An ideal setting in one of Chicago’s most renowned hot spots.
Located in the heart of Pilsen's Mexican-American scene, this neighborhood classic serves good Mexican fare. Waitresses in traditional blue and white dresses are quick, laying out steaming, crisp tortilla chips, two bowls of salsa (spicy-sweet and just plain hot), and another bowl of pickled carrots and jalapenos before you've even settled in. Food is inexpensive and basic, but filling: from pure, unadorned guacamole to ground beef enchiladas in dark, sweet mole sauce with refried beans and fluffy rice. Caldo de res, a homemade beef stew, is a house specialty. For breakfast, there's huevos rancheros and chilaquiles (eggs scrambled with fried tortilla bits).
And that’s just for starters.
Located alongside Frontera Grill, Topolobampo shares its sister restaurant's address, phone number and dedication to quality. Topolobampo is focused more on fine dining, with a subdued mood and luxury menu composed of high-end ingredients. The ever-changing offerings showcase game, seasonal fruits and vegetables with exotic preparations.