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Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless

#295 of 7,611 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University Village / Little Italy
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10000 W Ohare Ave, Terminal 1, Concourse B, Gate B-10, Chicago, IL 60666-6000
+1 312-732-6505
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Pasadena, California
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366 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Management needs to hire additional staff for this location. While the food tastes fine, the long wait becomes prohibitive to people who are trying to catch a flight.

Thank JackandResh
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192 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two very average milanesa tortas and a drink. Long wait, very expensive, and hard to find a seat. A bit disappointed after all the hype.

Thank pickybiz
New Jersey
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563 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was surprised that tis place a good (though limited) breakfast dishes that were fresh and piping hot when served. It's a little space and they have tall chair seating in the back facing out onto the airport. It was extremely busy when I went and thought that I might not get good service but I was wrong. They brought out... More 

Thank TonyK300
Macomb, United States
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to get a meal in the airport. Tortilla soup was perfect and the Milanese torta was divine.

Thank Heather M
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's face it, there are few excellent restaurants located in airports. I'm happy to not get food poisoning at most places. Tortas served good food quickly, and excellent margaritas on the fly. Nothing to complain about there. Bartender Grace was very good, attentive, and had me in and out on time.

Thank Martin B
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527 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 905 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On appearance it appears to be better than a fast food place in a typical US airport but shame on using chef name as both items we tried are far worse than McDonald about 100 meters away. Shrimp taco is overcooked and rubbery but Tortilla soup is REALLY BAD and does not contain any food resembling stuff inside: no tortilla... More 

Thank bigboy61455
Erie, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Airport food is usually tasteless and over priced. Rick Baylee's flipped it over with great flavor and reasonable prices. If you need to eat at O'Hare it's worth stopping in.

Thank ahs81
North Vancouver, Canada
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

One of the better dining options you can find in an airport for to go options, Frontera's serves up Torres (recommend the pepito) and good salads. Full bar inside of you can find a spot and have a longer layover.

Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Liked the grilled sandwich. Fresh. Quick. Very tasty. Only thing missing was a trash can and more seating. Tables needed bussed badly.

Thank Chris R
West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Try the "Pepito" if you like braised short rib. Good choice of restaurant especially for airport food. May have to wait a bit and seating is limited but you can take anywhere in the airport.

Thank Russell G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10000 W Ohare Ave, Terminal 1, Concourse B, Gate B-10, Chicago, IL 60666-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-732-6505
  • This restaurant is at O'Hare Intl Airport (after security)
Located in Terminal 1 on Concourse B in Chicago International Airport.

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