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Jabaritos near Chicago’s Humboldt Park

We had lunch at this little Puerto Rican restaurant in Chicago’s Humboldt neighbourhood yesterday. We discovered it on Yelp. It’s the sort of place you would never have discovered before the internet, unless you lived locally, and it was excellent.

The server didn’t speak much English, and my Spanish is limited to “Gracias”, but we managed to communicate sufficiently well (and then an English speaking chef came out and quickly told us what some of the food was, which did help).

We chose a selection of bits and pieces from the self-serve section and two jabaritos (sandwiches with fried green banana instead of bread), which was all excellent. Even Liam and Mikaela found enough they liked to fill them up (though Eliane mostly just ate the complementary bread). Mikaela found the sauce and/or chicken in the jabaritos a little spicy, but the even for me it was

All in all, highly recommended, should you be in the area. 🙂

jibarito with rice, La Palma Restaurant, Chicago


Window of La Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant


La Palma - inside - Humboldt Chicago