Recommended by : Aaron Sanchez (Judge, Chopped)

Cuisine:Mexican. Price: $. Location: .

Named by Aaron Sanchez as the spot (besides his own) that he chooses for Latin cuisine, Chavelas is an unexpected Mexican gem that feels more like your Grandma’s kitchen than a restaurant. The prices are amazingly cheap, and the food is popularly known as delicious and soulful – made with tender loving care. $3.50 quesadillas? Meet us there.