How to make Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles from Taco Palenque is served on a plate that features crispy corn tortilla chips paired with scrambled eggs, served with distinctive beans and savoury potato and real Mexican chorizo.


If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation


Chilaquiles from Taco Palenque feature scrambled eggs, Mexican chorizo, crispy potatoes, and corn tortillas as its main ingredients. However, there are also a few other ingredients that you need during the preparation of this dish. Let us discuss them all.

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Rosette Potatoes
  • Chorizo sausage
  • Three 5-inch corn tortillas, cut into quarters 
  • One 15-ounce can green enchilada sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 large eggs 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of salsa


Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, heat 1-inch of vegetable oil over medium heat in a cast-iron skillet until it reaches 350 degrees F on a frying thermometer. You can also check the temperature by dipping one corner of the tortilla chips in oil. The oil is ready to fry if it sizzles.
  2. Then drop the tortilla chips into the hot oil and fry, while turning them halfway through with tongs, until they become crisp. Do not brown the chips, which will take you about 1 to 1 ½ minutes. When you are done with the tortilla chips, remove them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess grease and keep aside.
  3. Cut the potatoes into small cubes. Heat the skillet and add oil to it. Add the potatoes and fry until it becomes crisp. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Then in the same skillet add the chorizo sausages and cook for 3-4 minutes or until it becomes golden brown, break the sausages into small parts by beating it occasionally. Season the sausages and keep aside.
  5. Now, heat the enchilada sauce in a small pan over medium-high heat until it becomes hot. Meanwhile you can fry the eggs. To fry the eggs, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs into the skillet and fry until the edges become nice and crispy, which will take you about a minute or two. Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
  6. While the eggs are frying, get prepared to assemble the chilaquiles. In a shallow 1-quart plate, arrange half of the fried tortillas in a layer, sprinkle with half of the cheese. Add sausages and potatoes. Then pour enough of the hot enchilada sauce over the tortillas and cheese so that it covers most of the chips. Add the remaining chips to the dish in an even layer. Top with the remaining cheese and more sauce.
  7. Garnish with the fried eggs and salsa of your choice. 
  8. Serve hot and fresh to enjoy.


Nutrition Facts

There are 1350 calories in 1 serving of Chilaquiles from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Chilaquiles from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 serving (522g)
  • Calories: 1350
  • Fat cal(g): 840
  • Fat (g): 96
  • Saturated fat: 28
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 485
  • Sodium (mg): 1680
  • Carbs (g): 73
  • Fiber (g): 20
  • Sugar (g): 3
  • Prot (g): 42
  • Vit A %: 50%
  • Vit C %: 15%
  • Calcium%: 50%
  • Iron %: 35%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Yolanda C.


We ordered a plate of potato and egg and a plate of chilaquiles. The food was bland and flavorless. Salt didn't even help. The only food that had flavor was the beans. The tortillas de mail were good, however they served them almost crudos. The coffee was hot and delicious. The staff was friendly.


Angelo C.

Shadow Creek Ranch, Pearland, TX


Watch out guys. I order menudo and arroz con leche today 5/19/21 and when I eat the arroz con leche I realized the taste is different. I found out that they gave me a expired arroz con leche as written in the label expiration date May 13, 2021 that is 6 days expired already. Taco Palenque check your food expiration date.

Patrick M.

Austin, TX


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I had not eaten all day and had a very long drive from Austin.  Taco Palenque was highly recommended to me (I had sampled one location in San Antonio previously.)  Not sure what the difference was, but this place was excellent. I ordered 3 tacos and they were so large I could only finish 2 and took 1 back to the hotel.  I ordered the Pirata taco which was a very generous portion of delicious beef fajita meat with beans and cheese.  Once I topped it with a generous amount of salsa verde and pico de gallo & cilantro it was truly delicious.  The picadillo taco came out pipping hot and was perfectly seasoned and delicious. Again, I enhanced the taco with salsa and pico and it was excellent!  I really loved the large salsa bar with an amazing selection of salsas and toppings to select from.  I came in mid-afternoon and it was not very busy so my tacos arrived quickly.  I was impressed with the number of staff that were very diligent in refreshing the salsa bar and making sure any spills were immediately cleaned up.  That has to be a real challenge during busy times, but they did a great job. As I was only in Laredo one night, I promised myself another visit before leaving town.  Having grown up in San Antonio, I realized this restaurant is what Taco Cabana has wanted to be all these years!

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What does chilaquiles mean in English?

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish that typically features corn tortillas cut in quarters and lightly fried. Green or red salsa or mole is poured over the crisp tortilla triangles, called totopos. The word chilaquiles comes from the Nahuatl language, meaning chilli and greens.


What do you serve with chilaquiles in Mexico?

Chilaquiles are served warm and garnished with avocado or guacamole, crema, queso fresco, and/or fried eggs, if desired.

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Fire catches in Taco Palenque, North Laredo

The fire happened on Monday at around 6 p.m. when fire crews were called out to a structure fire at the 9800 block of McPherson Road, reported by MSN News.

Fire crews arrived in time and they immediately evacuated customers and employees.

According to the Laredo Fire officials, the AC unit on the roof was the point of origin. The roof and interior ceiling sustained damage and the inside sustained water damages as a result of the efforts to put the fires out.

AEP disconnected the electrical services and gas was shut down as a precautionary measure. A crane company was called in to remove the AC unit on the roof.

Management was informed that the property cannot be accessed until it is safe. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.