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The best Mexican restaurants in Chicago run the gamut—from old-school haunts that are steeped in history to newfangled spots that push boundaries and borders. Whether you're looking for the best tacos in Chicago, a soul-warming bowl of pozole or a mountain of carnitas, these Mexican kitchens have you covered. As an added bonus, many of our favorites offer some of the tastiest cheap eats in Chicago, so you don't have to spend a fortune. (If you want to splurge, there's Rick Bayless's Michelin-starred restaurant Topolobampo.) Your search should start in Pilsen and Little Village, where many of the top Mexican restaurants in Chicago established themselves decades ago. Then head north to Logan Square to discover two newer favorites, Mi Tocaya Antojería and Quiote. There's plenty to explore along the way, so scope out the 21 all-time best Mexican restaurants in Chicago.
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