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Cafe Central

Chicago
Cafe Central

1437 W Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60642

There're nothing but good vibes once you step inside this longtime cafeteria, which doubles as one of the city's oldest Puerto Rican restaurants, where the cooks are cranking out homestyle, local favorites such as mofongo and lechon. Regulars enjoy the Mixta plates, which allow you to mix and match your meats with white rice and beans or yellow rice with pigeon peas.