5 Rabanitos

Perfect For: Big Groups BYOB Casual Weeknight Dinner
PHOTOS: Sandy Noto

5 Rabanitos is a casual restaurant in Pilsen putting out some seriously great Mexican food. It’s affordable, BYOB, and yes, it’s another place owned and operated by someone who worked for Rick Bayless. Despite the the cheesy neon signs in the window, they’re actually pretty big on aesthetics here, and they take the plating nearly as seriously as the cooking. There’s a great selection of tacos and a huge vegetarian menu, and their ahogada torta with carnitas (a carnitas torta served in a spicy chile broth) is so spicy it might induce hallucinations. It’s also one of the best things to eat in Chicago

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