Good chilaquiles know how to play with texture. The crunch of tortilla chips is softened ever so slightly after being simmered with salsa. Add some flame-licked proteins, maybe an egg, and a few refreshing garnishes like queso fresco and cilantro, and the Tex-Mex staple becomes a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Traditionally, chilaquiles are eaten for breakfast or brunch. But here in D.C. the dish can be found on menus throughout the day, making it easy to score a zesty-crunchy-meaty fix just about any time. At Taco Bamba the dish inhabits the breakfast menu, but is served all day. Over at Taqueria Habanero in Columbia Heights it is a house specialty. Fare Well, the Atlas District’s vegan diner, even makes a version that late-risers can enjoy during lunch or dinner.
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