For authentic Mexican food in a lively atmosphere, try this Clark Street spot. On weekends, Frontera is always packed, but people do not seem to mind the wait. If you are lucky, you can grab a small table at the bar section and start on drinks and appetizers before you are seated. Basic margaritas are quite pricey, but you can try fancier varieties for a few bucks more. The Queso Fundido is good eating—a spicy cheese and onion dish wrapped in hot tortillas.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM, Saturday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM, Tuesday to Tuesday from 05:20 PM to 10:00 PM, Wednesday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Nearest Train: Red Line, Grand Avenue stop