Lito’s Empanadas, a casual spot that’s been serving Latin American pastries for 11 years in Lincoln Park, has opened a new location inside Revival Food Hall in the Loop. Lito’s has displaced Black Dog Gelato; Black Dog’s frozen treats will now be available from a cart that will roam the hall. Revival is the food hall operated by 16” on Center, the company behind venues including Dusek’s Board and Beer in Pilsen, the Empty Bottle in Ukrainian Village, and MONEYGUN in the West Loop.
Owner/chef Ernesto Guzman opened his first Lito’s in 2007 in Lincoln Park. A year before that he opened a full-service restaurant, Chilango Mexican Street Food in Little Italy on Taylor Street. Earlier this year, Guzman opened a Lito’s inside Chicago’s French Market. He took over the Aviato Eats space. Lito’s recently hooked up with a few new investors who are making the expansions possible, according to a spokesperson for Revival Food Hall.
The changeover from Black Dog to Lito’s happened last week. Lito’s is one of 16 food vendors at Revival. Take a look at the menu below.
Lito’s Empanadas, 125 S. Clark Street inside Revival Food Hall.