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El Jalapeño

Mexican restaurant

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Served from 11 am to 2 pm



Smothered tortilla chips in roja or verde salsa topped with queso fresco, lime sour cream and red onion. 

Add Meat $4

Sopes Benedicto


Served on fresh masa sopes with chorizo, poached eggs & topped with chipotle Hollandaise sauce.  

Huevos Ranchero


2 over easy eggs served on top of tostadas with ranchero sauce, lime sour cream, served with Spanish rice and black beans.




Street style corn on the cob topped with lime aioli and grated queso fresco.



Smashed fresh avocados topped with pico de gallo & pork rinds.

Fried Quesadilla de Hongos 


Fresh masa filled with queso Chihuahua, sautéed mushrooms and topped salsa verde and lime sour cream.



Fried calamari served with chipotle cocktail sauce and habanero mignonette.


Three per order, served on housemade corn tortilla.

Make it a Dinner for only $4

Carne Asada*


Skirt steak with cilantro and onions.

Brisket *


Slow cooked brisket with onion and cilantro.

Al Pastor *


Thin sliced marinated pork with onions, cilantro & pineaple.



Seared marinated chicken thighs with cilantro & salsa verde. 

Camarón *


Fried shrimp with chipotle aioli and pico de gallo.

Fish *


Pan fried tilapia with honey jalapeño aioli and citrus slaw.



Sautéed mushrooms, rajas with lime sour cream and cilantro, served with queso fresco.

Gringo Tacos *


Ground beef served in a hard shell with lettuce, tomatoes, lime sour cream and queso fresco.


Chicken Tortilla Soup* 


Chicken broth with shredded chicken, tortilla strips, lime sour cream and cilantro.



Hominy soup with pork and guajillo pepper broth. Served with cabbage, radish and tostadas. 


Your choice $3

Rapini - Cebollitas - Pico de Gallo - Sour Cream - Cheese - Rice - Avocado


Your choice $3

Coffee (Bustello) - Tea Hot/Cold - Horchata - Jamaica - Sangria - Mexican Coke - Jarritos - Root Beer - Pellegrino

Orange Juice $4 - Virgin Margarita $4 - Coca Cola Products $1

 Please note * 

*These items are cooked to order, consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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Chicago, IL 60618

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