Subway: Pink to 18th(312) 226-265441.857640 -87.669745 1725 W 18th St (between Paulina and Wood Sts) Pilsen, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch (closed Thu)Average main course: $7
At this tiny Pilsen storefront, regulars get special treatment (a.k.a. refried beans, not always on offer), newcomers just get blank stares, and everybody gets the carnitas. Ordered by the pound, the juicy pork is served to you on a platter with nothing but a side of corn tortillas and a spicy salsa verde so that you can concoct your own tacos. Not leaving any part of the pig to waste, the limited menu also includes fresh, warm, delicious pork rinds.