Chilam Balam

Mexican in Lake View & Wrigleyville

The chef is only in her 20s, but she has already apprenticed under Rick Bayless and brought his ‘farm to table’ philosophy to this vibrant brick-and-Spanish-tile restaurant, which sits below street level. The close-set tables pulse with a young crowd ripping into fiery ceviche, mushroom empanadas, chocolate-chili mousse and other imaginative fare. It’s BYOB. Cash only.