Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lunchin at Lalo's

Brunch is longer reserved for Saturday & Sunday, because The Lalo's at 1960 W. Clybourn is serving it up 7 days a week. For only $6.95, you get an authentic Mexican buffet everyday from 11am - 3pm. Yep, that's right..$6.95! After seeing the giant sign in front of the restaurant, I needed to go and check this out ASAP. Yes, I've been to Lalo's before and remember that my enchiladas cost me $12.95, so I was intrigued at what $6.95 would get me?

The $6.95 lunch buffet includes: fruit salad, Caesar salad, Spanish rice, refried beans, chicken or chorizo sopes, chicken or spinach enchiladas, grilled vegetables, beef chimichangas, chicken flautas, chicken and steak fajitas, unlimited amounts of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, chips, and for dessert: bunuelos and flan. The guacamole tastes like it was just made at my table-side, the spinach enchiladas were crispy and were filled with a generous helping of spinach, and the chicken fajitas were fresh and hearty. Want to turn any weekday buffet into a Saturday night? Just add one (or two or three) of their signature margaritas to your order.

While I am sometimes skeptical of buffets, this one is exceptional. I couldn't tell the difference in taste or quality between the buffet and the cuisine they serve for dinner. If you are a fan of Mexican food, you'll definitely enjoy this fantastic brunch deal. When I spoke to Lalo's manager Juan Rodriguez, he told me the deal has been going on for roughly two months, but that it is not going away anytime soon. According to consumer based site the restaurant reviewers rate this restaurant as an "A-OK !" For more information on the local restaurant chain with over 10 locations in the Chicagoland area check out their website
Please note the only 1960 W. Clybourn is the only location with $6.95 lunch buffet 7 days a week from 11am - 3pm.
Most of the other Lalo's locations have lunch buffets and the deals go as follows:
733 W. Maxwell St., Chicago: $8.95 buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm (Mon - Friday Only)
1535 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: $8.95 buffet 11am - 2pm (Mon- Friday Only)
804 S. Oak Park, Oak Park: $6.95 buffet 11am - 2pm (Mon & Tues) and $8.95 (Wed, Thurs, & Fri)
1432 Waukegan, Glenview: $8.95 buffet 11:30am -2pm Fridays only
425 Roselle, Schaumburg: $8.95 buffet 11-3pm (Sunday through Friday, No Saturday)
4400 Fox Valley Center, Aurora: $6.95 buffet 11:30am - 2pm (Mon - Friday) and $8.95 on Sunday (No Saturday)
The following three locations do not offer lunch buffets: Midway Airport, 4126 W. 26th Street and 3110 S. Harlem in Berwyn.