In my third installment of What I’ve Been Eating, I am sharing what I ate at three Chicago restaurants: Green Zebra in West Town, Twisted Tapas in Rogers Park and Mercadito in River North. My favorite of the three is Mercadito, Mexican food restaurant.
Green Zebra, West Town (since closed)
For three people and a baby the bill was around $140 with drinks.
|Corn and potatoes|
Twisted Tapas, Rogers Park
Graham and I went to Twisted Tapas for date night recently when we wanted to branch out from our usual sushi place. We had bruschetta, crab cakes, fish tacos, and spicy potatoes with aioli sauce. I liked the crab cakes and spicy potatoes the most. The bruschetta was nothing special and the fish taco was OK.
We didn’t order a lot and drank water so the bill was about $36.
Mercadito, River North
I met Jessie (from Just Jessie blog) at Mercadito for tacos one night and I could not believe how good they were. I mean really good. I had the espada tacos (blackened swordfish with spicy aioli and cabbage-jalapeño slaw) and my mouth is watering just thinking about them now. I paired that with a watermelon margarita (Mi Amiga Sandia on the menu) that I also could use at this moment. I want to go back!
|Mi Amiga Sandia margarita|
We also ordered a trio of salsas with chips. The bill was about $40 each.
Previous restaurant posts:
- Clarke’s, Taverna 750 and Growling Rabbit
- Asahi Roll, Toast, Happy Camper