Surprisingly it exists in more than one place! Aside from Rick Bayless' establishments, there is Zocalo. In one sentence: We LOVED it! Such a wonderful surprise! Upscale dining with mid level prices! Here's what we had:
I started with a margarita flight sampler which I recommend that came with a citrus margarita, house margarita and sangria (which I had to have another glass of! Best sangria I've ever had!)
We also started with the trio of guacamole! (love all the trios!) It included a regular, a roasted spicy one and a papaya one! All were super yummy and they were served with tortilla, taro and plantain chips.
For our entrees, Sim got beef enchiladas. He loved them!
And if we didn't eat enough, we ordered dessert thinking we'd only have a bite or two. Well, we ate almost all of it!!! It was a flourless chocolate cake (that was so warm and gooey!) with dulce de leche ice cream and toasted pumpkin seeds! Heavenly!!
So next time you are in Chicago, run to Zocalo!! It's on the corner of Orleans street and Ontario.