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Las Palmas Restaurant
Las Palmas Restaurant

Las Palmas Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laspalmaschicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 289-4991
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Whether for office lunches, informal dinner parties at home, family gatherings, or any cause for celebration Las Palmas offers freshly made, delicious meals. Our catering menu serves only as a guide, so we are more than happy to work with your requests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Las Palmas could be yours for an afternoon or evening. Pick any of our stunning salons and from any of our various dinning packages to throw a party that your friends, family and acquaintances will always remember. Rooms La Cueva (Front dining room): For those of you who prefer not to be too far from the bar; this cozy front dining room, warmed by a fireplace, is affectionately called La Cueva, the cave, because of its dim romantic lighting at night. La Cueva has become famous for its art. Alfonso Nieves’s feathered serpent Aztec Deity, Quetzalcoatl, winds its way along the ceiling and doubles as a fallen palm. Pick out the famous and controversial faces on a Frida Kahlo’s Moises and the Solaris. Atrium: Entirely encased in glass windows. You can dine or dance in this sun bathed room by day or under the city lights by night. Outdoor Patio: Available weather permitting.
  • Private Party Contact: Leonella Mendoza (773) 289-4991
  • Entertainment: Live music Tuesdays and Fridays, and also on special occasions

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Honore
  • Public Transit: Damen Blue Line and Wood Street stop on #72 (North Ave) bus.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available. Valet Thursday through Saturday.
A word from Las Palmas Restaurant
Las Palmas is a family owned and operated business with strong ties to the city. From East Rogers Park to Wicker Park, we identify with the strain of this urban metropolis and feel a vested interest in providing a communal place for the essentials of human activities. Tucked into a tiny alcove in one of this city’s trendiest neighborhoods, Las Palmas remains one of Bucktown’s best-kept secrets. Upon entering the restaurant one’s senses are inundated with the vibrant colors of local and international artwork and the festive or melancholy sounds of live traditional music. Las Palmas serves spirited Mexican cuisine in a decidedly upscale, but refreshingly unpretentious environment. Chef Armando Gonzalez provides an exquisite selection of courses made from the freshest ingredients with solid roots in Mexican culinary heritage yet with a penchant for inventive whimsy.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "Some of the food we ordered came out perfectly, whereas other parts of the meal came out over done or rubbery. Service is really nothing special, no signature greeting, explanation of ingredients/recommendations. Overall, I would try it again as the menu is quite interesting and the food sounds amazing, but I hope service improved. I would skip desserts in the future."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Execellent atmosphere and great food. Service was good and attentive. Great for a group of people or with a date"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "You wouldn't know it from the outside, but once you sit down and peruse the menu, it becomes clear. This is a great authentic Mexican restaurant. From the warm home chips and delicious fresh made guacamole to the fabulous entrees, this place is definitely worth going to. We really enjoyed our meal. The wait staff should probably up their game a bit, as they weren't overly helpful and didn't seem like they really wanted to be there, but the food made up for it."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Las Palmas offers inside dining; patio dining and an atrium area. Our group chose the lovely atrium area. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the food was really delicious. We had a great time there and I am pleased to recommend Las Palmas."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was very friendly (if a tiny bit slow, but they were busy). Really though, some of the best Mexican food I've had in Chicago and we've tried a bunch of them since moving here last year. The Cochinita Pibil was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is a must for true Mexican food lovers!! Food is authentic, fresh and flavorful!!!! Margaritas are awesome!!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Delicious food, great drinks, fabulous service, good prices"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "They accommodated our large group and everyone loved the food! Fun music!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Best tilapia tacos of any Mexican restaurant in the city"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Have been meaning to give this place a try for a long time and so glad we finally did! The margaritas were awesome, the guacamole made to order and delicious, and all of our meals fantastic. If we lived in the neighborhood, we would be regulars for sure. Can't wait to be back and to check out their back patio as well! Loved the live guitar music!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food, a bit overpriced , great service. Ricardo was our server and was fantastic"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time here and the outdoor patio is lovely, the food excellent and the staff very attentive. Who could ask for more."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was my first time at Las Palmas, but I live in neighborhood and was always curious about the restaurant. They have a lovely, quaint, outdoor patio that provided a nice dining experience. The food was great, nothing mind blowing, but I would definitely return for another summer dinner! The drinks were great and they have an excellent selection of creative margaritas!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We were there celebrating the end of the school year for my best friend in grad school. The waitress was amazing and even offered us dessert on the house! However, she could tell that we were STUFFED from our amazing meals so instead, she offered us a shot of their house infused tequila! IT. WAS. AMAZING. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This is one of my best experiences. It had very flavorful food and very nice wine list. I have already been here before. They have outdoor seating which is even good in cold temperatures because they have heaters in place. It was quieter that the previous time I visited."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had the stuffed chicken and the filet. Both were amazing as was the guacamole and salsa."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a male waiter who's name escapes me. Friendly and knowledgable made the night."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Guacamole and salsa were very very good. Prepared to order. I had the seared tuna tacos which were superbly done. My girlfriend had the carne asada which was both very pleasing to the eye and taste. The first round of margaritas was the best...by the third round they were not nearly as good but I would def come back again"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The waiter offered consistent attention to any needs we presented. He was so excited about dessert which was my favorite part of the night. Food was great and crows was friendly and full of energy. