The move into ‘up-and-coming’ areas 5 years ago seemed great … but most of the areas soon receded into the ‘coming’ and not so much on the ‘up’ … but that is changing – phew! This little gem – Chilapan – just West of Western on Armitage in the Logan Square neighborhood [close to Bucktown ..so if you wanna call it Bucktown I will let you decide] is yet another recent sign of the ‘UP’. A family affair, that provides exceptional Mexican home cooking with some extraordinary flair! All served up in a cosy and colorful little spot, that is BYOB [gotta love that] … easy parking in the area and accessible by public transport. Dishes aren’t what you would call a bargain – but they are certainly value for money – and so TASTY! We will be back again and again and again … thanks M&A for the introduction!
WHERE: 2459 W Armitage Ave (Crn Campbell Ave), Chicago, IL
WHAT: The made to order ‘Guac & Chips‘ creamy and prepared to your desired spice level, the Ceviche, the insanely flavorful Skirt Steak [crazy if you don't get this dish], and LOVE the Green Rice: we had it with the Shrimp; that were cooked to perfection. Last but not least dessert: YUM – someone send me another Chocolate Tamale STAT!
WHEN: They are closed Sunday & Monday. Otherwise they are open from 11 AM – 11Pm, with extended hours on Friday & Saturday until Midnight – call to double-check (773) 697-4597
HOW: Dine-In || Take-Out || BYOB || Reservations & Walk-In