The green walls and old Spanish love ballads playing in the background give this restaurant an irresistible charm. This menu packs hearty, flavorful dishes that are easy on the wallet like the carne asada or beef barbacoa tacos for $2.25 each. Dive into the creamy guacamole garnished with radishes or caldo de res, a savory soup with braised short rib in a Serrano chile broth.
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Almost nothing is better than the wealth of great Mexican food in Chicago, except when the restaurant you sit down at also happens to be BYOB. When you're craving tacos but don't want to shell out for booze head to these Mexican restaurants in Chicago with your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine.
Not sure what to drink? If you're going with beer, try German-style bocks, which match the chocolate, cinnamon, nuts and cumin in complex moles. If you can’t find one, try an American brown ale, or Negra Modelo works in a pinch. For wines, whites such as a Spanish albariño work with fresh, green chiles, while reds like Rioja complement with dishes made with dark, dried chiles.