Las Palmas Restaurant
Las Palmas Restaurant

Las Palmas Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laspalmaschicago.com/
  • Phone: 7732894991x
  • 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: Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Bailon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, 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: Rick Rivera 773-289-4991x
  • Entertainment: Live music on Fridays, Saturdays, 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 Alberto Bailon 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Las Palmas Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)great for outdoor dining (34)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (19)romantic (15)special occasion (13)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great food, quiet spot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Based on all of the reviews, I expected it to be busier. Fairly quiet, low traffic, but the food was all fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service with Smile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was my first time heading there and have wanted to for some time and was not disappointed. Great drinks, great food, great service from very friendly server that turned out to be part of the owning family. Very welcoming and the back patio was a nice surprise with a guitar player for additional entertainment. Great place and look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyeatingVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our dinner was most enjoyable. We started off our meal with Sangria and the table side guacamole and both were delicious. We had the crab cake appetizer which was excellent. Very light and delicious. The presentation was nicely done as well. We had the slow pork and it also was a must try. Excellent experience and we will go back with our family!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    greatspot
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We love Las Palmas. They have great Mexican food and drinks. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is very attentive. The only problem is the parking...not much the restaurant can do about that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • yeagolo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, great service. Definitely will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute Neighborhood gem
    In2Food
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went with my girlfriend and had a great time. The food was really good and great portions. The pork dishes we have incredibly moist and flavorful. I liked that the drinks were on the strong side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inconsistant food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Execellent atmosphere and great food. Service was good and attentive. Great for a group of people or with a date
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great surprise
    DebiVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Find!
    DSpeaksVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Food
    WilboVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Las Palmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a must for true Mexican food lovers!! Food is authentic, fresh and flavorful!!!! Margaritas are awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Las Palmas Review
    Julia
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Delicious food, great drinks, fabulous service, good prices
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    iliketoparty
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    They accommodated our large group and everyone loved the food! Fun music!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic
    Chopchomp
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Best tilapia tacos of any Mexican restaurant in the city
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    rjonwardVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food, a bit overpriced , great service. Ricardo was our server and was fantastic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    kd8rVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time here and the outdoor patio is lovely, the food excellent and the staff very attentive. Who could ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 297 reviews are from the Las Palmas Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great experience
    ChiHeather
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place with delicious food
    chicagofoodlover
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    dwdill02
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had the stuffed chicken and the filet. Both were amazing as was the guacamole and salsa.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server made the place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had a male waiter who's name escapes me. Friendly and knowledgable made the night.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    juliekVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    LasPalmas4
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED the food!
    LLNDVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great dinner for four people. The guacamole was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service here is terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican Restaurant in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Las Palmas is fine Mexican dining
    AmycsVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Mexican Fare!
    mark002VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was very accommodating
    RaeRoy
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Holy Guacamole!
    Skiubasue
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cachaça
    ggnub
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your typical Mexican dining.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Upscale Mexican food
    withoutclass
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    PracticallyaDoctor
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Michelle
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy Mexican
    Jackie
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Drinks
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.