Aguamiel Mexican - Clarendon Hills

3.4
173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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About

A journey that begun with a dream and goal of a group of people, family members, friends...finally became a reality, to bring the true, authentic and traditional flavors of Mexican cuisine to all of you. The flavors, taste, aromas and love of the art of cooking are represented in our cuisine, the same scents that we remember coming from our grandmother's kitchen, passed onto our mothers and now, we would love to share them with you. With a combined 32 years of experience, our front of the house staff and our chefs, have created the perfect team, experience knowledge but most important the love to share with our patrons everything we have cultivated all those years. These family members, friends represent generations of love for food, our culture, our traditions.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(630) 537-1966
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Enrique "Kike" Gomez
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Private party facilities
We have a priate dining room with seating up to 30 people to 140
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Private party contact
Manager: (630) 537-1966
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Ave
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Public transit
Train Station a block away
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.4based on recent ratings
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3.2
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3.2
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place is closed currently. Shouldn’t be on open table

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N
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation on Open Table for this restaurant. Arrived on time to find this restaurant is SHUT DOWN. We asked around, as another family showed up also for a reservation. Apparently, this place has been closed since APRIL. There is a sign on the window that it will be opening as a different Mexican restaurant, but I don't know when that will be. I did contact Open Table to let them know about this restaurant still being on the list for reservations. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. THERE IS NO RESTAURANT OPEN IN THIS SPOT. Open Table was kind to honor the reservation with points. Obviously wasted my time & didn't get the dinner I was hoping for.

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d
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’d love to tell you about this experience but the place is permanently closed! How was I able to make a reservation?
What a huge inconvenience!!!
On the bright side, It looks like a new place will be opening in the same spot soon .

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was close so we were unable to have dinner there tonight.

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

we made reservation ,went to restaurant and it was closed!!!

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, very poor food and drink quality, very disappointed

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the beverages very much. The only issue was the menus had food all over them. This was not very appetizing.

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l
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the outstanding Mexican cuisine!

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The place was empty on a Saturday night. Expensive for what you get. Service was fine, but the place was not what I expected.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have notified Open Table twice but they still haven’t updated the website - this restaurant CLOSED 9/30/2018. Sorry to see it go - owner was wonderful and food was outstanding!

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R
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Attentive service. Worth the drive and definitely will return.

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OT
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous find! The best warm tortilla chips I can remember, and the guacamole was simply terrific. The tacos were all delicious, though it was really hard to pick which to have as so many on the extensive list sounded good! We ended up having the fish, the shrimp, and the braised pork and each was better than the last. The chicken fajitas were also excellent - what a nice change of pace to get more chicken than vegetables. Really nice serving dish with all the appropriate sides in their own compartments. Wonderful presentation. Great meal all around and Juliana was super. Can't wait to go back.

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SP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Martin, our waiter, was excellent.

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JH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

The food is always excellent but our server was extremely distracted and inattentive. So disappointed because we love this place.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation scheduled for my work dinner we arrived at the restaurant and found it had a hand written note on the door "closed Tuesday and Wednesday for holiday" so client looked at us like we were the lying as we told them reservations were set. Extremely upset probably will not return at this point.

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i
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sauces are so complex and so delicious! Each time we try a new dish, we are never disappointed.
Ensalada fresca is a staple - so refreshing.

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was cold and not good tasting.

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great! Service was slow! Honestly we would have had at least one more margarita each if someone had taken the time to see how we were doing.

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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and exceptional service! We will be back! The tacos were amazing!!

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W
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This is second visit. Love the tacos and guacamole. We also had a pitcher of Margaritas. I have no idea why but we were there for over 2 hours. Server rarely stopped by. It was busy but no one was waiting to be seated.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

food was not good at all. Stopped coming here awhile back because food had gone down hill since its opening. When first opened, this restaurant was popular and the food was very good. Now the quality of the food is terrible and the place is empty. We thought we would see if anything had improved after 6 months but it was not. Would not recommend this to anyone!

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MG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Average at best, nice staff

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N
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent, very attentive. Food was very good. the only draw back would be the noise level. But we will be back!

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BS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

A big party was occupying the kitchen to the detriment of all the smaller tables, ours included. We waited an hour for food after we ordered and the management did not acknowledge the problem. Our waiter was very apologetic but the manager never came over to explain the situation or offer come kind of compensation, be it a drink on the house or a deduction on the bill. We were with my 81 year old father who was used to eating much earlier so the whole evening was a bit of a disaster. The food is always pretty good here but after this experience, we will not be back.

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BK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food..server great. You cant be in a hurry because food takes quite a while to arrive.

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JP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was an enjoyable experience start to finish. The Enchiladas Mexicanas, chicken with mole sauce, were tasty and more than enough. I took two of them home. The Chili Rellenos were also tasty. A tablespoon of refried beans in each dish was a bit stingy. Red and green salsas were also good as was the guacamole. Pleasant, efficient service. Agua miel is a notch or two above many Mexican restaurants. I'd go back.

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JZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was great as expected. Service was slow and inattentive. Wait staff seemed to be focused on the large groups not the single tables :(

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Service very slow and extremely loud environment

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AH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was authentic and had a nice selection. The only negative was that it was very noisy, almost to the point of being distracting.

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MR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Each time we have eaten there it has been 'different'. Historically the materials used in the food are of quality and B to B+ flavor profiles. The chaos / less consistent aspect is how / if food comes out as ordered. On our last visit, my mother in laws food never came out. We had to subdivide from other plates to get her fed. Once the server asked "what's up" they offered to start another order; however, it had been over an hour since we arrived. So, good bones but needs to tighten up.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

It appeared they only had two servers on. Service was extremely slow. The food is always consistently good but service is hit or miss.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here twice in the last month. Great food, margaritas, atmosphere and service!
Highly recommend.

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r
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing experience. The portions were small and overpriced. I would not recommend.

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SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Had guac and chips for an appetizer, was good.
Ordered the Tuesday 3 tacos and margarita deal. Made reservations on open table, noted it was my friend’s birthday. Nothing special was done for my friend, I had to mention it to the waiter. Service was slow. Overall I would go back again and hope the service was better.

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DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service for a large group. Our server was incredible!

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Super bland, especially for a Mexican restaurant. Would never go back to again.

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D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Love this restaurant but there was only one server and the restaurant got busy. Service was slow. Disappointed and hesitant to return.

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food since leaving Mexico City, everything from the starter to the main dish was a very pleasant experience. All the wait staff were pleasant and attentive

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DH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been there several times, food is good, but not great, has seemed better in the past. It is usually very busy and noisy, that night was fairly empty for a Saturday, not sure what was going on.

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AU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Aguamiel was a restaurant I really enjoyed in days past. One of their best dishes for me were the Chiles Rellenos, they were cooked to order and were fresh and fluffy, now you can tell they have been pre-cooked and they are flat and unappetizing. My wife had some shrimp that had a fishy smell. Our waiter was attentive and the restaurant was not busy at all, not the way it used to be, so it seems customers have had similar experiences, not to mention their up charging on orders especially tacos.

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