A Chicago Sandwich Inspired By Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda might be the most famous artist of Puerto Rican descent, but there’s no question in Chicago, the jibarito is the most famous sandwich. Created near Humboldt Park by Puerto Rican cooks, the sandwich has spread all over the city, including one shop on Harlem Avenue where just about every customer orders one.

Whenever you’re talking jibaritos in Chicago, you’ve got to talk plantains. And at Jibaritos on Harlem – a sister restaurant to Jibaritos y Mas on Fullerton – they know this starchy fruit.


Jibaritos on Harlem

3317 N. Harlem Ave.


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