Corn has been a major food staple ever since a group of Pilgrims became lost in one of Virginia's natural corn mazes and were forced to eat their way out. Celebrate the Pilgrims' chance discovery with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican street fare and drinks at Maiz Antojitos y Bebidas.
Merging the cuisines of Central Native Americans and Europeans, Maiz Antojitos y Bebidas upholds the tradition of authentic Mexican street fare by satisfying sudden cravings, or antojitos, with a menu of corn-centric dishes. Meals at the cash-only restaurant range from steak and chorizo to cactus and huitlacoche (corn smut). For starters, savor the self-steamed flavors of husk-wrapped tamal de elote, a sweet-corn-studded packet of meat, seafood, or vegetables ($5.75–$6.75). Ergonomically designed to fit inside victorious fist pumps, molotes de tinga shelter shredded chicken or zucchini within their masa cocoons ($5.75), allowing them to emerge on tongue contact as fluttering flavors. Miniature versions of empanadas, quesadillas, and taquitos ($5.75/dish) pack full-size taste into shrunken confines, and fruit-flavored waters ($3.75) and beer blended with housemade michelada mix ($5.75) create refreshing oases in parched throats.
While indulging in centuries-old food traditions, customers can enjoy the tiled, colorful ambiance of Maiz's interior, or visit the festive outdoor patio, which is ringed with color-splashed fences decked out in terra-cotta images.
1041 N California Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622Get Directions