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chicago magazine

with two bars and a dining area, La Luna (1726 S. Racine Ave., Pilsen), has plenty of space to entice regulars from the neighborhood and beyond. Cozy but not overly polished, the Mexican spot aims to pay homage to its artistic community while serving up traditional tacos and small plates……..


 

ABC 7 News

If you've got Mexican on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The new arrival to Pilsen, called la luna, is located at 1726 S. Racine Ave.

First-time restaurateur Samantha Sanchez, who has Mexican-American roots, set out to create a culinary experience with a mezcal bar, a dining area and space for shuffleboard and antique board games, notes La Luna's website.

On the menu developed by chef Manuel Briseno, formerly of Moe's Cantina, you'll find a barbacoa burger, ceviche, tacos and small plates--all with a modern Mexican flair. During this spot's daily happy hour, try signature cocktails like spicy drink called Diabilito (little devil) or La Dama, a champaign cocktail.

 

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On the menu, you'll find ceviche, cocktails, tacos and small plates--all with a modern Mexican flair. First-time restaurateur Samantha Sanchez, who has Mexican-American roots, set out to create a culinary experience with a mezcal bar, a dining area and space for shuffleboard and antique board games, notes La Luna's website 

 

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PILSEN — Samantha Sanchez will be following in her father’s footsteps when she opens her first restaurant this fall in Pilsen.

la luna at 1726 S. Racine Ave. is inspired inspired by Lotería, a Mexican game of chance similar to bingo. Sanchez, the 26-year-old daughter of bar magnate sam sanchez, recalls fond memories playing the game with “the whole family in Monterrey.”

“I thought it would be a great way to tie in my culture and family memories into an idea for a restaurant,” the Bridgeport native said.

The Mexican restaurant will offer “handmade tortillas, tacos and small plates with a twist,” and drinks inspired by characters from the game, Sanchez said, who emphasized prices would be affordable for neighborhood residents.


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Samantha Sanchez started working in the restaurant business when she was a teen, and in November she’ll open the first restaurant of her own. la luna is slated for a mid-November debut at 1726 S. Racine Avenue in Pilsen. Expect Mexican flavors with a modern twist like a barbacoa-style burger.

Sanchez, in her mid-20s, wants to bring a fresh perspective to the restaurant business. Her father, Sam Sanchez, didn’t want his daughter to follow into the family business. Sam Sanchez is the very successful restaurant and bar owner behind Moe’s Cantina, john barleycorn and Old Crow Smokehouse. He’s so well-known that he threw out the ceremonial first pitch in July at a Cubs game and hosted a group with Rahm Emanuel last month the night the mayor announced he wouldn’t seek reelection……………