Jun 2017

La Esquina del Chilaquil – Mexico City

La Esquina del Chilaquil - Mexico City

For those who believe that any food can be improved upon by serving it between sliced bread, I present to you the torta de chilaquiles.

La Esquina del Chilaquil - Mexico City

Served on the corner of Alfonso Reyes and Tamaulipas in Condesa (open every day from 8 AM till noon), the torta de chilaquiles begins with a crusty French roll with most of its innards removed. A thin layer of refried black beans followed by a slab of breaded chicken milanesa and a scoop each of red and green chilaquiles make up the bulk of the filling. The final flourishes, cojita cheese and a heavy squirt of crema, dial the already over-the-top sandwich to an 11. Actually, make that a 12.

La Esquina del Chilaquil - Mexico City

The torta de chilaquiles was a beast of a creation, a strangely charming and sloppy mouthful of carbs, fat, and soulful satisfaction. While the heft of the sandwich was certainly intimidating, The Astronomer and I were able to finish it together. We saluted the local set who polished off a whole torta alone. Damn.

La Esquina del Chilaquil - Mexico City

Come hungry.

La Esquina de Chilaquil
Alfonso Reyes 139
Col. Condesa
06140 México, D.F. Mexico

And that’s all she wrote about Mexico City…

 

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