These Enchiladas Are a Taste of Real Mexican Home-Cooking | Food Skills

  • Published on Dec 4, 2017
  • Covered in chile sauce, and stuffed with meats like chicken or pork, enchiladas are one of Mexico's most beloved culinary exports. At El Atoradero, chef Denisse Lina Chavez drenches her enchiladas in the rich, spice-packed mole found in the city of Puebla. Though taquerias have become ubiquitous in NYC, Chavez prides herself on bringing "traditional" Mexican cuisine to the five boroughs, following recipes passed down from her grandmother. With fresh tortillas sopped in dark-red mole poblano, El Atoradero's enchiladas are a bucket-list item for Mexican-food fanatics everywhere.
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Comments: 452

  • VolvoSpeedV70R
    VolvoSpeedV70R 9 hours ago

    Love me some traditional Mexican food!! I had been to this place several months ago. Delicious, fantastic service and was a great one time experience. Why one time, Well the prices are a bit outrageous IMO. $4.50 for a taco, 20 for enchiladas and 8 for guac WHAT!! I have been to many Tacqueria's in my travels and honestly would say great quality places and affordable. Take for instance in Pennsylvania, There is a small franchise called "El Limon" freaking amazing and ridiculously affordable. When I went to El Atoradero it reminded me of that place. Glad to see this on First We Feast but lets be serious and stop raping our stomach hmmm wallet!! Cheers!!

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  • David Lopez
    David Lopez Day ago

    Beautiful!!! Now, this is "authentic" enchiladas. Darn, i'm #imhungry now.

  • Alex Munoz Luna
    Alex Munoz Luna 2 days ago

    Viva México!

    IT NAMA 3 days ago

    Mole is very hard to make. Every time i eat it, it tastes different which sucks since i haven't eaten good mole in a while

  • DD C
    DD C 3 days ago

    Anyone notice the SAFEWAY Grocery bag used to flatten the tortillias?

  • evaniza253
    evaniza253 3 days ago

    man i want to see nipsey hussle on here

  • bcgreen20
    bcgreen20 3 days ago

    Qué chingón, uno de mis canales favoritos showing my country some love, Mexican food is fucking delicious

  • Gil Fiazon
    Gil Fiazon 4 days ago

    Good god that looks incredible!

  • LoLAwesomechad
    LoLAwesomechad 4 days ago

    fuck NY. its bunch of yankees

  • Acureyt
    Acureyt 4 days ago +1

    These are Emoladas, and are good for sure but I like real enchiladas with red sauce. Also I love them with fried tortillas, topped with mozzarella and baked.

  • ColCol
    ColCol 5 days ago

    Looks like soup.

  • hisownsidekick
    hisownsidekick 5 days ago

    What kind of monster disliked this video...?

  • Brie
    Brie 5 days ago

    I love this so much! My parents are from Puebla and all the ingredients she mentioned that go into the making of mole are accurate. Some even add mexican animal crackers haha.

  • Doug Mayer
    Doug Mayer 6 days ago

    I love enchiladas mole poblano, but never had any claiming to be traditional or authentic. Stopping here next NYC trip :-D

  • Jack Uberdo
    Jack Uberdo 7 days ago +1

  • jbcreate
    jbcreate 7 days ago

    but traditionally mole is made with

  • FedorMachida Last
    FedorMachida Last 7 days ago

    Looks awesome, minus the cream. I would def. order the hottest version she had. I'd probably smuggle in some Last Dab, just in case.

  • ProSoc10
    ProSoc10 7 days ago

    These are enmoladas, not enchiladas.

    LD ODOM 7 days ago

    Me likey mucho!

  • crimson jim
    crimson jim 7 days ago

    2:08 if you're into flem sounds

  • LouB3rt
    LouB3rt 7 days ago

    Try the food at Maxwell Street Market in Chicago!

  • bryan2781
    bryan2781 8 days ago

    Love the way that looks. My mother from Puebla taught me her way to make enchiladas con mole and they look similar and made similarly. Great looking enchiladas, they probably taste great!

