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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.


 
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XOCO, Chicago, IL

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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