Frontera Fresco

Restaurants, Mexican Loop
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Frontera Fresco
Frontera Fresco

Marshall Field’s-turned-Macy’s has brought celeb chef Rick Bayless into the fold with this food-court counter. You’ll find tortas, huaraches, quesadillas, tamales, salad and soup, all of which counter most fast-food notions. But we’re biggest fans of the torta Cubana, and all of its smoked pork loin and applewood bacon glory. At $7 for a creative Loop lunch, don’t be surprised if lines rival Frontera Grill’s queues.


Venue name: Frontera Fresco
Address: 111 N State St
Cross street: at Washington St
Opening hours: Lunch (closed Sun)
Transport: El stop: Blue, Red to Washington; Red to Lake; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph.
Price: Average main course: $8
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One of the best value lunches around The Loop. This place is tucked into a Macy's so initially trying to find it took a bit. Even though the dining area ha the food court vibe, don't let that deter you from the food offered here. Needless to say anything Rick Bayless touches is going to taste delicious. I've tried their tacos and quesadillas and the portions compared to the quality of the food are spot on for the perfect go-to lunch.