Chilam Balam

(773) 296-6901 | View Website

3023 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL | Directions   60657

41.937248 -87.644181

Open Hours

Sun-Mon 5pm-10pm

Wed-Thu 5pm-10pm

Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

Restaurants, Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates  more

Price: $$

Tags: B.Y.O.B., Carry Out, Hidden Find, Casual Date Spot

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Lakeview, North Side

Chilam Balam
Chilam Balam
Chilam Balam
Chunky Guacamole with Classic Garnishes, Crispy Tostadas, Beef Tartare Tostaditas, Horseradish Guacamole, Onion, Cilantro, Egg, Toreados, Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Habanero, Tomato, Cucumber and Fresh Lime, Asparagus Salad, Manchego, Pine Nuts, Poppy Seed Vinaigrette, Shiitake Mushroom Empanadas with Grilled Veggies, Wisconsin Jack Cheese, Salsa Verde, Pan Seared Shrimp, Tomamole, Sesame Seeds, Pepitas, Peanuts, Couscous, Dried Cherries, Young Greens, Roasted Poblano Dressing, Jicama, Oranges, Avocado and Candied Pepitas, Pork Cheek Cazuela, Beer Braise, Broccoli Salad, Grilled Pork Ribs, Honey-Pasilla Sauce, Radishes, Crema and Queso Fresco, Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Cactus Salad, Pasilla Tomatillo... more

Reviews for Chilam Balam

Chilam Balam

The Mexican small plates Byob has a regularly changing menu filled with delicious dishes.

Chilam Balam

A snazzy, subterranean cantina with a hop vibe and excellent authentic dishes. BYO tequila & they'll mix up some tasty margs!

over a year ago

Chilam Balam, best BYOB Mexican restaurant – The atmosphere was friendly and cozy. We were a group of 10, all from different backgrounds, expecting to try the common Mexican tacos or quesadillas. To our surprise, the menu was very diverse, with a hint of elegance in each dish.

Since we were a big group we decided to try the small tapas and share one big plate. My favourite ones were the crispy flautas and the empanadas filled with braised mushrooms.The salad was delicious, too. The big plate was some delicious white meat fish that I cannot remember the name but was just cooked to perfection.

Def a place to bring a date, big parties, or for a girls night out. The service was friendly and on time to take your order and bring the food. The owner was there to greet us and tell us a little bit about the restaurant and its organic, sustainable products.

I'm coming back again!

over a year ago

Subterranean BYOB den of seasonal Mexican in Lakeview. – A young Frontera Grill vet with a locally and sustainably minded culinary mission is behind this cheerful, sub-street-level Mexican BYOB. Fresh, locally grown produce and locally raised meats shine in share-friendly small plates like grilled pork ribs basted with sweet Oaxacan pasilla chile glaze and a grilled corn and summer squash quesadilla with the Mexican herb epazote. The tiny dining room is an explosion of color, from striped throw pillows and glowing, star-shaped lamps hanging from the ceiling to hand-painted Mexican tiles and folk art on the vibrantly painted walls. The eager-to-please waitstaff is so sunny, it's easy to forget you're dining in a basement.


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