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WHISKEY, TEQUILA & TACOS Sergio and Lindsey De Los Santos are no strangers to the Geneva restaurant scene– they are the successful owners of Sergio’s Cantina. When the upstairs became available, they decided to design a space with an urban vibe, trendy and creative Mexican menu, along with hand crafted cocktails. The historic building was built in 1907 with brick from the great Chicago Fire and in 1910 the first bar opened underneath its roof. Sergio and Lindsey restored the top floor back to the original brick and wood, added some artistic graffiti, a few swings, and reclaimed the space to host only the best nights.

As the sun was setting, seated next to a window looking down State Street, our server Antonio Incandela recommended some great cocktails and mocktails. The energetic music and mocktails made us mamas feel like for a moment we were in the city for a night out. The Raspberry Cosmo adds raspberry puree for a sweet twist. Half priced whiskey Wednesdays is a great time to try the 1910 Old Fashioned. It starts with a glass that is smoked, then adds Buffalo Trace, Aperol, Tobacco infused bitters, orange bitters, fresh orange syrup and Luxardo cherry served with an ice ball. The Cucumber Mint is cool and refreshing.

Sunday Funday offers half-off appetizers. Our favorites include the Poke Nachos with house made wonton chips topped with tuna, avocado, nori, sesame seed, serrano pepper and sriracha aioli. Lobster Quesadillas filled with lobster bisque, chihuahua cheese and habanero salsa have some heat to balance the sweet lobster. On Taco Tuesdays enjoy half priced tacos paired with five-dollar margaritas. The vegan and gluten free Esquites Tacos are packed with flavors of roasted zucchini, poblano corn, avocado crema and sweet potato crisps. Maui fish tacos are served with either blackened or fried white fish and topped with tropical slaw, pineapple tequila salsa and a chipotle tartar sauce. Another favorite taco was the unique Camote Al Pastor with sweet potato sautéed with pineapple, Morita salsa, onion, cilantro, pepitas and vegan avocado crema.

Just when we thought we couldn’t enjoy our evening anymore, we were served the house made churros with sides of butter Rum sauce, Baileys Mexican chocolate sauce and topped with ice cream. Make your reservation now!

1910 Geneva 30 W. State Street, Geneva (630) 845-9100 • Owners: Lindsey & Sergio De Los Santos

ABOUT THE CRITICS Stephanie (right) & Tiffany (left) Schmoker are west suburban sisters who have always shared a love for dining out and they also enjoy cooking together. They came from a family of 7 and grew up on farm with fresh fruits, veggies and more. Watch for their review of a different west suburban restaurant in each issue of Glancer Magazine. Invite them to your eatery at



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