Quartered and fried tortillas are the foundation of this classic Mexican breakfast dish. The crunchy triangles are simmered with a salsa or mole and then topped off with a variety of toppings – such as avocado slices, refried beans, and eggs – and a flurry of condiments. It’s comforting to the core and super satiating. Trust us when we say these top restaurants for chilaquiles are the perfect place to kickstart your day.
Trace, Austin, Texas
Quack addicts will love this version. Classic chilaquiles are topped off with duck confit galore, plus a poached egg to pop and swirl into the mix. Available during brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM–3PM. Make a reservation at Trace.
Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar, Napa, California
They follow the K.I.S.S. rule: Keep it simple, silly. Corn tortillas come dressed up with green chile salsa, fried eggs, and cojita cheese. Available daily for breakfast and for Sunday brunch. Make a reservation at Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar.
Matchbox – Chinatown, Washington, D.C.
Get your brunch on with these spicy chilaquiles. They’re graced with chorizo, pico de gallo, green chile salsa, black beans, and chipotle sour cream. Picante y sabroso (Spicy and tasty)! Make a reservation at Matchbox – Chinatown.
Mi Corazon, Los Angeles, California
Oh my heart! These charming chilas come with two eggs just the way you like them, a fan of sliced avocado, a sprinkling of cheese, and switchbacks of sour cream. You’ll <3 them. Make a reservation at Mi Corazon.
Blind Burro, San Diego, California
Rah-rah for Baja! Taking inspiration from the peninsula bordering the Pacific, these ‘quilas are smothered in red chile sauce and served with an over easy egg, crema, sliced avocado, queso fresco, and cilantro. Available during brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 2PM. Make a reservation at Blind Burro.
El Naranjo, Austin, Texas
Chilaquiles come with your choice of salsa verde or salsa de chile guajillo, along with crema and crumbled queso panela. Fried eggs, chicken, and avocado are optional but recommended. Available during brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM–2PM. Make a reservation at El Naranjo.
Bud & Marilyn’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
How do you make chilaquiles even better? Add pork carnitas into the mix! Plus tomatillo salsa, cheddar cheese, black beans, guacamole, and a fried egg. Make a reservation at Bud & Marilyn’s.
Bashi, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Chilaquiles just got bento-ized. Compartments are filled with crispy corn tortillas, salsa roja, queso fresco topped pinto beans, two sunny siders, and avocado. Available during brunch on Sunday. Make a reservation at Bashi.