About this Business
- Mexican, American, Seafood, Southwestern, Tex Mex
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Our Editors
Since its founding in 1989 by chef Samuel Linares, La Casa de Samuel has been filled with the aroma of quail and goat entrees crackling on the grill, handmade tortillas, and freshly brewed coffee infused with cinnamon, landing the eatery a spot on Chicago Magazine's list of Best Mexican Restaurants in 2010. In the dining area, bilingual servers deliver traditional tacos, burritos, and tortas alongside more exotic dishes that Linares perfected during his travels through Mexico, including fish ceviche, marinated venison, and filete oaxaqueño—catfish with cheese tucked inside a banana leaf. From behind the full bar, bartenders sling specialty margaritas, micheladas, and imported brews that diners can pair with nachos or dump over their heads to make it look like they just got caught in a rainstorm.