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Roberto Santibañez knows a thing or two about enchiladas. The Mexican-born, French-trained chef and owner of two NYC Fonda locations features a few varieties of the favorite dish on his menu, but the enchiladas suizas — chicken enchiladas covered with the creamy "suizas" or "Swiss" sauce — are probably the most popular.

“I think the most important thing to focus on when you’re doing enchiladas is that sauce,” says Roberto Santibañez, who knows a thing or two about enchiladas. The Mexican-born, French-trained chef and owner of two NYC Fonda locations features a few varieties of the favorite dish on his menu, but the enchiladas suizas — chicken enchiladas covered with the creamy “suizas” or “Swiss” sauce — are probably the most popular. 

“I have friends who criticized me for that,” says Santibañez about including what some might see as a pedestrian dish with his upscale Mexican offerings. “Like, ‘you shouldn’t have enchilida suizas because everybody has them.’ But I say ‘Yeah, people love them. And if ours are better than others, that’s why we have them.'”

Now, you can have them too. Try this enchiladas suizas recipe at home.