Subway: Red to Loyola(773) 274-77880.000000 0.000000 1515 W Devon Ave (between Greenview and Bosworth Aves) Devon Avenue, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $7
Wind through the aisles of this “food mart” to the rear corner and you’ll find a dozen tables, a friendly counterman and a wall lined with brightly colored signs touting house specialties. (Grab an English menu from the counter if your Spanish is weak.) The Cuban sandwich is among the best in town; pork-filled tamales, crunchy bacalao (salt cod), the roasted pork dinner with yellow rice, and garlicky green and caramelized sweet plantains are all must-haves, too. Top off the meal with a round of the perfectly rich and slightly sweet café con leche.