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Nacional 27
Nacional 27

Nacional 27 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.n27chicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 664-2727
  • Hours of Operation: Bar opens every day at 5 pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: Closed; Nightclub: Friday: 11:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am (Proper Attire Required)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, South American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Vilchez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Off-premise catering is available through our private events team. Please contact Jennifer Kozy at 312-664-2727 for more information.
  • Entertainment: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more! DJ and dancing Friday: 11:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am. Live Latin Music ever other Tuesday and complimentary Salsa lessons on Thursdays at 7:30pm.


    Thursdays: Complimentary Salsa Lessons with a purchase, every Thursday from 7:30-8pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Calendar of Events at n27chicago.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orleans
  • Public Transit: CTA Brown Line or Purple Line Train to "Chicago and Franklin" stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet costs $10
A word from Nacional 27
Eat. Drink. Dance. Celebrating 10 Years as Chicago's original Modern Latin Restaurant featuring a fusion of flavors from 27 nations and islands from Central and South America and award-winning cocktails. Dancing from 11pm - 2am on Fridays and 11pm - 3am on Saturdays.





Check out n27chicago.com for our action-packed schedule of salsa lessons, live bands and nightly happenings!
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations on Friday & Saturdays at 11:00pm are available for bottle service. Please refer to the restaurant’s website for the full menu. Late night menu is available until midnight, with dancing going to 2:00am on Fridays & 3:00am on Saturdays.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We meet another couple there for dinner. The appetizers were very good along with the chips and salsa. We shared one of the "enough for 2" as did the other couple. There really wasn't enough for 2 people to share, only 4 small pieces of skirt steak, in my opinion is not enough protein for 2 people. The cost of $35.00 seemed fair if there was more food. We were seated near the kitchen door which was very annoying when servers had to pass our table that was wedged near a large pillar. One of the people at our table next to the pillar was always having to push his chair closer to the table. We all feel National 27 could be a great spot with a few changes."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed return trip ---guest very impressed--outstanding service especially by Mgr Carrie. Looking forward to staying for dancing"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "In retrospect, I wish they hadn't given us so much taco chips (and taro chips!) and delicious, unique salsa. Not only did we fill up too much, leaving us unable to order dessert, but we spilled salsa all over the nice tablecloth (as we are wont to do in our family). However, the waiter covered the spills with a cloth napkin, which I thought was a very nice touch. The menu was creative and the grouper on a bed of green rice was unique, juicy, tender and flavorful. The potatoes with hot sauce-laced mayonnaise was decadently fatty and delicious. Much of the menu is fried, so you have to look carefully for healthy choices. But the offerings were so out-of-the ordinary for Latino restaurants that it's a place I'd happily revisit."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food here was outstanding! It was perfectly cooked, fresh, and nicely seasoned. My mom and I both have dairy allergies and the server and chef could not have been more accommodating of those either, checking on everything and helping us make great selections. Oh and the cocktails are fantastic too. Definitely recommended for a dinner out on the town!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went here with a group of 6 for their Dominican Night. They had specialized music and Dominican drinks. What a great night of dancing and dining. Best Mojito in the city made with Brugal Rum."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I've been wanting to come here for years since it's a LEYE restaurant so I made reservations for my birthday (a monday night) and was disappointed. Food was okay, I've had way better at other locations, our waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there. The other waitress and host were super nice though! The mango mojito was great but when I asked the seasonal flavor she stated it was mango over the wknd but had no idea for the day, took a while to get the drinks and they were no where near busy. I also put in the reservation we were celebrating a birthday and nothing was ever said, I'm not big on birthdays and probably wouldn't have cared if our waitress wasn't so blah and the food was better."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "It was my boyfriend's 37th birthday. I had been to Nacional 27 before for bottle service and it was a great experience. We came around 8:45 pm for dinner reservations. The manager (I think her name was Sara) was so sweet, accommodating, and helpful. She helped me plan the dinner and the bottle service after. She even gave us (in my opinion) the best seat in the restaurant, a booth right across from the dance floor. My boyfriend loved the culture, environment, and especially the food. We got a few appetizers (one never came out) and the steak skewers, which were fantastic. We also got some cocktails which we really enjoyed. Dinner was amazing. Bottle service, however, was terrible. I paid $200 for no service and just a bottle."