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2014 Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.

Chicago, IL

Dining Room at Topolobampo, Chicago, IL




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Topolobampo's refined approach is cutting edge and avoids clichés, and the food from owner-chef Rick Bayless is always exciting. The menu changes often, but we've enjoyed slow-cooked lamb carnitas and seared black cod with pozole, avocado and crispy chicharrón (pork rinds).

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