  • DisarMy
    DisarMy 8 days ago

    The thumbnail made them look like Venus Flytraps

  • Owen Badger
    Owen Badger 8 days ago

    Thanks for taking it easy on the TRAP!

  • Drea Dreams
    Drea Dreams 8 days ago

    This made me hungry

  • La Wronged Queen
    La Wronged Queen 8 days ago

    How do you eat it?
    It looks like mini burritos where you can just pick up with your hands but it's covered in sauce...

    MASKY 8 days ago

    Im proud to be a mexican

  • Manny Garza
    Manny Garza 8 days ago

    green enchiladas are the best! I'm mexican and can't stand mole... disgusting! lol since when do you put mole on enchiladas? 🤒

  • solutionxero
    solutionxero 8 days ago

    wow that looks amazing

  • Chente
    Chente 8 days ago

    I know she ain't lying but why is this trending? Americans don't appreciate authentic. There's always an excuse for a lot of them to make it their way and have a different taste to everything. Hence why she said that a lot of places don't make original dishes. She didn't compare herself to high end restaurants either so Im pretty sure she's referring to local competition. I praise this woman but unfortunately your customer won't appreciate the work or cost into making authentic food. Just tell them to go to Mc Donalds or make it themselves (JK, dont xD)

  • Michael Castro
    Michael Castro 8 days ago

    If I could eat that, I would die very happy

  • Oscar Avendno
    Oscar Avendno 8 days ago

    My mom makes this ten times better with the red sauce

  • Elias Aguilar
    Elias Aguilar 8 days ago

    Holy fuck my grandma makes them for free so 20 bucks are kinda...

  • Mike Van Der Vegt
    Mike Van Der Vegt 8 days ago


  • Maxi C
    Maxi C 8 days ago

    20 bucks for some enchiladas y 24 for carne asada ? no pinche mames haha

  • Michael Trapani
    Michael Trapani 8 days ago

    Awesome. I always wonder now- "Is this Mexican food for Americans or actual Mexican food?" etc. I totally wanna go there now

  • Aboxhead69
    Aboxhead69 8 days ago

    Viva México cabrones y que chingue a su madre el américa

  • rhys0065
    rhys0065 8 days ago

    DMX on hot ones

  • Theipoduser13
    Theipoduser13 8 days ago

    I'm eating mole right now watching this

  • ManuteBolbasaur
    ManuteBolbasaur 8 days ago

    Lol @ New York Mexican food

  • Neo Genesis
    Neo Genesis 8 days ago

    I'm sure it's tastes great but to me it looks like someone did sloppy diarrhea on a plate and then they just topped it with some avocado...

  • soulcreampoopcontrol

    Enchiladas are so fucking gross jfc.

  • Jean De Garrigues
    Jean De Garrigues 9 days ago

    Do the chilli challenge by binging with babish please Sean

  • plrrt
    plrrt 9 days ago +2

    that mole looks incredible

  • mugensamurai
    mugensamurai 9 days ago +14

    That was beautiful.

  • Khalid K
    Khalid K 9 days ago +6

    Damn! Never knew authentic enchiladas required that much effort to make.. but that's what sets her apart from the rest.. It's all about the quality and authenticity

  • steffeeH
    steffeeH 9 days ago +14

    I love how you put in the extra effort to show us how the real authentic food from a specific cuisine is made and what it features, so we know what is the real deal and not the westernized version, because that's what I'm after.
    When I go to a restaurant with a foreign cuisine I want to taste what it really is, not some version of it adjusted to the western world.

    • Doe John
      Doe John 8 days ago

      As Michael Scott would say, “THANK YOU!”
      This is the real deal, you know how it’s suppose to be made 😎

  • Kristina insf
    Kristina insf 9 days ago +4

    WHY IS SHE SO AWESOME, *ahem*, neeed to fly to NYC to eat these!!

  • Raymond Martin
    Raymond Martin 9 days ago

    ayyyy que riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiico!

  • Saskatoon Sky
    Saskatoon Sky 9 days ago +2

    Dude, hate to tell you but stick to "Hot Ones" . . . you are going to ruin your career with this other shit.

