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stormycat

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Chicago's Best Mexican Thu, 03/4/04 12:14 PM (permalink)
Out of about half-a-gazillion choices here in Chicago what do you think is the best? Personally, I really enjoy Neueva Leon on 18th street and Arturo's on Western. Okay, Frontera Grill too, if I am feeling ritzy. What about you guys?
 
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    Jim Ross

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    • Location: Iowa City, IA
    RE: Chicago's Best Mexican Thu, 03/4/04 3:26 PM (permalink)
    Neuva Leone definately. I also frequently go to Santiago's in downtown LaGrange or to one of the Westmont taquerias. Taco Grill on Ogden or Taco Express at Quincy & Cass are both run by mexican families and the food is excellent.
     
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      Grampy

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      RE: Chicago's Best Mexican Thu, 03/4/04 3:54 PM (permalink)
      Frontera, if you want a bit ritzy.
       
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        stormycat

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        RE: Chicago's Best Mexican Fri, 03/5/04 10:24 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Grampy

        Frontera, if you want a bit ritzy.


        ...and then to rinse away the ritz, head on over to The Baton across the street to take in a show!
         
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          kland01s

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          RE: Chicago's Best Mexican Fri, 03/5/04 11:29 AM (permalink)
          OMG, the Baton still exists? Shows how little I ever get in to the City.
           
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            stormycat

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            RE: Chicago's Best Mexican Fri, 03/5/04 5:48 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by kland01s

            OMG, the Baton still exists? Shows how little I ever get in to the City.


            Yep, still there! I took my mother and cousin to the late show last summer after "a few" margaritas over at Frontera.
             
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              Chicago1222

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              Re:Chicago's Best Mexican Mon, 10/11/10 9:50 PM (permalink)
              I grew up with Lazo's & Arturo's on Western & Armitage.  I would say Mi Tierra on Kedzie in Little Village...their Huachinango Al Mojo (Red Snapper with garlic & lime) is AMAZING!!!!!
               
              Also, Cemitas on North Ave in Humboldt Park is great too.  Their Signature Cemitas...try al pastor...their is no one else in the city that makes anything similar!!!  It's a little shack, but was reviewed on one of the Food Networks.....Both places are definite stops for whoever is lookin for best Chicago Mexican Food!
               
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                danimal15

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                • Location: Chicago, IL
                Re:Chicago's Best Mexican Tue, 10/12/10 2:35 PM (permalink)
                I know it's a chain, but I'm partial to "That Little Mexican Cafe" in Highland Park. I like the fajitas there. I think they also have a location in Evanston, but I'm not crazy about that one.
                 
                Lupita's in Evanston is also good.
                 
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                  stricken_detective

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                  Re:Chicago's Best Mexican Tue, 10/12/10 8:45 PM (permalink)
                  LA PALAPA ON DAMEN & ARCHER.
                   
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