Due to a lack of substantive intellectual content today, you will get to see last night’s dinner, consumed the Sol de Mexico restaurant in an isolated part of west Chicago. It isolation is good, though, because the food was absolutely fantastic and yet it wasn’t hard to get reservations. Some of the finest Mexican food I’ve had in this town—certainly better than that of the much-vaunted Frontera Grill. (The menu is here, and Yelp ratings here.)
The unprepossessing storefront on North Cicero Avenue. The restaurant is famous for its moles.
and a soup, which was fabulous:
The main course (I had my lamb rare):
I didn’t ask the server for the names of the 28 ingredients, but it was an extremely complex sauce. Besides the potatoes, which were fabulous, and encased in a tortilla cub, the vegetables consisted of three green beans and a sprig of parsley:
I forgot to photograph the homemade flour tortillas, which were superb.
For libations, I brought a bottle of fine Portuguese red (corkage was $10, but they didn’t charge it because they liked us).
This place is highly recommended if you want an upscale but not overpriced Mexican meal in Chicago. Skip the Frontera Grill and come here. Service was also immensely friendly and attentive.
*A Professor Ceiling Cat Recommendation™*