Mexican restaurants may be everywhere in Chicago, but a great enchilada can be hard to find. With so many to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the enchilada overload. The enchiladas on this list, will have you dreaming of melted cheese, warm tortillas, and homemade sauce!
Have favorite enchilada? Tell us where to find it below.
La Cocina de Frida
5403 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
Enchiladas lovers, welcome to heaven! The menu at La Cocina de Frida includes an entire page devoted to enchiladas. Take your pick of homemade sauce and fillings. Fillings include: steak, chicken, fried plantains, potato and chorizo, chihuahua cheese, chicken, and the vegetables of the day.
Check out their additional enchiladas options:
Enchiladas Verdes– A flavorful green tomatillo, jalapeno and garlic sauce
Enchiladas Rancheras– Mild ranchero sauce made with roasted tomatoes and mild peppers seasoned with cumin, garlic and cilantro seeds
Enchiladas de Mole Poblano– Straight from Oaxaca, this Mole sauce is one of the most popular in that region
Enchiladas de Mole Negro– A smoky Mole sauce made with Chile Mulato, Chile Morron and too many other chiles to list. A must have at La Cocina de Frida!
Enchiladas Enfrijoladas– A house specialty, our very own black bean sauce seasoned with Epazote and garlic. Topped with Guacamole and Queso Fresco. Vegetarians-Try it with the Veggie filling
Enchiladas de Jitomate– A thick sauce made with roasted tomatoes, onions and garlic- this is great for those who don’t want the heat. Topped with Queso Fresco and onions
Nuevo Leon Restaurant
1515 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Nuevo Leon is one of those local Chicago gems. With a reasonably priced menu, and BYOB option, you can’t go wrong here! Their enchiladas dinner is one of the best in Chicago. Nuevo Leon enchiladas are made with three corn tortillas dipped in your choice of mole, red chile ancho, or green tomatillo sauce, filled with your choice of beef, chicken or cheese, served with rice and beans for only $6.00. If enchiladas suizas is more your thing, these are served with three corn tortillas dipped in mole, red chile ancho, or green tomatillo sauce, filled with ground beef or chicken and topped with cheese. Served with rice and beans.
3523 North Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
With four enchilada options to choose from, delicious margaritas, and a fun atmosphere, you can’t go wrong at Las Mananitas. In warmer months, enjoy your enchiladas on the outdoor patio.
Enchiladas Rojas– 3 corn tortillas with your choice of ground beef, chicken, cheese or chorizo, rolled and covered with tomato sauce, sour cream, chopped onion and añejo cheese
Enchiladas Verdes– 3 corn tortillas with your choice of ground beef, chicken, cheese or chorizo, rolled and covered with a green jalapeno-tomatillo salsa, and topped with sour cream, chopped onion and añejo cheese
Enchiladas Con Pollo Y Mole– 3 corn tortillas with shredded chicken, rolled and covered with homemade mole sauce, and topped with sour cream, chopped onion and añejo cheese
Enchiladas Con Queso Y Mole– 3 corn tortillas with chihuahua cheese, rolled and covered with homemade mole sauce, and topped with sour cream, chopped onion and añejo cheese
700 W. 31st St.
Located in Bridgeport, this local favorite is an enchilada lover’s dream. Sit back, catch a Sox game on the TV, and wash down your enchilada with one of their famous margaritas. Pancho’s enchiladas are served as 3 rolled tortillas filled with beef, chicken, or cheese, topped with sour cream and melted cheese. Top it off with your choice of salsa verde or a mild red sauce.
2528 S. Kedzie Ave.
Mi Tierra will make you feel like you’ve stepped into Mexico! This live entertainment venue provides great music, and even better enchiladas. Located in Little Village, you’ll always find a party house filled with locals.
Enchiladas de Camarón– Shrimp enchiladas served with a deliciously creamy green tomatillo sauce & served au gratin
Enchiladas Suizas (with salsa ranchera or mole sauce)– 3 soft rolled tortillas filled with your choice of ground beef, chicken or cheese then topped with melted cheese
Enchiladas Mexicanas (with salsa ranchera or mole sauce)– 3 soft rolled tortillas filled with your choice of ground beef, chicken or cheese then topped with añejo (aged) cheese
Enchiladas Verdes Mexicanas– 3 soft rolled tortillas filled with your choice of ground beef, chicken or cheese then smothered with green tomatillo sauce and topped with añejo (aged) cheese
Have favorite enchilada? Tell us where to find it below. –Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago