Del Toro | Pilsen/Little Village | Mexican/Southwestern, Bar/Lounge, Classic Bar | Restaurant

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Hours: Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday
Closed Sunday, Monday
Open late: Friday & Saturday till midnight

Price: $

Family-run taqueria and tequila bar.

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On Halsted between Nightwood and the Skylark, there's a little storefront without a sign. You should go in. It's more of a bar with small plates than a straight-ahead restaurant—the menu's drinks side certainly seemed bigger than the food side. Best bet on the former is the pepino margarita: with its cucumber-y freshness and lime-and-chile salted rim, this drink is sunniness in a glass. Another standout for us was a house specialty, the Carne Apache, what our served described as "meat ceviche," served with tortilla chips. The champiniones borrachos ("drunken mushrooms") was also a favorite—think of it as queso fundido with roasted poblano peppers and tender mushrooms. I also enjoyed the lechon taco, another house specialty, with its chunks of pork, soft and salty garlic nubs, and pineapple pieces. This is a great spot for drinking and snacking or winding down an evening. Dessert's available—but a hibiscus margarita and a very sippable San Matias Gran Reserva were a preferred finish for us.

Stefanie Wright

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Price: $

Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, AmEx, Discover

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