Tomate Fresh Kitchen

914-12 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201 Order now
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Contemporary Latin flavors using the freshest local ingredients!

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Laurel

4 reviews
This is my new favorite go-to. The quality of the food is fantastic and their use of herbs and spices is more nuanced and interesting than what you would find at an average taqueria. Both meats and veggies are given their proper due, and the veggie dishes are as interesting and delicious and well-seasoned as anything on the menu--I have often ordered (at the farmer's market and during Food Truck Fridays) veggie dishes because I know what an amazing job they do with them and that they're something worthy of attention on their own and not just something to satisfy having vegetarian food available on a menu.

Sandy

2 reviews
Ordered from here for the first time and it was great. I got the plantains, veggie empanada, chips and guacamole and a steak burrito. The plantains were my favorite and Im super picky. They were sweet and perfect. The veggie empanada was good as well, it seemed like it was baked which is fine, but I love fried empanadas! The guacamole and chips were on point as well as the burrito everything was just perfect. Thank you!!

Charon

1 review
The food was great! The Guacomole was so flavorful (which is very important because I have had some bland not so great tasting guacomole). They delivered the food pretty quick. The driver was very nice and the food was good. I will definately order from them again and probably tell all my co-workers and friends about this place.

Ellen

1 review
This is the best Mexican food in the Chicago area!!!! I cannot get enough of it! They have great vegetarian and gluten free option as well as lots of meat! It is take out only, but there are a few tables outside on the sidewalk. The service is very friendly and fast!

John

3 reviews
Tomate Fresh Kitchen makes awesome tacos and other Mexican food. I found the on-line ordering EASIER than ordering in person because I could quickly customize each taco. Plus no wait, and Tomate's espresso or coffee flan is absolutely the bomb.

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Tomate Fresh Kitchen Reviews on Seamless

Elizabeth

1 review
Ordered Mexican delivery in Evanston not knowing what to expect - got an amazingly fresh and delicious pork Taco and sweet potato burrito. Very surprised at the quality and freshness!

Michelle

Top Reviewer
Tomato is a fresh local restaurant that delivers fast and tasty food! I ordered for my office mates and will definitely be ordering in the future!

Katherine

Top Reviewer
I love this place! Best Mexican food in Evanston hands down.

Liz

1 review
Amazing food came even quicker than expected. Delighted!

Jane

1 review
Love tomate fresh!

About us

Cuban, Dinner, Healthy, Latin American, Lunch Specials, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian
Today
Delivery: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Takeout: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tomate Fresh Kitchen prepares "gourmet street food" for lunch or dinner. We are carryout or delivery only; eat-in dining is not available. Tomate Fresh Kitchen owner, Tania Merlos-Ruiz, started selling her home-made empanadas last year at Evanstons indoor winter Farmer and Artisan Food Market. She continued to sell them at the outdoor Downtown Farmers Market over the summer. Her offerings were such a hit with customers that she began getting more requests for catering. Opening a bricks-and-mortar store where she could pursue her creative passion for cooking was "the next logical step, " she says. In addition to traditional and contemporary desserts, the cafe sells empanadas, tacos, burritos, gorditas, and nachos. Many options are vegetarian or vegan-friendly. Ruiz sources as many fresh ingredients as she can from local farms. Ruiz also experiments with lesser-known produce that is mainstream in Latin America: pacaya and chipilin from Guatemala; nopales, chayotes, and yucca from Mexico; chilis aji and purple potatoes from Peru; and chimichurri from Argentina. "Traditional Latin Food Uses mainly meat and a limited variety of herbs. I began my culinary career because I love our traditional foods, but know that we need to add more veggies to our meals. "Chef Ruiz Studied baking, pastry, and savory dishes at Washburne University. She has received numerous accolades, including a Les Dames d'escoffier and Diageo scholarships. She caters everything from birthday parties to board meetings and university-sponsored cultural celebrations. The late Maggie Daley was a big fan of Ruiz' black bean soup. Most recently, Ruiz won first prize for her Latin-inspired fusion of spices and chilies at the Glenwood Chili Cook Off. Right now, shes working on a pipian empanada based on a family recipe from Guatemala that combines pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and mustard greens. "I Have So many ideas of what I want to do, " she says. "My Food Is far from traditional. Were going to be offering specials constantly to bring in new and unique flavors. "Tomate Fresh Kitchen Prepares "gourmet street food", from salad to dessert, for every occasion‚ from birthday parties to board meetings and university-sponsored cultural celebrations.