MEZCAL & TACO TASTING AT MAS

Well, howdy friends! I have searched high and low in this city for Mexican food that will make my pains for Austin’s breakfast tacos and migas subside. It’s taken me almost two years, but I think I’ve found Chicago’s best Mexican restaurant – Más Tucked in the West Loop on Halsted & Washington, this gem is described as having “inventive Mexican dishes with European flair & craft cocktails in a lofty, modern-chic space,” and holy eff, does it ever.

Living in Texas & Arizona for almost 10 years gives you a little street cred when it comes to talking about what makes or breaks good Mexican food and between the made-to-order corn tortillas, mezcal cocktails, and taco happy hours – it was love at first bite.
mas_1Courtney & I popped in because we had read the reviews, we had heard about their amazing happy hours, and as former Austin-ites, we couldn’t resist the call of a good taco menu. Now, to say they have a good menu is a wild understatement!

Each tortilla is fresh & made to order & if you care about tacos as much as we do, you know that that makes all the difference in the world. All the ingredients are consciously composed and put together beautifully – presentation has always been key for us & they absolutely nailed it.

Mexican food is not normally heralded for its creativity, but as you watch the plates come out at Más, you can’t help but get inspired. And the creativity and attention to detail spreads to the mixologists at the bar. They have been highly recognized for their thoughtfully-crafted cocktails in the past and with the addition of their M, and only expanding their Mezcales de Leyenda, the cocktails are only getting better.

Side note, if you like Mezcal, give Mezcales de Leyenda a try. Each variety is named after the city in Mexico where the agave is harvested and has a spirit animal to embody the spirit of the drink. Not to mention, Más works their magic and makes a wide variety of delicious mezcal concoctions. Two that deserve individual praise, the Margarita de Sandia and the Margarita de Fuego.

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You can see from our little tour-de-Más images that the presentation is impeccable and such care is given in crafting each dish. Between the cocktails, the shareable plates, and the insane desserts (the Mexican donuts killed me, they were out of control) this better be your next date night spot, happy hour with the girls (two tacos for $5 + $5 margs – like, hellllo), or new favorite neighborhood spot. Either way, you’ve got to go! You won’t be disappointed!

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