I get excited every time a new restaurant on Chicago Avenue opens and I have been waiting for this restaurant to open for awhile. I finally noticed that it opened last week. Calavera is a new Mexican restaurant is and it opened last Thursday in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.
The word calavera most often refers to the decorative skulls associated with the celebration of Día de los Muertos, (Day of the Dead) an annual Mexican tradition that honors the deceased.
I stopped by for a late lunch and was able to sample a few items on their menu. They offer several different appetizers that each have their unique twist and all are homemade. I tried the Queso Fundido for an appetizer per our server’s recommendation and it was tasty! This yummy starter is melted cheese, chorizo and onions served with chips and tortillas. They also have homemade salsas on the table that you can add to your dish to kick up the spice.
For the main course I had the Steak Fajitas and my husband had the Pescado a la Deracruzana which is grilled tilapila in a salsa sauce with rice. I tried both dishes and my favorite was the steak fajitas.
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