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Standing Room Only: Tierra Caliente

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 10 comments

"It may not be the prettiest-looking food but it's certainly one of the best examples of Chicago's great taqueria culture." [Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Tierra Caliente 1402 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL 60622 (map); 773-772-9804 The Short Order: Proper al pastor... More

When the Line's Too Long for Xoco, Check Out Abuelo's Mexican Grill in Chicago

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[Photograph: Michael Nagrant] Rabid culinary celebrity worshippers probably know by now that Top Chef Masters winner and Mexican food savant Rick Bayless just unveiled another jewel in his tasty empire, Xoco, a contemporary expression of Mexican street food here in... More

Standing Room Only: La Pasadita

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] La Pasadita 1141 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL 60622 (map); 773-278-0384‎ The Short Order: Oddly beefy grilled steak tacos. Want Fries with That? No sides are needed. Save room for tacos. Want Ketchup? Just bottles and... More

Chicago's Best Steak Taco at Carbon

Michael Nagrant 1 comment

[Photograph: Michael Nagrant] I like a steak taco that doesn't look like it's been hacked to death by Edward Scissorhands. But, rather than cutting skirt steak nicely across the grain in reasonably sized slivers, most of the Chicago taquerias... More

I Drove 40 Miles for a Taco

Michael Nagrant 2 comments

There are at least a thousand taquerias in Chicago city proper, though only about ten of them actually sear their meat and season it properly. Still, ten is a pretty hefty number. Hell, growing up in the suburbs of Detroit,... More

Where Alice Waters Should Get Her Tacos Next Time She's in Chicago

Michael Nagrant 10 comments

Forget the taco trucks in Los Angeles and the green-chile spots in New Mexico, when it comes to finding the best regional Mexican dining outside of Mexico, Chicago ... is the best spot in America. View Larger Map » The... More

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