Subway: Brown to Western(773) 334-3149 losnopalesrestaurant.com41.964540 -87.688970 4544 N Western Ave (between Sunnyside and Wilson Aves) Lincoln Square, Chicago
Brunch, lunch, dinner (closed Mon)Average main course: $15
The chef/co-owner here is a former cook at the Palmer House Hilton and Heaven on Seven; he is capable of elevating typical taqueria fare. Standouts include the caldo de pollo, a gargantuan serving of Mexican chicken soup served with rice and tortillas (perfect for a chilly night); the ceviche with citrus-spiked tilapia and shrimp; and cactus salad dotted with jicama, avocado and mango-chipotle dressing (perfect for a sweltering night). Expect weekend queues.