"Chilapan is worthy. Chef Jorge Miranda has a deft hand with the chili pods ... you get a lot of flavor and dimension from the chilies without tongue-numbing burn."
—David Hammond, LTH Forum, Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ
"Jorge Miranda’s cheerful corner spot strays from the taco-tostada trail with novel dishes such as pork tenderloin splashed with a green pumpkin seed mole and grilled chicken breast, shrimp, or steak piled into a molcajete along with strips of cactus and a spirited arbol-tomatillo salsa."
"We barely suppressed our smirks when our server confided that the only restaurant in Chicago that could compete with Chilapan was Topolobampo. Oh, reeeally? As the food, by chef Jorge Miranda, started to arrive, however, we grew humbler."
"A restaurant putting out this quality of Mexican food has no business being so humble and unknown. Which is why it will probably be on everybody’s radar soon." (Critics' Pick)
"Though the space is snug and the El may be raging directly above, the flavor-packed menu will grab every ounce of your attention."
We change our menu frequently. But there are some dishes that are so beloved by our guests that they return from time to time. Those same guests have asked if we would email them when their favorite dishes are back on the menu. If you wish to be alerted, too, just let us know: