Chile verde is one of the homiest of Mexican dishes: pork cooked down in green tomatillo sauce. At its best, it’s spicy, zesty, and deeply porky all at once.

Servorg recommends Teresita’s chile verde. estone888 agrees: “Teresita’s is some of the best I’ve had anywhere.”

Neta, master of the Latino food of the eastern reaches, likes Rafael’s version.

• The best chile verde delishdonna has ever had is at Tacomiendo. mdpilam is “mildly impressed” by the version, which has good verde sauce, piquant nopales (cactus), and lovable homemade tortillas.

David Kahn recommends two chiles verdes: the one at Mi India Bonita, and the one at Tere’s. “Both versions are well made, with obvious affection and attention to detail,” he says.

• The Talpa has an amazing chile verde, with “a pleasant, smoky kick,” says Moose.

annagranfors recommends the chile verde at Tonny’s.

Teresita’s [East LA]
3826 E. First Street, Los Angeles
323-266-6045

Rafael’s Mexican Restaurant [San Gabriel Valley]
2226 W. Beverly Boulevard, Montebello
323-728-4880

Tacomiendo [Westside – Inland]
11462 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles
310-481-0804

Mi India Bonita [East LA]
4731 E. Olympic Boulevard
323-267-8505

Tere’s Mexican Grill [Mid-City]
5870 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
323-468-9345

The Talpa [Westside – Inland]
11751 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
310-479-9884

Tonny’s [San Gabriel Valley]
843 E. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena
626-797-0866

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