Chicago's must-try dishes
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Chorizo rellenos: Though you'd be hard-pressed to find anything that isn't delicious at this charming Mexican restaurant (the kind of place where the waiters make fresh guacamole at your table and entrees include scallops with papaya salad and flautas de duck), the chorizo rellenos is an especially flavorful, well-crafted take on a Mexican classic. For $15.95, your plate comes heaped with two massive, roasted poblano peppers that are stuffed with savory chorizo and melted cheese, then fried and doused with a chipotle-tomato sauce. With the addition of the smoky sauce, the blend of tastes and textures -- charred roasted pepper, ultraspicy chorizo, crunchy fried coating -- comes together in a seamless bite of intense flavor. If you already overindulged on the free chips and salsa, you can also opt to have your rellenos stuffed with vegetables. 1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 773-769-1004; 1010 Church St., Evanston, 847-905-1550
- Emily Wickwire