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great dinner for four people. The guacamole was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service here is terrific -- waiter was always checking in on us and had a great sense of humor. The ambiance was equally soothing and eclectic with the sound of the Spanish guitarra not only sounding the beautiful traditional songs but also the romantic reggae songs such as "Waiting in Vain" by Bob Marley. The food was a little bland -- I had the chicken tacos, the chicken was under-seasoned (but the salsa and fixings made up for it); however once we informed the waiter, he quickly gave us a discount, understanding how unfortunate that was. Again, excellent waiter service. Great environment for a second date. A little noisy for good conversation but worth it for the ambiance. Margaritas are on point! And try the Pineapple Ginger mix!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Las Palmas is amazing. I first visited about a year ago and I have been back several times. The guacamole is handmade to-order and is the best I've ever had. The fajitas are phenominal, as well as any of the fish dishes and appetizers. I would highly recommend Las Palmas to everyone."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Las Palmas in Bucktown/Wicker Park is a wonderful restaurant. The service is very good - feels like family yet also very efficient. The menu changes somewhat seasonally. The dishes are not your typical Mexican food. My favorite dish is the skirt steak marinated in tequila and pineapple, grilled and served atop grilled plantains and roasted potatoes. Always good qualit, preparation and service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "For the past two years I have been taken to Las Palmas for my birthday dinner by my supervisor and I have enjoyed my experience on both occasions. They have always provided friendly service, delicious food and great drinks. One year I treated a friend to his birthday dinner there and they gave him a free dessert and had a musician come over and sing him happy birthday. I would recommend Las Palmas to anyone who is looking for a romantic spot in the Bucktown area away from the hustle and bustle of the other restaurants in the area. They will not rush you out so you can sit and enjoy your experience."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Las Palmas was an exceptional dining experience. No giant burritos here. Instead, great choice and variety of meat, seafood, and vegetarian Mexican entrees -- even a vegan option. Great sangria and margaritas, too! A neighborhood gem hiding in plain site."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The staff was very accommodating during brunch last Sunday when I just mentioned that I was in the mood for chilaquiles, but it wasn't on the menu. The server asked the chef if he could make and order for me, which he did, and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Guacamole made to order was delicious! We ordered scallops, pollo rellano, and pork tenderloin with braised Brussell sprouts. All were yummy. The pork was perfectly cooked and so tender. Just the right amount of spice in each dish. Apple pot pie for dessert perfectly topped off our meal."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The Cachaça Caipirinha is absolutely amazing! Once in a while, they also have Cochinita Pibil on their rotating menu that is to die for. One of the best places in the city and amazingly well priced."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not your typical Mexican dining. The service was pleasant. If you’re seeking more innovative Mexican, this could be your place. If your desire is Mexican favorites such as burritos, tacos or quesadillas I’d venture elsewhere since these are not an option."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is a great little joint. The food quality to price ratio was great. Everything we ordered was delicious. We ordered the guacamole and ribs for appetizers, and the pork and risotto for entries. Highly recommend this place for an impressive date spot or special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I started looking around for nice restaurants to take my girlfriend to about a month before valentine's day and when I found Las Palmas I knew it would be a top contender. I read many reviews, a lot of which noted the great guacamole and intimate setting. About a week later the place was booked and I knew I had made the right choice. The fajitas were phenomenal, probably the best tasting chicken and salsa that I've ever had. Would definitely go there again and most importantly, my girlfriend loved it too! P.s. I forgot to mention the incredible guitar player that set the mood perfectly"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Really good food and nice cozy atmosphere with a fireplace. Everyone in my group loved their meal. I don't live in the neighborhood, but will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was very surprised at how much I loved Las Palmas. My husband and I were looking for a good restaurant with not a long wait on a Friday night around 7:30... hard to find in the city. Las Palmas had an opening on Open Table. We took it and were very impressed. The table side guacamole was amazing. I ordered it spicy... it wasn't very spicy but still so yummy. The strip steak and sauce was so savory and tender. My husband got the pork tenderloin and brussel sprouts which were delicious. I would come here again."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food and drinks were great. Our waitress was good too!!! The desserts were incredible :) Only issue we had was we were seated in the back near the door/ windows and it was quite cold. We also had a huge floor plant that was sort of hanging over the table which was little annoying."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent service, drinks and food. Highly recommend the homemade guacamole, the lamb chops are outstanding as well. We have been here many times and each time have had a 5 star experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I can't believe I lived so close to this place for a year and never went here... Now that I live a little further in Lincoln Park, I'm sad I didn't come here regularly. Very cute place with really friendly and attentive service. Most importantly, excellent food! It's hard for me to go out and spend money on a nice Mexican dinner since I'm a fan of the many cheap and tasty taquerias that in the city, but this place is definitely worth it. Fresh, flavorful food with delicious and boozy margaritas! I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "I received several good reviews from individuals telling me about Las Palmas. I can say that the experience did not disappoint even with high expectations. The entire experience from the ambiance, the service, and the food was A+."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I've dined at Las Palmas 4 times now, getting a different dish each time, and every time has been a true pleasure. The food is simply perfect, the atmosphere is lively and fun, and the service is very attentive without being obtrusive. This is my go-to restaurant in Chicago for special occasions."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "we really enjoyed our meal!!! the food was good, and the margaritas were excellent. the service was great too!! we would definitely dine at las palmas again!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "When we first walked in the door the restaurant seemed pretty small, but that was because the place is split into two dining rooms. I would have much rather sat in the front room as it had more of a date night kind of feel. The hostess took us to the back dining room where we literally had to walk through part of the kitchen to get there, which was kind of weird and we felt in the way as we had to duck so we wouldn't be hit in the face by a serving tray full of food. I liked the back room which was pretty much a huge sunroom, but it was just way too loud. I had to scream across the table in order for my husband to hear me. Other than that the food and service was very good. The pumpkin margarita was delish!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013