This is a true mom and pop Mexican restaurant. Everything I’ve ever eaten here has been fantastic. Banana leaf tamales are moist and flavorful. Best I’ve ever had. Their mole is rich and packed with rich flavor expected in a homemade sauce. Margaritas are inexpensive, as is the rest of the menu. Don’t forget to try queso fundido.
This place is a real gem! The food here is outstanding! You definitely need to give it a try if your in the area. I love the tacos here and the soups are amazing. You truly feel satisfied when you leave. I will definitely come back here again!
Amazing!! The food here is healthy and so very delicious. This was my first time here and I would definitely be back. The environment is lovely and super friendly. I’m so glad that I found this restaurant on Yelp! In the past, when I’ve had a taste for Mexican food, I’d go near me to Lalo’s. But, the drive to Grand Ave for this place is absolutely worth it. And, oh, the margaritas are legit the best. 100% recommend.
With so few restaurants open in Chicago lately, we were excited to find a Mexican restaurant with an outdoor patio. The tables were socially distanced, and the patio was clean and fun. The music and atmosphere was great, and our waiter was extremely friendly. No beers on tap, which was unfortunate. The food was fantastic, highly recommend trying the steak with whatever dish you choose.
I’ve realized that many locals don’t typically explore other neighborhoods in Chicago. Well, Rosa J. is a freak of nature and enjoys being on foot or using public transportation to find great, affordable eats and shops in all kinds of neighborhoods (certainly safety first). However, when her laziness calls, she jumps on hubby’s work vehicle. They headed to “La Flor De Acapulco,” on the corner of Grand and McVicker, near Austin Ave. I found this place via Yelp when I was scouting what was around by one of the properties I was looking at back in June 2015. We prepared with enough cash (cash-only establishment) and kept an empty stomach (because Mexican food will get you stuffed). Street parking is free on the weekend, so let’s go! This place is pretty hole-in-the-wall, but that means awesome food is to come, isn’t it? Menu is surprisingly extensive, so narrowing down to one (1) entree of my choice was rather difficult. I saw a picture of pozole verde on Yelp. As I was trying to finalize my biggest food decision for the day, hubby shouted out “pozole verde” to the server. That was alright because Rosa J. also had “tampiquena” in mind. I was impressed by the condiments that came with the pozole verde: a large piece of chicharron (pork rind), half avocado, a tortilla, diced radish and other usual components that other Mexican restaurants would offer (diced onion, diced jalapeño, and lime). I sampled some of it with hubby’s permission: hearty, delicious, satisfying. Nevertheless, I believe I’ve made a wise choice to have tampiquena instead. Although I wish the skirt steak could be made a bit more tender, I was glad I didn’t fall into the Mexican-food coma if I consumed that big bowl of pozole verde. Service was friendly. If you need anything, ask because the servers will be concentrating on watching “La Rosa de Guadalupe” or whatever soap opera or variety show that is on at the moment. Once again, “La Flor De Acapulco” is cash only, and our total after that crazy Chicago tax was about $25. Based what was posted on the front entrance, their hours are Sundays to Saturdays, 1100 hour to 2200 hour. I will have to come back for their pozole verde when I experience an extreme starvation.
Today was a chilly day so decided good day for some caldos! I ordered caldo de Res, it was good and hot. Also ordered the red pozole. It was meh. I loved all the trimmings especially the chicharrón but as far as the flavor it was just meh. Nothing stood out and if I return I would probably try something else off the menu.
We stopped in for a bite before going to see the Lion King ( 80s Baby 90s Raised me 🙂 ) Anyway, this is an authentic Mexican Restaurant. There’s two sides which I didn’t know. We sat in the smaller area across from the Bar. Place could use some renovation. But nonetheless the food was Good! I had a steak chimichunga. My friend had the same thing but didn’t want anything but steak and cheese. They mixed up our orders but gave us our shots on the house & shit poppers! Thank You very nice way to compensate for the inconvenience. The chips they gave for the dip were a bit too hard for our liking(not sure if they were stale or just how they make them) but the red sauce was soooo good! Overall, I would say if you want a quick tasty bite and are nearby go check them out! Delicioso!
Very good food! Real homemade mexican food that fits any budget! Friendly wait staff and alcohol drinks are tasty not watered down. Food is made to order and they can accommodate anything in the menu for you. Loved the rustic patio, so clean and spacious and comfortable too. I had my kids and husband with me and it was great. Even my kids loved the food. Bathrooms are very clean as well. A must!
The house named nachos with crabmeat are worth the trip every time. It’s one of the best Mexican dishes I’ve ever had. I’m in no way endorsing the entire catalog…it’s sketchy at best. But, the house themed nachos are simply magnificent.