Friday, January 10, 2020

The Churro Waffle

-Grubbing in Chicago  
Mexican-American Diner Food in Irving Park

I actually ate the food in today's post a while ago. We checked out the Churro Waffle back in October of 2018. It was relatively new back then and they seemed to be doing well judging by a decent wait time on our visit. Then they had a fire. A really bad one that prevented them from reopening up until just a month or two ago. I wasn't sure they would ever make it back as it took more than a year to clean it all up and open again. So I'm happy to report this family owned Mexican cafe is back at it.

Locals Favorite in Irving Park

The Churro Waffle sits in a strip mall on Irving Park not far from Horner Park. That's where we went while waiting for a table back in the Fall of 2018. This place got popular fast so it kind of set them off track as far as being able to handle the crowd and all that. Though from what I've heard they used that time as a learning experience and things are now running smoothly on the regular. The Churro Waffle boasts a smallish menu by diner standards. But they still have most all the classics as far as American diner food goes. They also have a few Mexican favorites such as chilaquiles, skirt steak and eggs, and a breakfast burrito. The chilaquiles are really well done. They offer them green or red with your choice of meat including carne asada or carnitas. My wife is more of a chilaquiles fan than I am though we both agreed this is one of our favorite versions in town. The chips stayed crisp.

Carnitas Chilaquiles at The Churro Waffle

I couldn't visit the Churro Waffle and not try their namesake churro waffle. I figured if they're going to put it front and center they must be pretty confident in it's deliciousness. Usually I'm more of a savory person when it comes to breakfast preferences but a churro waffle sounded like something I would enjoy. I did. They take churro mix and press it into waffle form. Cinnamon, sugar, caramel sauce, sea salt caramel ice cream round it all out. I'm very happy they're back bc I wanted this dish multiple times after they had to close down. Open for both breakfast and lunch from 7a to 3p daily.

Churro Waffle at The Churro Waffle 

The Churro Waffle
2845 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 942-7757

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