El Nuevo Mexicano

what a cute little spot!

the lowdown:

    • ★★★★ cozy dim restaurant + margaritas = trouble. good trouble.
    • $$ (~$15-20 a plate)
    • casual
    • best for twos or fours
    • go for lunch or dinner
    • neighborhood: lakeview
    • street parking // clark/broadway buses

we stumbled here last friday night around 8 and expected to wait awhile, but the hostess squeezed us in quickly after we ordered some drinks at the bar. nice surprise!

but once we sat, nobody. waited. on. us.i had my pitcher of margaritas so i wasn’t too worried, but after everyone around us had appetizers i was getting hangry.

pitchers, pico de gallo, and shots.

so they overcompensated with about 4 waiters consistently checking in on us, and a shot of pomegranate tequila. fine and dandy!

we had the combination fajitas which were fantastic. the margs were good, and everyone else’s dishes around us seemed phenomenal. (it’s quite cozy in there, you make friends after some tequila).

solid staff, food, drinks, prices, atmosphere. i’m a fan!

also – they have a patio. and great vegetarian options. woot.

steak, chicken, and shrimp fajitas

el nuevo mexicano | yelp. | google maps

2914 N Clark St
(between Oakdale Ave & Surf St)
Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 528-2131

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