    • Saskatoon Sky
      Saskatoon Sky 8 days ago

      What makes a chicken cluck? _joelabo_ makes chickens fuk.

    • joelabo
      joelabo 8 days ago

      What is your real problem? Just send complex or first we feast an email regarding your dislike for the video and how they should manage their channel and I'm sure that they'll give you a job.

    • joelabo
      joelabo 8 days ago

      You have issues. Mostly comprehension.

    • Saskatoon Sky
      Saskatoon Sky 8 days ago

      _joelabo_ I am trying to help you. It is very sad you don't have someone to talk with _joelabo_ . . . perhaps if you sought some professional help with a trained psychologist you will feel better. The next person to write _"Mostly comprehension"_ can't comprehend their sad sad issues.

    • joelabo
      joelabo 8 days ago

      Get help; talk to someone.

  • Steve Holmgren
    Steve Holmgren 9 days ago +1


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    Elizabeth Weldy 9 days ago


  • Jay Bird
    Jay Bird 9 days ago +3

    Looks just as bad coming out

  • Virgilio Aponte
    Virgilio Aponte 9 days ago +3

    Wow, first time i see an american restaurant that actually serves real mexican food

  • Docbndgrl9113
    Docbndgrl9113 9 days ago +7

    I wanna try this recipe someday.
    Hey could you all do an episode on a traditional Nigerian, Ghanian, or Eithiopian dish? We never really see traditional dishes from the various African countries.

    • Docbndgrl9113
      Docbndgrl9113 5 days ago

      NorHeadHunter It doesn't because the same thing applies to white people. I didn't know I needed to mention them in order for you to get what I was saying. Oh well.

    • NorHeadHunter
      NorHeadHunter 5 days ago

      "non-white people can internalize and perpetuate racism" How does that not imply that you can only be racist against non-white people?

    • Docbndgrl9113
      Docbndgrl9113 5 days ago

      NorHeadHunter If that's what you got from my statement, you didn't read it properly lol

    • NorHeadHunter
      NorHeadHunter 5 days ago

      "Internalized racism" AND implying that only white people can really be racist, wow.

    • Docbndgrl9113
      Docbndgrl9113 5 days ago

      NorHeadHunter And yeah, I am fun irl.
      You're funny. You wanna get away with racist statements just because you aren't white and you wanna claim that I'm no fun since I want people to stop perpetuating racism.
      How is saying racist things fun again???

  • Ben Marshall
    Ben Marshall 9 days ago +3

    I love mole poblano. Get it every time i go to a Mexican restaurant.

    • Ben Marshall
      Ben Marshall 8 days ago

      Well I don't know the origin, but the mexican restaurant I go to has the mole poblano enchiladas

    • Alfonso Avalos Castro
      Alfonso Avalos Castro 9 days ago

      Ben Marshall bueno ni todas las enchiladas son de ahí, hay potosinas y de muchos otros estilos pero las de mole POBLANO no sé de dónde crees que vengan lmao

  • PrincepsComitatus
    PrincepsComitatus 9 days ago +6

    Is it just me or does Mexico has the most unhealthy traditional dishes on the planet. No wounder they hold the obesity world record.

    • TestMeatDollSteak
      TestMeatDollSteak Day ago

      Nah, I'd say that traditional Italian cuisine is "worse" in terms of saturated fats, carbohydrates, and calorie count. All that beef, pork, pasta, and cheese.

    • Waldo Torres
      Waldo Torres 2 days ago

      Enchiladas unhealthy?? Were talking about blue corn, chicken/pork, Some mole sauce (Wich is made from grains and chocolate) and then a lot of vegetables, like avocado, tomato, lettuce, onion and whatever you can add too.
      Then we have tacos, idk about you, but i think the only tacos you have eaten are Taco bell ¨tacos¨, those things arent tacos, tacos are made with corn tortilla, then your meat, then salsa, beans, onion, cilantro and more vegetables, if youre not eating more than 4 tacos, it can be considered very healthy, and we have more things like that like Chiles en hogada, Seafood cocktails, etc...
      Yes, like in everycountry we have or unhealthy food, but the real traditional food was createdin the prehispanic era, where eeryone almost didnt eat meat, thats means that almost all our really traditional food is almost pure vegetables, so dont talk shit next time when you have never tried real mexican food.

