Taqueria El Asadaro in Ravenswood serves some of the best Mexican in Chicago. This is a cash-only, no-frills spot that’s perfect for lunch. The burritos and tortas are done exceptionally well, but our favorite thing here is the carne asada tacos. They’re perfectly seared, served with onion and cilantro, and exactly what you wish every meal that costs $2.50 tasted like.
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Urban Vegan is a Thai vegan restaurant in Uptown. Come here for things like tofu satay, a thai basil entree with soy chicken, and curry.
Cho Sun OK
Cho Sun Ok is a long-standing Korean restaurant. The food is great, but the ambience is even better. A BYOB policy doesn’t hurt.
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Dove’s serves Southern-inspired Mexican food in an old luncheonette. Jam out to some Chicago soul music too.
Flo is a Mexican-American restaurant best saved for the weekends, because the weekends are when you eat Huevos Rancheros & Fruity Pebbles French Toast
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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.
Bárbaro Taqueria y Cantina
Bárbaro is a taqueria in Humboldt Park with great cocktails and decent tacos.
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