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New Restaurant Offers Fresh Mexican, Margaritas on Route 59

Plainfield's Delicia Mexican Grill is family run and offers made-to-order Mexican favorites and signature dishes.

A new Mexican eatery is dishing out something different, according to general manager David Barriball.

Diners at the new Delicia Mexican Grill, 12337 S. Route 59, can expect traditional fare like tacos, burritos and fajitas — but that’s not all.

“It’s sort of a combination of classic Mexican and neo-Latin cuisine,” said Barriball, who has been in the restaurant business for more than 25 years.

The restaurant offers up daily specials and signature fare including bacon-wrapped tequila shrimp, lata de cerveza (beer can) chicken, green chile cheeseburgers and fresh fish dishes, not to mention homemade soups and appetizers.

There’s a children’s menu for fussy young eaters, and although Delicia is a full-service, sit-down restaurant, it also caters to busy workers on their lunch breaks, offering a “Mexican express” menu for fast eats, Barriball said.

 “It’s good for a date, and it’s good for family,” Barriball said.

Barriball said margarita lovers are also in for a treat at Delicia.

“Our margaritas are all made with fresh fruit — no mixes,” he said, plus fresh lime juice and homemade simple syrup. The restaurant serves seven different margaritas, and diners can chose from a menu of 20 premium 100 percent agave tequilas.

“Only the best,” Barriball said, adding that like the margaritas, Delicia’s dishes are always made to order. “Everything is made fresh here.”

Delicia opened Oct. 23 and is the second Plainfield venture for Plainfield's Delight owner Jim Letsos. It occupies the space that was formerly home to the Cozy Corner restaurant and has been completely remodeled, Barriball said.

It is in the shopping center anchored by the future Tommy Nevin's Brewing Company.

Barriball, a Plainfield resident, said the eatery is family run.

 “We’re super happy to be here,” he said. “And it’s exciting that I’m feeding my neighbors here.”

Delicia Mexican Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Grandpamike November 27, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Have eaten there 4 times since it's opening, and have enjoyed every meal I have tried. A regular menu and a specials menu add up for a good dining experience. They are open to suggestions for adding dishes to the menu. I believe they will be successful.
Grandpamike November 27, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I have been there on Friday's and Saturday's and never had to wait. A sign of success, I hope so. You missed a good meal.
kjb December 05, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I am a fan of their Carnitas , but I cant believe how long it takes to get a carryout order!!! They are a little pricey , but tolerable....hope they speed up soon
Picky Mexican Lover February 19, 2013 at 01:42 AM
I recently read horrible reviews on this place, but I had a good meal. We sat quickly, had fresh warm chips, and enjoyed my food. The fajitas were pricey but good, and I have plenty for a second meal. My friend got chimichangas and loves them. I have been to most Plainfield Mexican restaurants, and this was one of the best I had. It might just be preference, but I would try it again. Maybe they have learned from their mistakes. We need to support family run places in Plainfield, because theirs are barely any!
Grandpamike February 19, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Having read what I have posted previously, sad to say, I feel exactly the opposite now. The second to last time I went there, they had already changed staff, who were very friendly and professional, in that they made sure that whatever I ordered was satisfying to me. Also, they had tweaked the menu somewhat, and took off the specials that they had when hey first opened. I told them what it was that I had ordered before and they made an effort to duplicate it, unfortunately it wasn't. They were very stingy with the meat portion and overcooked it, sent it back and they got it right. The last time, another staff change, <chef>, menu change, no specials, had something light, and never went back. It saddens me as I thought it was a good concept, except when you have an owner who is Greek and not Mexican, and who knows what the chef was, does not make for a successful endeavor. I was hoping for the best, since I had also liked Cebollita, which didn't last all that long. Now I go to Naperville to the new place on 112th called Burrito Parrilla, which we have been to twice, and so far, so good.

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