For the real-deal Mexican food fans among us, Chilango seems to be one to put on your radar. It’s not a taqueria — though they do have tacos — and it’s not fancy and cocktail-oriented like Mexico DF. Except is is going to remind you of Mexico DF because chef Roberto Aguiar Cruz came over from that kitchen just recently (a fact we learned from Tablehopper). In Spanish, Chilango means someone who lives in Mexico City (which is in the Distrito Federal, or DF), so that pretty much gives you an idea where Chilango is coming from. Mexican food. From the capital of Mexico. Made by a guy with Mexican roots In a city that used to be part of Mexico. According to Birdsall over at SFoodie, the standards like pozole and tacos de suadero are spot on. So it’s got that going for it too. Which is good.
Chilango; 235 Church St., at Market Street