Authentic Mexican family recipes shine in new West Chicago eatery
Courtesy of Quebrada
A bright, airy space invites the outside in at Quebrada, a new casual restaurant serving authentic Mexican dishes at 1400 S. Neltnor Blvd. in West Chicago (630 520-0615).
Giant pots of yellow sunflowers sit on the ledges of wide windows and set a happy tone, which is highlighted further by painted walls and colorful woven blankets on the backs of wooden chairs and stools.
Owner and Chef Hortencia Guadarrama brings not just trusted age-old recipes from the state of Guerrero on Mexico’s Pacific coast, but 21 years of experience as a restaurateur, earned at sister restaurant La Quebrada in west suburban Aurora.
Befitting its coastal heritage, seafood is well represented on the Quebrada menu, with shrimp served every which way — with a spicy diablo sauce, in fajitas with bell peppers and onions, in-the-shelll with garlic, and even wrapped in bacon and cheese. Fresh snapper, tilapia and catfish are served with a choice of six sauces.
Of course, there’s also a wide range of tacos, burritos, enchiladoas and other Mexican favorites, with asada steak, al pastor pork, chicken and all-veggie options. Soft and warm handmade tortillas accompany most dishes, as do Guadarrama’s deeply flavored dips, sauces and beans.
Margaritas, tequilas and pina coladas are all available to top off an imagine-we’re- in-Mexico experience, as are tall cool glasses of imported beersEdit Module