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Lonesome Rose (Chicago)

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June 30, 2019

There’s a lot of good Mexican Food in Logan Square. There’s also a lot of good hipster cocktail joints. Now combine the two and add some hot sauce. Voila, you have Lonesome Rose.

Lonesome Rose’s food is best described as…

Chicago Mexican

Cafe Tola (Logan Square, Chicago)

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May 10, 2019

Cafe Tola feels like your local college-town stoner Mexican joint, but if hipsters and artists designed the place. Students work the registers, hip hop blares over the speakers, and the aroma of fresh tortillas, cilantro, and al pastor permeate the air.

Cafe Tola is unique in its flexibility – it’s…

Chicago Mexican

L’Patron Tacos (Chicago)

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July 20, 2018

After going to all of the top-rated taco spots in Logan Square, I can now definitively say that L’Patron has THE best tacos in Logan Square. In fact, you should skip this post and just GO. Like, now.

Chicago Mexican

Mi Tocaya Antojería (Chicago)

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April 23, 2018

Mi Tocaya Antojería is so close to being a great restaurant, however there are a few flaws that keep it from joining the pantheon of top-tier Latin restaurants in Logan Square.

The interior and exterior are bang-on-the-spot. Modern, hipster-y, but not obnoxiously so. The outdoor patio is large and offers…

Chicago Mexican

Mexique (Chicago)

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March 26, 2017

I’d been wanting to try Mexique ever since Top Chef Season 11, the season where Chicago-native Chef Carlos Gaytan cooked feast-for-your-eyes Mexican food until he got kicked off two episodes before the finale.

The Mexique (1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642) menu features just some plain irresistible-sounding dishes. Mexican…

Chicago Mexican

Chilam Balam (Chicago)

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July 17, 2016

It’s not every day that you have to make a bridge out of tables and chairs to escape a flooded restaurant, but Chilam Balam allowed me to cross that adventure off my list.
More on that later.
First, I must proclaim that Chilam Bilam (3023 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657) is…

Chicago Mexican

Torta Haüs (Chicago)

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February 5, 2016

If you looked up the definition for “no frills” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Torta Haüs (926 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614). But let’s not judge a book by its cover, shall we?

Tortas are the best of two worlds: sandwiches and Mexican food. After dining at…


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Chicago Mexican

Carnitas Uruapan (Chicago)

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July 26, 2015

Carnitas Uruapan is THE TRUTH.

This is the type of place that people who are too scared to explore Pilsen are missing out on.

For $7.00 (!) you’re treated to a heaping pound of expertly-curated chopped-up pig pieces, skillfully removed from the whole-cooked animal. This meat marvel is served with ultra-fresh…


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Chicago Mexican

Dona Torta Chilanga (Chicago)

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March 7, 2015

Finishing a Torta at this place is akin to a one-night-stand. You had a great time, you’re a little ashamed, and you definitely need a shower.

For my non-Torta-eating friends, a Torta is the Mexican take on a sandwich. Meat, cheese, toppings, all sandwiched between grilled bread. You can order…


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Chicago Mexican

Las Fuentes Restaurant

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August 9, 2014

Las Fuentes’ patio is one of the hidden gems of the north side.

The patio is huge, decorated in awesome garish Mexican decor, and features a huge mural painted in the side of the building. Mexican music pipes through speakers and a large stone fountain serves as a centerpiece….

MATT CHIERA
CHICAGO, IL

I just don't want to look back and think "I could've eaten that."

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