The Guide: Pilsen (Check out our guide to Pilsen, a Chicago neighborhood where vibrant new bars and farm-to-table spots are popping up alongside decades-old Mexican homestyle restaurants and taquería joints. See a dozen places to eat and drink.
The original El Cortez was located in Blue Island, but has now branched off into 2 locations. Since the split, I have only been to the Mokena location, but the quality and menu are identical to the original. The food is beyond description. Best Mexican food on the planet (including Mexico). Ole'!