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La Cocina Boricua

Chicago
Caribbean Restaurant
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The family behind this mom-and-pop BYOB joint has been serving the community for more than 20 years. During that time, they've pumped out nothing but honest homestyle Puerto Rican cooking at more than fair prices. Known for near-perfect jibaritos as well as the popular gauchitos appetizer, the service here always come with a smile. You're pretty much a regular after one visit.

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