Expect to be presented with a big hunk of carnitas as soon as you enter this tiny Pilsen storefront. 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 you can concoct your own tacos. Not leaving any part of the pig to waste, the limited menu also includes fresh, warm, delicious chicharrones.
Chicago neighborhoods continue to shift and pivot as a consequence of changing demographics and opportunities inspired by these populations. Pilsen is the quintessential Chicago neighborhood enduring shifts and transformations brought on by gentrification, while still holding on to its multifaceted immigrant roots. Venture south of the Loop and you will find yourself in an incredibly rich culinary community, where diners can find authentic fare at the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago, old-school Italian restaurants and British pub grub. There are dishes at every price point in Pilsen, ranging from pricey fine dining to some of the best cheap eats in Chicago. Make your way through the neighborhood’s offerings with our guide to the best restaurants in Pilsen.
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