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About A Toda Madre
From the team that created Bien Trucha. “a toda madre” (ATM) introduces a totally new creative & modern take on Mexican cuisine with creations inspired by its’ chefs roots in regions across Mexico. Each dish centers around proteins, fresh veggies, herbs & spices from local farms, so menus will change seasonally to capture flavors at their peak.
“ATM” also features a full bar that includes a selection of tequila & mezcal, seasonal midwest craft & mexican beers, wines and signature house cocktails.
Literally our name translates to “all about mom”, but in Mexico it is also a slang for “totally awesome”. That’s just what we are going for here -- an eating experience that is “ !a toda madre!”
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Reservations are encouraged but we always save room for walk-ins! Feel free to call ahead for availability!
Pennsylvania and Main
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A Toda Madre Ratings and Reviews
Awesome take on Mexican cuisine. I was extremely happy to see seafood on the menu, outside of the normal "fish taco". The drinks were well crafted and tasty. Our waiter had many tables, but made it seem like were his own--kudos to him and the other staff.
Make sure to get the Pulpito tacos and the Corn.
The food was good but for the price the portions were really small. When we got there the hostesses seemed not very accommodating. It was my nirthday and they did not ask if it was any special occasion, so I did not tell them, but when we asked for a table in the back where it was quieter it seemed like they didn't like that, although they did give us the better table. Bussers tried to take plates before I was finished eating without asking first. The crafted cocktails were the best part. I had been to Bien Trucha and loved it, but this was a little disappointing.
This was our second visit, to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food and drinks were great, as expected. Drinks are a bit over priced, food is actually reasonable for the variety and quality of ingredients. We had the A Toda Madre tacos, Octopus tacos, and the grilled corn. All were great!
The ambiance wasn't perfect - tables are far too close together. I understanding wanting to fit more paying customers in at one time, but we were far to close to the neighboring tables. I was closer to the people at the table next to me than I was to my husband. It's also so loud in there that it's hard to hold a conversation. Sound absorbers on the ceiling would help. Otherwise, a great meal!
We eat here at least twice a month - this is THE BEST RESTAURANT in the western suburbs. Great food, amazing drinks, impeccable service - every bit as good as a top notch spot in Chicago. Angel, the bartender, remembers us by drink order and makes the most amazing Beverages - try the Peppino with habanero if you're a fan of spicy cocktails! Nothing but good things to say about this place - thankfully Glen ellyn has a spot worth waiting for if you'd aren't able to snag a reservation. Highly, highly recommend.
I found the staff greeting us at the door not at all accommodating.
I made reservation one month in advance for a party of five.
Upon arriving we were told we could not have a private table but assigned seating at a long common table in front of the bar. Our reservations were at 5:15 pm and there were many
empty tables at that time but the staff refused to honor my request not to be seated at a
common table. It seemed as if we were not welcomed guesses but unwanted stepchildren.
The popularity of the restaurant has now overshadowed the need to accommodate
the needs of anyone. I have taken many friends to A Toda Madre on several occasions but
this last visit of unfriendly and unaccommodating service is the last time I will select A Toda
as a destination. I regret that a once outstanding restaurant is slowly falling to the
wayside like so many restaurants that achieve a following. The guesses are now secondary
and regarded as collateral damage and not as customers or patrons. I am sure that management
will regard my commentary as irrelevant because so many people visit the restaurant that one
less patron is of little concern.
Not a good experience. Service was very poor. Food was mediocre. Price was very high. I loved this place the first time I came, made many recommendations to friends and co workers. Last two times here just not the same.
Made full review on yelp.
Was very disappointing.
Food was good. Average priced tapas. They don't call it a tapas restaurant but it is. The guacamole with plum special was basically guacamole with plum chunks on top not so special. The most disappointing is the drink prices. A tiny glass with large ice cubes literally provided maybe 3 small drinks. Way too pricy. We would go back for dinner but would go elsewhere for before and after dinner drinks.
I guess closing the kitchen at 9pm means also the restaurant.
We were not able to order coffee or dessert our server said... Sorry kitchen closed. She even dropped the check before one of my friends was done eating and it was right before 9 pm when we tried to order dessert and coffee.
We were very disappointed. Couple minutes later she came back to offer dessert after she talked to her manager and got it approved but it was too late we were already feeling rushed to leave the restaurant. The server probably was rushing to get out.
No been able to order dessert even thou we had dinner was unacceptable we were celebrating a friend's birthday.
I can go on and on but the bottom line is... The manager on duty didn't even care enough to come to our table so we won't be coming back
Pónganse Bien Truchas... Don't do that!!!
My husband and I finally got to try this place after moving to Glen Ellyn a few months ago and hearing rave reviews from our landlords. We've been searching for a replacement for our favorite Denver taco restaurant that we left behind (Comida), and A Toda Madre came very very close.
The ambiance / decor is great. The space is definitely loud and crowded, but as long as you're expecting that, it's fine. I do think they squeezed a few too many tables into the available space - I could only get out of my seat by moving the table to one side, and I'm an average sized human. Prices are on the higher end, but worth it for the occasional nice night out and for the quality of food and service received.
The menu is an interesting twist on Mexican food. I wouldn't call it "authentic" Mexican - more of Mexican with a hipster/American influence. It definitely plays into the fancy taco and hand crafted cocktails craze. Everything we had was good, most was great! I highly recommend the guacamole del dia (traditional gauc with watermelon added) and the A Toda Madre tacos. The Diabla shrimp tacos were alright, but a little boring - mostly just shrimp in a spicy sauce with avocado. We probably won't order those again and will opt to try another taco choice. The grilled corn side was fabulous as well!
Drinks were pricey, but really good - we had the Traditional Marg and the Pepino.
Service was great, and the food came out very quickly! We'll be back!
I had never been here before and was expecting to order my regular pastor tacos that I usually get. I didn't realize the menu was mostly tapas, and that turned out to be a good thing. We tried things we wouldn't normally order at a Mexican restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The nopales cazuelitas was excellent. We were tempted to order a second one! We also had the chicken flautas, which were also great. The complimentary chips and refried beans were also good. I don't normally like refried beans but I couldn't stop eating these. My only complaint is that the tables for 4 are really tables for 2, so we had to do a lot of juggling of dishes, but that was pretty minor. We had a great time and I definitely will be back.
A toda madre was amazing! The food and drinks were outstanding. I was however a little disappointed in our reservation through open table. We had to eat at 5:30 since that was the only reservation available a couple of weeks ago but when we left at 7 the restaurant was mostly empty. Would've been nice to eat at a later time.
The food and service was excellent. The margaritas were also good, but they're on the small size with lots of ice and minimal tequila. I expected more for $12. Overall it was a good dining experience. Just know that a couple drinks with guacamole & chips and tacos will set you back close to $100. It's also crowded and noisy due to it's popularity.
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