Client Happenings: The West Loop's Modern Mexican Experience - más

ZAP_Blog_7.10.14 Mexican is hands down my favorite genre of food. From the complex flavors and vibrant colors to that perfect bite of guacamole, I could eat Mexican every day. So when we had the opportunity to open más, a new modern Mexican restaurant, I couldn’t have been more excited – plus it was in the West Loop and two blocks from our office. Can’t beat that!

más isn’t your typical Mexican restaurant. The kitchen is led by Chef and Partner Yanni Sanchez (formerly of Sabor Saveur on Division) and has a menu full of savory tacos, fresh crudos and sharable plates rich in Mexican tradition but peppered with global flavors presented in a beautiful way that lets chef’s French training sing. The cocktail program reflects the restaurant’s emphasis on freshness and focuses on craft cocktails made with tequilas and mezcals. They also make their own homemade aquas frescas and have partnered with Sparrow Coffee to create a unique brew for the restaurant.

más offers the culinary prowess expected of the West Loop neighborhood in an environment that is both lively and approachable. The space feel contemporary with sleek décor but has a tone of comfort to it too. A custom Aztec-inspired wall fixture serves as a focal point when you enter the space and the lounge area is anchored by a 16-foot bar with an adjacent drink rail for those looking to savor a signature cocktail or two. I’ve already established the Watermelon Margarita as my go-to summer cocktail.

Must try items on the menu include tropical guacamole with root chips, fish tacos with watermelon gazpacho, rajas con queso tacos, Yellowtail crudo, and the Mexican donuts.

For more information on más check out or follow them on social at @mastacoschicago.

- Annie Block, Vice President