I hail from the Isles of the South Seas and had my 1st taste of jerk chicken/turkey/ribs at JAMAICAN ME HUNGRY on my very 1st visit to Chicago just in December. What an WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!! Simply amazing and delicious!!! The meats were soft and soo full of flavor!! The candied yams were just so tasty and ripened plantain on side was a really nice touch (reminded me of home, made the way I like). The staff and owner, Eddie, were very welcoming and friendly. I absolutely loved the reggae music playing in background! I totally LOVED IT!!! #MeLove #JamaicanMeHungry It truly is THEEE #BestJamaicanFoodInTownTrust this island girl, you will LOVE IT!!! That's right folks! Try this spot and taste the BEST JAMAICAN FOOD in town!!MENU:Jerk Chicken/Rib Tips/Shrimp/Catfish/Tilapia...Curry Chicken/Shrimp/Goat...Escovitch Red Snapper, Salmon, Turkey Tail, Oxtail, Brown Stewed Chicken, Candied yams, Plantains...**Sides: Red Beans & Rice, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, White Rice, Cabbage and Carrots...They have just added Jerk Tacos, Jerk Chicken Salad, Jerk Shrimp and a whole lot more. Stop in to see their latest additions. I recommend you call ahead and place your orders. Ohhhh and mention my review/name to get $2 off on a whole jerk chicken! Their hours of operation:Monday-Saturday 10am -10pm Sunday 11am - 7pmPhone (773)952-2121.Catering is available...
My dining partner and I have enjoyed years of great food and drink in Chicago and Los Angeles, and our overall impression of Revival was simply this: "we had to find a bad one sooner or later!"- there were other seats, but they seated us directly under a large, unfiltered skylight at 1pm -- lots of squinting!- the room was a cacophony of sound; all right angles and hard surfaces, so everyone was raising their voices to be heard.- we left much of our meal unconsumed: an over-salted bloody mary, an "odd, sort of tex-mex" eggs benedict, chips that tasted heavy and bland, and nutella pancakes that had no flavor beyond the nutella itself.- we were surrounded by waitstaff chatting with each other and friends at tables, and couldn't get a check without resorting to unsubtle methods.In short, you can do better.
02/27/2017Moe's Cantina River North
That guac! My god, that guac.I'm always impressed when a space impresses, and Moe's Cantina is gigantic, beautiful and comfortable. It's got a Mexican-border feel to it, with epic southern art everywhere.And I mean everywhere. This spot keeps going and I saw tables for two to 15 people. If you need to sit and want to eat, I imagine this place will do it for you, even when it gets busy.Now, I was there only for lunch, so cannot talk about the nighttime activities, but I loved what I saw. Classic menu of Mexican eats, including damn delicious guac and chips (do not miss the guac) and a lobster roll with a serious kick. Damn. Service was good and we were checked on often and I left away feeling full and very happy. If you're in the River North area, it's a solid spot to check out.
Just finished our super delicious meal! Had the tomahawk rib eye with augratin potatoes and organc spinach salad with key lime pie for desert all of which were super delicious. Our waiter, the ex scuba diver , did an outstading job. Table service top notch with clean forks and knives with each course. Table swept clean, and if you leave your table during your meal, you will return to a folded napkin. Hostess kindly explained the local history of the building and neighborhood. I had to look hard to find fault, but being from old school service, I prefer my water and or drink glass to be removed from the table for refilling rather than reach across with a pitcher but that's just me. Enjoyed our first visit here and would definitely recommend.
I'd live at this place if they'd let me. (Also if it weren't bizarre to have some random white girl sitting at a table 24/7.) They have an extensive menu of tortas- like, dozens upon dozens of them, all named after soccer (futbol) stuff. Every single thing we've ever ordered there had been delicious. Although, to be fair, I've only ever tried stuff of of other people's plate. My one true love is the Taco Pionero, an amalgamation of every meat, every cheese, and every add-in you can imagine (like cactus. Cactus!) Served with warm tortillas and a horchata big enough to serve a family of four, it's divine.Plus, my two year-old loves their ham and cheese quesadilla appetizer. And at 2 bucks a pop, that's a cheap date.
THE BEST Hispanic Restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood! This is authentic Mexican food, plus they have a few other, non-ethnic choices on their menu. El Ranchito in Avondale is clean, cozy and family-oriented for eating in, and their delivery is very fast and dependable, always arrives hot and delicious. They are also open very late, for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery. They will make your food to order, just let them know what you want!The staff speaks English and Spanish, and are very friendly and accomodating.Compared to restaurants I've been to in neighboring Logan Square, Avondale's El Ranchito is more economical, better-quality, and friendlier than any Hispanic restaurant I've been to.
I've never actually eaten in the restaurant. Instead, I've mainly used the delivery service which is excellent. They have always been extremely prompt, the delivery people have been polite, and the food has always been good. I will say the guacamole is a little inconsistent (great some days, less flavorful others) but that's just the sign of fresh food. The steak tacos are consistently awesome, and the refried beans are just like I used to get in northern Mexico. Excellent food, GREAT delivery hours, and good service make this a great deal and place to eat.