Dos Diablos is yet another new addition to the already poppin’ and rockin’ Hubbard Street, bringing a little flair from South of the border. Aiming to be your new locale for frozen margaritas and sizzling fajitas, they appear to have their fiesta in full gear.
Brought to you by Bortz Entertainment Group (the force behind local spots Sangria, Republic, Boutique and Cabaret, which closed at this address last year) the three amigos co-owners Marc Bortz, Todd Rubin, and John Merlo aren’t putting a big name chef in the kitchen so you can focus on the authentic Mexican flavors and creative combination’s.
With flaming Mexican Saganaki (panela cheese ablaze with lime and tequila), nachos served in a paella pan and chocolate tamales, the menu stand out is the Big Mel, a three and a half pound chimichanga loaded with sour cream, salsa verde and cheese galore. For all you competitive eaters out there or folks who just like a challenge, if you somehow manage to finish the beast in less than 20 minutes without having a heart attack, it’s on the house.
With serious potions and crazy food combination’s, the decor is nothing to sneeze at either. Adorned with jeweled lanterns and antique wood and copper bars, this cantina is ready to kick it up a notch. Claiming to have the most potent margaritas in town, there is a three drink limit on whatever secret ingredient they threw in the mix.
That sounds like another challenge to me. Just say the devil made me do it.
Dos Diablos, 15 W Hubbard St. in Chicago.