Subway: Blue to Logan Square(773) 395-0505 elcid2.com41.929145 -87.707421 2645 N Kedzie Ave (between Milwaukee and Wrightwood Aves) Logan Square, Chicago
Breakfast, brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $9
This Mexican mainstay has an amazing back patio; potent and fruity margaritas; sweet-as-pie servers; and decent dishes for a nice price. Favorites include tilapia tacos, inky black beans with perfect white rice, plantains with crispy edges and the giant red snapper with crispy coating. The potato tacos keep vegetarians happy, as does the ever-present owner, José, who’s quick to pour tequila shots for newcomers and old friends.