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449 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Critic’s Notes

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.)

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:

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