Chilam Balam

Tapas, Mexican
$ $
3023 N Broadway St (at W Barry Ave)
Chicago, IL 60657
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm



  • Guy Fieri hit the road for homemade Mexican dishes at Chilam Balam, where they are making shiitake mushroom empanadas and flautas from sustainable, farm-fresh ingredients.
  • The years best Mexican spot serves our favorite guacamole, peanut butter and chocolate empanadas, and is BYOB to boot.
  • The grilled flank steak was delectable, and it came with tortillas (to make tacos out of the dish). I will also endorse the guacamole, but you were going to get that already, right?
  • Chilam Balam puts a "punk rock twist" on organic and farm-fresh Mexican tapas. According to Guy, the chicken flautas with pickled cabbage and homemade queso had great crunch and flavor.
  • Intimate environment. Eddie, one of the owners, is the man. Everything on the menu is delicious, so don't be shy.
  • Don't overlook the hot chocolate, have the chef's selection.
  • love it love it loveit. bring cash.
  • Victim of its own hype.
  • March menu!
  • New favorite Mexican joint in Chicago. Tiny, cash only, no reservations - cool vibe. Mostly small plates, so I'll list my three fave - pork short ribs, grilled shrimp, and empanadas.
  • Grab a bottle of wine, go to Chilam Balam, and order one of everything on the menu. Or, just anything on the's ALL fantastico!
  • If you see octopus on the menu, get ll thank me later
  • When I say everything here is good you just have to trust me and try it cause I'm not lying
  • Very innovative.
  • Order the waiters recommendation since the menu is always changing! Trust me everything is good here!
  • The wait staff is great and really helpful with suggestions. Go with a seasonal selection. BYOB!
  • Nom nom nom. Excellent seasonal small plates.
  • Try the sweet breads!
  • Literally, everything. We had ceviche, duck tamale, and sweet breads, all were phenomenal
  • Cash only - byob - they'll make you sangria - the chile en nogada was unbelievably delicious

Nearby places

3010 N Broadway St (at W Wellington Ave)
3019 N Broadway St
3130 N Broadway St (at W Briar Pl)