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The good was amazing. Great late night dancing! It was a wonderful romantic celebration evening. The staff always made sure we had full glasses of water, amazing chips and salsa, and they even brought out a lava cake birthday dessert. We will celebrate at nacional 27 in the future."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I just wanted to say we had a great time and great service from everyone. We were there for a special occasion and could not ask for a better dinner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The music and dancing lessons were the highlight of the evening."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We ordered the shrimp ceviche, plantains and some palm salad. All very tasty. We enjoyed the music and the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary last Friday night. Service, atmosphere, food, and drinks all amazing! Highly recommended for any occasion. Lots of fun!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We recently revisited the restaurant--only for dinner-- again after many years. What a disappointment! Our drinks--Mojitos--tasted like they had been mixed in a batch hours earlier and were watterey. Our first course a ceviche was good, but our main entree was a skirt steak that was served on a plate everything was luke-warm and must have been cooked hours before. This stringy and tough steak was covered with a bland sauce. We had been here several years ago and were pleased then. I doubt I would come back again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "A good place to dine if you want a little more than just a good meal. The atmosphere is fun and there is dancing right in the dining room later in the evening. The menu is diverse and offers interesting Latin-influenced selections. Our meals were hearty and tasty. I especially enjoyed the ceviche appetizers. Also, the Margaritas were exceptional. Service was attentive and accommodating. Overall, the food was very good and it was a fun place to dine. I will definitely recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went on a Thursday night for salsa lessons! Had a blast! Portions are small so be prepared to spend a decent amount. Food was fresh and delicious. Stick with bundling options on tapas."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went on a Monday and there was one other party there. We sat at the bar as the dining room was closed. Though service was good, food was mediocre."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This place had awesome food. It turns into a night club around 11pm which I wasn't expecting but the food was superb. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have been trying to come here for 4 years now. My husband and I enjoyed the food immensely. the appetizers are excellent and fit for a meal. The atmosphere is upbeat and music is booming after a certain time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a very fun, well designed restaurant. Interesting food choices. Tiny tacos are outstanding as the salmon entree. Our server seemed distracted or was spread too far around the room, but rest of the staff made up for it. Friendly and helpful. We had an early dinner around 7, but it looked like there was lots of fun to be had for those who come later. Oh, and for those coming from outside the city, this is a very easy location, just off of the Kennedy. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was delicious and our server was very attentive! I highly recommend this place for small or large groups!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had an awesome time! The food was excellent and so was the music! We had a group of ten and the service was great everyone enjoyed themselves! Thanks again!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant, I searched the internet for a restaurant that offered salsa dancing. I am so happy that I chose Nacional 27 for my group of six guest. I was so nervous about the food, drinks, and music because I had a tough crowd to please but Nacional 27 delivered!!! We loved the food. The DJ was great. I had such a wonderful time, our waiter was patient, knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. There was romance in the air. I absolutely enjoyed every second of the night."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "If you love food you will love this joint. So many options for you to try. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Corn queso was amazing, as was the ceviche and drinks. All of my friends ordered steak dishes, which they said were good. I got a $30 grouper dish that was WAY overcooked. The waitress never came to check on our food so it just ended up in the garbage after a bus boy took my playe away. I might go back for cocktails and apps but not for dinner."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Went for the first time as an early Mother's Day family gathering. The overall experience was very good - the staff/management are very attentive; however, our server was attentive to the point of us feeling rushed. Yet, our server made fine recommendations on drinks and food selections. Very tasty drinks and food. The shrimp guacamole was excellent, as was the chicken skewer, the chicken empanadas, the tiny tacos... definitely a place for foodies. We ate early enough to not experience N27 (the club); but, would definitely return. Management was made aware that it was too cold and immediately adjusted the temperature. These are the little touches that can make or break a place. We definitely will return! Go check it out. