Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park
Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park

Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.takitokitchen.com/
  • Phone: 7736879620x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: David Dworshak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Takito Kitchen can design a custom food and beverage menu for any event. Our event planners will help you determine precisely what you need and will work within your budget. Our catering service is perfect for formal business lunches or more informal private parties. We can cater for 25 to 100+ guests.

    To get more information, please contact us at INFO@TAKITOKITCHEN.COM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Damen & Division
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park
One of the "10 Hottest New Restaurants" in Chicago! -Zagat

"I ate nearly every item on [Takito's] easily navigable menu and I didn't have a single throwaway bite." -Mike Sula, renowned Chicago Reader food critic

Four out of four. -Redeye

Located at 2013 West Division in Wicker Park, Takito Kitchen features Mexican-inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef/Partner David Dworshak and a complementary beverage program. The menu features seasonal shared plates, ceviche, tacos and more with a focus on fresh ingredients and complex flavors, all tucked inside a homemade tortilla. The Takito drink program showcases margaritas and cocktails centered around various high-end tequilas and rum in addition to Latin beers and wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (22)great for outdoor dining (12)hot spot (12)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (5)romantic (4)late-night find (3)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Friday Night Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place was great for our party of four. We enjoyed sharing plates and the salsas were so delish! I will definitely recommend and go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just amazing
    icarra1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I go to Takitos Kitchen often and every time I have the best dining experience. The food is great, the ambience is awesome and they always treat me like a VIP. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was very loud, but otherwise a good dinner at a nice place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Takito Sunrise
    Guillermo1215VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Third visit. Maybe the wow factor fading but found food only decent this time. Perhaps too many Flavors. Service a little slow. Margaritas remain exceptional
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh Takito
    Cannes
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Takito was good... But a bit expensive in comparrison to another awesome taco spot in the area (Antique Taco).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • olive1017
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was very delicious. Very innovative. Margaritas were delicious also. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wow
    becs
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was nothing short of fantastic. My friend and I couldn't agree on which taco was the best. I liked that the menu was somewhat limited, as everything on it looked so good, if there were more options it would've been overwhelming. Drinks were good, most of the food (even my drink) was spicy. Only drawback is it was pretty loud from conversation, then around 9pm they turned the music up quite a bit, and it became hard to hear our conversation Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is out of this world, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Skip the $10 weak margarita. The service was incredible. Waitress did a fantastic job explaining the process (food comes out when ready). We had children with us and the staff was incredibly accommodating. I would order the fish tacos again and again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The tacos were delicious... The avocado puree was smooth and creamy with great flavors. The pasilla salsa was not spicy but packed a lot of smoky flavors. The only downside was that the fish tacos took longer then expected. My friend had already finished eating by the time my tacos came out. The fish tacos were flaky and delicious on top of the hibuscus tortillas. Very original. My margarita, cucumber flavor was simply so so fresh you have to have one. Overall everything was delicious and original. No typical flavors here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late night find
    Foodiechi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing tacos, killer margaritas and definitely great energy. the wait staff makes their own drinks, the layout is like no other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option for meet ups
    Punchy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    For people trying to gather a group of friends, TK is great as it takes reservations and the neighborhood generally has parking available. I had a small birthday dinner here and our waiter was wonderful. Excellent advice from him on all fronts for drink and food choices. I enjoyed the Caliente margarita most, though the cucumber one was also interesting. The polenta with Brunkow cheese was delicious. Highly recommended for a nice evening out amongst friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Modern Tacos :)
    TacoLover23
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This place had amazing creative tacos you can't get elsewhere and the same goes to their margaritas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Yummy Winner
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love trying all of the different kinds of tacos. The appetizers and drinks are yummy too! The service is usually on point too. Nice and friendly. The space is casual and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tacos are spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    ...says it all. Great service too. The only negative was that it's a bit too loud for my taste inside, and a bit too close to Division outside. But really -- great food, drinks and service easily trumps that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tacos Rock!
