5 Rabanitos in Pilsen is one of Chicago’s best Mexican restaurants. So when we found out that they were opening a new spot in McKinley Park, we were excited. And it turns out that we were right to be because Chile Toreado is just as good as it’s predecessor. The menu is similar, with a selection of tacos, entrees (like enchiladas topped with a rich mole), and an incredibly spicy ahogada torta. But there are some differences, like a roasted vegetable tlatlaya that stays magically crispy till the end of time. The space is brightly colored and casual, and exactly where we want to be eating delicious Mexican food.
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