Subway: Blue, Red to Washington; Red to Lake; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph(312) 781-3385 fronterafresco.com41.909706 -87.648357 111 N State St, seventh floor (at Washington St) Loop, Chicago
Lunch (closed Sun)Average main course: $8
Marshall Field’s-turned-Macy’s has brought celeb chef Rick Bayless into the fold with this food-court counter. You’ll find tortas, huaraches, quesadillas, tamales, salad and soup, all of which counter most fast-food notions. But we’re biggest fans of the torta Cubana, and all of its smoked pork loin and applewood bacon glory. At $7 for a creative Loop lunch, don’t be surprised if lines rival Frontera Grill’s queues.