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XOCO

449 N. Clark St. (Illinois St.) Send to Phone
312-661-1434 | Order Now! | Menu
Mexican street food with a kick dominates the menu at Rick Bayless’ cozy River North eatery. Watch our exclusive interview with chef Rick Bayless on GAYOT.com's YouTube Channel.
Check out GAYOT.com's review of chef Rick Bayless' cookbook, Fiesta at Rick's.
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XOCO Restaurant Review

: While slightly on the pricier end for a grab-and-go joint, the tab for the slow-braised meats, wood burning oven cooked tortas and fresh guacamole offerings can potentially be justified, depending. A love of spice is almost essential, as many of the meals are rather fiery. Temper the heat of a sandwich like the pepito (braised Creekstone short ribs, caramelized onion, artisan Jack cheese, black beans and pickled jalapeños) with a selection from the guacamole bar, boasting eight toppings. Or wash it down with a fresh fruit agua fresca. Check for rotating lunch items, too. There are glazed churros (pistachio, hazelnut or chocolate-peanut are in rotation); add an espresso shot or some house-made ice cream to a plain version. Also located at 1471 N. Milwaukee Rd., Wicker Park.

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