Tuco and Blondie

Summer Isn’t Over Until This Place Says It Is

A Colorful Mexican Cantina with Fried Ice Cream and a Mezcal-Heavy Patio

By Sam Eichner ·
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On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and the former host of The Celebrity Apprentice will take the stage to present their visions for America’s future.

And you...

You’ll be sitting on a patio eating fried ice cream.

Who’s to say which activity will be more productive. All we know for certain is that you’ll be doing your thing at Tuco and Blondie, a boisterous indoor/outdoor Mexican cantina hell-bent on making sure summer lasts forever. It opens Monday in Lakeview, and you’re free to have fun inside this slideshow.

Now, you may not recognize those names as the protagonists from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. That’s okay. You’re still highly encouraged to hang out here.

And hang out you will, though how (and where) depends.

If you’re here for after-work drinks, maybe secure a cafeteria-style table for a pitcher of mezcal margaritas and some crab tostadas.

If you’re here on a casual dinner date, you’ll grab a booth under the ferocious neon cat and split some chili braised short rib tacos.

But if you’re here on a lazy weekend afternoon, make sure to hit the patio, where the tequila will be flowing and that fried ice cream will always be just a few words away.

Which is one of the better ways to be lazy.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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