January 15, 2015 by Italians in Chicago
by Elena Pinceti –
Restaurant: El Barco Mariscos
Cuisine: Mexican seafood
Neighborhood: Ukrainian Village
Address: 1035 N Ashland Ave Phone Number: 773 486 6850
Parking/transportation: Parking on the street / Division Blue line stop
Good for: Big groups, families or a date night
Special dishes: Seafood! I had shrimps with Adobo sauce and I was really happy with that! They also serve huge platters of seafood with everything you think of when you think of seafood, and everything is perfectly cooked.
You cannot miss: Margarita pitchers: They are just cheap and delicious! The restaurant is really authentic and huge fishes come down from the ceiling. I celebrated my birthday there, so I got a free dessert and the waiters sang Happy Birthday to me–just a bit embarrassing.
Negatives: service is a little bit slow, but it’s not a deal breaker.
Overall Experience: El Barco is a good place to be! Food, drinks, and atmosphere are great!