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Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless

#321 of 7,710 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University Village / Little Italy
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10000 W Ohare Ave, Terminal 1, Concourse B, Gate B-10, Chicago, IL 60666-6000
+1 312-732-6505
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty and a lot of food for the hungry traveler but I just wasn't wowed by a place with such a big build up. Friendly staff. Long lines and a long wait.

Thank pmoeser
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service slow,unprofeshional,not helpfull and no one in a hurry.waited for 25 min for torta and cazuela bowl.Realy? Its a fast food joint.food quality below avarage.torta was realy bad.bread to thin and burned with trace of bacon and egg.all you can tast is avocado.if you have no salsa rojo torta is tastless.i gave 3 stars for my fiance she liked cazuela... More 

Thank Gintas R
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost next to Gate B10...Tortas Frontera. From Tortas, to Molletes to Salads. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is absolutely delicious. You can sit or take food with you. This is a must if you are at O'Hare.

Thank Ivette M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the location at K4. They were busy, big line. Ordered our food they gave us a pager. Took our drinks and found some seats across from the bar. Over 30 minutes later I saw the line was gone. Went and asked about the order. The guy got someone else I assume a manager. He said " we... More 

Thank Mike V
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with the food at Tortas Frontera. I would recommend the Cuban Torta. Food appeared to be prepared fresh and much better than typical airport food.

Thank GeoffChing88
Northern Ireland
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was walking round terminal 5 of Ohare while waiting for my flight and came across Tortas frontera, the smells coming from it were amazing so i decided to try it. I had the Chipotle chicken torta and a large Pacifico beer. It was one of the nicest things I've eaten in a very long time, light years ahead of... More 

Thank Jim_Linda_Shan
Miami, United States
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A GREAT sandwich is hard to come by. I passed this place up once I read the menu options. Jalapeño peppers seemed to be in every dish. After walking further and not seeing anything else in the airport that interested me, I went back. So glad I did. One of the best open-face sandwiches I've ever had. It was spicy... More 

Thank Thomas H
Wichita Falls, Texas
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316 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We all now for the most part how bad airport food is, however get out of the McDonalds line and get a torta and some guacamole, you will be glad you did.

Thank RussU2525
New Carlisle, Ohio
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173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I stopped in for breakfast and look forward to a return for a later meal in the near future. I had the egg and bacon tortas and it was a perfect blend of healthy additions and textures. Not as fast as some restaurants but well worth the wait. Loved every bite!

Thank comerharris
Newport News, Virginia
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352 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I saw this restaurant at Terminal 1 at Chicago O'Hare airport, there was a long line, but the food smelled good and with so many people I felt it must be worth the wait and it is. I had the Tortilla soup and Cuban Sandwich, both very good. Limited seating but one usually opens up. Do yourself a favor and... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10000 W Ohare Ave, Terminal 1, Concourse B, Gate B-10, Chicago, IL 60666-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-732-6505
  • This restaurant is at O'Hare Intl Airport (after security)
Located in Terminal 1 on Concourse B in Chicago International Airport.

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