449 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654


  • Best New Restaurant, Time Out Chicago, 2010
  • 3-star Green Certification, Green Restaurant Association
  • LEED Gold Certification, U.S. Green Building Council

Xoco—pronounced “SHO-ko”—is the Aztec word for “little sister.” But there’s nothing little about Xoco’s bold Mexican marketplace flavors. Open early and closing late, this quick-service café from Rick and Deann Bayless proffers contemporary expressions of Mexico’s most beloved street food and snacks: flaky empanadas, hot-from-the-fryer churros, frothy Mexican hot chocolate, crusty tortas and meal-in-a-bowl caldos.