Tortas Frontera

About Tortas Frontera

HMSHost has partnered with award-winning chef-restaurateur Rick Bayless to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to Chicago O’Hare International Airport with the same flair that made his Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and XOCO restaurants legends in Chicago. Chef Rick designed the high-quality “farm-to-terminal” menu to offer O’Hare travelers a choice of delicious tortas — Mexican griddle-baked sandwiches, and mollettes – warm open-face sandwiches.


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Breakfast tortas include the Egg & Chorizo or Egg & Rajas, and breakfast mollettes include the Queso & Cajeta, among others.

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Lunch or dinner tortas, made with all natural and antibiotic-free chicken and pork, include the Cubana, Chipotle Chicken, Roasted Garlic Mushroom, Braised Short-Rib a la Plancha and more.

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Complementing and rounding out the menu, Tortas Frontera offers a Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole Bar, Kalona’s Organic Yogurt Bar, chips, salsas, soups, salads, Aguas Frescas, margaritas and beer.


  • Airports Council International-North America, 2012 Airports Concessions Contest, Innovative Use of Non-Traditional Retail Space
  • Moodie Food & Beverage Awards – Best Fast Food / Quick Service Restaurant

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