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Tabu in the West Loop is a gigantic Latin American-inspired restaurant from the team behind Recess. The colorful space has pop art, bright furniture, lots of plants, and a roped ceiling that looks like a bunch of shredded paper towel tubes. It’s the kind of loud, crowded place where you order shots with your dinner—but unlike most of these kinds of restaurants, some of the food is pretty good. Like the fried chicken tacos, burger, and shrimp and grits with griddled corn masa and lime morita crema. Plus, they have a long drink menu with over 100 types of tequila and mezcal.

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