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Travel Food Recommendations Where to Eat in Chicago 2015


Food Recommendations Where to Eat in Chicago 2015

Best food recommendations from locals and travel pros on where to eat in Chicago. I’m planning a trip to Chicago, Ilinois and have asked the experts where I should go to eat. These are their recommendations.

Orgullo de Mexico’s recommendations:

Puerto Rican Food

La Bomba located at 3221 W Armitage is a casual neighborhood eatery serving Puerto Rican fare & soft drinks amid colorful murals & TVs.

La Plena located at 2617 W Division in Humboldt Park is an upbeat eatery offering homestyle Puerto Rican cooking amid tropical murals & a thatched-roof patio.

Mexican Food

If you are in Chicago on Sunday visit Maxwell St Market, outdoors, 6am-2pm, Desplaines & Roosevelt Rd’s for great Mexican. Maxwell Street Market is located at 800 S. Desplaines St.

Cemitas Puebla located 3619 W North Ave in Humboldt Park/West Loop is inspired by the food made by cemiteros & taqueros of Puebla, Mexico.

Carnitas Uruapan is a Foodie Favorite serving up the best authentic Carnitas in Chicago since 1975 located at 1725 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608 in Pilson.

In May of 2008, Chef Carlos Gaytan opened his own restaurant Mexique on Chicago Avenue in Chicago. With great creativity, love, and dedication he applies his knowledge of French cooking techniques and ingredients to his roots of traditional Mexican cuisine, creating a revolution of Mexican gastronomy.  1529 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Mezcalina Restaurant is upscale Mexican Dining in the Lakeshore East area of Chicago. Come experience the authentic flavors of Mexico and a Mosaic of Ingredients from its regions.

Xoco Chicago by Chef Rick Bayless. Order Online! Pick-Up and Delivery. Open early and closing late, this quick-service café from Rick and Deann Bayless proffers contemporary expressions of Mexico’s most beloved street food and snacks: flaky empanadas, hot-from-the-fryer churros, frothy Mexican hot chocolate, crusty tortas and meal-in-a-bowl caldos. Located at 449 N Clark St in  Wicker Park.

Frontera_Grill The place to savor authentic and scrumptious regional dishes and stellar margaritas.” 445 North Clark Street.

@ELSanPatricio  recommends

Latin Fusion

Carnivale located at702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661.  Engages colors, glamour, wild design, global flavors, Latin Music, and savory aromas in each dish.



Gulliver’s located at 2727 Howard St. is an established venue for deep-dish pizza & Italian grub, with antiques, Tiffany-style lamps & a patio.

Lou Malnati’s Pizza is considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Malnati’s has been serving slices of delicious deep dish for 44 years in 41 Chicagoland locations.

Gino’s East Pizza The Gino’s East story began in 1966 when two taxi drivers and a friend, frustrated with rush hour traffic, decided to open a pizzeria just off Michigan Ave. and Superior St. in Chicago.

Nancy’s Pizza is the official inventor of stuffed pizza in Chicago. Started in 1972, now we’re here. Inspired in Italy, perfected in America!


Choose Chicago’s recommends I do some patio dinning and check out the outdoor festivals.

Patio Dinning

IO Godgrey is a Chicago rooftop lounge offering state-of-the-art retractable roof which allows the outdoor space to evoke a unique in-is-out and out-is-in vibe. Enjoy the day, revel the night, and discover your element in the rooftop bar. Dress to impress. I|O Late Night requires upscale casual attire as it is located inside a 4 star luxury hotel. I|O in The Godfrey Hotel Chicago 4th Floor 127 W Huron and LaSalle.

Three Aces where the Italian countryside meets the American farm house… in Keith Richard’s basement bar located at 1321 W Taylor St.

Big Star Chicago Tacos, Whiskey, Hillbilly Music.  Big Star is a bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, late-night honky-tonk in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood located at 1531 N Damen.


Chicago Blues Festival at Grant Park. June 12 to 14 2015. Enjoy the largest free blues festival in the world!

Ribfest – It’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago has been recognized as Chicago’s “Best Food Fest” for the past three years. This festival remains one of the city’s best summer attractions. At the intersection of Lincoln Avenue / Irving Park Road / Damen Avenue  Friday 5-10 PM, Saturday Noon-10 PM, Sunday Noon-10 PM

Andersonville Midsommarfest  Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, now entering its 50th year! Each year, nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passers-by, while ethnic dance troupes and cutting-edge bands keep the party going.


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