Tying French and Mexican Together

Jacquelyn Yeo

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Mexique

Mexique

People who love to eat Mexican and French food will love to check out Mexique. The restaurant resides in the Noble Square neighborhood, and is owned and operated by Chef Carlos Gaytan. Chef Carlos takes the traditional French techniques and give it his own twist with an artist blend of flavors and textures.

My favorite lunch dish there is the fish tacos. Made with tilapia and a delicious slaw top with a Chipotle Aioli and black moledo batter.  For the dinner menu I really enjoy the Tartara De Carne, with caper Guacamole and  topped with a perfectly poached egg. Their desserts are lovely too; I recommend the enchiladas which are crepes filled with chocolate ganache and topped with Anglais vanilla bean ice-cream.

Everything Chef Carlos makes in his kitchen seems to be magic in your mouth. He has this great talent for knowing what foods go together and how to make the plates look artistic and worth your time and money. I believe he puts his heart into his food, and it shows in everything from the fine decor of the restaurant to the dishes he creates on the plate.

I know people who have dined here feel they have had a great dining experience. I would strongly recommend this restaurant if you would like to try some French and Mexican food that blend together so smoothly that it will leave you wanting to return and bring some friends. If I had to sum it up it a few words it would be this. Mexique is fancy French Mexican with a flare.

Mexique is located at 1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Il 60622.

To contact the restaurant call (312) 850-0288 or visit their website http://www.mexiquechicago.com.

Jacquelyn Yeo is a recent certificate culinary graduate of Kendall College, and has started her own blog and demo videos on Asian cuisines. Being a stay-at-home-mother, Jacquelyn has the great privilege of staying at home to care for her family, and pursue her dreams of blogging about her favorite foods and recipes, as well as writing restaurant reviews on yelp. She has a great love and passion for helping people learn how to cook their favorite foods, but also enjoys going out to try different restaurants. Jacquelyn tries to select restaurants that would be worth the time and money, because I don't have the luxury to waste time and money on food and service that might be just okay.