Marcia got a taste of some of the best Mexican food Chicago has to offer. Friday she and Etta came in to Topolobampo for fine dining lunch. They split classic tortilla soup, crispy skin artic char in mojo de ajo, and barbacoa style black cod from the Sea of Cortez.
Saturday we stopped for lunch in Pilsen at the famed family restaurant Nuevo Leon. I had grilled shrimp in slow cooked garlic with homemade tortillas. I think Marcia had a steak burrito.
Sunday morning Marcia and I went to Maxwell Street for the market, but most importantly, for the homemade Mexican street food. We ate at my friend Jesus’ family’s outdoor restaurant.
We split a quesadilla filled with squash blossoms, a tomato sauce drenched torta of potato and chorizo called a pambosa, a huarache- masa flatbread with al pastor topping, and elote corn with a thick cap of mayo, lime and chile, and a steaming hot styrofoam cup of champurrado.