Never tried Costa Rican food? This spot is simple, authentic, cheap, supercasual and friendly—just what the doctor ordered. Start with the hearts of palm salad—tangy stalks on a bed of shredded cabbage tossed in a lime vinaigrette, along with radishes, cilantro, cucumber, pickled beets and ripe avocado. Make it a meal by adding the steak-and-beans “pepito” sandwich and sweet plantains. Bring a bottle of malbec to match, and end the meal with an oatmeal shake (sounds strange, tastes great).
1865 N Milwaukee Ave
|Cross street:||at Oakley Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Western. Bus: 49, 56, 73.|
|Price:||Average main course: $14|
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Authentic, simple and delicious Costa Rican food and establishment that's been around for many, many years.
Love this place in the summer. ALLLLL about the huge plates of veggies and accoutrements. And you can't beat BYOB!
Guy Fieri and I can agree on one thing: The food at this Coasta Rican restaurant in Bucktown is "off the hook." Bring your vegetarian friends (there are plenty of veggie-friendly options) and a six pack or some wine and take a seat on the patio. The rib eye steak here is excellent, but if you don't think you can scarf down an entire dinner platter, just opt for the Pepito sandwich, a more manageable dish that is doused in delicious Lizano sauce. Save room for an oatmeal milkshake—they're like breakfast for dessert.