Quesadilla La Reina del Sur

2235 N Western Ave Chicago

Bucktown/Quesadilla La Reina del Sur
Chicago Scene
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One of the myths about eating healthy is that you have to sacrifice the taste. Chefs Celia Gomez, Rigoberto Reyes, and Loreto Hernandez of Quesadilla La Reina del Sur would say otherwise.

Recreating classic Mexican dishes just as good (and maybe even better) than your Abuela used to make, La Reina rewrites the rules and uses no meat. That’s right, La Reina is completely vegetarian and offers a wide range of vegan options that are guaranteed to fool even the most devoted of meat eaters. Traditional Mexican cooking often features heavy lards and fatty cholesterols. La Reina combines those old-school recipes with new ingredients, creating healthier alternatives that are just as satisfying. The meatless Chicharron and Chorizo taste like just like the real thing. Their menu, of course, also includes quesadillas but your taste buds have never had one like there's. La Reina's signature Quesadilla Xochimilco features cactus!

This small restaurant has an unassuming storefront, so it’s a little hard to find and easy to walk past but it is near the Western Blue Line Station Every day, they feature a meal and soup which is displayed on their website and not on their regular menu. Everything on their menu is under $10 so skip Taco Bell and enjoy an authentic, healthy vegetarian Mexican meal here!

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