Best Mexican Restaurants 2010 by Chicago Magazine

iSalpicón!

 

The hardest thing for a chef to do is to show up in the same kitchen day after day, year after year, and continue to excel long after the excitement of a new restaurant has faded. That’s exactly what Priscila Satkoff accomplishes at iSalpicón!, which keeps chugging along after 15 years in Old Town. If you’ve forsaken iSalpicón! for a younger mistress, you’re missing out. The newly remodeled space still has the sharpest Tequila list in town and a menu packed with standouts, such as salmon al hinojo-two delicate grilled fillets on fennel and spinach in a creamy tomatillo-serrano sauce. Prices may have crept up over the years, but so has the graciousness of the staff-and the reliability of Satkoff’s cooking. (Photo) Pastel tres Leches at iSalpicón! 1252 N. Wells St.; Chicago, IL, 312.988.7811