    • PrincepsComitatus
      PrincepsComitatus 9 days ago +1

      I'm in Europe. Calmate Carlos.

    • QuietBeard
      QuietBeard 9 days ago +2

      The obesity epidemic is mostly from the consumption of Coca-Cola products in Mexico. Drinking your calories and consuming simple sugars isn't healthy.

    • Gorillajuice2009
      Gorillajuice2009 9 days ago +1

      PrincepsComitatus worse then cheeseburgers and hotdogs? Lol

  • PonChocolate
    PonChocolate 9 days ago +5

    I live in Puebla and I didn't know enchiladas were from here

  • Metal Slug
    Metal Slug 9 days ago

    I'm hungry now my mouth is watering.

  • Paquin13
    Paquin13 9 days ago

    I loved this. Keep it up!

  • acsel sykes
    acsel sykes 9 days ago +5

    its look fucking delicious but those are not enchiladas those are enmoladas its a variant but not the same dish but still looks awesome.

    • Norma Rodríguez
      Norma Rodríguez 9 days ago +2

      We are in a classic north vs central México dilemma, but yeah, technicalities I’m gonna guess she’s from Puebla where these are enchiladas but yeah enchiladas potosinas are red and delicious. You have to agree that when you come to CDMX these are going to be enchiladas. Either way every single enchilada is amazing. Enchilada.

    • acsel sykes
      acsel sykes 9 days ago +2

      in all north mexico from san luis to tijuana are called enmoladas and the normal enchilada is made with red tortilla and cheese and maybe onion if u want, i know these are just technicalities and yeah we are weird we have a lot of dishes that more or less are variants of ways to cook with corn.

    • Norma Rodríguez
      Norma Rodríguez 9 days ago

      These are enchiladas de mole, everybody in Mexico knows them by that name, there are rare places where they are called enmoladas but in central Mexico we call them “enchiladas de mole” in fact we call every rolled tortilla with chicken and salsa enchiladas “enchiladas verdes” “enchiladas rojas” “enchilada suiza” unless it’s with frijoles then it’s an enfrijolada... I realize we are weird

  • Adrian M
    Adrian M 9 days ago

    this shit is delicious

  • j.c man
    j.c man 9 days ago +4

    never make tortillas without a press or they'll look sad and depressing asf...

  • naota3k
    naota3k 9 days ago +2

    My goodness those look fantastic.

  • Arcster
    Arcster 9 days ago +17

    Glad to see some actual mexican food.

  • Pizza God
    Pizza God 9 days ago +9

    next step: do a dominican spot. Y'all in NY and y'all aint do one yet? shameful

  • Hugh Janus
    Hugh Janus 9 days ago +9

    Wow! This time we have actual latinos representing our food

  • katkal3
    katkal3 9 days ago

    enchiladas queretanas. that mole is great i love mole on chicken on eggs on rice,

  • Coddy Copeland
    Coddy Copeland 9 days ago +29

    It's so crazy to see a restaurant that makes food that actually looks like my grandma made it.

  • Jamerson
    Jamerson 9 days ago +1

    First we feast is perfect for those living in NYC, but for me in Singapore where do I go! 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

    • chucktowski
      chucktowski 9 days ago +2

      Jamerson try strictly Dumplings with Mike Chen

  • Ross M. crashdummy35

    That looks so good.

  • Nickenator8
    Nickenator8 9 days ago +4

    mole is actually gross sorry not sorry

    • Ross M. crashdummy35
      Ross M. crashdummy35 9 days ago

      I've always prefered it with chocolate but, not much.
      Like any other recipe: adjust to personal taste.

