Chilango Mexican Street Food: A restaurant with delicious food

By Jacqueline Martinez ’20

Chilango Mexican Street Food is located in 1437 W. Taylor St. It has neighborly staff, amazing decor, and mouthwatering food.  

When you walk in, you are instantly greeted by the waiter with a smile. The waiter was patient because the waiter let me take my time to decide what to order. Not only is the waiter friendly but also the workers. For example, a lady had her hands with bags of food, and a worker offered to help her in a generous manner.

Not only was the service amazing but so was the decor. The walls have art on the walls and beautiful design that represents mexicans. They had like quotes that would be something a mexican person would say about food; it’s funny. It is very modern. They are really clean because they have a place where you can put the dirty dishes. They had water in a container so customers would put their spoons, forks, or knifes inside so they would not be that dirty.

I ordered a steak torta with a mango smoothie to drink. The torta of steak included tomato, lettuce, cheese, and avocado. The bread was toasted, warm, and had a nice crunch to it. I was a little disappointed that it was small, but it was well done. Also, the torta included a soup, chips, and the torta price is $7.95. The torta had a good amount of cheese; it was the right amount. The torta had chicken soup that was really good because it was a small amount but had the right flavor that went really well with the torta. The smoothies were not sweet at all but not plain as well. The mango smoothies tasted natural and did not needed more sugar.

A satisfies customer said,  “Looking for a quick delicious taco spot? This is the spot!!! There tacos are authentic and flavorful…. There chips and guacamole is light and fresh… Chips are salted perfect… I lucked up on this place and did not disappoint!!! I will be back.” I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to try new things to try their food. I will be back as well.

  • Hours: Sun-Thr 11a.m.-10p.m.
  • Phone: 312-846-6216
  • Address: 1437 W Taylor St. ste 1