Las Palmas


1835 W. N. Ave.,
United States,

Located in Wicker Park, this Mexican bar and café is known for its well-balanced margaritas and its guacamole, which is prepared tableside and often hailed as the best in Chicago. Seating is available in the main dining room, known as la cueva (the cave) because of its dim lighting, as well as outside on the patio. Surrounded by local and international art, patrons enjoy drink menu highlights such as the cucumber-lime pepinada (cucumber field), the pomegranate margarita, and for daring drinkers, an impressive selection of top-shelf tequilas. Visitors also enjoy occasional live music and weekly events like $5 sangria Tuesday.