When he’s not whipping up some of the best French food in the city as chef-owner of Le Bouchon, Oliver Poilevey is in the trenches alongside chef and partner Marcos Ascencio (NoMI, Guildhall, Bar Lupo), serving some of the city’s best Mexican fare at this Bucktown taqueria. Inspired by some of Mexico City’s top taco joints, the two opened a space primed for carry-out but welcoming to diners, too, thanks to what will soon be a year-round patio festooned with mural work from Chicago native Rocio Urbano. Take your pick from a medley of signature tacos—namely the Duck Carnitas, a riff on duck a l’orange with date puree, sunchoke-habanero salsa, and Cara Cara oranges, or the Morcillo, a blood sausage taco with
red onion-apple slaw and macha salsa. For dessert, don’t miss the Churros, covered incinnamon-sugar and served alongside crème Anglaise.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order takeout and delivery via Toast.