Bien Trucha – food ( mexican heaven )

What makes a almost perfect day ? Start with a 25 mile bike ride along the DuPage River with your favorite oldest daughter ( favorite youngest is off to France and Kenya ) return for a shower and a spot of a nap then head over to a little Mexican place for an avocado margarita.

A friend has recommended Bien Trucha for its drinks and I was expecting a typical Mexican fare. Our first warning was the line at 5:00 to get in. We were in no hurry, and they entered us in on their Ipad and told us they would text us in about fourty five minutes. People after us were waiting over two hours for a spot in this little forty seat restaurant. Off we went to window shop at the stores in the town.

waiting up to two hours for a table in upscale Geneva of Chicagoland ?

waiting up to two hours for a table in upscale Geneva of Chicagoland ?

Just as expected, our text arrived and we were seated in the tight but conformable quarters. It’s loud and full of bustling servers who pay constant attention to your every need. No ordinary Mexican fare, I wouldn’t call it fusion, but it was close… we ordered tapas style and let the waitress and cook space out our food… but first avocado margaritas… I didn’t know what to expect, but they were smooth and wonderful!

avocado ?  trust me it works!

avocado ? trust me it works!

We had the guacamole of the day, with watermelon cubes mixed throughout. It was zesty and each time you hit a little watermelon cube it bust of sweetness… wonderful

wonderful watermelon bursts of pleasure..

wonderful watermelon bursts of pleasure..

Then our courses arrived — steak tacos with sauces on top ( outstanding ), cheesy rice and corn — I swear cheesy rice stands toe to toe against risotto as the best way to serve rice, and the corn was addictive, daughter and dad eyed each other for the last bite…


Then tilipia tacos with coleslaw, fresh breaded fish – and then prawn tacos with an assortment of mayo. These reminded me of sushi.

tilapia in the best delivery system

tilapia in the best delivery system

shrimp, with a sushi feel

shrimp, with a sushi feel

Finally, mostly stuffed we opted so share a piece of cake with powdered sugar on top and a reduced tequila sauce…. the absolute compliment to a wonderful meal.

We left so surprised ( this not your normal Mexican ) and satisfied with our discovery of a culinary treasure.

Almost perfect day? Well don’t forget the sunscreen on a long bike ride…

35 Comments on “Bien Trucha – food ( mexican heaven )”

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I am thinking of a roadtrip..the address please! LOLs…
    I was going to have grilled cheese sandwich and soup for dinner…
    don’t think it will compare…thought I am not to sure about that avocado margaritas..I love avocados but maybe not so mixed with tequila LOLs..
    Great post …and I will be waiting for that address…
    Take Care…

  2. whoa! you better keep bicycling ! lol

  3. Shannon says:

    I had to come back to look at the pictures again…my mouth is watering 🙂

  4. vb holmes says:

    Gorgeous photos, Bill, and enjoyed the accompanying text. Filed restaurant away in case Chicago becomes a near-future destination.

  5. Delicious! I’m gaining weight just looking at the pics!

  6. Eric Alagan says:

    Wow! A great bike ride set everything up. Looks like you had a perfect day – happy for you 🙂

  7. Shannon says:

    Haha. Love the line about the sunscreen. What a fabulous day! 🙂

  8. Wow awesome and worth the wait! I’m curious about the avocado drinks, they look good!

  9. Jamie Dedes says:

    I am chuckling because we used to do much the same as you (re: oldest fave and youngest fave), saying our son was “#1 Son” and, of course, he’s our only son…

    What a delicious post …

  10. what foods you and your family eat.. such foodies!

  11. boomiebol says:

    Sounds yummy. I love Geneva… I often go there for cupcakes and ice cream. The latest crave and Graham’s :).

  12. Michelle says:

    I love avocado! But never tried avocado margarita before – what did it taste like?

  13. Yum! Avocado in a drink – who woulda thunk it!

  14. Clanmother says:

    A perfect adventure!!!

  15. I am suddenly very hungry and yet, very full. (smiles) That food looks fantastic! I’m glad you had such a great time. Making memories, perfect way to spend the day!

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