On Halsted between Nightwood and the Skylark, there's a little storefront without a sign. You should go in. It’s more of a bar with small plates than a straight-ahead restaurant—the menu's drinks side certainly seemed bigger than the food side. Best bet on the former is the pepino margarita: with its cucumber-y freshness and lime-and-chile salted rim, this drink is sunniness in a glass. Another standout for us was a house specialty, the Carne Apache, what our served described as "meat ceviche," served with tortilla chips. The champiniones borrachos ("drunken mushrooms") was another favorite for us—queso fundido with roasted poblano peppers and tender mushrooms. I also enjoyed the lechon taco, another house specialty, with its chunks of pork, soft and salty garlic nubs, and pineapple pieces. This is a great spot for drinking and snacking or winding down an evening. Dessert's available—but a hibiscus margarita and a very sippable San Matias Gran Reserva were a preferred finish for us.
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