May Street Café

Restaurants, Latin American Lower West Side
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Photograph: Brendan Lekan May Street

This pan-Latin mecca manages to brighten a dreary, industrial corner that sits between Chinatown and Pilsen. Chef-owner Mario Santiago drops fresh avocados and grilled chicken into a perfectly spicy tortilla soup, pairs juicy mangos and plump shrimp in a quesadilla and gives chicken fajitas a kick with gobs of cinnamon and chipotle. Three little coins of mango flan make for an insanely decadent ending—but it’s only truly insane if you forgo it.


Venue name: May Street Café
Address: 1146 W Cermak Rd
Cross street: at May St
Opening hours: Dinner (closed Mon)
Transport: Bus: 8, 21.
Price: Average main course: $18
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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I have been going to May Street Cafe for the past 12 years. I love the laid back atmosphere and the friendly staff. The food is always amazing. Everyone I have taken there is now hooked on Chef Mario's cuisine.

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