Los Chilaquiles Review

Restaurant: Los Chilaquiles
Location: 200 S. Bell Blvd., Suite E1, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: (512) 344-9389
Price: $6 – $13

Food (6/10)

(6/10) Tilapia tacos
2 Tacos filled with grilled tilapia. Served in a wheat tortilla with a mild chipotle sauce with red shredded cabbage. I always have to try the fish tacos wherever they are served. The fish was 3/4 of an inch thick. It was cooked properly, but the taco just seemed dull and a bit dry as an entree.

(6/10) Chilaquiles
A Chilaquiles is made with crispy fried tortillas cut into triangular pieces and topped with salsas or sauces. Here they are topped with Cotija cheese, Monterrey Jack cheese and sour cream. There are eight different toppings to select from. Feeling adventurous I chose the En Mole Poblano. Mole is always a risk because there are so many variations. This was served with refried beans and your choice of tortillas or bolillo. The mole was wonderful and none like I have ever tasted. It offered a mild chocolate flavor and a mildly spicy finish that made you want more. The refried beans were good. (The best refried beans are made with lard.) The tortillas were good as well.

(8/10) Carnitas De Puerco
The menu brags by saying that their traditionally slow-cooked recipe brings the flavor into the best carnitas in town. Served with Pico de Gallo and a slice of avocado. They were quite good but, not the best I have ever had. I would order them again.

Service (7/10)

We were there at approximately 1:00 pm and the place was busy. Our waitress was on time and checked with us more than once. Each server has a lot of responsibility at this place. You go to Los Chilaquiles for the food, not the atmosphere or service. You would do well with several friends or a gang for happy hour, too.

Ambiance (5/10)

Wow – this place does some business. I was introduced to Los Chilaquiles one dreary day for lunch. I liked the food so I returned for another visit again for lunch to try something else. Located at the end of a strip center near the hardware store. They have as many tables as possible and they use them all. The booths are hand-carved and hand-painted works of art, Mexican style. The tables are the same with glass over them. I found them fun and festive with their many bright colors. The wait staff is rushed; like I said it was a weekday lunch both trips and the place was at 95% capacity. This is not your typical Tex-Mex food. No sir. This is authentic Mexican food that is not typically found in Austin or the likes. The chips where served warm and perfectly salted. (I grew up with warm chips so they will always be my preference.) The salsa was great. It have a great kick with a very surprising finish.

Reviewed by Linda, AustinFoodRatings.com

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