We’re not always going to feel like we’re at a restaurant when we’re sitting at a desk, so why not go to lunch and enjoy some of the best food in town? The food itself is fantastic, but the atmosphere is what truly makes this place a restaurant. It’s not perfect, but I’ve been here twice now and it’s never gotten boring.
There is no menu, just a set of directions with a few more directions (see the photo below) but it looks so much better than the “What to eat?” menu we had at the office.
If you’re in Chicago, you can take your order at el aguila. (Sorry Chicagoans!) I was surprised to find out that the food is actually pretty good if you don’t mind the price. $9.95 for a salad, $7.75 for a taco and $9.95 for a burrito, plus $2.50 tip. And the margaritas are awesome too.
I should also mention that I live in Chicago and I have eaten there before. But I found that the atmosphere was very different from the typical Chicago dining out experience. The decor was very casual, but that didn’t stop us from going back for an additional drink.
I have no idea what the restaurant is called, but there is a picture of it on our site. I think the word “agua” is a mix of “water” and “salt”.
When the aguila is opened, it will be on the northwest side of Chicagoland, in a neighborhood called Logan Square. Like the other three locations, this one has something called the “Renteria” that can be found in the back. As you enter, you will find a long bar, a small room, and a lot of outdoor seating. The bar is full of beer, wine, and cocktails, and the main room is full of large screens.
This is an upscale restaurant that will serve the most expensive dishes in the Chicagoland area. The walls will have murals of Chicagoland in a lot of nice shades, and the interior will have everything from high end cocktails to a large bar and a large dining room. The food will be a mix of Mexican, Caribbean, and South American restaurants.
el aguila is located at the corner of I-79 and I-88. This is a pretty good location for a restaurant. It is close to shopping (The Food Republic, The Home Depot, and the Target), and it’s about a mile from several other restaurants.
el aguila is located in Illinois, so if you live there and want to get out of Chicago, this is a good place to do it. If you don’t live there, or if you don’t like the Illinois weather, you might be better off looking at a different place.
This is a place with a lot of potential for good food, but for now I’ll stick to the good stuff. I’ll do my best to let you know how it is.