Forastero Restaurant

4.4
9 reviews
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$30 and under
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Korean
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Celebrating our opening in July of 2017 and located just west of the lake; we are thankful for everybody who stopped by this summer and are looking forward to seeing you all in the fall. Headed by Tony Recillas, the force behind Jane's restaurant in bucktown, we aim to introduce new flavors that you may not have had before via the very accessible medium of a taco. Of course we offer other items like delicious sandwiches, exotic wings, and bowls but let's face it, a bite into a taco knowing you've got two more to try is a wonderful feeling. For Chef Tony, making the most flavorful, highest quality meal as efficiently as possible is the number one priority. Hoping to capitalize on his culinary experiences across North America and Europe, We bring to you Forastero Restaurant. Come say hi.
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M
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Came here with a friend for lunch. I got a vegan al pastor taco and he got the bibimbop. The taco was not as flavorful as I had hoped, but adding the sriracha helped. The bibimbop, however, was quite good. We drank water, but I asked for hot water as they were out of green tea, but have to admit that the water was not hot. It was, at best, luke warm. Regardless, I would give this place another try as I would order something new next time.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Restaurant was not busy on a Sunday afternoon around lunch time, I was surprised at the emptiness of the place. Cashier was friendly and allowed us to take our time browsing the menu. I was disappointed in the flavor of the tacos. The tofu al pastor was very bland and seemed to be missing salt completely. The fish taco was better and very crisp/hot. Boyfriend ordered two of the meat based tacos, which were good but not anything I would necessarily crave again. Kimchi fries were probably the best item we had on the menu— generous portion of kimchi and SPICY pork over crinkle fries.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

Tacos were uneventful. Food was brought out at completely different times even though we were dinning in. Would not recommend.

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j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This is a cool Korean/ Latin fusion takeout place with some very casual seating. Menu isn't huge but interesting with tacos, sandwiches, and rice bowls, all with a Korean twist. Staff was very friendly and the place was very clean but seating wasn't very comfortable.

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BB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very creative and tasty combinations of flavors that play well off one another, and balance each other nicely. Great prices, fast service, and friendly service! Highly recommended.

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C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another great find via Opentable! Had a few hours to kill late night, and decided to find a place to eat and chill. Landed on this place and saw the high ratings, so I tried it out. The atmosphere was very casual and laid back, and the service extremely personal. The food itself was outstanding! Loved the fries and the bibimbap, as well as the various tacos! The Korean-Latin fusion worked, and this place was poppin' late night. Can't wait to go again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food! Counter like service. Remember to BYOB.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and very affordable! I love taking friends here and wowing their taste buds! I wasn’t sure to expect before I tried Korean/Mexican fusion, but I was beyond pleasantly surprised. One of my new favorites for meeting up with friends or a casual date. The owner is super kind, and I love that there are vegan options on the menu.

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was a great find. Casual place. The bibimbop bowls and shrimp tacos were delicious.

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