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1529 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Critic’s Notes

Carlos Gaytan continues to generate incredibly vibrant taste combinations by marrying classic French techniques with Mexico’s dynamic flavor palette. Ask yourself this question: “What would I order at a French brasserie crossed with a family-run Mexican restaurant?” Easy answer: Mexique’s seafood mousse tamal in a lemony bouillabaisse, the pibil-style rabbit rillettes, and the tequila-marinated skate wing with a tomato-habanero beurre blanc. The kitchen’s pace slows on weekends, but the friendly service delights, entertains, and educates in equal measure.

Dishes We Liked

Seafood mousse tamal ($9.95), tequila-braised rabbit ($9.95), pan-seared skate wing ($29), Spanish mackerel with guacamole mousse ($29)

Additional Information:

Price: $40-$69
Cuisine: Mexican-French
Neighborhood: West Loop/West Town
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L Tue-Fri, D Tue-Sun. Br Sat, Sun.
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