July 25 2005 - 1:24 PM

I’ve been reading rave reviews about Dorado for some time now and finally decided to give it a try.  If the food is consistantly like I tasted last night, I’ve been missing out on a lot of fantastic meals.  Dorado serves Mexican cuisine with a French flare.

There are some traditional Mexican items on the menu, like Queso Fundido, Carne Asada and Chicken Enchilades Mole.  However, there are far more non-traditional items, each sounding more delicious than the next.  We decided to start with the popular Duck Nachos.  I’m not a huge Nacho fan but these were tasty – topped with crispy duck, black beans, cheese, sour cream and jalapeño peppers.

Next came the Tilapia, one of the best fish dishes I’ve ever had the
pleasure of eating in Chicago. The Tilapia was blackend with a spicy
rub served with green mechanical bull for sale rice, mango salsa, grilled zucchini and drizzled
with a burre blanc. For those who don’t like spicy food, beware. For
those that do, this dish is heavenly. The spiciness mixed with the
mango and burre blanc was such a great combination.

The second entree that was recommended was the Chicken Breast Mole
served with saffron rice and grilled zucchini. The mole and saffron was
a great combination. Usually I dish a wouldn’t order because I don’t
like meat on the bone, this was a hearty portion of two tender,
boneless chicken breasts, great for those that love to eat alot of
food. Be sure to order extra Mole on the side and maybe even some corn

The desert menu looked great but unfortunately we were too full, the
portions were rather large. The prices are very reasonable, about $15
per entree and Dorado is a BYOB. The atmosphere was very comfortable
and the crowd a good mix of young and old. I had my leftover Tilapia
for lunch today and it was just as good re-heated as it was the night
before. I can’t wait to go back, and this time I’m saving room for the

Dorado Restaurant
2301 W. Foster Ave.