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Topolobampo

445 N. Clark St. (Hubbard St.) Send to Phone
312-661-1434 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Rick Bayless’ upscale Mexican restaurant is as exciting (and booked) as ever.

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Topolobampo Restaurant Review

: Adjacent to Frontera Grill but with a separate dining room, this creation of owner-chef Rick Bayless forges on as one of the best Mexican restaurants in the country. The refined approach is cutting edge and avoids clichés, and the food is always exciting. The menu changes (at least) monthly, but a dish of slow-cooked lamb carnitas with avocado-tomatillo and arbol chile-toasted sesame salsas gives you an idea of where it’s headed. In the past, we’ve grooved on the red chile-marinated Gunthorp duck breast with roasted tomato sauce (it’s accented with chipotle, bacon and pineapple and served alongside spaghetti squash and chipotle-glazed shiitakes). Another winner is the seared black cod with pozole, avocado and crispy chicharron. Do not miss little-known and festival food dishes, which pepper the menu. Desserts may include date cake with mango.

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