Ixcapuzalco (pronounced eeks-ka-poo-sal-ko) looks like a standard Mexican restaurant, with brightly colored folk art and simple wooden furniture. While the decor is inoffensive, it does no justice to the authentic and delicious culinary treasures in store. The restaurant's chef/owner Geno Bahena comes from the renowned Frontera Grill. Each day he features one of seven different mole sauces, rich and intriguing. Especially recommended (when in season) are the chef's soft-shelled crabs and succulently prepared venison. Seafood is also deservedly popular here. The full bar offers a wide array of specialty tequilas.
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Specialty: Mexican cuisine

Location:  Bucktown/Wicker Park

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday - 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, Saturday - 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Cost: $25.00 - $45.00

Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover

Parking: Side-street parking

ADA: Wheelchair accessible

General Info

This neighborhood restaurant specializes in regional classics like sopes surtidos - an addictive set of corn masa boats stuffed with chicken, sweet plantain and black beans - and specialties such as salmon a la poblana. The chilaquiles vegetarianos, a slow-simmered, melt-in-your-mouth tortilla casserole is light and buttery, sort of like a fancier version of soft nachos (we love the homemade sour cream). The lunch menu is a bit less expensive, with the camarones en mole verde (grilled tiger shrimp in green pumpkin seed mole) and enchiladas with shredded chicken being standouts.