Borinquen Restaurant

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This family-owned Puerto Rican spot in Hermosa, sister spot to the original Borinquen in Humboldt Park and the newest North Center location, is famous for the jibarito, a sandwich in which two flattened, deep-fried green plantains slathered with garlicky aioli take the place of bread. Fillings include steak, roasted pork, chicken, ham and vegetables; lettuce, tomato and cheese are standard fixings. Traditional sandwiches, meat and seafood platters and a variety of soups and salads round out the menu. Alcohol isn't permitted at this location.