Our roots stem straight from the island when Papa Pollo’s oldest brother Johnny Velez, aka Johhny Taco, ventured to Chicago from Puerto Rico and opened the first Cache Sabroso on Cermak in the early 1970’s. We have to credit Johnny for the creation of our famous secret sauce, which always keeps our customers coming back for more! In 1991, we moved from that location to our second at North Avenue/California. In 1998, Johnny handed over the restaurant torch to his brother Victor, aka Papa Pollo! Longing for a more authentic vibe, Papa moved the restaurant to Division St, right in the heart of Humboldt Park in 2002 and we’ve been here ever since.
Papa’s Cache is a casual family-owned-and-operated restaurant, offering authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and warm hospitality. The owner’s, Nancy and Papa, strive to make your experience feel traditional and inviting as you are dining in your own home.
Our menu offers a variety of classic dishes, but we are most known for our signature, Pollo chon: rotisserie chicken with the flavor of lechon, using our secret sauce, marinated and cooked to perfection. Another customer favorite is our famous jibarito, which we serve in Steak, Chicken, or vegetarian. There is truly something for everyone on our menu and we always invite anyone to join us for a meal! We offer catering services all year round and event services in our patio-area from April to November.
Thanks for visiting our site and learning more about who we are. We hope to dine with you soon!”
2517 W Division Street Chicago, IL 60622