Chilapan

2466 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773-697-4597
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Description

Never dumbed down for American palates, Jorge Miranda’s food skirts the border between Mexican alta cocina and the assumptions diners make about BYOs. On one hand, taqueria staples such as guacamole, chile con queso, and cochinita pibil outperform their lesser-restaurant analogs. On the other, baby octopus in guajillo mojo de ajo evinces high aspirations. In its vibrant space, Chilapan blows way past the usual taco joints to rank among the city’s top destinations for Mexican fare.

Reviewed

Dishes We Liked

Pulpo al ajillo ($8.50), chile con queso ($8.49), pechuga poblana ($17.99), cochinita pibil ($18.65), tamal de chocolate ($7.35)

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Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $20-$29
Cuisine: Mexican
Neighborhood: Logan Square
Noteworthy: BYO (up to $5 corkage)
Child friendly
High noise level
Hours: D nightly.
Date Opened: 3/18/2010