A quick cab ride west of the Loop, on West Randolph Street, lies a stretch of moderate-to-fancy eateries sometimes collectively referred to as Restaurant Row. One of our favorites is De Cero, an upscale Mexican joint known for its à la carte tacos, which are stuffed with fillings like ahi tuna, chorizo sausage and battered shrimp. A plate of eight for $30 makes a meal for two people. If you need something heartier, there are also entrees, of which the priciest, at $17.75, is carne asada with bacon-mashed pinto beans. Whatever you get, do make room for the duck confit nachos appetizer. De Cero is something of a young-urbanite scene—it can get loud and crowded, especially after work, when the pineapple-jalapeño margaritas are flowing.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM, Monday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday from 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM, Friday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Saturday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners
- Takeout Available: Yes