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