Chula Vista

Chula Vista Restaurant Feeds ‘People With Good Hearts' for Free

More than a hundred families showed up at Los Chilaquiles on Thursday

Los Chilaquiles in Otay Mesa
Pedro Jimenez

The owners of Los Chilaquiles, a restaurant in Chula Vista, fed more than a hundred hungry families on Thursday – and plan to do it all over again.

Pedro Jimenez said the families who stopped by to get the restaurant’s namesake chilaquiles were excited and grateful, and loved the food.

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Jimenez said his restaurant in Otay Ranch Mall in the 2000 block of Birch Road partnered with Tortilleria la Princesa and Tortilleria la Estrellita to make the chilaquiles, a dish made from fried tortillas, topped with sauce – in this case, either green, red or cilantro – and sour cream and cheese.  

“We are now in the same situation as anybody – we want to give something special because it’s only been bad news for the past two weeks,” Jimenez told NBC 7/39.

Jimenez said that even more families are expected on Friday, when they will offer the chilaquiles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – unless they run out of food first.

“They don’t believe it, that we are giving away free chilaquiles,” Jimenez said.

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