. 773.1898


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13 Responses to Restaurant Review: La Casita Mexicana

  1. Is that the same place you took us too a few years ago? The one with the wonderfully cozy parking lot out back? If so…………they do have amazing breakfasts!

  2. Lexi says:

    I’m going to have to try them! Looks delicioso!

  3. Laurita says:

    Wow, Nicole! This for me would be almuerzo, but now you’ve got me craving Mexican fare for desayuno! Totally different territory for me, but I like it. ;)

  4. They have the best chilaquiles, hands down! The mole ones are delish! My daughter loves, loves platano frito and the ones here are served so perfect with a cinnamon-flavored crema fresca. Yum!

  5. Ericka says:

    I love their moles but I love more the photo at the very top of this post. Total ambiance!

  6. Cid says:

    WOW I LOVE chilaquiles and you are so right, it can be difficult to find a place that makes them as good as mom does. I have heard about La Casita Mexicana but haven’t had the pleasure just yet. After seeing your post I definitley need to head over there and indulge in all that yummines. By the way I am not a huge lover of Flan but I do love tunas so I will have to give it a try as well.

  7. Mercedes says:

    I should stop by there next time I’m in LA!

  8. Great review – there is nothing like really good authentic Mexican food!

  9. I got a chance to sample some of their food at the ELA Meets Napa event this year and I loved their chorizo empanadas with mole. Now I gotta try their chilaquiles. Thanks Nicole!

  10. Please tell them they can franchise in Nashville and I will love them forever…

  11. Uchi says:

    mm.. que rico!!!
    Ahora tengo hambre…:)

  12. Melissa says:

    Great food and service!

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