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445 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Critic’s Notes

After 27 years, Rick Bayless’s encyclopedic love letter to regional Mexican food reads better than ever. The menus and decor are in sync—equal parts historical and ultramodern. Chef de cuisine Andres Padilla comes up with stunners such as Oaxacan enfrijoladas—crispy homemade corn tortillas enfolding parsnip-camote mash, seared tomatitos, queso de cincho, and knob onions. Wonderful desserts, such as warm bread pudding infused with queso añejo, seamlessly extend the new attitude.

Dishes We Liked

(All dishes are part of a prix fixe menu.) Scallops in aguachile, seviche of Gulf red snapper, frog leg tamal, sopa Azteca, crispy arctic char, wood-roasted carne asada in mole negro, Peaches in Cream

Additional Information:

Price: $100-plus
Cuisine: Mexican
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L Tue-Fri, D Tue-Sat.
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