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fish and Wagu tacos were tops. Fresh, unique flavors...Order platter of 4. They are smaller in size. Specialty drinks were also great and well mixed (i.e., blueberry margarita). We sat in back with party of 8 and it was loud but fun. Service for drinks was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return
    bexspice
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    From the time I called Takito to let them know we were running a bit late to the time we left, we felt as if we were in a good friend's home. The service was wicked good...Jessie, Donna and Gabriel were all very accommodating, sweet and friendly. We ordered everything Gabriel recommended: Avocado Pine Nut Purée, Maple Creek Pork Belly Tacos, Lamb Chorizo Tacos and the Spring Herb Rice. Everything was perfect! The Avocado Pine Nut Purée was incredibly smooth and yummy; the pork belly tacos were sweet and salty; the lamb chorizo tacos had a bit of delicious heat. The bartender also kicked serious butt...the Siete Reposado and Herradura Reposado margaritas (straight up, of course!) were heavenly. Noteworthy experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jodiVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    One of my absolute favorite places to eat in Chicago. Always solid. Also, the best margaritas anywhere - try the cucumber!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 81 reviews are from the Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park reviews archive.
  • Very Gluten Friendly!
    alwayshungryVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The lamb and fish tacos were amazing!! and the sazarac had quite the kick. looking forward to returning to try the other tacos and their brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fun option
    invasion
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our margaritas were very good. I thought the tacos were interesting flavor combinations and more filling than I thought they would be for their size. Median priced. Gabriel was our server and he was wonderful. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tasty tacos
    bhikawa
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    These are not at all typical tacos and yet reminiscent of traditional ones. The chef chooses ingredients, tastes, and textures carefully. The result are individual, complex yet not complicated tacos that taste good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat visitor
    Bhuster
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Food is good. Enjoy the dishes and variety. Margaritas are tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    spicygarlicVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The salad, tacos, and margarita were all great. Tacos took a little long but our server was very apologetic so I could tell that wasn't a typical wait time. Will definitely come back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    amazing margaritas! We had the cucumber and the seasonal margs. The seasonal was infused basil tequila and it was outstanding! We also had the pork carnitas (taco of the day), crispy fish and the lamb chorizo. They were all delicious and a fun and different take on your typical taco. The lamb chorizo might have been my favorite, but it was a close race. We also enjoyed the polenta and one of the salsas. Great food, fun energy and vibe - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    egluv2dine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We realized we have accidentally coming here each week for a month. The menu rotation makes it easy to forget as there is always something new. This is our new favorite neighborhood spot and we've been here for almost 15 years now.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Night for Cinco de Mayo
    diysupergirl
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Recently had dinner at Takito on Cinco de Mayo. We had a group of six girls and chose Takito because you could make reservations, unlike many other Chicago taco joints. The three sisters polenta was unexpectedly delicious. The hibiscus tortilla on the crispy fish taco was interesting, but perhaps a bit overly floral. The beef barbacoa tacos were a group favorite, as well as the yucatan style chicken. All three salsas held a good amount of heat, but the avocado pine nut puree (their version of guac) was too much like a puree for my liking. Also--we were not huge fans of the masa crackers over chips! Overall a great night and a fun twist on traditional taco joint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your typical Mexican spot
    Janulak1011
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    No chips and salsa or enchiladas. This is an uber hipster taco joint. Pretty expensive for mediocre tacos. Ambiance is cool. Not as good as big star. Great for gluten free folks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Anniversary Takito Kitchen
    Vegitoboi
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I heard about this place from a friend one year ago. I had the "honor" of being their "1st customer" and ever since I have not any problems with their food or service. Their little tacitos (hence the name) are flavorful, their appetizers are meant to be shared, and their cocktails are innovative. I definitely am a fan and am excited to hear that their new location is coming soon.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    jodiVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    One of my favorite spots to dine in the city, with top-notch service. So happy to have been able to celebrate my birthday here with nine friends. And just to note: some of the best fish tacos ever!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter delicious
