I get asked about Costa Rican food in Chicago and one place I like to recommend is Irazu in the Bucktown neighbor hood at 1865 North Milwaukee Ave.
Irazu has everything from traditional steak plates, burritos, tacos, empanadas, sandwiches to homemade flan and bread pudding. The restaurant also has vegetarian-friendly options.
- The place is kinda small so it gets packed on a busy evening.
- Save on drinks! The place is BYOB and there’s a wine shop Red & White Wines conveniently across the street.
- Bring cash. They don’t accept credit cards.
- CTA: The restaurant is blocks away from the Western-O’Hare blue line.