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Mexique

1529 W. Chicago Ave. (Ashland Ave.) Send to Phone
312-850-0288 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
French-inflected Mexican is a hit at this West Town hot-spot.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Mexique, Chicago, IL

Mexique Restaurant Review

: Chef and co-owner Carlos Gaytan is doing something different at Mexique, and it turns heads for good reason. French-trained and Mexico-born, he’s combining the two cooking styles with eye-popping results. The setting is simple and unadorned, but the food is anything but. If you can, begin with the innovative sopes trio of chimichurri-soused escargots, shrimp Provençal with creamy avocado mousse, and xico mole-accented plantains and coconut. Some entrées follow the straight and narrow; we find the cochinita pibil-stuffed pork tenderloin with orange habanero salsa more interesting. Treat that sweet tooth to something unusual, perhaps avocado pastry cream with strawberry compote in crisp phyllo.
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