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I love me some flautas at Seven Saints

An order of chicken flautas from Seven Saints restaurant in Champaign, Illinois.
Alyssa Buckley

Can I go off about how good the flautas at Seven Saints are? When I’m at Seven Saints, I pretend to read the menu, but it’s just for show. I already know I’m ordering the chicken flautas because that appetizer is awesome. Eight fat flautas-halves are stuffed with chicken, cheese, corn, and black beans, then fried, topped with a sour cream squiggle and a housemade mango salsa, served with the restaurant‘s special sweet jalapeño sauce.

There’s so much peppery, yummy chicken in each bite and plenty syrup to drown every stuffed flauta. With a subtle jalapeño flavor, the tasty sauce is thin and drippy, so it really saturates the fried flour wrap and chicken. Everything just hits: the contrast of cold toppings on piping-hot tortillas, savory bites in a sweet dip, and that crispy-edged deliciousness paired with soft filling. Just feast your eyes on it.

A side view of the chicken flautas at Seven Saints on a white plate.
Alyssa Buckley

These flautas are so delicious, and I want some right now.

Have you ever had the chicken flautas at Seven Saints? If so, do you love them, too? And if not, what dish from a Champaign-Urbana restaurant do you love? Share a comment on our socials or let us know what you think via email.

Seven Saints
32 E Chester St
Su-Th 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
F+Sa 11 a.m. to midnight

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