Some things just stand better on their own. Chilaquiles Divorciados is one of them. I heart everything about them…especially the name. Two completely different chilaquiles that decided to throw in the towel on their union and disconnect whole heartedly. One hot and spicy “Chila” stands in all her red distinction , and the other easy going and smooth “Quiles” swims in his pool of green chile. Two separate dishes plated together but each making a different statement on their own. (more…)
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