Tzuco - Chicago
Carlos Gaytan returns to Chicago with another Mexican-focused restaurant, this time, his project pays much attention to Huitzuco, where he was born. You'll find regional fare on the menu, plus many of the design elements come directly from his hometown.
What sets Tzuco apart from his previous Chicago restaurant (the award-winning Mexique was based in West Town) is that it is actually three concepts in one: Tzuco, Tales of Carlos Gaytan and Panango.
The 110-seater Tzuco presents Mexico’s imaginative flavors while connecting to the preparation techniques of French cuisine. Tales of Carlos Gaytan reveals an intimate, 16-seat chef tasting room with even more elevated fare focusing on Mexican-French haute cuisine.
And Panango is a fast-casual/grab-and-go concept rooted in the Mexican tradition of artisan bread-making. In additional to hearty sandwiches, the menu includes salads, healthy bowls, comforting soups and heritage pastries. There are 18 seats inside its space.