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Good food, good drinks. Had a great time for a friends birthday here. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went on a double date this past Friday, had a drink in the bar and moved to the dining room where we were placed directly under a booming speaker. When we all asked to have the music turned down, we were told no because the d.j. was starting early for the holiday celebration. There were only 3 other couples in the room at this point and everyone had to scream across the table to be heard. Our waiter was snotty, he was training another man who was the only nice server we had. The music was so loud we asked to move tables and I felt like our server was upset about it. On top of that, my tacos were cold and everything came out at separately so we had to wait for others to finish. We will not be going back. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We chose to come on a night they did not have dancing and the good was great. The staff very attentive and the mood really was quite romantic. We shared a argentine grill and had enough to take home for lunch today. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The service was outstanding and the food was good and the price was adequate. I was 15 minutes late for my reservations but was seated immediately. I have no complaints. Its was a nice dining experience."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We loved everything about this restaurant. The sampler dessert plate was our favorite. Great latin food."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "place doesn't get going until 10 or 11, according to the staff. Only six tables of diners at 6pm on a Fri night. Food was very good. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This plave is the definition of a fun energetic yet elegant and romantic restaurant. I absolutely loved everything about and you can't beat the price!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The guacamole was good but that's about all I liked about this place. The menu was a little confusing and difficult to decipher if you are avoiding certain ingredients. My husband ordered the Cuban Enchiladas thinking they were vegan and they came with chicken. My husband and I both agreed that most of the food was over-salted. I thought the atmosphere was uninteresting."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have some dietary restrictions. There were not a lot of choices for us but it seems great for people who eat red meat and seafood."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was great; the Tapa's & Sangria were fabulous. I enjoyed dining in the semi-circled booth; the restaurant turns into a club after 11pm (Tip: make your dinner reservation at 9:30 pm or after & you get to keep your booth for the evening). The DJ played a good mix of music, including Dance, Hip Hop, Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. My only negative comment is they should remove the tables from the floor area, so they are out of the way after dinner, as the dance floor is way too small (we couldn't even get to the floor to dance once Midnight hit)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "All the food here was spectacular! The service was also just as wonderful. We didn't stay much later than 11pm so we didn't get to participate in the dancing for more than about 5 minutes but I'm sure that would have been fun as well. I really enjoyed myself and would definitely recommend this place to friends and will be coming back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Loved trying new foods. Waiters and service people were quick and attentive. Presentation of food beautiful. If you love spicy food this is a gem. I asked for a booth near the dance floor and we were given the perfect table. There were several lady groups...birthdays celebrations going on that night. This was my birthday weekend in Chicago. My husband and I choose this place because it had salsa dancing. 3 minutes after the dancing started at 11 the floor was so packed that nobody could move let alone dance. Just as we were thinking of leaving the manager came over and asked us to move to another table because someone else really wanted only our table. I felt this was uncalled for and not good business practice. We just left at that point."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. However, the service could have been a bit better"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have dined at N27 for a long time. It has always been one of our favorite restaurants. While the food is still interesting and fresh-tasting, the restaurant ambience has become less elegant. The white curtains are gone along with the illuminated bar and the classily dressed greeters and waiters. Perhaps the elegance returns when the dancing begins? Tapas and empanadas flights are a nice edition to the menu. We'll return, but N27 is less a special event place and more an everyday place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went here for a date out with my girlfriend and food was amazing and felt like I could just keep eating and eating but if you go anytime before 6:30 the place is virtually empty. However the food was AMAZING. I kept ordering because I felt like I wanted more and more and you feel like you have to come back to try it all. Overall I Loved it!!!!!!!! but would have chose a later time."
    Dined on 3/28/2014