Sol De Mexico
Sol De Mexico

Sol De Mexico

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.soldemexicochicago.com/
  • Phone: 7732824119
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Clemantina Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available and take out available.
  • Private Party Facilities: SOL DE MEXICO AND TIERRA AZTECA Special Events and Private Parties SOL DE MEXICO is pleased to offer private or semi-private parties of up to 90 people. Your private party guarantees a minimum of 20 people. A warm, rustic place filled with the work of Mexico's finest contemporary artists, it is available Wednesday through Monday, for lunch or dinner parties. Basics Our base price is dinner $30.00 lunch $25.00 per person for a "parade" of appetizers, served family-style, individually plated or family-style entree(s), coffee or (hot) tea; this price excludes additional beverages, tax and service charge. Your party will begin with a reception that includes items as listed in our webpage www.soldemexicochicago.com
  • Private Party Contact: Juan Tello 7732824119
  • Entertainment: We have salsa dance on Saturtay after 11:00PM to 2:00AM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nelson
  • Public Transit: Take the Belbemont CTA Bus #77 to Cicero Ave. or take the Cicero #54B Bus to 3018 N. Cicero Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We do not have a Valet service But there is plenty of Street parking available.
A word from Sol De Mexico
Welcome to Sol De Mexico Tierra Azteca, to enjoy a world class cuisine and feel welcome to Mexico alive for you. Sol De Mexico swings casual, in an elegant setting to make you feel at home. But it also racks with classic Mexican rhythms. Its wall radiate sun-baked colors. The paintings, sculptures and decoration leap to your eyes and make you laugh. Together they invite you to a journey of tradition throughout Mexico. Sol De Mexico restaurant uses beautiful ingredients, often organic-grown, to bring to you the bold flavors and immediate freshness that jump off the tongue just as it does in Mexico. Buen Provecho!
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Sol De Mexico reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (1)neighborhood gem (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Funky Location, Limited Menu
    Lisaeats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Weird location, in the middle of a bad neighborhood. The menu was super limited and very pricey for the area. Loved the home made tortillas, though. And the service was great. Lots of better options.
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  • Under appreciated gem
    Jtag
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Off the beaten path and worth it! Lovely decor and small but terrific menu- can't wait to return
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We recommend Sol de Mexico
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We recommend Sol de Mexico very highly. wonderful food. beautiful presentation. delicious drinks. very nice staff. easy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's night out
    ChgoD
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The special V-day menu was inspired from the romantic movie Like Water for Chocolate. The cuisine was unbelievably delicious, creatively prepared and each course was more eagerly anticipated than the last. The service was prompt and personable for 2/3 of the night. The entire 3-hour experience would have been completely amazing except the services dropped off near the end and they were much less attentive in the last hour. Maybe they were tired or busy, but they were less visible, delayed drink orders and forgot the last course. Overall, I continue to be thrilled with the quality and quantity of 5-star cuisine for 3-star prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had high hopes because mole
    bethuVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Had high hopes because mole chef was from former Chilpancingo. Dishes were good but not fantastic. Perhaps my expectations were too high. However service was good and very, friendly. I also expected more from the margarita. I expected something smoother but instead got a sweet concoction I would get from a non-Mexican restaurant. I think the food is a bit too gringo not quite serious Mexican food we get from likes of (now shuttered) Cucina Mundial, Chilpancingo or Real de Catorce.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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  • Went there on a Sunday evening,
    TitaVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Went there on a Sunday evening, there were only 3 tables taken at restaurant, so it was fairly quiet. Service was very attentive and helpful and knowledgeable. Their recommendation for main entree was excellent. Margaritas were very good, with freshly squeezed lime juice. Prices were not high. I would highly recommend this place, and I will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    we had the carne asada dishes and the shrimp entrée, they were all excellent, expecially the carne asada
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When hungry for good Mexican food..
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Sol de Mexico is unique. For being in a rather unlikely location, it is pleasant and welcoming. Tastefully chosen Mexican music adds to the ambiance. The secret, really, is in the food. It is superb. The tamales de elote in a a poblano sauce are heavenly. We, as a group of 4, had black mole, red mole (sort of a pipien), and brown. All were delicious and beautifully served. We can never understand why there are not more people dining. It is treasure.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still going strong
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    If you put these same dishes in front of patrons downtown you could charge twice what they do. The food is truly fine dining Mexican. The atmosphere and service at casual but friendly They make really good mixed drinks with fresh ingredients although the wine offering is an afterthought.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    Marinewifechi
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The best spot in Cragin for a nice meal! Excellent service, consistently delicious and fresh food and easy parking/CTA access!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    This is a great place I probably have driven by many times without noticing. Food was exceptional - Service was great.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sol de Mexico is a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Sol de Mexico is a great restaurant! The food is of high quality, and so delicious. The best mole's in all Chicagoland. If it were in a different location there'd be a line out the door...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The service was very attentive and provided good suggestions for the entrees. The moles are excellent and we always look forward to coming here and sampling each other's moles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    This was our first visit to Sol de Mexico, Saturday afternoon for a late lunch. The restaurant was very quiet, service was good and the staff friendly. By the time we were finishing our meal, the restaurant was beginning to fill with people. The food was good although it could have been spicier, two in our party had cat fish tacos - a first for them, which they rated as excellent. It appears crowds begin coming after 6 P.M. Bar service, very interesting Mexican cultural art and a vibe that one could feel as the staff began gearing up for late evening / night diners.
