Definition of chilaquiles in English:



  • (in Mexican cooking) a dish of fried tortilla strips typically topped with a spicy tomato sauce and cheese.

    ‘This same spicy red sauce turns Romero's morning chilaquiles into an event.’
    • ‘I love chilaquiles so we're going to a Mexican restaurant for brunch.’
    • ‘Our entrées arrive. The chilaquiles are written up on the menu as Mexican lasagna: layers of tortilla, cheese, chicken, salsa and sour cream.’
    • ‘The engine's clang and grind smoothed out slightly, and the aromatic bite of the diesel fuel was replaced by a sweeter, balmier perfume of chilaquiles.’
    • ‘In one household he gustily ate the breakfast chilaquiles, guzzled juice, and jumped at the chance for second helpings.’



/ˌCHēləˈkēlās/ /ˌtʃiləˈkileɪs/


From Nahuatl.