I'm a chilaquiles fan. I always have them when we're in Mexico. Here in the states, let alone in Portland, Oregon? Not so much. Yes, I've had the ones at Autentica, and eh, they're okay. Once they had them on the menu at Por Que No and what I was handed were chips layered with scrambled eggs. I remember looking at them and thinking WTF. It was like scrambled egg nachos or something. Very disappointing. So I guess I'm a chilaquiles snob. Whatevs. Chilaquiles are a simple breakfast item in Mexico, made from chips (usually day-old ones), cooked with fresh sauce and topped with crema, queso y cebolla (cream, cheese and white onion). Usually you have them with scrambled eggs and frijoles on the side.
But I've found some really good chilaquiles here in North Portland at La Superior, not very far from where we live. AdRi has been checking them out for awhile now. The minute she heard they made their own tortillas (corn) her ears perked up. This isn't another Mexican burrito place on North Lombard. They're making posole here, and caldo (soup), and their beans? Really good. Saucey and with whole bits, and just the right amount of queso sprinkled on top.
Chilaquiles come in either a red or green sauce. I've had the red, and it puffed my lips up like Melanie Griffith. The green is still spicy, but not so intense. AdRi had Huevos Mexicanas, a plate of delicious scrambled eggs, tomatoes, sweet onions and parsley with beans, rice, and 4 fresh, homemade corn tortillas:
The service is great and friendly, the music is a good combination of modern and rancheras, clean and bright, and the fresh salsa bar lets you spice it up at will.
Definitely a thumbs up from LeLo and AdRi.