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Frontera Grill

Before the holidays the girls and I visited Frontera Grill for dinner. The weather outside was frightful (sorry I couldn't help myself!) and we were in sore need of some good food! 

Frontera Grill is a Rick Bayless restaurant and is always hopping; we made our dinner reservation well in advance to avoid waiting and to guarantee a table in the dining room versus the bar. And despite it being a Tuesday the front of the restaurant was packed with eager diners waiting for a table. 

I ordered the blood orange margarita and was thrilled that it was just the right amount of sweet. Tequila isn't my booze of choice but I enjoyed the cocktail. 

We shared an order of guacamole, and while it was tasty I didn't think it was outstanding. However the accompanying salsas were delicious.

My favorite dish of the night was the trio of ceviches featuring two types of tuna, shrimp and squid. Each ceviche was made with bold vegetable and fruit flavors, and everything tasted extremely fresh. I'd definitely order these again!

For our main course we shared the grilled tacos plate which comes with chicken, duck, steak and roasted vegetables. It's a nice dish to share though I wasn't bowled over with the flavors. If I went back I'd try one of the specialty entrees they offer. 

Frontera Grill is located at 449 North Clark Street and reservations are highly encouraged.