Located in Lincoln Square, on Foster Avenue right off of Western, Dorado’s offers a unique fusion of Mexican and French cuisine. Chef Luis Perez is a seasoned veteran in the Chicago scene, and finally has a restaurant to call his own. Dorado’s is an exceptional experience for everyone, and for those who don’t know, it is BYOB. We all look for BYOB restaurants, but they usually don’t offer an upscale menu. Dorado’s is your answer. Their mouth-watering entrees will make it hard to make that final decision, and offers a reason to come back again and again. Now that you know the location and you can bring your own liquor, let me tell you about the restaurant.
Dorado’s cozy dining area offers a festive, vibrant atmosphere decorated with Latin artifacts and artwork. You may choose from table or banquet dining, and if you like an open kitchen, you’re in luck. Dorado’s proudly displays their chefs hard at work cooking their signature dishes, and seeing them in action is a joy to watch. But the chefs aren’t the only professionals you’ll encounter. Dorado’s wait staff is as proficient as you expect in such a respectable restaurant. No matter how delicious your food is, your service will decide on the type of experience you’ll have. Not only are they friendly, polite, and well-mannered, they are highly knowledgeable of the menu. Having such a unique Mexican-French cuisine, Dorado’s understands their customers will have a lot of questions. Most customers will be trying an entrée for the first time, and your server will be happy to explain each dish to you. Finding new food you love is exciting for everyone, and Dorado’s has a menu that will make you smile.
Starters include the popular Dorado Nachos (corn tortilla chips layered with smoked duck, black beans, guacamole and lime cream sauce), and Roasted Creamy Corn Soup with scallions and crab meat. Another crowd favorite is the Croquetas de Cangrejo (two crab cakes over fresh guacamole and smoked chipotle tomato sauce), but those are only a few. But don’t get too full on the tasty appetizers, because their upscale signature entrees are what Dorado’s is all about.
As mentioned earlier, you will find a new favorite entrée! For example, their Grilled Colorado Rack of Lamb is accompanied with mint roasted red new potatoes and brandy guajillo pepper sauce. If you’re in the mood for fish, their Crab Meat Crusted Atlantic Salmon is served over chipotle, mashed potatoes, fresh basil, tomatoes, capers, and citrus beurre blanc. There is also Stuffed Colossal Shrimp with Crab Meat that you must try! And if you’d like to try their Latin dishes, you may choose from Pollo en Milaneza, Burrito de Carne Asada, and Chicken Enchiladas. And hopefully you left room for dessert!
Available to you are Dorado Flan, Pecan Bread Pudding, Platanos Fritos, and Chocolate Chimichangas. Each one is irresistible in their own way, and gives you many more reasons to come back.
Chef Luis Perez has created a one-of-a-kind menu in an amazing restaurant, and you have to see it (and eat it!) to believe it. You can make a reservation by calling the restaurant or using this website, and Dorado’s would love to give you the dining experience of a lifetime. See you soon at Dorado’s!