Go for the Guac and More at Chilapan

Pork Chop

The pork chop special was excellent.

I’m always on the hunt for good guacamole and recently discovered some that’s fantastic at Chilapan, a hole-in-the wall sort of place in Bucktown. In fact, the guac was so good that my dining companions and I decided that one order simply wasn’t enough, and we indulged in two!

It’s a good thing we saved a little room though because the main dishes were just as good.  I had the pork special — a thick, well prepared chop served with spinach. We also tried the tilapia and steak enchiladas.  The fish was excellent and the sauce on the enchiladas was good, although the steak meat itself could have been better.

And then came dessert.  Ahh, dessert! Get the flan I say. My mouth waters at the very thought of it, and it was the best I’d had in quite some time.


Guacamole at Chilapan.

Chilapan is a BYOB, which certainly cuts down on costs, but with guac ringing in at $7 a pop for a very small amount, and entrees ranging from $16 to $18, the bill wasn’t as affordable as I’d hoped. The dining space is small and isn’t wheelchair accessible, so if access is important to you, go before the weather changes and plan to eat outside under the El tracks. You’ll be exposed to the sights and sounds of Chicago while you dine.

2459 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 697-4597