    • Nickenator8
      Nickenator8 9 days ago +1

      So we've established that I haven't had good Mole, thank you for your input, avid rabid Mole fans

    • john doe
      john doe 9 days ago

      Not all moles are the same

    • Angel
      Angel 9 days ago

      But mole without chocolate is good

    • Angel
      Angel 9 days ago

      Mole is not always made with chocolate btw w chocolate it’s lowkey nasty

    SHIT GANG 9 days ago +1

    have freddie gibbs on the show

  • ChardOfMight
    ChardOfMight 9 days ago +1

    that spice blend sounds amazing

  • Lazy Bones
    Lazy Bones 9 days ago

    I’m drooling after seeing this

  • b minor
    b minor 9 days ago +37

    YouTube arrogant/hater comments never disappoint. A real Mexican lady making something exactly as her family has done for multiple generations, and people still want to complain and say it isn't the 'right' way. smh

    • Alex Beltran
      Alex Beltran 8 days ago

      I think it’s because she says that other restaurants say they make original Mexican food but that they get it wrong that she technically makes it the right way

    • cesar becerril
      cesar becerril 8 days ago +2

      I know right!! I was thinking the same thing, enchiladas are a fucking national dish, each state makes them differently, and even within the same state they have different preparation styles. Se pasan de verga

  • jon devieon
    jon devieon 9 days ago

    If you can twerk but cant cook you aignt shit.

  • jose hernandez
    jose hernandez 9 days ago

    My favorite food in the world

  • Alter Ego
    Alter Ego 9 days ago +2

    A webo. El mole poblano sabe mamalon.

  • heavymetallust
    heavymetallust 9 days ago +11

    Holy fuck that looks so good

  • Jojo
    Jojo 9 days ago +2

    my mom makes it better

  • Tyson Judd
    Tyson Judd 9 days ago

    Looks great

  • whosthatguy9
    whosthatguy9 9 days ago +2

    Someone give that lady a hug, that looked amazing!

  • Zenn Exile
    Zenn Exile 9 days ago +2

    They never show how to make the tortillas...

  • alejandra roman
    alejandra roman 9 days ago

    having some as i watch this hahah

    • nashkilla1
      nashkilla1 9 days ago

      alejandra roman Someones gonna have the runs when they wake up hahah

  • Despite37
    Despite37 9 days ago +3

    how many times she say traditional?

  • Lance Velasquez
    Lance Velasquez 9 days ago +1

    You want true homemade enchiladas bro come to New Mexico where chile is grown!!!!

    • Lance Velasquez
      Lance Velasquez 8 days ago

      Why is that? If you don't mind me asking

    • Oscar Morales
      Oscar Morales 9 days ago

      Lance Velasquez no just not getting my chiles from "new Mexico"

    • Lance Velasquez
      Lance Velasquez 9 days ago

      Why not? Is real chile to spicy for you?

    • Oscar Morales
      Oscar Morales 9 days ago +1

      Lance Velasquez yeah no thanks

  • JakeFromTwitchStream
    JakeFromTwitchStream 9 days ago +5

    Enchilada's in NYC? While it looks good, that looks like the common enchilada out here in Dallas. Come here for the best Mexican food.

    • Swag Lord
      Swag Lord 11 hours ago

      I'm blanking right now bc I have been exploring other food for a good min when I go eat out, but there ARE great authentic enchiladas here. If I remember I'll be sure to comment here for you to know.

    • Manny Garza
      Manny Garza Day ago

      ricardomercado10 I live in houston and there is a place named Spanish flower that has great enchiladas!

    • ricardomercado10
      ricardomercado10 Day ago

      yall need to tell me where these authentic enchiladas are in Houston, i have only found one place where the enchiladas taste almost as good as my moms and they dont exist anymore. all i find are texmex enchiladas and they are shit most of the time.

    • Swag Lord
      Swag Lord 5 days ago

      I lived in Dallas for about a year and a half, but I admittedly didn't adventure out much. I did have some killer traditional Mexican there, but it was marked up in price for all those Highland Park rich people lmao. I was also salty because I lived there when they started "cleaning up" and gentrifying Deep Ellum, removing all the amazing street art and culture.

