This week took me to Fernando’s Tequila Bar and Restaurant. I’ve probably walked by Fernando’s a hundred times and have never stopped in, so I decided this was the week! Located at 3450 N Lincoln Ave, the restaurant is huge! On the left hand side, there is a giant bar with expansive seating, as well as a number of two to four person tables. On the right hand side, there’s a huge room with larger tables. We came in on Friday night around 7 pm and were seated right away. As soon as we looked at the menu, my mouth was already watering. House-made guacamole, chile con queso, smoked chipotle BBQ wings, and nachos?! To save room for our main meal, we decided not to order any appetizers. I decided on the mini tacos: a single taco served on a mini, warm corn tortilla topped with fire salsa, cilantro, and onions. The mini tacos are just $2.95! I ordered three tacos: mesquite chipotle chicken, slowly cooked pork carnitas, and slowly cooked beef barbacoa. The beef barbacoa was my absolute favorite. The meat was perfectly cooked. It was so tender, it practically fell apart in my mouth. The carnitas and chicken were very tasty as well. My friend ordered the Steak Fajita Burrito: a giant tortilla stuffed with char-grilled skirt steak, grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, beans, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream. The burrito comes topped with red chile salsa and a jalapeño cream cheese sauce and is served with your choice of two sides. My friend ordered the Mexican rice and black beans. The burrito was absolutely gigantic! We easily could have shared it and both been full. It was super tasty! The grilled vegetables perfectly complimented the smoky, charred flavor of the steak and the jalapeño cream cheese sauce was delicious. I will definitely be back!
Fernando’s is open Sundays through Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 11 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 12 am. Fernando’s is also available for both delivery and takeout. Find more information on their website.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO