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Borinquen Lounge

Latin American Restaurant$$$$
North Center, Chicago
  • uncouth 1.
    "The pork and steak jibaritos are awesome."(2 Tips)
    Erik R.
    "Famous for creating the Steak jibarito sandwich"(2 Tips)
    Samantha G.
    "The best arroz con gandules ever!"(2 Tips)
    Shirley RN
    "Tostones is good with lots of garlic:)"(2 Tips)
24 Tips and reviews
  • steak jibarito
  • sandwiches
  • fried plantains
  • pork
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleySeptember 23, 2016
    Famous for creating the Steak jibarito sandwich, cozy atmosphere and customer service is excellent. Their other location closed recently so this is the primary location for this popular cuisine.
  • ⓈⓐⓋⓐⒼⓔ ℬ.
    For those of you that are wondering what the fuck a Jibarito is, relax I will tell you. Basically, the typical bread on this sandwich is replaced with fried plantains. They are amazing and garlicky.
  • Becky M.
    Becky McConnellJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The jibarito sandwiches are amazing and I would recommend trying the steak one. The atmosphere at this place is great, too. Unlike the Borinquen on California Ave., this lounge has a full bar.
  • Hector R.
    Hector RiveraAugust 11, 2013
    It was just like home cooking. Menus could be replaced, a little run down. However the food was really good. It's your typical family owned Hispanic restaurant, home cooking with home flavors.
  • Amanda E.
    Amanda EwingMarch 29, 2013
    The jibaritos are delish, the rice is dry as it seems they make it in bulk and keep it in a rice cooker all day.
  • Scot W.
    Scot WestwaterMarch 17, 2012
    Home of the most delicious sandwich in the world... The jibarito. Anything pork is awesome. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jacob M.
    Jacob MezaAugust 10, 2014
    The Jibaritos de lechon is my favorite and so are the Pasteles
  • Samantha G.
    Samantha GreenSeptember 4, 2011
    The best arroz con gandules ever! Order the bistec en salsa.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa R.May 13, 2011
    Platano maduros are delicious, facr go wrong with them as a side order
  • Luigi L.
    Luigi L.September 1, 2011
    Polo Frito with red beans/rice and sweet plantains...AWESOME!!!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarterAugust 27, 2010
    The LaChon Jibaritos are to die for. They season the pork the way it should be
  • uncouth 1.
    uncouth 13October 13, 2010
    The pork and steak jibaritos are awesome. You won't regret trying either.
  • Shirley RN
    Shirley RNApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tostones is good with lots of garlic:)
  • Lesly F.
    Lesly FordAugust 20, 2014
    Jibaritos in general those are the boom try'em
  • Jason T.
    Jason ThamJanuary 19, 2010
    The jibaritos are delicious, a sandwich with plantains instead of bread
  • Teresa R.
    Teresa RiveraOctober 28, 2011
    Groupon now! $8 for two jibaritos con arroz! Dont snooze
  • Cyn R.
    Cyn RodriguezJuly 24, 2011
    Pork Jibaritos are thee best!
  • Irays M.
    Irays MunozJanuary 5, 2015
    Arroz con gandules, and acapurria.
  • Elisa
    ElisaMay 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When they ask if you want white rice or yellow, always bet on yellow.
  • Mariana H.
    The Borinquen Restaurant is better.
  • Maria A.
    Maria Ameneiro-AcevedoFebruary 12, 2012
    Best Jibaritos EVER!!!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph R.March 29, 2012
    In a word, Jibaritos. 'Nuff said.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SueJanuary 22, 2012
    Best lechon
  • Jo Y.
    Jo YumJune 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    jibarito. 'nuff said
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