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MICHELIN Guide 2017
445 N. Clark St., Chicago 60654
From $75 to $150


This jewel in the Bayless culinary crown welcomes a rush of serious eaters for original south-of-the-border food with an upscale twist. While it may share an entrance and bar with sibling Frontera Grill, that is where the likeness ends. This elegant, terra cotta-lined dining room feels worlds away from the fiesta upfront. Lunches are more laid-back, while dinners feature multi-course tasting menus that demonstrate the full range of this kitchen's capabilities. The regional Mexican fare boasts a panoply of flavors, colors, and textures that are refined yet respect authenticity. The fish a la Talla is unbeatable, rubbed with spicy red chili adobo, grilled over a wood fire, and set in a pool of raw tomato and chile de arbol sauce that is a bright contrast to the spicy fish. Thin, eggy crepas arrive wrapped around crushed caramelized plantains and are drizzled with sticky-sweet homemade cajeta caramel, topped with a dollop of cream, queso fresco crumbles, and quenelle of cajeta ice cream. It is no secret that cocktails here are noteworthy (margarita, anyone?), but teetotalers get equal attention with sweet and tangy agua fresca splashed with tropical juices that will be among the best you've had.

MICHELIN guide inspectors

One MICHELIN Star : High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.
Good standard.

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  • Notable cocktail list
  • Valet parking
  • Private dining rooms

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