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.
• Neta, master of the Latino food of the eastern reaches, likes Rafael’s version.
• 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
Rafael’s Mexican Restaurant [San Gabriel Valley]
2226 W. Beverly Boulevard, Montebello
Tacomiendo [Westside – Inland]
11462 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles
Mi India Bonita [East LA]
4731 E. Olympic Boulevard
Tere’s Mexican Grill [Mid-City]
5870 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
The Talpa [Westside – Inland]
11751 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
Tonny’s [San Gabriel Valley]
843 E. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena
Board Link: Chile Verde