If you’ve never heard about Chilam, it’s time to catch up! After totally seducing us with tacos, burritos and other quesadillas in their colorful eatery set on rue des Ecouffes. After conquered our hearts with their burgers served at Ground Control Halle Charolais, Chilam is on everyone’s lips again…
Coming from South Mexico, Juan and Lucia – from South Italy – the duo hiding behind the delicious Mexican address, have just opened a new restaurant in the French capital giving pride of place to South-American flavors. To discover this new restaurant, head to 4 rue de Brissac, a short walk from the Place de la Bastille.
For this new address, the duo wished to pay tribute to the unforgettable Frida Kahlo by offering a unique travel to the artist's blue house in Mexico.
On the menu? Incredible exotic flavors to enjoy in small plates to share. The guacamole is still to die for, quesadillas are filled with melted cheese, totopos con queso make us discover a combination of kidney bean purée, handmade tortillas, melted cheese and pico de gallo, and as for enchiladas, they are exquisite.
Chilam also served molote, which are Mexican corn fritters filled with homemade chorizo, potatoes and soaked in kidney bean, cream cheese sauce and mashed avocado.
Let's not forget either about the irresistible Tacos de Chilam that are the same as the ones served in Le Marais. On one side, pulled marinated pork and cooked in Mexican spices; on the other hand, marinated confit duck and orange sauce. We still love them so much!
Chilam Bastille also gives pride of place to very beautiful and hearty plates where Mexican flavors explode in the mouth. We can obviously think about Tampiqueña, based on marinated flank steak à la Arrachera grilled on lava stones. To enjoy this beautiful piece of meat, Chilam bet on quesadilla, green salad, guacamole and kidney beans.
We also literally fell for the Al Pastor king prawns plate with marinated king prawns à la Al Pastor, finely grilled and served with roasted pineapple, guacamole, mashed kidney beans, Mexican rice and homemade tortillas. So good!
As for vegetarians, they can't resist the Costra de queso y hongos, a large and generous homemade tortilla filled with melted cheese and topped with an assortment of three delicately pan-fried ceps.
And for the sweet touch, we love the Pastel de tres leches, a soft cake soaked in 3 milks and flavored with vanilla!
The other good surprise provided by Chilam Bastille is its cocktail bar with perfect beverages mainly based on Mezcal such as the Viva La Vida (Mezcal Bruxo, Agua de Jamaica, Cream of pear) and the excellent Margarita Pina Picante (Mezcal, lime, pineapplo and tabasco). For the others, discover the Diego (Tequila blanco, Averna, Chinotto) and the Coyoacan (Gin, bell pepper juice, Absinthe).
Meet now in Paris 4th arrondissement to discover Chilam Bastille, the new go-to address for Mexican flavor lovers!
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Dates and Opening Time
From 10 April 2019 to 31 December 2022
4 Rue de Brissac
75004 Paris 4
Assiettes à partager: €7 - €11
Desserts: €7 - €8
Cocktails: €9 - €12
Ouvert du mercredi au samedi de 19h à 23h30, les samedis et dimanches de 12h à 16h