Loved Las Palmas. A group
Loved 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.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for my birthday
Went here for my birthday the other day. Great service, great food, great ambiance.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The mood was perfect and the
The 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.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth stopping by. Great food done
Everything 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.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, our reservation
Very 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.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Catching up with friends
Food 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.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Staff & Food
The staff was great and the food was delicious. I will definitely dine at Las Palmas again.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out of the Ordinary Mex in the Hood
Las 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.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great 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!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
The food was tasty, and the service was great. I mentioned it was our anniversary in the opentable reservation, and they gave us a cake!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious as always
Sat out on the patio, beautiful public yet intimate, a wonderful experience, as always.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant with great food
This restaurant had good food. The food was very flavorful and tasty. Their alcohol list had great selections.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and Fantastic
Visiting 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!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and drinks were absolutely delicious! Guacamole was the best i have ever had.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently had my birthday celebrations at Las Palmas, for quite a large group. The management were so friendly, efficient and accommodatin both prior to, and during the occasion. The food was superb, a cut above your regular Mexican fare, and the margaritas were to die for! I look forward to going back again and would certainly recommend it for couples or groups. A real neighbourhood gem.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I drive out
My husband and I drive out from the suburbs to eat here about once or twice a year. The food is always excellent!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place to eat
WE 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 AM
Good authentic Mexican
Everything 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 AM
Not Your Typical Mexican Restaurant
I'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 AM
i 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 AM
Better than ever
We 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 AM
Very casual, with good food, good service, good margaritas!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the outdoor space! It's out back and secluded from the street, which is always a plus. The food was reasonably priced and really good!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Brief Review
The LaPalma was such a delight. I would return for the scrumptious "Camarones Chipotle"!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the best food in Bucktown/Wicker Park. The only disappointment of the night was that they ran out of ceviche (highly recommended). Otherwise, everything was delicious. The service was a little slow, but still very friendly.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have passed by this place many times and it was always on my to do list. . It was much larger than I expected and three different dining areas given as an option . We sat on the outdoor patio and I had the feeling I was in Puerto Vallarta enjoying a residential back patio.ItI was very quiet ,colorful, and the food the best I have had in a long time on my search for an upscale Mexican restaurant. The guacamole is prepared fresh to your spice preference.,empanadas very flavorful and well presented. The mole of the night steak but they said they could also do a fresh free range chicken version of the same mole and it was so delicious. The margaritas are fabulous and made fresh without the sugary typical margarita mix with high end tequila.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is one of
This restaurant is one of the best in the city! The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. We've been coming here for awhile now, and we're never disappointed. Great place and I highly recommend it!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Atrium
The food was wonderful - not at all the "usual" food at a Mexican restaurant, but variations with a twist. Everything I tried (2 appetizers, my entree, and the entrees of the 3 others I was dining with, 2 desserts) was extremely tasty with unexpected combinations. We wanted to sit in the outside section, but nothing was available so we sat in the atrium. It was perfect. It did not have the chill that was outside once the sun went down, but had all the benefits of sitting outside because of the glass. I can't wait to go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here for my birthday dinner with a small group of friends. Food was awesome, margaritas were very tasty, service was wonderful, and the patio was great! I will definitely be returning!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is great. Nice outdoor seating. A very unique and fresh menu with so many great dishes to choose from.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, high-end Mexican in WP
Las Palmas was little on the pricey side, but the food was delicious. Our server provided great service and was very friendly. I would definitely recommend sitting in the patio area!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant in Chicago
My sister is a chef who knows where to find great food. She introduced me to the las palmas. Now I can't stay away! The food is delicious every time! Just when I think that I have found my favorite dish they serve me something that I love even more. I have an allrry to soy and I'm gluten intolerant and they are SUPER accommodating! It's wonderful to have so many options on the menu for me and trust they will take care of me.
My whole family has eaten there many times and we will always go back for more. It's family owned and staffed. I'm sure that why they are passionate about their food and service. I can't recommend this place enough!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful gem we discovered this past summer that we keep returning to with new friends in tow. The food is wonderful, the margaritas are outstanding and the staff are warm friendly while being very efficient. Everyone we have brought there loves it - it is truly a marvelous gathering place and worthy of a visit by anyone who loves good food.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Impressive service as the excellent food came out quickly. Great restaurant.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Brunch
Had a very nice brunch at Las Palmas. They have a good mix of sweet and savory options on the brunch menu. I had the steak and eggs which were prepared to my liking and had a large portion. The potatoes with cimmichurri sauce was very good as well.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Las Palmas Thumbs Up!
