Don Juan Restaurante

Don Juan Restaurante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://donjuanschicago.com/
  • Phone: 7737756438
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday nights in the bar by The Acoustic Generation
    8:30-11:30

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Oshkosh Ave
  • Public Transit: CTA Bus: 68-Northwest Hwy. Metra Train: Union Pacific Northwest Line, Edison Park stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot

    Valet
A word from Don Juan Restaurante
In August of 1983 a small carry-out taqueria by the name Don Juan Restaurante was opened in Edison Park Chicago. The restaurant offers unique and creative traditional to contemporary Mexican cuisine, Legendary Margaritas, All major Mexican Imported Beers, over Fifty Tequilas, & a well thought Wine List await to accompany your meal.
The restaurant has grown in the community & beyond receiving local and national recognition in print and media. Don Juan’s has become an icon for outstanding traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine, a full service adult lounge, outdoor café seating, a private party room, catering, special events, live entertainment, & even complimentary valet parking.
Don Juan Restaurante is proud to have such wonderful and loyal customers over the years. Always seeking the freshest highest quality ingredients and providing great Mexican food at great value has been and always will be our purpose.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Don Juan Restaurante reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Another home run
    ChicagoNonna
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in town - fresh high quality ingredients go into the Mexican standards done to perfection with creative specials that reflect modern Mexican cuisine. They have an interesting and well priced wine list and many variations on Mexican and other cocktails.We have used their private room for large groups and the food, ordered from the menu, comes out hot and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mexican with a flair
    friendVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Menu is the typical Mexican with additional items that are not typical Mexican but excellent choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excelente
    MissD
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This a neighborhood gem. The Mexican food can not get any better. The carne asada, to die for. Margaritas, generous on the tequila pour! I was there for my birthday for my family. But this is one of my favorites in Edison Park.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KimF
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    They have THE BEST coffee I have ever had at a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Time!
    neworleansluver
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Enjoyed our meal, with good friends who had not seen each other for a while, and for a special birthday occasion. Really gracious host and service was not lacking in any aspect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don juans restaurant was the bomb!!
    sanchez
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The atmosphere and the service was great. I would recommend it to anyone . Bar and cockatils were good . And food was amazing. For bein first timer the overall experience was 10 out of 10. Un servicio completo :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casusal Business dinner
    Poster
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I took some business associates here looking for a more casual restaurant atmosphere. The service was hit and miss. Our waiter arrived, took our drink and appetizer order, brought them to us and then disappeared for quite some time. Coming from California where Mexican food is everywhere and quite good, Don Juan was just okay. The chips were hard and overcooked, the guacamole lacked flavor, the beans and rice were average. The shrimp fajitas were quite good and the tortillas were fresh. All in all, an average meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll keep coming back!
    KimK
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My husband and I, and now my family, have been dining at Don Juan for 24 years. It is the place to go for traditional as well as upscale Mexican food. I'll keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Don Juan Restaurante reviews archive.
  • Food good / service timing is off
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Don Juan has consistently good food and I've been there many many times. For this specific visit, the timing of our service was off. We had not even finished our salad and our hot food came out. I wish there was a way they could pace the food coming out of the kitchen a little better. I guess it's better to have it come out faster than slower - but I'd rather not have to choose. Other than that, no complaints. I will continue to go to Don Juan.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We regularly dine at Don Juan's. The food is always high quality. The specials are innovative and offer a different twist to Mexican food. It's a great neighborhood restaurant with free parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bigman
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had the premuim margarita and it was awful. Food was just ok. Not the best of dinners.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfriendly and rude
    Hated2bthere
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We stood in front if the MD and were ignored. Finally, we made it to our table where we were rushed out and again ignored by the owner who hurried us out so others could be seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • very average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Restaurant reception was very good-crowded, clean, good welcome, good atmosphere. But the food was very average. Our order came out way to quickly. Tasted like everything was prepared way ahead of time. Not what I was expecting as the place came highly recommended.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time, great meal
    Hpfive
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a group of 7, including 3 kids, and all of us had a great time. It was fairly early on a Saturday evening. We were seated immediately, drink orders taken, chips and excellent salsa delivered. Deliberated over the extensive and interesting menu for a while -- the server checked on us frequently but never rushed us in the least. The four adults all enjoyed our meals very much, generous portions, excellent value. Absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Great food, outstanding service and complementary valet parking. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    city22guy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our service was simply outstanding and the waiter answered any questions immediately and constantly asked us how the food was and if need anything else. The food was very good along with the special made cocktails.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Esamm
