I wish I could say the same about the dine in restaurant. There was no wait but the food was not up to standards. I had the breaded steak which was so hard and dry. The alcapurria was too salty. This was not my first time eating here but the food was not that good this time
Looking for the Best Puerto Rican Food in Chicago 🍽️ My Review of Jibaritos y Mas near Logan Square in Chicago, Illinoisby jazminmarie United States, Illinois, Chicago
One of my favorite meals is a Jibarito and an Alcapurria. There’s something about the garlic, fried and delicious delicacy that has me on a search for the most perfect one in Chicago. I have tried several different Puerto Rican restaurants across the city, but this week I found myself at one of my new favorite establishments near Fullerton and Kimball in the Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square. Let me share with you a little bit about my experience and my review of the food at Jibaritos Y Mas in Chicago, Illinois:
The Food at Jibaritos y Mas
The wait wasn’t bad at all for authentic Puerto Rican food. It took about 25 to 30 minutes from the time that I ordered until the food was completed and in front of me and I was walking back to the car. With how many people that were in line I assumed that I would have to wait a bit, but that wasn’t the case; it was the regular prep time.
So far this has been the biggest Jibarito that I’ve seen in Chicago! There’s so much meat (steak) inside of this sandwich that I probably could’ve shared with someone else I wasn’t so ready to eat it all. They were definitely generous with the portions and for that I will be visiting for several more times. With the portion being so big, I was surprised that the sandwich was less than $10 in price.
The Alcapurrias did not disappoint! Alcapurrias have two components: the meat (ground beef) on the inside and the fried banana outside. It was made really well, the outside was crunchy and every bite had such a delicious flavor. My only disappointment is that I didn’t order two of them! I believe each Alcapurria was between $1.50 and two dollars each, super reasonable how big they were.
My Overall Rating
My overall rating of Jibaritos y Mas is 5 out of 5 stars. The establishment is inviting and the food is comforting authentic Puerto Rican food all for less than $20. I especially love the generous portions and the vibe of the restaurant making me such a happy customer. I would recommend this place to friends and you will find me here again soon!
You can find Jibaritos Y Mas near Logan Square in Chicago, Illinois at 3400 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. You can read their full menu on their website linked here. They’re also active on Instagram at @jibaritosymas.
My Vlog Featuring Jibaritos y Mas
I actually featured Jibaritos y Más in one of my Chicago travel videos. For my seventh vlog, I shared seven free things to do in Chicago, Illinois and before I kicked off the video I had breakfast / lunch at Jibaritos Y Mas. If you’re interested in seeing a little bit more than photos, you can catch a video footage of the food and my review here. You can check out my Youtube channel here.
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