    • JakeFromTwitchStream
      JakeFromTwitchStream 8 days ago

      If you guys ever make it out to Dallas, check out Mariano's Hacienda Ranch in Dallas. Used to live by it, ate there all the time. Their Mexican food is pretty good, but the guy who owns the restaurant was the first guy to make the Frozen Margarita. Their margaritas are some of the strongest out there. All it takes is one and I'm out. Also, check Matt's Rancho Martinez in Dallas and Garland. They got some incredible food too. Try out the Bob Armstrong dip. They're the best for the cowboy/rancher type Mexican cuisine. So good.

  • Christian  Guzman
    Christian Guzman 9 days ago +1

    Mexican Lasagna

  • adam cavedo
    adam cavedo 9 days ago +1

    when I was in Mexico they referred to fried rice as Chinese rice. I noticed her serving it, so does that still count as "all traditional"??

    • TheBebop09
      TheBebop09 9 days ago +3

      arroz colorado, it gets the color from the tomato puree.

    • Tempo4200
      Tempo4200 9 days ago +3

      adam cavedo that's not fried rice that's just rice with seasoning which turns it that orange or yellow color, it's sazon.

  • VetMed
    VetMed 9 days ago +2

    Mole Enchiladas are easily the best mexican dish ever

    • Swag Lord
      Swag Lord 9 days ago +1

      Mole Enchiladas are the Indian-Chicken Tikka Masala of Mexican food, it's what you can use to guage the cook. If I go to your restaurant and you don't have mole, that's a big negative mark. If I eat your mole and it's bad, I'm never coming back again

    • surfmora
      surfmora 9 days ago +1

      Is impossible to say that there is one dish that is the best! Lol

    • surfmora
      surfmora 9 days ago

      VetMed jjajaja no

  • ViividYoshi
    ViividYoshi 9 days ago

    Wow that looks good... all I have around me is McDonalds and Harvey’s :(

  • Jose cortes
    Jose cortes 9 days ago +16

    Different States In Mexico Make it differently Like The state my family is from add Shredded lettuce on top along with other toppings
    and with Cheese and potato on the inside

    • Emmanuel Macias
      Emmanuel Macias 9 days ago +1

      My mom does that with enchiladas as well and it’s amazing

    • Jesús Alejandro Cruz Tlatelpa
      Jesús Alejandro Cruz Tlatelpa 9 days ago +3

      i'm also from puebla, and it's completely different depending on the region...
      for example in tehuacan (a city in puebla) it's spicier and you eat it with sliced onions, lettuce, sesame seeds, radish and  goat cheese.
      but in the capital city Puebla, its much sweeter, and it's similar to how the woman in the video cooks it, but without the avocado.
      also we cook it with platano macho, animal crackers, and almonds and a lot of lard and oil.

    • Carmen C
      Carmen C 9 days ago

      Jose cortes where is your family from? That sounds yummy too. I think she said hers was from Puebla.

    • Jose cortes
      Jose cortes 9 days ago

      Jesús Alejandro Cruz Tlatelpo ok 😪

    • Jesús Alejandro Cruz Tlatelpa
      Jesús Alejandro Cruz Tlatelpa 9 days ago +1

      esta diciendo que es poblano pendejo

  • Vaprix
    Vaprix 9 days ago

    Hell yeah! She makes them the same way my mom does 😋

  • Jacks Parrow
    Jacks Parrow 9 days ago +2

    dude just pls upload the casey video, what the fuck !!!

  • Richard Roman
    Richard Roman 9 days ago +1

    Need to go there

  • Greg Massengale
    Greg Massengale 9 days ago +1


  • Blag Cog
    Blag Cog 9 days ago +3

    This is like religion. When will we get the ACTUAL real cuisine?
    People keep saying "no no this isn't the real deal"

    • nomnoomz
      nomnoomz 9 days ago +2

      Blag Cog when its mass produced everyday someone will slip and screw the recipe. Then It becomes not the real thing. Some try to keep tight quality control, some are successful and others not so much.
      When she speaks of not the “real thing”, she means that the sauce was made in an efficient way that it lost its flavor.

  • Random49558
    Random49558 9 days ago +1

    Food Skills indeed!