When putting together a tour of the Bay Area’s best chilaquiles, it’s a good idea to tackle San Francisco and the East Bay separately, Fig Newton thinks.
“The chilaquiles at Pastores are the best I’ve found in SF and should be at the top of anyone’s list,” says susancinsf. Calvinist prefers them with eggs, while Windy goes for carne asada and tomatillo salsa on top.
At the Alemany farmers’ market on Saturday and flea market Sunday, El Huarache Loco makes great chilaquiles, says mlutsky. Cynsa recommends the chilaquiles at El Delfin. And grayelf reported having some mighty tasty chilaquiles with green sauce at La Oaxaquena.
Across the Bay Bridge, 3 Hermanas in Richmond is totally worth a drive, says calalilly. nerdigirrl likes the ones at El Grullense Restaurant in Oakland. “They’re wet but not runny.” Also in Oakland, myst has heard good things about the ones at El Taco Zamorano, and thinks that the quality of their chile verde is a positive sign.
And one final outlier: “After many years of trying this dish every chance I get, my favorite restaurant version in the Bay Area is at Chez Shea in Half Moon Bay.” Have it your way: red or green sauce, with or without chicken or two fried eggs on top.
Pastores [Bernal Heights]
3486 Mission Street, San Francisco
El Huarache Loco [Bernal Heights]
100 Alemany Boulevard, San Francisco
El Delfin [Mission]
3066 24th Street, San Francisco
La Oaxaquena [Mission]
2128 Mission Street, San Francisco
3 Hermanas [East Bay]
12622 San Pablo Avenue, Richmond
El Grullense [East Bay]
1457 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland
El Taco Zamorano [East Bay]
4032 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland
Chez Shea [Peninsula]
408 Main Street, Half Moon Bay