La Puebla is the size and cleanliness of the late Chi-Chi’s chain, with a room for private parties, a massive bar, and machines that churn out its own flour and corn tortillas on the spot.
During sunshine hours, it’s not uncommon to find family-type crowds noshing on barstool taqueria-priced cuisine before or after movie showings at the adjacent Logan Theatre. Otherwise, glossy-eyed denizens of Logan Square’s burgeoning hipster scene flow like liquid horchata machines, especially during weekend karaoke and salsa dancing sessions.
Menu specific, think plump burrito suizos, with any meat, for at slim $6, or equally generous gorditas at $2.50 apiece. Hungrier eyes can avert towards specialties like enchiladas poblanas, tortillas stuffed with chicken and chihuahua cheese, drizzled with mole poblano sauce and sour cream ($10.95). Seafood and steaks can get into the $15 range. And the Mayan-inspired Parrillida grilled meat dishes are like the ultimate fajita kit, enough to feed three people ($34.95).
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Gavin Paul