Monterrey, Mexico native Orlando Aguirre noticed a distinct lack of chilaquiles in Mexican restaurants throughout Austin, TX. Like many small business owners, Aguirre was the type of person who notices something’s missing and decides to provide it himself. With that, Chilaquil was born. Now, Aguirre rolls around Austin in his food truck serving chilaquiles and more to hungry residents.
Chilaquiles is, basically, a bowl of tortilla chips smothered in fiery sauces and cheese. You can go for the traditional variety of the dish at Chilaquil, but Aguirre also whips up new spins on this classic cuisine. He serves up elaborate versions with tantalizing ingredients like beans and marinated meats to add a little extra heartiness. There’s even a vegan variety, the Chilango Bowl, made with salsa verde, nopalitos, and avocado. The menu does serve a few things besides its eponymous dish, however. You’ll also find bolillo bread, a baguette-like bread stuffed with beans and cheese. For dessert, you can chow down on some rich, creamy flan or enjoy a light, cinnamon-rich churro. Getting hungry? Swing by and sample the fare. If you love it, book Chilaquil for your next event. You won’t regret it.
Norteño Bowl - Chilaquiles with the traditional mix of tortillas, salsa, and cheese amped up with some savory chorizo and ripe, fresh avocado. Yum.