El Che Steakhouse & Bar

Casual Dining Restaurant

Chicago, USA

El Che Steakhouse & Bar Wine List

About El Che Steakhouse & Bar

In the meatpacking city of Chicago, copycat steakhouses are on every corner. El Che stands out as an Argentine gem, and frankly, one of the best spots in the city for a wine and food experience - especially (but not exclusively) if you’re in the mood for beef. The menu is lovingly South American, with stellar empanadas, expectantly excellent steaks, and plenty of other grilled options for those searching beyond the cow - their house-made Morcilla (blood sausage) is exceptional.

The wine list here is a true magnum opus - reportedly the only 100% South American list in the country. It spans the continent with huge depth and is able to commendably meet any wine-lover's tastes with an appropriate bottle from the Andes to the ocean. Spanning all styles and price points, this is not only an objectively great wine list, but in my view, earns the highest marks for so passionately and effectively leaning into a theme with no exceptions.

Anyone can slap a few famous names on a page and call it a decent wine list; a great wine list speaks to the restaurant it represents - and El Che’s list speaks fluent Argentine.

Great for

  • Argentina

Wine team

  • AC
    Alex Cuper
    Beverage Director

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