El Nuevo Mexicano

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Lakeview

How does a seemingly typical Mexican restaurant survive Lakeview’s changing landscape for more than 25 years? By being consistent with the simple stuff and throwing in a few specials every now and then. The regular appetizer menu is Anglo-ized and boring, so ditch that and go for the flaky beef empanadas from the specials list. Stick to that list for the delicious pomegranate margarita (made with real lime, not a mix) and the chicken enchiladas in smoky red mole. If there’s room, finish with the perfectly rich flan.

Venue name: El Nuevo Mexicano
Contact:
Address: 2914 N Clark St
Chicago

Cross street: between Wellington and Oakdale Aves
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 8, 22, 36, 76.
Price: Average main course: $12
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