A place called Little Quiapo in Chicago

Happy Fiesta!

That was my first impression when I entered Little Quiapo and saw their menu on the table. We, Filipinos who are living abroad are missing some of our home dishes that is why we make extra efforts to look for a convenient and close to our hearts place like this one.

[caption id="attachment_9649" align="aligncenter" width="448"]A jeepney table saying Buhay Pinoy. From Quiapo to Chicago. A jeepney table saying Buhay Pinoy. From Quiapo to Chicago.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9650" align="aligncenter" width="448"]The welcome signage! The welcome signage![/caption]

As I said that the ambiance is very homey and imagining ourselves celebrating town fiesta. The award winning menu are Lechon, Crispy Pata, Lumpiang Shanghai, Calamares, Kare Kare, Sinigang, Tinolang Manok, Menudo, Dinuguan and a lot more of Filipino barbecue and sweet Spaghetti (Pinoy style).

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Kare Kare which is one of my favorite pinoy dishes is highly recommended. Its peanut sauce is a sure winner. We always knew that Kare Kare is served during special occasion or fiesta. Kare Kare is not complete without bagoong.

If you are asking me how's Pinoy Desserts? I would conclude that it was 'the best!' You should try suman, rice cake or bibingka, puto bumbong and grated cassava.
Overall, the food they served is excellent. If we are talking about the atmosphere (its physical ambiance itself), just imagine that you are inside of a traditional Filipino restaurant. They also have a 'reserved hall' for rent, good for huge number of people to celebrate any special occasion. The servers are friendly and accommodating, they will asked you if you are finished so that they can take the plate unlike in any other restaurants that they will just go to your side and cleaned up.

Another observation is cleanliness in their restroom. It should be 'renovated' and replace those cracked doors with new ones.

Though we are looking for something we can recall our moments while we were in the Philippines, the food they served is quite memorable. I shall look for some other Filipino style restaurants exists in town.

[caption id="attachment_9654" align="aligncenter" width="448"]A painting of Quiapo Church. A painting of Quiapo Church.[/caption]

Little Quiapo
6259 N Mccormick Rd, Chicago, IL 60659
Cross Streets: Between N Lincoln Ave/N Kimball Ave and W Devon Ave/N McCormick



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