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Apr 22, 2009 07:31 AM

Good Puerto Rican Food in Chicago Suburbs?

Any suggestions for good Puerto Rican food in the Chicago suburbs (West or North?) Thanks.

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  1. Metromix lists 18 restaurants in the Chicago area with Puerto Rican food (although some also feature other Latin American cuisines, e.g. Cuban). None of them are in the suburbs.

    1. Years back, there was a great place in Naperville, I was able to eat the foods I only eat when I head to Dominican Republic, tostones, croquettas de jamon.... but they closed. I would adore to find a place just like that.

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      1. re: libgirl2

        Years ago there used to be a Puerto Rican place in downtown Aurora, 2 young moms and one of their dads did the cooking. Their mofongo and pork products were to die for. I think the restaurant was too much work for them between raising little ones and trying to get top notch fresh produce daily. They only lasted 6 months but all of us who worked in the area still remember all that garlic and such tasty delights. I would support one a new one and I know many who would.

        1. re: LikestoEatout

          Mofongo..... drool....... I like you would support a new place if one were to open in our area.

      2. No. There aren't any good Puerto Rican restaurants in the suburbs. I suggest you travel to the Puerto Rican neighborhoods and eat there. Lots of people like La Brujena; Coco isn't bad either. Division Street between Western and California.


        1. Hi, my name is Awilda and I am working on opening a Puerto Rican restaurant in Naperville borderline Aurora on Rt. 59 by no later than May 1st, 2010. If still interested please let me know and I can give you more details...
          Chef "Wil"

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          1. re: LaBori

            Exciting, Chef Wil! I hope you'll come back and let us know when you're open.

            1. re: LaBori

              Yes! Please keep us posted on when you open!

              1. re: LaBori

                Yes, looking forward to trying something new!!

                1. re: LaBori

                  hola quiero saber si me puedes enviar el nombre y la direcion del restaurante un amigo me informo sobre ustedes y quisiera ir con mi familia

                2. La Bori -Island Grill just opened up - Chef Wil has made her dream come true. Located in Naperville (go figure) minutes from Aurora off I-88 at 1550 N. Rt. 59 Naperville, IL 60563. Next to Estaban's where you can dance salsa on Saturday Nights. Go to or check them out on Facebook. They are featured on the facebook page 365 Things to do in Chicagoland. A great resource for those in or thinking of moving to the Chicagoland area. Email at

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                  1. re: dynamicbroker

                    Good news! I look forward to getting out there. The very best of luck to Chef Wil.

                    1. re: dynamicbroker

                      Do they have a regular menu? I see there is a catering one. But can I just get some take out and eaT?