Subway: Pink to 18th(312) 829-155041.857823 -87.659525 1315 W 18th St (between Throop St and Blue Island Ave) Pilsen, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $7
When it comes to truth in advertising, this 18th Street counter-service spot is 50% on target. Pollo: check. Express: well, that’s debatable. However lackadaisical the service, it’s serious about the first part: The roasted bird is the only main available, in half or whole size, plain or adobado (the latter, spiced version is the way to go). Legs and thighs are moist, and the drier rest is easily spruced up with fresh, warm tortillas, fluffy rice, porky beans and pickled onions.