Chicks N Salsa in Glen Ellyn--a clean, well-lit restaurant, somewhat hidden, but seek it out!--serves scrumptious healthy food with a SoCal flare. I stumbled upon it while shopping with my wife about six months ago, and now we eat CnS weekly. Most Mexican restaurants serve burritos and tacos that are heavy, laden with cheese and refried beans, and have enough fat and calories to sink a small ship. Chicks N Salsa, conversely, is with fresh chicken or beef, on flour tortillas, with cilantro, black beans, lettuce, and tomatoes served made-to-order while you wait. The taste is out of this world. The signature meal is the Gone Fishin' burrito which is grilled or fried fish served with fresh vegetables and just the right amount (never overdone) of sweet chipotle sauce--phenomenal! Add some of the homemade salsa from the free salsa bar, and you are in for a taste treat. And healthy! My belly says "yummy" while my heart says "thank you".
You cannot get hot, fresh fish like this at Chipotle. And the grilled chicken here is seasoned, and super hot (not served out of a tin bucket, like the chains).
Chicks N Salsa has you order at the counter from friendly staff, takes about 5-10 minutes for the meal to be made on-the-spot for you, piping hot! Soda drinks are with self-serve, free refills. Parking outside is plentiful. The dining room is very large, clean, and has plenty of windows. I enjoy the warm, sunny feeling and simple decor the most, and often lounge for a time with a book while I enjoy the food. The food plus atmosphere is like taking a trip to sunny southern California, right here in Chicagoland. It really is a one-of-a-kind place, and this is its only location. Chicks N Salsa is not to be missed when you are anyplace near Glen Ellyn, IL Rating: A+
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