Hi, I'm Lu!

A PhD Student at University of Chicago who loves discovering the world and trying new eats! Hope you enjoy!

Angel's Restaurant

Angel's Restaurant

Huevos Campesinos - egg scrambled with onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, chorizo, chihuahua cheese, rice, beans and skirt steak
Huevos Campesinos - egg scrambled with onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, chorizo, chihuahua cheese, rice, beans and skirt steak

Even though I've been to Mexico, my experience with a Mexican breakfast goes as far as breakfast burritos at popular brunch places.  So it was pretty exciting when my friend said she would like to try out Angel's Restaurant in Near West Side with me.  And when I looked at the authentic menu, my eyes were drawn to the Huevos Campesinos.  Not only were there scrambled eggs, there was steak AND one of the most delicious mole sauces I've ever had.  I immediately mixed everything together and decided that this is one of the top brunch/breakfast places in Chicago.

Left: Day of the Dead art Right: Horchata
Left: Day of the Dead art Right: Horchata

After we ordered, I examined the artwork covering the hot pink walls, and the majority of it was Day of the Dead focused.  Although it's not October quite yet, the decor really spiced up the place!  Plus, I got to soak it all in with a refreshing glass of nutty horchata.

Tex-Mex Potatoes - potatoes, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, green peppers, red peppers and cilantro topped with chihuahua cheese eggs
Tex-Mex Potatoes - potatoes, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, green peppers, red peppers and cilantro topped with chihuahua cheese eggs

One thing I love about this place is that it is a no-fuss restaurant where everything comes out quick and fresh.  These Tex-Mex potatoes had the perfect savory taste with a soft interior and a slight crisp to the outside.  What a "healthy" way to start the morning, especially when you are pairing it with a sweet counterpart, the banana nut French toast.

Banana Nut French Toast- frent toast stuffed with bananas and candied walnuts
Banana Nut French Toast- frent toast stuffed with bananas and candied walnuts

Ok, so we may have over ordered... But I'm really glad we ordered this to end our breakfast on a fluffy, sweet and creamy note.  I would come back here in a heartbeat to try more items off their affordable and extensive menu.  Everything sounds so enticing that it is honestly too difficult to choose!

Tips:

  1. There is paid street parking right outside the restaurant.
  2. They don't take reservations, but on weekdays, they aren't too busy for breakfast.
  3. Order the horchata!
  4. You can purchase most of the art hanging on the walls, and they aren't overpriced either!
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