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  • Post #31 - June 19th, 2018, 7:40 am
    Post #31 - June 19th, 2018, 7:40 am Post #31 - June 19th, 2018, 7:40 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I've heard good things about Mesa Urbana in Northbrook, but I'm still yet to check it out.

    We've enjoyed Mesa Urbana. It's a bit pricey when you compare it to nearby Monica's (our favorite in the area) or Los Huaraches (just a couple doors down, and solid but nothing amazing). They're obviously going for more of a Bayless-like experience than taqueria. Good drinks menu, tasty food. Haven't been there in months, need to get back there. I'd tried to suggest it for the North Lunch group, but lacking a lunch-specific menu, it's a little high priced for lunch.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #32 - August 28th, 2019, 5:32 pm
    Post #32 - August 28th, 2019, 5:32 pm Post #32 - August 28th, 2019, 5:32 pm
    LAZ wrote:I have not been there in some time, but I always used to like El Tipico. In the food scale, it falls somewhere in between wholly authentic and Wholly Frijoles, with nicer atmosphere. I recommend the queso tejano, a huge gooey concoction of melted cheese with sausage, peppers, onions and cilantro, served with tortillas for scooping.

    El Tipico
    847/676-4070 Skokie
    3341 W. Dempster St., Skokie

    Several friends have told me that it recently closed. The Google also reports it permanently closed. No answer on the telephone.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #33 - August 28th, 2019, 8:10 pm
    Post #33 - August 28th, 2019, 8:10 pm Post #33 - August 28th, 2019, 8:10 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    LAZ wrote:I have not been there in some time, but I always used to like El Tipico. In the food scale, it falls somewhere in between wholly authentic and Wholly Frijoles, with nicer atmosphere. I recommend the queso tejano, a huge gooey concoction of melted cheese with sausage, peppers, onions and cilantro, served with tortillas for scooping.

    El Tipico
    847/676-4070 Skokie
    3341 W. Dempster St., Skokie

    Several friends have told me that it recently closed. The Google also reports it permanently closed. No answer on the telephone.

    Oh no! This was a staple when I worked in Skokie, and is one of the closest restaurants to where my sons live.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #34 - August 29th, 2019, 3:28 pm
    Post #34 - August 29th, 2019, 3:28 pm Post #34 - August 29th, 2019, 3:28 pm
    Aww too bad about El Tipico. I convinced my ex wife that the queso chihuahua she was eating was from the dog and managed to not be murdered in my sleep.
  • Post #35 - August 29th, 2019, 4:13 pm
    Post #35 - August 29th, 2019, 4:13 pm Post #35 - August 29th, 2019, 4:13 pm
    La Donita
    598 Potter Rd, Des Plaines

    While this little Oaxacan restaurant might not be plain Mexican it does do Mexican just fine.

    It never hurts to have a little extra variety. :)

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    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #36 - August 29th, 2019, 5:25 pm
    Post #36 - August 29th, 2019, 5:25 pm Post #36 - August 29th, 2019, 5:25 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    LAZ wrote:El Tipico
    847/676-4070 Skokie
    3341 W. Dempster St., Skokie
    Several friends have told me that it recently closed. The Google also reports it permanently closed. No answer on the telephone.
    For the most geographically convenient replacement, a casual semi-authentic (they have cemitas but no tripa or lengua, keeps me away) small family owned spot opened very late last year.
    My Little Kitchen - Mexican
    4031 Dempster, Skokie 60076
    (847)324-9912

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