Xoco

449 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
312-661-1434
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Description:

The smallest and most casual of celeb chef Rick Bayless's three restaurants on this block is also the most fun, despite crowds, tight seating, and a somewhat awkward ordering procedure. The menu of street food is strong throughout, from terrific guacamole to a lively selection of seviches, caldos, and two types of tortas—a few come griddled, panino-style, while the rest are served on oven-toasted crusty bread. Of those, the woodland mushroom version is a particular winner, though the ahogada (drowned beef) and other meaty choices also shine. Even the sweets, including a crazily delicious arroz con leche, have conviction. (Enter the restaurant on Illinois St.)

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Dishes We Liked

Guacamole and chips ($6.25), ahogada torta ($10), carne asada torta ($12.75), woodland mushroom torta ($9.50), Cubana torta ($11.50), coctel rojo ($12.50), churros with chocolate ($5), arroz con leche ($5)

Additional Information:

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Price: $20-$29
Cuisine: Mexican
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: B, L & D Tue-Sat.
Other Address: 1471 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Date Opened: 09/08/2009