This kitschy, orange splash of a restaurant is definitely off the beaten path. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait for about 20 minutes to be seated. This wasn’t a problem at all, since we spoke with the owner Carlos, the entire time. The conversation was entertaining to say the least-Carlos raved about the “love and passion” that he put into his food, and took us to the bar to concoct a tasty cocktail using our tequila, grapefruit soda, and fresh lime.
Upon the advice of Carlos, we ordered the mole sampler as an appetizer plus guacamole. The sampler consisted of 4 types of mole and homemade tortillas. The most unique mole was the verde: pumpkin seeds mashed into green, creamy heaven! The guacamole was fresh but a bit mild for me.
We each chose seafood entrees: a camarones dish with both sweet and spicy elements, and the fish special, tilapia bathed in that wonderful verde mole. To finish the meal, our sever recommended the house coffee, which was luxuriously infused with orange and cinnamon.
Our bill totaled out to $65ish plus tip. All in all, a fabulous experience and excuse to venture out in a neighborhood that I normally wouldn’t visit.
Sol De Mexico
3018 N. Cicero, Chicago
Tel: (773) 282-4119