La Chaparrita

Restaurants, Mexican South Lawndale
2 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
La Chaparrita
Photograph: Nick Murway Crispy Tripa Taco at La Chaparrita

Chicago’s best all-around taqueria specializes in tacos de fritangas, or fried meaty things cooked on a wide metal stovetop called a charola. You seriously can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, from the extra beefy suadero to the intricately spiced longaniza sausage. But the showstopper—and perhaps the best taco in the city—is the tripa. Order it crispy, and these little hunks from the cow’s intestine (not, as you would assume, the stomach) arrive as golden-hued and glistening crunchy nuggets. 

By: Nick Kindelsperger

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Venue name: La Chaparrita
Contact:
Address: 2500 S Whipple St
Chicago
60623
Opening hours: Daily 11am-10pm. Closed Sun.
Transport: Bus: 60, 94.
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I hate this place. They are rude and their food isn't that good. And what the hell is going on with all the witchcrafty things they got on their widows and what not. Not very inviting. 2many good places to eat within walking distance of this place.