The Very Best Local Restaurants in Chicago

Don’t they say that the surest path to discovering a place’s culture runs through the stomach? Our Chicago locals feel the same and they’re eager to share their favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, casual spots, fine dining, traditional kitchen, ethnic cuisine and everything in between — all without breaking the bank. When it comes to the best food in town, you’re in safe, expert hands with these restaurants.

Bar Roma – Authentic Roman cuisine

Bar Roma – Authentic Roman cuisine

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“Bar Roma” in Chicago is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area hands down! This is kind of a big deal, since Italian isn’t even my favorite cuisine…

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Bar Takito – Tacos & margaritas

Bar Takito – Tacos & margaritas

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“Bar Takito” in Chicago has some of the best and most creative margaritas in the city. I like it for their happy hour and their avocado pine nut guacamole!

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Bayan Ko – Filipino Cuban cuisine

Bayan Ko – Filipino Cuban cuisine

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“Bayan Ko” in Chicago blends together the Cuban and Filipino cuisines. It’s not a fusion restaurant, but rather a blending of two cultures… It’s BYOB!

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Block 37 – A modern mall

Block 37 – A modern mall

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“Block 37” is a mall that’s accessible both from the blue and red EL lines! I come here for my favorite fashion stores, restaurants and the nice cinema.

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Bulerias Tapas – Lakeview tapas

Bulerias Tapas – Lakeview tapas

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“Bulerias Tapas” is a fantastic spot for everyone to enjoy a bit of Spanish culture and authentic cuisine on the North side of Chicago.

Full Article by Meghan Phillipp

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