Since 1962, the Gutierrez family has been running this mecca of Mexican food, starting every dinner in the bright, whimsically decorated space with an unexpected amuse-bouche. Taste, but don’t fill up—there’s a lot more where that came from, like roasted chicken pieces covered in a thick, dark, intense mole, and tacos de chorizo (housemade chorizo scrambled into an egg and wrapped in one of the famous housemade tortillas). The waitresses hustling back and forth between two smoke-free rooms are cheerfully brisk but will bring anything you ask for. Except alcohol—you’ve gotta bring the mezcal yourself.
|Venue name:||Nuevo León||Contact:|
1515 W 18th St
|Cross street:||between Laflin St and Ashland Ave|
|Opening hours:||Breakfast, lunch, dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Pink to 18th. Bus: 9, 18, 60.|
|Price:||Average main course: $10|