Chile Toreado Joins McKinley Park News as Sponsor Through Restaurant Revival


CHICAGO — Mexican cuisine innovator Chile Toreado has joined the Sponsor program of the McKinley Park News, taking advantage of the micro-local news publication’s Restaurant Revival, which supports neighborhood food and drink outlets through discounted or deferred costs.

“The astoundingly great cuisine at Chile Toreado is such a unique and important asset for McKinley Park’s growing food scene,” said McKinley Park News Publisher Justin Kerr. “We’re honored to have Chile Toreado as a Sponsor and so happy to be able to provide a little extra support through our Restaurant Revival.”

Chile Toreado, which has been open in the McKinley Park neighborhood at 2022 W. 35th St., Chicago, since 2019, has garnered accolades from online and print publications, including Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Grace Wong. In addition to providing perfectly executed classics like tortas, caldos and tacos, Chile Toreado innovates with the freshest ingredients and unique dishes like the crowd-favorite tlayudas.

The restaurant is also the only spot in the area offering sidewalk patio drinks alongside meals, Kerr noted, including bespoke margaritas, beers and wines, and an impressive tequila and mezcal menu.

“Our neighborhood family looks forward to serving yours here at Chile Toreado,” said Yailin Sotelo, who, along with her mother, Lorena, help chef and father Jaime Sotelo run the restaurant. The Sotelos have been residents of the McKinley Park neighborhood for many years.

The Restaurant Revival program of the McKinley Park News is a special incentive to help independent neighborhood restaurants spread word while regaining footing as the COVID pandemic subsides, Kerr said. “We’re knocking either 20 percent off the normal Sponsor cost or deferring payment for six months to support our neighborhood’s awesome food and drink outlets,” he said.

The McKinley Park News is a micro-local online publication covering the McKinley Park Community Area and Central Manufacturing District of Chicago from its website at Its features include original news reporting, a comprehensive calendar of neighborhood events and an interactive membership and subscription system. Online as a neighborhood resource since 2012, the McKinley Park News launched its commercial operations in 2019 as a publication of Local News LLC.

Chile Toreado is located at 2022 W. 35th St., Chicago, in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Open since 2019, Chile Toreado serves lunch and dinner six days a week alongside beverage service that includes bespoke margaritas, beers and wines, and tequila and mescal. Chile Toreado is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Justin Kerr
(312) 560-1115
P.O. Box 9136
Chicago, IL 60609

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