The original New Rebozo is actually a rather large and successful spot in Oak Park, but the River North location feels like a hidden gem, because the small space is below street level, and has no discernable connection to Rick Bayless. The menu is limited, with a focus on mole, and when you’re here that’s what you should order. They have seven different kinds, and all are delicious. Other than that, the margaritas are great, service is friendly, and it’s rarely crowded. It’s a solid alternative to Frontera if you’re downtown and want upscale Mexican food in a casual environment.
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Gene & Georgetti
Gene & Georgetti is a classic Chicago steakhouse that’s as old-school as they come.
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Flo is a Mexican-American restaurant best saved for the weekends, because the weekends are when you eat Huevos Rancheros & Fruity Pebbles French Toast
Bárbaro Taqueria y Cantina
Bárbaro is a taqueria in Humboldt Park with great cocktails and decent tacos.
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We wanted to hate it, but we can’t. RPM Steak can hang with the Chicago steakhouse classics any day.
Frontera Grill is the most famous Mexican restaurant in Chicago. It’s a classic spot that’s doing excellent food in a casual sit-down place.
Bernie’s Lunch & Supper doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on paper, but it comes together nicely. It’s great for a number of occasions.
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