Maiz Antojitos y Bebidas

West Town

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In a Nutshell

  • Traditional Mexican street fare
  • Corn-centric menu
  • Plenty of vegetarian items

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Promotional value expires Jan 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

Customer Reviews

Excellent food
Stephen M. · July 4, 2012
It's fantastic and so is the owner, Carlos. Awesome addition to the HP neighborhood.
Brent W. · January 24, 2012
Food was very good.
Amanda S. · January 22, 2012
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    West Town

    1041 N California Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60622

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