There were a lot of reasons we chose to brunch at Crio while in Chicago but the biggest of those? Pulled pork loaded fries on their menu. Um, yum! Unfortunately, those fries weren't on the brunch menu but what we did have was amazing.
First, though, let's talk service. The restaurant wasn't very crowded so the server, who was very nice, was able to give us a lot of attention. She wasn't overbearing or anything but, for the most part, kept our bottomless mimosas ... bottomless. My only complaint is that you could tell there became a point when the staff was ready for us to leave. Yes, we'd been there for a while but it's not like we were loud or unruly.
People, this place was delicious.
I had an omelet ... that was stuffed in a poblano pepper! I texted Mark pretty much immediately and told him this is something we MUST try to recreate. It was so good, just the right amount of heat, and the accompanying breakfast potatoes really complimented the dish.
D had the chilaquiles (and turned me on them forever!)and Mo had the torta de carne asada. Both were delicious but I still think my dish was the best! ;)
Bottom line: this was probably the best meal we ate in Chicago. It's away from downtown but that keeps the crowd to a minimum. I'd love to go back on a weeknight and try their more extensive menu! The price point was perfect, too, and we left feeling full and happy. I'll definitely be back!