At this tiny Pilsen storefront, regulars get special treatment (a.k.a. refried beans, not always on offer), newcomers just get blank stares, and everybody gets the carnitas. Ordered by the pound, the juicy pork is served to you on a platter with nothing but a side of corn tortillas and a spicy salsa verde so that you can concoct your own tacos. Not leaving any part of the pig to waste, the limited menu also includes fresh, warm, delicious pork rinds.
If top-notch Mexican food is what you're looking for, there are few better big cities to explore than Chicago. Craving crunchy al pastor nestled inside housemade tortillas? The best tacos in Chicago are here to satisfy. Want to splurge a little? The Rick Bayless empire, including the Michelin-starred Topolobampo, awaits with open arms. And in between, you'll find old haunts serving up everything from hearty bowls of pozole to what might be some of the country's most delectable birria. Begin your search in Pilsen and Little Village, the longtime hubs of the city's Mexican-American community—you could spend weeks eating your way through the regional cuisines in those two neighborhoods alone. We've also found two newer favorites in Taqueria Chingón and Mis Moles (in Wicker Park and Irving Park, respectively). Wherever your mood takes you, you can't go wrong at the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago.
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