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Good Puerto Rican Food in Chicago Suburbs?

swschmidt Apr 22, 2009 07:31 AM

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

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  1. nsxtasy RE: swschmidt Apr 22, 2009 08:53 AM

    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.


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      libgirl2 RE: swschmidt Apr 28, 2009 07:26 AM

      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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        LikestoEatout RE: libgirl2 Apr 28, 2009 07:51 AM

        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.

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          libgirl2 RE: LikestoEatout Apr 29, 2009 04:03 PM

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

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        Lillian RE: swschmidt May 6, 2009 08:32 AM

        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.


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          LaBori RE: swschmidt Mar 18, 2010 01:49 PM

          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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            bon oeuf RE: LaBori Apr 2, 2010 06:45 PM

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

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              LikestoEatout RE: LaBori Apr 3, 2010 03:14 AM

              Yes! Please keep us posted on when you open!

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                wineaux RE: LaBori Apr 3, 2010 06:25 AM

                Yes, looking forward to trying something new!!

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                  RODRIGUEZ RE: LaBori Apr 24, 2010 03:06 PM

                  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

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                  dynamicbroker RE: swschmidt Apr 26, 2010 08:16 AM

                  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 www.la-bori.com 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 chefwil@la-bori.com

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                    bon oeuf RE: dynamicbroker Apr 29, 2010 10:36 AM

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

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                      libgirl2 RE: dynamicbroker May 2, 2010 12:14 PM

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

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