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- 66%Local Culture
- 58%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%Family Travelers
- 58%Business Travelers
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- Frontera GrillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
Getting in required a wait in line but it was oh so worth it. The menu is alway changing, but try something with mole, a savory chocolate sauce. You can start of lunch with mango guacamole and a winter green salad. Oh. I want to be there now!Recommended for:
- Frontera GrillMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsJul 18, 2013
Rick Bayless's Frontera Grill lives up to the hype and delivers high quality and tasty Mexican food. The guacamole is the best I've ever had and the steaks are tender and flavorful. For dessert, I would highly recommend the Flan with candied bacon.
- Frontera GrillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jun 12, 2013
Famed Rick Bayless restaurant serving up delicious Mexican fare. While getting a reservation is tricky, you can always grab a seat at their festively decorated bar.
I was looking for something light, so I had the chipotle mushrooms with tortillas and a signature margarita for lunch. The mushrooms had an amazing flavor and spice to them.
Will definitely be back to try their dinner!Recommended for:
- Frontera GrillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersGreen TravelersJul 18, 2013
Ricky Bayless is a Master of Mexican foods. This place definitely delivers flavorful plates and unique mexi-dishes! Pricey and probably not worth a wait but still great food!
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- Frontera GrillAmbassadorJun 13, 2014
I've been waiting years to eat at a Rick Bayless restaurant, so it was the first restaurant reservation I made after booking my flight to Chicago. It did not disappoint. Yummy blackberry margaritas, followed by slightly spicy guacamole and refreshing tropical ceviche. I didn't love my grilled fish, though I probably just selected the wrong entree. It wouldn't stop me from returning again and again though.Recommended for:
- Frontera GrillFirst to ReviewApr 13, 2013
Quite honestly, I was somewhat skeptical with the idea of "fancy" Mexican food but Rick Bayless and the Frontera Grill was able to make me think, "wow, this is like tasting Mexican food again for the first time."
Being from California, this is quite a feat.
The must have item here is definitely the Chicken Mole, it brought a complexity of flavor that was hard to beat.
- Frontera GrillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 24, 2013
Rick Bayless, the chef of Frontera Grill, is well known for winning Top Chef Master, having a TV show, and writing numerous cookbooks. Frontera Grill is a casual Mexican restaurant in Chicago that gets very busy, so reservations are highly recommended well in advance. The restaurant has fun and colorful paintings and sculptures all over. In terms of food, the ceviches are good, but the guacamole is the must try. The mole dishes and anything with beef are the way to go in terms of entrees and go great with a margarita or horchata. Be prepared for a spicy kick and strong flavors, no matter what you order. Definitely save room for the duo flan. The staff is attentive, but the entrees took quite awhile to arrive. Tables are placed pretty close together, so it gets loud and you don’t have much privacy, but all in all, this is a good place to go for Mexican food in Chicago.