Subway: Blue to Western(773) 252-5687 irazuchicago.com41.915536 -87.684986 1865 N Milwaukee Ave (at Oakley Ave) Bucktown, Chicago
Lunch, dinner (closed Sun)Average main course: $12
Never tried Costa Rican food? This spot is simple, authentic, cheap, supercasual and friendly—just what the doctor ordered. Start with the hearts of palm salad—tangy stalks on a bed of shredded cabbage tossed in a lime vinaigrette, along with radishes, cilantro, cucumber, pickled beets and ripe avocado. Make it a meal by adding the steak-and-beans “pepito” sandwich and sweet plantains. Bring a bottle of malbec to match, and end the meal with an oatmeal shake (sounds strange, tastes great).