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I loved this restaurant. The food was delicious. Our food came out quickly and was affordable. The only negative was it took awhile to get water for the table and my husband asked for it and it still took awhile. Other than that everything was perfect. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite restaurant!
    KimK
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I have dined at Don Juan's for 23 years and, after all this time, it is still our favorite restaurant. Mrs. Concannon and her team are welcoming and make you feel at home, like family. The food is authentic and delicious. Don Juan's is now our son's favorite restaurant and our go to place for special occasions or just when we have a taste for excellent Mexican food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!
    hazelVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Staff were great, restaurant appeared warm and inviting---food was wonderful! Nothing else to say--other than ......WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was underwhelming. had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    food was underwhelming. had fish tacos. felt like they had re-heated Gordon's fish sticks and put them on a corn tortillas. Lacked flavor, too, so I took some sauces from my dining partner's plate to liven up my dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointed
    Flav
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Mole enchildas were good, but rice was overcooked and hard and beans were just ok. My wife had the arrachera and it was overcooked. My children like to eat rice and beans and even they said the beans rice and beans were just not that good. A little dissapointed in the meal. Drinks and appetizers were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is definitely our absolute
    Truck
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    This is definitely our absolute favorite restaurant. The food is amazing! In additional to excellent traditional Mexican dishes, there is always a fresh selection of seasonal creative dishes. For salads, try the beet apple salad. For main entrees, try the daily fish special or chipotle six rubbed chicken. Carne Asada never disappoints. The service is really top-notch. The owners are always there to seat you and frequently come around to the tables and check on their guests. Did I mention the tasty margaritas? Yes! Treat yourself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place to go to celebrate
    Binks
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Fun place to go to celebrate family birthdays, etc. The food was good, the margaritas were outstanding, and we happen to pick a night when there was live music in the bar. The staff was very attentive and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant for a family friendly place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Mexican Restaurant
    Renee23
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    I consider this to be a mediocre Mexican Restaurant. It is a bit overpriced. The salsa (although free along with chips) was ok. The Margaritas were not worth $10. The guacamole, on the other hand, was great. Overall, the food was just ok. There are lots of cool bars nearby which I noted "Vibrant Bar Scene". Since there are so many amazing Mexican restaurants to choose from in Chicago, I likely will not go back, but glad I at least tried this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. We had the guacamole
    Rosie
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Great food. We had the guacamole and it was excellent. The mango margarita was very good. I had the shrimp fajitas and would order them again. The service was great and quick. We sat outside on a beautiful summer night and it was quiet. Not sure if inside the restaurant was loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING EVERYTIME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The food, service, margaritas, everything about this restaurant is consistently fabulous. Their menu is creative and extensive, offering something for everyone. There is standard Mexican food and then there is a more upscale menu. We have had almost every item on their menu and love everything. Recently, I tried their coconut shrimp paired with skirt steak and it was out of this world, along with the soft shell crabs that my husband ordered. Their service is also wonderful- attentive without being suffocating. It is the kind of restaurant where the owner, Maria, and her staff, make you feel at home immediately. This is our go to place for every occasion or just to have a wonderful evening of the best food that will never disappoint!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    powerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    An old favorite. Great food, casual dining, great neighborhood. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was uninspired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The service was top notch and I wish I could say the food matched it. This is our third time in many years but it will have to be the last. Bland enchiladas, terrible chips, the kids meals had to be sent back and the mole was boring. Too bad but we didn't let it ruin our night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good, slightly unusual
    KimF
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Very good, slightly unusual Mexican food. We were there on a THursday and asked for a quiet table. It was very quiet (bad weather), which I appreciated. There was live music at the bar, good and low-key.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    pleasant neighborhood spot with good food reasonablele prices and decent service. recommended for Friday night casual dining
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Original - plenty of variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Good selection - something for everyone. Fresh and original.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been eating here for 29 or
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Been eating here for 29 or so years. With the possible exception of Frontera, THIS is the best Mexican restaurant in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE, LOVE this restaurant--wonderf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    LOVE, LOVE this restaurant--wonderful atmosphere, service and outstanding food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic