Las Palmas Restaurant
Better than everWe have been going to Las Palmas for about 10 years, ever since we moved into Wicker Park. I have to say, based on our Friday night visit, that the food is better than ever. It was always very good, but now it seems the very good has been transformed into the excellent. The chile relleno appetizer was among the very best I've ever had, if not the best. It would be great to see them served in an entree portion. The pork was delicious, the artichoke appetizer was great and the desert tacos -- fabulous. We will definitely be back again.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMfun placei went with a few girlfriends. they have a delicious watermelon mojito. we all had fun, lots of drinks and great food - get the queso fondito!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I drive outMy husband and I drive out from the suburbs to eat here about once or twice a year. The food is always excellent!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to eatWE have been coming back to Las Palmas over and over again for various occasions and just to try out the rest of their menu. We were there for lunch - and it was great! We were there for a romantic dinner - and it was delicious! We were there as a group - and we had a blast!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood authentic MexicanEverything we had last night was delicious.
Started with house margaritas - nothing to write home about, but solid (and strong enough) margaritas.
Then onto the fresh guacamole - outstanding! They make it to your spicy preference and were spot on for us.
Finally on to the main course...I had the slow roasted pork (cochinita pibil) which was unbelievable. The pork just fell apart and was drowned in a delicious brown sauce. My fiancée had the chicken mole which was also really good. The sauce was smooth and a good balance of sweet and tangy. Often I think mole sauces are too sweet, but wasn't the case here.
Overall a great dining experience - definitely would go back.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNot Your Typical Mexican RestaurantI'll start off by saying that while I enjoy Mexican food, it's never been on the top of my list. However, I've been to Las Palmas now twice because this place really is outstanding. The unique items on the menu, the flavors, the quality - all come together well and make for a really enjoyable and delicious eating experience. Don't let the perception of "Mexican Food" determine if you should go - GO and experience it - you'll be glad you did!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing experienceFood and drinks were absolutely delicious! Guacamole was the best i have ever had.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and FantasticVisiting Chicago. Went here with 2 girlfriends based on the open table reviews. The restaurant was fantastic! Good value for your money. The food was delicious. The mojitos on the menu were beyond fantastic (especially the watermelon mojito). The restaurant has a cute and sunny patio which is great for out door dining. I highly recommend the ceviche and the strip steak. These dishes were especially to die for!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant with great foodThis restaurant had good food. The food was very flavorful and tasty. Their alcohol list had great selections.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as alwaysSat out on the patio, beautiful public yet intimate, a wonderful experience, as always.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThe food was tasty, and the service was great. I mentioned it was our anniversary in the opentable reservation, and they gave us a cake!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood mexican!The food and service here are excellent. This is an upscale menu, so if you are looking for a place to get a burrito you are out of luck. The food is well prepared and sophisticated and the margaritas are great!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of the Ordinary Mex in the HoodLas Palmas offers extremely tasty, and out of the ordinary Mexican food... as well as friendly and very attentive service. This is not your standard burritos/ tacos/ enchiladas place. I had skirt steak with Papas Fritas and Plantains, my husband had an amazing veggie "risotto" type dish served in an acorn squash, and one of our friends had duck breast in Blackberry sauce. All were extremely delicious. Great selection of wines, by glass or bottle, and fun drinks too. All in all, a great evening out.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Staff & FoodThe staff was great and the food was delicious. I will definitely dine at Las Palmas again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCatching up with friendsFood is excellent. I have been here many times. We always have the picture of house margaritas. They are good/satisfying. The waiter this time was a little over energetic. He talked too much at first but then seemed to relax. It was a busy Saturday night. In my reservation, I asked for the outside patio. It was too cold and my girlfriends wanted to stay inside. They gave us a fantastic table inside by the window. It was great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, our reservationVery good food, our reservation was for 9:15p they got us in quicker then that. Very good skirt and guacmole was great! Margaritas a little pricy so keeps you limited but very good.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service!Great place, great food, great service we made a resarvation with open table we end up calling the restaurant cause we were running late. And they kept our reservation table till we arrived! Gotta try their sangria is a must!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth stopping by. Great food doneEverything you could ask for. Each dish was fresh, well-flavored and smartly put together. The mole was outstanding. We came late on a Sunday. The owner was dining nearby and couldn't have been more cordial.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mood was perfect and theThe mood was perfect and the entire staff was incredibly friendly. Most importantly, however, the food was ABSOLUTELY scrumptious. I highly recommend this restaurant. The place seemed quite popular as well. The only minor complaint would be that there was a party being held in the back and it got quite noisy for about 20-30 minutes being there.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for my birthdayWent here for my birthday the other day. Great service, great food, great ambiance.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Las Palmas. A groupLoved Las Palmas. A group of 15 of us went for my friend's 30th and the service and staff were wonderful. They were very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely recommend for a big group. The food was amazing as well. Must get the chips and guacamole.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI had some friends visitingI had some friends visiting from out of town & they really wanted Mexican, so I brought them here. The food was amazing! The only thing wrong was one of my party ordered a chicken dish & it was very dry. Between the steak entrees & the drinks, plus free guacamole! everything turned out just bueno!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant, on theVery nice restaurant, on the smaller side and the menu selection is not very large. The food I had was great and enjoyed it overall.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've gone a couple timesWe've gone a couple times and really enjoyed both the food and service. Guac was great and drinks were tasty. Little pricey for mexican but would still go back. Looking forward to trying out the patio in the summer!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I split theMy friend and I split the shrimp appetizers which was delicious. The salmon entree and fish tacos were excellent. Nice dining space with a gas fireplace at the entryway. The only improvement I'd make is to the seating; the booth cushioned seats are a bit worn and need more cushion! A great place.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM