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Lalos... what has happened?

DukeFan Apr 26, 2008 04:08 PM

went to lalos on Clybourn for lunch today and was very disappointed. (and the place was nearly empty.) This used to be one of my favorite places for mid-priced mexican but my last two experiences have been bad.

additionally, the downstairs bathrooms were dirty. looks like noone really cares anymore.

any know what's up?

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    gordeaux RE: DukeFan Apr 26, 2008 05:10 PM

    Lalo's has been more about Margaritas than good food for about 10 yrs now. There are HOSTS of other mid priced Mexican joints that cater to those who enjoy a good meal more than alcohol, refried beans, and ground beef tacos.

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    1. re: gordeaux
      Matt Odwyer RE: gordeaux Apr 27, 2008 04:14 PM

      We had some great Mexican last week just east of Harlem & Irving, I think it's called Sabor Ixtapa on Forest Preserve Drive by Quiznos.

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      rubinow RE: DukeFan Apr 28, 2008 12:46 PM

      I don't think I've ever had a good meal at Lalo's except for the original in the Pilsen hood. The other locations are just so watered down. They are the last on my list.

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        nu_sue RE: DukeFan May 4, 2008 12:25 PM

        Had a bad experience there 5 years ago and never been back, This was when we use to go there 2x a week. There are better out there.

        1. Chew on That RE: DukeFan May 7, 2008 09:17 AM

          Lunch time might not be their prime time. I went there for a birthday dinner last eyar and it was fabulous. LOVED their margaritas!

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            anderhous RE: DukeFan May 9, 2008 12:19 AM

            The Berwyn location on Harlem is consistently good.

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              gordeaux RE: anderhous May 9, 2008 07:05 AM

              I was there a few weeks ago, and the bottled beer is ice cold ;-)
              Seriously though, the steak I had on my tampiquena was ok. For the price though, La Quebrada blows Lalo's away.

              1. re: gordeaux
                anderhous RE: gordeaux May 24, 2008 01:54 AM

                Where's La Quebrada?

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                  gordeaux RE: anderhous May 24, 2008 02:03 PM

                  4859 W Roosevelt Rd
                  (708) 780-6976

                  It's a dive, but it is full service, and...HOMEMADE TORTILLAS!!!

                  1. re: gordeaux
                    anderhous RE: gordeaux May 24, 2008 08:11 PM

                    Thanks for the info, Gordeaux!

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