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Lil Amaru - Time Out Market Chicago

  • Restaurants
  • West Loop
Time Out Market Selected
  1. Lil Amaru tacos
    Photograph: Courtesy Amaru
  2. Lil Amaru cuban sando
    Photograph: Courtesy Amaru
  3. al pastor Lil Amaru
    Photograph: Courtesy Amaru
  4. Lil Amaru sandwiches
    Photograph: Courtesy Amaru
Time Out Market Selected

Time Out says

Chef Rodolfo Cuadros refers to himself as a “nomad” after a decade spent working alongside Latin American cooks in Miami, London and France. When he opened Wicker Park restaurant Amaru in 2019, Cuadros set out to serve pan-Latin cuisine and share parts of the various cultures that inspire his recipes. Lil Amaru is a continuation of Cuadro’s mission to explore the soul of Latin American cooking, focusing on delicious dishes that are commonly sold by street vendors in countries like Mexico, Cuba and Colombia.


Guacamole serrano
Fresh avocado, red onions, cilantro, serrano toreados, lime

Pulpo a la plancha
Charred octopus, poblano sriracha

All sandwiches are served with fries, substitute sweet plantains or crispy yuca for $1 more

Criollo chicken
Grilled Amish chicken, sweet plantains, mojo criollo, arugula, tomatoes

Beef chorizo, burnt garlic aioli, chimichurri, arugula

Cuban sando
Cuban bread, braised pork shoulder, smoked ham, house-made pickles, dijonaise, swiss cheese


Al pastor taco
Pork shoulder al pastor, pickled pineapple escabeche, cilantro

Asada taco
Skirt steak, salsa macha, onions, cilantro

Pacific rockfish taco
Ancho Chile battered rockfish, vigoron, smoked chili aioli, cilantro

Sweet plantains
Mojo fries
Crispy yuca
Papas bravas

Mexican hot chocolate
Jamaica agua fresca


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916 W Fulton Market
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