Huaraches Doña Chio

Restaurants , Mexican Edgewater
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Outside of the Maxwell Market, many taquerias have banished fresh masa in favor of machine-made stuff from local tortillerias. Here, there’s a little old lady patting and shaping balls of the cornmeal dough and griddling them until they puff up like corn-perfumed balloons. And while the tacos and gorditas (including a rich picadillo) are good, the star of the show is the braised chicken tinga flecked with smoky bits of chipotle, served on a flat oval-shaped huarache and topped with crumbly queso fresco.

Venue name: Huaraches Doña Chio
Address: 1547 W Elmdale Ave
Cross street: between Greenview Ave and Clark St
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Red to Thorndale. Bus: 22, 36, 84.
Price: Average main course: $7
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