Review of Three Amazing Restaurants in Chicago, Illinois by Chicago Hood Cleaning Pros

Chicago Illinois RestaurantLocated at 823 S State Street in the South Loop area of Chicago, Illinois is TacoMaya.  They use only the freshest ingredients and cook everything from scratch.  The flavors blend authentic Mexican food with fusion items from different cultures.  

Chef Patricio Elizondo was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Mexico City.  He developed a passion for cooking at a young age by watching his parent cook for large family gatherings.  His first job was at the tender age of eight at their family owned business where he was responsible for wiping the tables.  By the time he was fourteen, he was cooking in the kitchen cooking traditional meals as well as creating some meals of his own.  He has a passion for TacoMaya and their incredible team of employees.

Their welcoming atmosphere fines many patrons out for family night.  They also cater to business meetings and are constantly coming up with unique dishes.  They score a star rating of four-point-one with close to eight hundred online reviews.

Taqueria Chignon is located In the Logan Square area of Chicago, Illinois at 2234 N Western Avenue.  It is owned by three men, Sotero Gallegos, Oliver Poilevey, and Marcos Ascencio.  All three spent years in the restaurant industry and banned together to open Taqueria Chignon.Chicago IL Restaurant

Born in Durango, Mexico, Sotero moved to Chicago, Illinois at the age of thirteen.  He started working for the Poilevey family and worked his way to Sous Chef.  He worked with the Poilevey family for years as Executive Chef at their restaurant, La Sardine, that was forced to close down because of the COVID-a9 pandemic.

A native Chicagoan, Oliver started his food career at La Sardine at the age of thirteen.  When he was nineteen, he moved to France and worked on a vineyard.  He traveled all around the United State developing his culinary skills.  

Marcos grew up in Chicago and attended University of Illinois Chicago after graduating from his school.  He eventually attended the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago and took a job with a top Chicago restaurant where he worked for eight years.  Working every station, he learned the restaurant industry’s in’s and out’s before opening Taqueria Chignon with his other two friends.  

Their creative tacos combined with their packaging has become very popular in Chicago.  They have close to three hundred internet posts giving them a four-point-five-star rating.

Chicago IL Restaurant PhotoLocated in Wicker Park in Chicago, Illinois at 1360 N Milwaukee Avenue is Antique Taco.  They serve farmers market style tacos using only the best seasonal and local ingredients.  It is a family business that is minority owned and women owned.

The Creative Director of Antique Taco is Ashley Ortiz.  She had a vision of opening a restaurant that was decorated with antiques.  She loves their rich history and can’t wait to share their stories to the patrons.  Her experience is in events and catering and she views every meal as a celebration.

Chef Rick Ortiz was educated at Kendall College then traveled abroad working in venues all over the world.  He is passionate about using the freshest foods available in the Midwest and combining them with his Mexican heritage.  

Together Chef Ortiz and Ashley have created a warm, fun atmosphere.  Chicagoans come from all over to enjoy their food.  With a four-and-one-half star rating, they have close to one thousand evaluations on the world wide web.

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