    Foodfanatic2
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I was here for Easter brunch and it was a great decision I was here with my daughter and wife and let me tell you that everything was amazing from the service front of the house to food in a timely manner back of the house great spot and we are defiantly coming back again
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Takito Touch Down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We're foodies from Toronto and Takito was recommended as a reasonably priced restaurant with a funky vibe and fresh local food - it was all that and more.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    When we pulled up I have to admit I was rethinking my restaurant choice as from the street it looks like a fast food restaurant. We walked in and I was pleasantly surprised as it was not fast food at all. The atmosphere was festive and cozy. The drinks selections were really good with a nice variety of margaritas. I think we had everything on the shared plate menu. We liked it all but felt the three sisters polenta stood out as a favorite. I had the Maple Creek Pork Belly Taco was absolutely delicious. Others had Alaskan King Crab taco and Crispy Fish Tacos and everyone had good things to say about their entrees. Overall, I loved this restaurant and will be back!!! It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good flavor combos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Drinks are great- ambiance was alright.. it feels a bit like you're in the bar/behind the bar/in the service well when you have such an open area where they are making drinks and prepping food. It was a little awkward. The food was good- but not GREAT. The seasonal salsa was a beet and tomato salsa, but it simply tasted like tomatoes. The tacos were a good portion size. We had four of the king crab between two of us and two larger ones which was a perfect amount of food. The king crab tacos were alright in flavor.. could have used a little kick of spice or sauce to it. The special was a wagyu beef and pickled onions and it was fantastic!!! Would definitely eat those again- they should make this a regular menu item.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best tacos in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Forget Big Star, Takito is where it's at! I took 4 foodie friends of mine and they were all blown out of the water. Our favorites were definitely the Pork Belly and Lamb Chorizo Tacos. The staff and management team were super helpful and very friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprsingly Empty Brunch Spot
    NoNameNoSloganVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    With all the places in Wicker Park that pack them in for brunch, and all the people milling around the neighborhood, it's hard to imagine why this place is virtually empty for brunch. Maybe because brunch is relatively new there or because there are so many other places already. I was glad to see a place that serves absolutely great food, great drinks and fun service that isn't packed to the gills and overly loud. Every dish we had was superb, and the kitchen was extremely gracious in accommodating dietary restrictions on existing dish offerings instead of just pointing out other dishes on the menu. You can choose from the brunch, or normal dinner menu as well. The sope was great. Also highly recommend the big caliente margarita.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lamb chorizo tacos. chicken
    luisadosVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    lamb chorizo tacos. chicken mole tacos. caliente margarita. yum!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Takito
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    And so should you. The tacos are tiny, inventive, and delicious. The drinks are grand slam winners. GET THE POLENTA. It's yummy. The only thing that can be improved is the chips. They don't have them. We'd like them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Pattymelt
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    My husband and I went with somewhat medium to high expectations and our experience far exceeded that. The openers and the tacos were fantastic! We would recommend the restaurant to all, and look forward to our next visit. The service was fun and informative and welcoming as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unique take on Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I eat and cook Mexican dishes often. I enjoy discovering a Mexican or Mexican inspired restaurant that I can't wait to return to and this is one of them. Service is excellent from the moment you walk in the door. The ambiance and decor is welcoming and hip. We went with their classic margaritas and matzo with salsa to start. The drinks were perfect with fresh lime juice. Interesting take on chips and salsa, the matzo cracker was a good change up. We tried the bass ceviche which was excellent. I had the king crab tacos which was a first for me and I thoroughly enjoyed. I tried the chicken mole tacos and they were very flavorful. I can tell they take pride in what they do. I will definitely return for the food, drinks and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Fresh!
    SgrBgr11
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    All of the ingredients were so fresh and flavorful and blended really well together, in the food and drinks. Also, we couldn't have asked for better service, and their décor was very fittingly all their own. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cucumber Margritas
    BrunchedVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Excwllent find. Would have never known about his place except for Glitz City Chicago. The appetizer - Three Sisters Polenta was delicious and the Cucumber Margritaswere refreshing and very good. The tacos - Beef Barbacoa were also very good; at first the looked small but were very filling and very good. Outstanding overall. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.