April 1, 2009 Leave a comment
I don’t quite know what authentic Mexican food is. I’m not talking about your standard taqueria fare. Because I’m sure there’s more to Mexican food than just that. That’s just like saying all there is to Korean food is dduk-bokk-kee, kimbap, kimchi, and some Korean barbeque. I would scoff at anyone who said that. Not really having any Mexican friends, it’s kind of hard for me to know more about Mexican food.
The closest I’ve gotten to authentic Mexican food is probably Teresitas. What am I comparing this too? El Cholo. Don’t get me wrong, I love El Cholo, but it’s probably Americanized to a large extent. And you can also tell that I don’t have much to compare against. What makes me think this is more authentic? 1) They claim to be authentic. 2) A Mexican person took my dad here and my dad took me here in return. 3) It’s in East LA. 4) There are a lot of Latin-lookin’ people here. Ah the ignorance. But bear with me.
This was my third time here, twice for breakfast and once for lunch. This time was breakfast again. And I ordered the same thing as I did the first time I was here… Chilaquiles with eggs and top sirloin steak. The Chilaquiles are “fried corn tortillas prepared with spicy red or green hot chile sauce, topped with onions and cheese.” It wasn’t hot at all but man… so good!! The fried tortilla is soaked in that sauce and cheese is sprinkled over it. The fried tortilla is somewhat soggy from being soaked in the sauce, yet it’s still somewhat crispy. If you let it sit then it’ll get soggier, but it’s still good! With the steak and eggs, it makes a real hearty breakfast. It comes with a side of beans and potatoes too but I was too full to touch it. MmmMMmmMmm~~!!!
Their carne asada on the lunch/dinner menu is pretty darn good too.
Check their hours. They don’t open so early for breakfast during the weekdays.
3826 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90063