EAT: Chilaquiles

The best breakfast food on the planet is chilaquiles. It is followed closely by avocado toast. Those two things, with a green juice and a pot of coffee are my ideal morning foods.

My friend and I have discussed many times that we should open a restaurant that has a chilaquiles buffet at weekend brunch. Picture it — An option of green or red chilaquiles with a huge assortment of toppings so it could suit all preferences. Options for the buffet could include: lettuces, tomato, olives, avocados, jalapenos, chopped onions, scallions, pickled red onions, cilantro, queso fresco, tofu scramble, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, beans, a variety of hot sauces, cashew queso…sounds amazing, doesn’t it?


After making enchiladas the other night I had leftover sauce, so I made a batch of chilaquiles for breakfast the next day. They are super simple to make. This is how you do it:

Chilaquiles Ingredient


1/2 bag of chips (about 3 cups more or less)- we’re lucky in San Diego to have Mexican grocery stores all over the place that sell yummy, greasy chips

About 2 cups of enchilada sauce – green or red. If you are super motivated make your own sauce.

Any of the toppings that I have listed above.


Heat the sauce with about 1/2 cup water in a big soup pot until it is hot and bubbly. Add the chips. Stir, gently, until they are all coated with the sauce, and getting a little soft. Serve immediately with lots of toppings. You will be happy.

I’ll let you know when we get the restaurant open and the chilaquiles buffet is available.

Also, the Morning News Tournament of Books is underway. It is really fun for book-lovers. Check it out here

5 thoughts on “EAT: Chilaquiles”

  1. Three or four places to try them in San Diego, but not sure if they are all vegetarian:
    Mystic Mocha makes great spicy crispy ones with lots of jalapenos.
    Hanna’s Gourmet on Adams Ave–also with a green sauce.
    Adam Ave Mexican Cafe makes them with red sauce and lots of scrambled egg.
    The best i’ve ever had were at a hole in the wall buffet on University or El Cajon, but I bet they have lard in them. 😦

  2. Ranchos in North Park has fabulous tofu Chilaquiles. They have recently become my new obsession! And bonus, they are served all day, every day (and you can add vegan cheese!)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: