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We’re going to let you in on a little secret, some of the best Latino food in the whole city can be found in one place…Little Village. Don’t be fooled by their small storefronts or lack of elaborate decor, these places serve up the best in authentic al pastor, pollo and handmade tortillas. Do yourself a favor and check out these hidden gems, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

1. La Chaparrita

2500 South Whipple Street, Chicago, IL

Hands down the best tacos in the city. La Chaparrita dips warmed tortillas in a heated, blended salsa, adding a spoonful of filling, folding them in half and placing them in a covered container until they are soft.

2. La Casa de Samuel

2834 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60623
One word: tortillas. Okay two words: fresh tortillas.

3. Atotonilco

3916 W. 26th St., Chicago, IL 60623
If you’re an al pastor aficionado, Atotonilco is your hook-up. Caramelized meat, a warm corn tortilla, and chiles. When’s lunch?

4. D Chile

3443 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
Handmade tortillas. Any questions?

5. Las Quecas

2500 S Christiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Ever heard of a quesadilleria? Fresh masa is pressed and cooked upon ordering, along with cheese and your choice of filling.

6. El Pollo Real

3835 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60623
Grilled chicken over a charcoal grill, finished off with a generous dose of ancho chile powder, cinnamon and cloves.

7. Delicias Mexicanas

4148 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
The crowning glory of this place is the hot dog con tocino- a hot dog wrapped in bacon and finished off with a generous helping of Mexican toppings.

8. Dona Torta

3331 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
If you’ve never tried a torta, you’re truly missing out. A crispy, toasted bun, filled with meats such as breaded steak, ham and pork, cheese, pineapple and bacon. Yum.

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Call (708) 768-7412