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Jan 25, 2022 | EVENTS

Save Room for the Tres Leches Cake at Chi’bal

Your favorite Mexican food gets a chef-y, upscale makeover at Chi’bal. Chef de Cuisine Miguel Lara creates a menu of chic dishes with authentic flavors, from touring sopes and poblano-loaded quesadillas, to pollo or bisteca asado with a healthy dose to Chi’bal spice. Fancier entrees like salmon, New York strip steak, or shrimp also get a flavorful update. Each are served with chile-rubbed yuca fries, green tomatillo aioli, or other accompaniments that make for a memorable dish. Chi’bal is also known for an exceptional bar offering, with an emphasis on tequila in all of its glorious iterations. And don’t skip dessert. Classic dishes like tres leches cake, flan, and churros are executed especially well, and even folks who skip a sweet end to dinner will find it hard to not to indulge. Find Chi’bal on Baltimore Avenue in Laurel, just off Second Street. The restaurant is spacious and a great choice for large groups. Make a reservation, especially if you plan to visit with a crowd or during a peak time.