Trolling for Tamales in Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood
Your quest ends at the hub of Chicago's vibrant South Side Latino quarter, amidst the murals and cathedrals that make up Pilsen. Nuevo Leon Restaurant is so bright, you've gotta wear shades. Inside and out, the crayola=dream paint job and neon lighting only begin to prepare one for the brilliant bash awaiting your tastebuds. Waitresses in pouffy green and white dresses serve up steaming, spicy hot tamales following a round of complimentary soup and salsa that pepper-novices should work their way up to before attempting. Handrolled from fresh-tasting corn tortillas, these babies are bursting at the seams with succulent red pork chile. Grab a sixer of Negra Modelo before relishing Pilsen's BYOB treasure.