I've always thought this house at 751 N. Virgil was a cute place for a restaurant, but the Thai place that was there for a while didn't last in this heavily Central American neighborhood. Now Amalia's Guatamalan Cuisine & Seafood has moved in, and it looks like a more ambitious operation than most Guatemalan bakeries and restaurants, with entrees around $9-$18. Guatemalan specialties include tamales de chiplin, hilachas (shredded meat in tomato sauce with Guatemalan spices); frihol blanco (pork stew with white beans) pepian (Mayan chicken and bread soup) and for the brave, rebolcado with pork hearts, livers and ears sliced in Guatemalan sauce. Desserts include plantains in chocolate mole sauce. For the kids, there's mini tamales and spaghetti with tomato sauce and hard boiled egg!
Has anyone tried Amalia's yet?