-Eating like a Mayan King in the Windy City
Chicagoland is an international melting pot with a heavy Mexican influence these days. The area is flooded with taqueria's and family owned sit-downs where you can sample some cusine that wasnt all that popular some 30 years ago. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo this year we eat Mexican food all month long. If you were wondering where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year in Chicago, I got the spot.
Maxwell Street Market on a Sunday
Instead of jumping from bar to bar drinking Corona and cheap shots of tequila and not remembering any of it or the Papa Johns pizza you consumed afterwards you can go check out Chicago's Maxwell Street Market. Eat some authentic Mexican food and explore a part of Chicago's history. Maxwell Street Market has changed over it's 100+ years as new rushes of people come to Chicago. These days it provides an authentic feel of Mexico without ever leaving the city.
The food though! Now that's what draws so many from all different backgrounds and keeps them coming back. Maxwell Street Market is a great place to eat Mexican food in one of the best cities you can eat it in. So you know you're going to be eating well when you do. You're not going to find many burritos and there are no Doritos Locos Tacos here. Well you may see a really nice old lady selling burrittos but if you do they'll be like those found in the Northern Mexico state of Durango. There's no lettuce, sour cream and tomatoes served there. Just beautiful small handmade flour tortillas filled with authentic Mexican dishes like chicharrons or birria. You wont find any tacos topped with cheddar cheese but you may indulge in a quesadilla made with Oaxaca cheese. So much better!
Rubi's Tacos at Maxwell Street market
Since Cinco de mayo falls on a Sunday this year, the Market is sure to be extra special. Performances will be given and people will be jolly. Maybe I'll see you there! Free parking on Sundays soon! Chicago is one of the top 5 cities with a heavy population of Mexican immigrants in America. I've long argued it's one of the best places to eat Mexican food in the world. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo we will have features on it all month long. So please stay tuned. Plenty of tacos and some surprises to come.
Maxwell Street Market
800 S. Desplaines
Chicago, IL 60607