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  • great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    the best mexican restaurant i have even been to. we love going there and it will be on our forever list.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is listed on Open Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    It is listed on Open Table as Bucktown/wicker park, but it's nowhere near those neighborhoods. The menu was extremely authentic based on my personal culinary experiences in Mexico (i.e. not your typical Americanized Mexican food experience). I think that overall, food was pretty good. My only complaint is that it could have been more flavorful. Many dishes were more bland than expected. I might go back someday, but since it's so far from Bucktown/Wicker park, it will probably be a while before I go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, Habanero Salsa,
    ShriVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Great food, Habanero Salsa, Coconut Pie and Mushroom Tacos excellent! Service can improve to make it better, it seem sluggish at times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • It was our second time there
    LatrosaddieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    It was our second time there on the recommendation of Chicago best and we were not disappointed.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was delicious.
    Opfolk
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Everything was delicious. Order anything on the menu, you can't go wrong. All the mole sauces are exceptional. Unusual, very tasty tequila-based drinks. Friendly wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Rushed, but tasty
    Margolis
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Felt rushed. Don't take a reservation, then tell your patrons that the kitchen is closing when they arrive. Food was superb, as always. Service was good, except for rushing us. It was sweltering in the restaurant. We all almost fainted, which is why I am rating the ambiance as poor. Throw some A/C on and back up your last available reservation a half hour, so your last patrons aren't rushed, and you'll have a perfect restaurant.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Recommend
    Margolis
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Friendly staff, elevated cuisine, unexpectedly good.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although the restaurant sits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Although the restaurant sits alone in a rather quiet neighborhood, it is a lovely, beautifully decorated and vibrant place. Our service was exceptional and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Made a trip out from Edgewater,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Made a trip out from Edgewater, the food was very good. The mole is within the top five I have ever had. Unfortunately not in our neighborhood, but will try to make the trip out again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great appies, spotty entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    The appetizers (ceviche, guacamole) and service were fantastic, but my main courses (my original order and the replacement) were big disappointments. After specifying upon ordering that I did NOT want my pork overdone, it showed up tough and 100% white and dry on the inside. I suspect our waitress forgot to relay my instructions to the kitchen. She was very good about offering a replacement - the halibut - which came out perfectly done but completely over-salted. I wanted to love Sol de Mexico so much, but the entrees killed the experience for me.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Awesome food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Awesome food! We order appetizers and love the range and flavor!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • West Side Star
    Diggerdown
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Two of us had the tasting menu and we each recieved something different for each course, sampling a wide range of the menu. In general the green sauces had more a nuanced flavor. The house margarita was very good, fresh lime juice and a smoky tequila.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing michelin reccommendation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    Amazing michelin reccommendation worthy authentic food, however service was poor. We purchased a voucher off bloomspot and printed it out and followed directions to the T. However not only did they look at us and the voucher as if they were alien lifeforms our waitress literally said to us AFTER we explained the voucher (3 course for 2) to her, she said "so you're not going to pay for your food?" Then she took the voucher walked away and went behind the bar, still in full view mind you, and called the owner. About 5 minutes later she came back and said it would be fine. Then she finally put in our food order after giving us a very "put off" attitude. Talk about disappointing considering the amazing quality of food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food at Sol de Mexico
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    The food at Sol de Mexico is consistently wonderful!! The standbys(i.e uchepos) are amazing. They always have a few new things that are a surprise but delightful and beautifully presented. Bravo!!!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Absolutely delicious!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Absolutely delicious!!!! Not your traditional Mexican food. I had the Carne Asada and it was so good. The wait staff was very attentive. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had taken a stab at picking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    I had taken a stab at picking one of the few Mexican restaurants on listed Open Table and was delightfully surprised by the result.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Mole-licious!!!! What a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Mole-licious!!!! What a wonderful experience. Great food, great service, great price!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding and authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Outstanding and authentic Mexican fare! Exceeds even Topolobampo and other gourmet Mexican.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • food was good and flavorful;the
    bugdocedVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2011
    food was good and flavorful;the margaritas needed to be better in both size and flavor
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    We had a wonderful evening at Sol de Mexico. the food was outstanding. Everyone had something different in our party of nine and raved about each and every entree. We had a toddler with us and she was enthralled with the decor. Service was very attentive. A definite hit!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Sol De Mexico Reflects Soul
    LTSTECFVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    Sol De Mexico is simply outstanding. From the sopes, to the moles to the very best sopa Azteca, you must, must go here. The margaritas are fantastic and the service is great. Please eat local and visit this neighborhood gem.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Upscale Mexican probably would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/31/2011
    Upscale Mexican probably would do better downtown or in trendier area. Innovative food and overzealous service may be worth the price, though one might expect to pay less based on location.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • very good Mexican fare; many
    Char47
    Dined on 7/28/2011
    very good Mexican fare; many dishes I have not seen elsewhere. Unusual Mole sauces seem to be the hallmark of this place. Neighborhood does not seem to have a lot else to offer in terms of restaurants, so this level of quality is nice to see in a relatively barren (for food) area. We live in Berwyn, not too far from New Rebozo on Madison, which is a somewhat similar place. We will probably go to New Rebozo instead of here due to proximity and maybe a touch more distinctive preparation - but Sol de Mexico is a good choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate