El Rinconcito Latino Restaurant & Cafeteria
This suburban staple is actually owned by the same family as fellow traditional favorite Jacalito, and is big on homey Mexican proteins like cochinita pibil, chorizo, lengua, and beef cheek. But even for non-adventurous eaters, the tacos, rice, and beans here are as good as you’ll find at any California hole-in-the-wall. Many of the locations scattered in the western suburbs offer outdoor seating, if you feel like some fresh air with your frijoles. Just don’t plan on doing much after your meal—nobody’s ever described this joint’s cuisine as “light.”
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order takeout and delivery online.