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Chicago Mexican

5411 Empanadas

By on February 3, 2014

How did I not find out about this sooner?

Amazing empanadas at $2.50 a piece – a wallet-friendly, delicious dining experience.

We tried the beef empanada, the date and bacon empanada (which tasted dead-on like dates wrapped in bacon that you would get at a great tapas place), and the ham…


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Chicago Mexican

Frontera Grill

By on January 13, 2013

Rick Bayless seems like a cool dude: won Top Chef Masters, cooks in his backyard, has great facial hair. Unfortunately Frontera just didn’t live up to the hype.

Alright, so the Lamb Shank special was stuff of legend. Awesome tender meat that fell off the bone. The mole, well, makes…


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Chicago Mexican Seafood

El Barco Mariscos

By on July 16, 2011

This is the type of place where you can’t help but ogle every dish coming out of the kitchen. “Is that a foot-long red snapper fried whole? Why yes it is, and damn it looks good.”

The El Barco Mariscos seafood platter is the star here. A massive platter of…