Chimichurri restaurant

A new Argentine restaurant from the former chef-owner of Lincoln Park’s Caminito Argentinian Grill, Chimichurri focuses on the classics: sandwiches, pasta, steak, pizza, gelato (the Italian influences are the product of Italian immigration to Argentina in the 19th and 20th centuries). I ate at Caminito when it first opened under the direction of Mario Lobos, an Argentine who’s been in Chicago for nine years now, and was impressed by most of what I tried. So I was surprised that his new restaurant didn’t quite measure up: nothing was terrible, but most of what we ordered fell on the mediocre side of average.