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Dos Diablos Chicago (Illinois. USA)

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Address: 15 West Hubbard Street / Chicago / IL 60654 / USA

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      08.08.2012 23:03
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      Nice friendly Mexican restaurant with tasty food

      Dos Diablos, 15 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

      This restaurant was one of a few we ate in while in Chicago. This one was a treat from my son and his girlfriend and they selected it knowing we all loved Mexican food so it would appeal to us all and it was different from the other places we had eaten at during our stay.

      We walked to the restaurant and it was about 15 minutes from or hotel and quite a pleasant walk along the 'Magnificent Mile' mainly. On arrival we were greeted and welcomed and offered a table inside but we asked to sit outside as it was a great view of Trump Towers and inside was actually quite dimly lit. Had it been winter we would have chosen the darkly lit inside but as it was quite warm we enjoyed the outside.

      The menus like most others we have had this holiday were huge. The drinks were on a small fold out section and included several Mexican cocktails as well as others that were non Mexican. I chose a Margarita cocktail and very nice it was too, very strong as well so after two I had had enough! My son started with a beer and moved on to a Mohito and his girlfriend had a red cocktail, not sure the name but it was pretty powerful as I had a taste of them all. My husband only ever drinks beer so that was his choice.

      As we sat down we were brought a large dish of home made corn chips with a really dark salsa sauce which was very tasty. We decided not to bother with starters having not been able to finish any meal we had ordered anywhere up till then.

      I ordered a combo of chicken and cheese enchilada with a sour cream sauce. I got three enchiladas and the sauce was more cheesy than sour cream but very tasty. My husband ordered a beef and cheese combo enchilada and we both had a small salad on the same plate. The food was tasty and this meal is the one I have come closest to finishing in the time I have been in the USA as it was a sensible size and very tasty too. My husband cleaned his plate.

      My son's girlfriend had a big Chimichanga and didn't manage to finish hers, it was pretty huge. My son went for the triple combo of a taco, an enchilada and a fajita or chimi, I can't remember which but he was able to say which he wanted beef and which chicken and judging by the small amount he left he enjoyed his too.

      Inside the restaurant was set up like a cantina but at the front it had one of those mechanical bulls so I suspect it gets a lot of young groups of people making use of that at week ends. We didn't take up the challenge. It was quite dark and gloomy inside which is why we chose to sit outside.

      The toilets were downstairs and as we have found in most places in the USA they were clean and had paper towels and plenty of toilet paper.

      Our drinks came pretty quickly after we ordered them and a glass of water each was also brought prior to our food ordering. We did have to wait some little time for our food but I take this as a good sign as they are obviously cooking the food fresh. When it gets brought about five minutes after you order it I think that means they have it ready and just microwave it before bringing it out to you which is not so great in my view.

      Now as this was a treat from my son I don't know what the bill came to but looking on line I notice that the Big Chimi costs $16.95, my son's combo which was called 'The Three Amigos cost $15.95 and I think my husband's and mine were about $13.00 each. The drinks were around $6 to $9 each and I think we had about six drinks between us. Of course in the USA you always have to add about 15% tip which does annoy me slightly but 'when in Rome...'

      All in all this was a good Mexican restaurant with tasty freshly cooked meals at a reasonable price. I am ot sure I would want to go on a bust night with lots of people trying out the bucking mechanical bull but on the night we went it was midweek so pretty quite.

      If you are in Chicago then this is a good restaurant f you fancy a Mexican meal for a change. The service was efficient and friendly but not special in any way.

      Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
      ©Catsholiday

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