Thursday, July 30, 2015

Susupuato Restaurant, Edgewater, Chicago

I miss my mom's cooking. I miss enchiladas, sopes, tacos, ceviche, everything. The cravings are intensifying. My first attempt at finding the best Mexican food in Chicago started at Susupuato Restaurant in Edgewater. Consider this Stop 1.

We were the only two diners in the restaurant on a Monday evening. 

I ordered gorditas rajas con queso but was told they were out. Bummer. I settled for just veggie gorditas, which means beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. I wasn't sure what to expect, because what I consider gorditas are actually sopes. These were more like sopes in sandwich form. I loved the beans but wished for a little more flavor in the gorditas. I wished there was cotija cheese on the beans or in the gorditas.

Graham chose the fish tacos with extra rice and no beans. How a person could not be a fan of beans I will never understand, but to each his own.

I am told that to find good Mexican food I should go to the Pilsen neighborhood. Sadly, that part of the city is a bit of a drive from our place. Perhaps we've venture there sometime soon. In the meantime, I will look for other Mexican restaurants to try and ask my mom how to make some of her best dishes. I just hope I can do the recipes justice.