Monday, August 23, 2010

Food Review: Salpicón Restaurant - Chicago, IL

On a recent trip to Chicago, my girlfriend and I sauntered down to the concierge in search of Mexican food in Chicago.  Without hesitation, and with great excitement, the helpful Four Seasons employee directed us to a little place called Salpicón.

After exploring Navy Pier, we jumped in a cab and headed for dinner.  From beginning to end, this was one of the more memorable meals I have had in a while.  We started off in the bar with top-shelf margaritas and a tuna tartar appetizer... both off the charts!  After being seated, we tried the homemade guacamole - once again, top notch. For dinner we each ordered off the menu, although the specials sounded wonderful.  My GF had the Platos Fuertes (sweet potato crusted halibut with a chipotle cream sauce) and I had the Filete de Res en Salsa de Moritas con Hongos (beef tenderloin in a tomatillo-morita sauce).  Both dishes were to-die-for - a lot of heat, but so much flavour.  Our waiter also set us up with wine pairings for our meals; they were fantastic choices.

We finished up with some sipping tequila (Don Julio 1942), which capped the evening of nicely.  Great food, great atmosphere, great service from a knowledgeable waiter... A+ in my books.  I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great Mexican food in Chicago.

1252 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

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