Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Everyone loves Mexican food but combine it with French technique and Michelin starred phenom, Chef Carlos Gaytan, and expect fireworks. The 110-seat River North eatery (25 in the bar/lounge and 34... Read More
Everyone loves Mexican food but combine it with French technique and Michelin starred phenom, Chef Carlos Gaytan, and expect fireworks. The 110-seat River North eatery (25 in the bar/lounge and 34 seats al fresco) provides a sophisticated and contemporary ambience and a vibrant marriage of Mexican and French cuisine (see French onion soup with poblano peppers, Gruyere and Chihuahua cheese). Put a kibosh on Keto for the night or you'll miss out on freshly baked bread escorted by chicken liver paté, seasonal fruit marmalade. pepita butter, cochinita rillettes, pickled red onions and creamy habanero. Ceviches pulse with additions like charred tomatillos, cactus sorbet and Serrano pepper. Chicharrón de pescado is an impressive presentation of fried fish with salsa Veracruzana and pickled vegetables for two. Fans of the culinary sorcery known as mole should order an Old Fashioned that resonates with Old Forester Bourbon, mole syrup, mole bitters and chile ash.
- New and Popular Restaurants: "In addition to many of Tzuco's signature dishes, the weekend brunch menu offers selections like tacos de pescado and pan de muerto French toast."
- Best for New and Popular Restaurants Because: Chef Carlos Gaytan, the first Mexican-born chef to earn a Michelin star, does not disappoint with the inspired cuisine at Tzuco.