We live on the Near North side and have been looking for a good Mexican restaurant. We read a number of favorable reviews for Las Palmas and decided to try it. We dined @ 5:30 on a Sunday aft. We were seated in the enclosed porch area @ the rear of the restaurant -- very pleasant. We ordered the guacamole medium. It was VERY good, although we both felt it was still a bit on the mild side. I followed our server's suggestion and ordered steak fajitas. The steak was cooked perfectly and was very flavorful and tender. My friend ordered the steak dish w/ plantains and a mango salso. It received high marks as well. The young lady who was our server was friendly and attentive. All in all, a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely return!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I, too, am a California transplant and am amazed at the dearth of Mexican dining options in the city (although, I also lived in San Diego for four years and had the same problem - which is really odd considering its location). I am sure if I want to spend big bucks that there are likely some options but for a mid-price meal, it has been no man's land.
With one exception, so far, and that is Las Palmas. Decent menu with some creative items and good to better maragarita's are available. The ambiance is a bit pedestrian so I suggest you opt to sit out back on the patio and pretend you are on vacation with warm Pacific breezes blowing.
I will go back, so far it is the best I have found in Chicago.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family owned restaurant and
Family owned restaurant and the wait staff was very friendly. Loved the pollo relleno and margaritas. The guacamole was also very good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff and great food.
Friendly staff and great food. Their pollo relleno was very good, guacamole, fajitas, short ribs, and margaritas I would recommend. All were very good
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I looked this restaurant up on Yelp and saw several favorable reviews. Since it was just across the street from a bookstore event we were attending, I made reservations (not necessary at 5:30!) From the outside in the daytime, I questioned my decision. Later in the nighttime, with interior lights, it looked very inviting.
The food was great! Every single item we ordered. There were large portions so we were unable to order desert. But I suspect it was as good.
We also had a very nice and competent waiter. We would definitely go back and recommend it to our friends.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't be discouraged by the drab exterior; the food and service were excellent . Prices were very reasonable too. Best omelette I have ever had, and the Mexican version of French toast was yummy.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican food experience!
Wonderful gem of a place that won't disappoint your Mexican food cravings. Very happy with our experience there and service was friendly and explained the menu perfectly!!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find- hidden gem!!!
We were a bit nervous at first, looked a bit like a hole in the wall upon arriving.. but so glad we found it! Great Drinks, Great food and fair price. Was in Chicago for the weekend and went to a few "top rated" places and missed a reservation so went here as a plan B- and so glad we did. This was by far the best place we ate while in Chicago. Drinks were strong enough and tasted great. Food was outstanding and bill was half of what we paid the night before at a 5 star place (but food and drinks much better here)!! Will be back next time we are in town.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Las Palmas is always surprising us with creative dishes that integrate what's seasonal with traditional Hispanic cooking. From the pumpkin appetizer - get it, seriously - to the ceviche, we are always pleased with the dishes at Las Palmas. On this particular visit, our service was not the best - a bus boy spilled a whole glass of wine on us- and while we expected to have prompt clean up and no charge for the glass - we were given no clean up and just another 1/2 glass of wine. I only say this because we've never had a bad dining experience but were disappointed by the instance. Not a reason not to go, I'd just recommend to hold onto your cocktails when they are clearing those dishes.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service is friendly, margaritas are perfect, and the food is fabulous. Try the rib appetizer ... seems strange to eat ribs at a Mexican place, but you will be amazed!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent neighborhood spot
Finally, some good Mexican food in Chicago! The menu at Las Palmas is creative without being too over-the-top. Las Palmas definitely sticks to traditional Mexican cooking, but the menu is a lot more than your standard tacos and burritos. The drinks (particularly the capirinha, perfect blend of sweet and spicy) are delicious. The churros dessert should not be missed. I also recommend the pork entree (cochinita pibil). Prices are fair and very reasonable. Las Palmas does not break the bank, thankfully!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some of the best food I've ever had. La casa borracha!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and margaritas
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!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM