After a break for the summer, My Follow Me on Friday series returns with a visit to an incredible Mexican seafood restaurant that just opened in the new part of the 49th Ward–El Pulpo Loco. Located at 6619 N. Clark (between Albion and Wallen), El Pulpo Loco is owned and operated by Salomón Granados and his family.
“El Pulpo Loco” is Spanish for “crazy octopus,” and as its name implies, the restaurant offers wonderful marinated and grilled octopus, including a fantastic octopus ceviche. Though Chicago is hundreds of miles from the ocean, you would think you were at dining at the Mexican seashore–the seafood is that fresh.
If seafood is not your thing, El Pulpo Loco offers a wide variety of other dishes, including a popular Mexican dish known as “huarache,” which consists of salsa, onions, potato, cilantro and ground beef on a tortilla base and finished with queso fresco cheese. Muy delicioso!
Salomón will offer samplings of some of his favorite dishes and I’ll provide the beverages, including your choice of margaritas, beer, wine and soft drinks.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations includeMullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark;Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Morseland, 1218 W. Morse; theCaribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; Sweet Attila’s and The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; the New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; the Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; thePoitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza,6441 N. Sheridan; The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan; the Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; the Clark Street Market, 7007 N. Clark; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; MorseL, 1406 W. Morse; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; Taste Wine and Food, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Towbar, 1500 W. Jarvis; and Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan .
Join me this Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as I welcome El Pulpo Loco to the 49th Ward community!