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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Elmwood Park


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A photo of Maya Del Sol restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Oak Park
Booked 63 times today
Maya Del Sol located in Oak Park, is an acclaimed Latin American restaurant celebrated for its creative culinary fusion of traditional South and Central American flavors. Customers rave about the exquisite homemade Sangria, the excellent chiliquiles with a tomatillo sauce, and the scrumptious pulled-pork dishes. The restaurant's ambiance features a large, romantic patio and a vibrant bar area. The staff is particularly lauded for their knowledge of cuisine and excellent service. Serving a contemporary take on Latin American dishes, Maya Del Sol enjoys a diverse clientele. Their offerings extend beyond food, with live music on weekends and a diner program that provides special benefits. The high-quality food, efficient service, and unique Latin American flair make Maya Del Sol a beloved choice among its patrons.
A photo of Las Islas VIP restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Schiller Park
Las Islas VIP is now taking reservations on OpenTable. We look forward to seeing you!
A photo of TTs Cocina Mexicana & Cantina restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Harwood Heights
TTs Cocina Mexicana & Cantina is a standout entry in the world of Mexican cuisine. This new restaurant has quickly gained popularity with its delicious food and drinks, as well as its exceptional customer service. According to one satisfied guest, they were particularly impressed and expressed, "So glad to have found this new restaurant! Food & drinks were delicious & customer service was great." What's more, the restaurant provides an enriched dining experience with live music and a selection of margaritas, especially on Fridays, making the experience more enjoyable. There's no doubt that TTs Cocina Mexicana & Cantina delivers an authentic and delectable Mexican culinary experience.
A photo of Alejandras Mexican Cuisine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Hillside
Booked 1 time today
Alejandra's Mexican Cuisine is highly acclaimed for its good Mexican food, showing great consistency in their craft. The positive reviews from patrons highlight the authentic and delicious dishes, with many praising the guacamole with corn and chicken limon. The restaurant offers not your typical "American" Mexican food, but authentic Mexican dishes done to perfection. Customers also rave about the great drinks with some claiming they serve among the best Margaritas. The exceptional service coupled with the nice ambiance further enhances the dining experience, making Alejandra's Mexican Cuisine not just another Mexican restaurant, but a standout in its own right.
A photo of Costera Cocina Tulum restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 113 times today
Modern Tulum-Mexico Inspired Restaurant + lounge
A photo of Barrio restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 83 times today
Located In The Heart Of River North, At 65 West Kinzie Street, Dineamic Hospitality Added Its First Mexican Restaurant, Barrio, To The Hospitality Group'S Culinary Roster In 2017. A Creative Take On Traditional Mexican Fare With American Influences, Barrio Is A 6,000-Square-Foot Space Accommodating 200 Guests Indoors And Throughout Our 3 Private Dining Spaces And 70 Guests Amongst Our Expansive Outdoor Patio. Barrio Is Located Near The Chicago River, Right On The Cusp Of Downtown In River North.
A photo of Tzuco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 78 times today
Tzuco offers patrons a unique dining experience that brilliantly showcases the depth and diversity of Mexican cuisine. The exemplary culinary prowess of Chef Gaytan is evident in the innovation and deliciousness of the food offered. From the special ceviche highly recommended by diners, to the cochinita pibil praised as the best version ever tasted, Tzuco consistently exceeds expectations. The restaurant's sensitivity to dietary restrictions, exemplified by their careful handling of gluten-free requests, further sets them apart. Reviewers frequently commend their superb service and the overall high-quality dining experience. One guest encapsulates their experience by stating, "Delicious Mexican food at a high-end level. ¡Felicitaciones!" Indeed, with its innovative twists on classical Mexican dishes, Tzuco is a gastronomic gem.
A photo of Mercadito - River North restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 110 times today
Mercadito - River North is a beloved restaurant offering an innovative take on traditional Mexican cuisine in the heart of Chicago. Patrons rave about the exceptional service, vibrant ambiance, and of course, the delicious food - from taco de hongos and grilled fish to the lobster tacos and cucumber margaritas. Many have deemed it as offering the best Mexican food in Chicago, with many remarking on the perfect blend of upscale dining and the authentic street-style flavors. Whether sitting outside in clement weather or choosing the lively indoor atmosphere, the experience is hailed as consistently great. Equally suited to special celebrations or everyday dining, this gem in River North, with its thoughtful and efficient staff, makes a memorable mark in the Mexican culinary scene.
A photo of Bar Takito - West Loop restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 26 times today
Bar Takito - West Loop is a remarkable dining hub reputed for its exceptional Mexican cuisine. Diners cherish the creative twists in traditional dishes, with favorites including the shrimp ceviche, chorizo stuffed peppers, pork belly tacos, and the 'unexpected' arepes benedict. The restaurant further shines with gluten-friendly options, inventive tacos, and well-flavored maitake mushrooms. Patrons also enjoy the vibrant ambiance, excellent service, and the restaurant’s unique Latin flair, as noted in many reviews. Notably, Bar Takito has become a preferred spot for those seeking delicious and authentic Mexican food in the West Loop area, with many looking forward to returning for more gastronomic delight.
A photo of Barcocina - Lakeview restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 34 times today
Barcocina - Lakeview shines as an exceptional culinary spot for Mexican cuisine aficionados. This gem impresses with its unique global interpretations of traditional Mexican dishes, served as shared plates. Reviewers frequently laud the restaurant's standout elote dip and shrimp quesadilla, praising their authenticity and innovative twists. The restaurant also garners praise for its top-notch margaritas and excellent service, with specific commendations for staff members such as Manny Avila and Nayane. Patrons highlight the convivial atmosphere and its suitability for multiple occasions, citing its seamless blend of indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The high level of customer satisfaction attests to the quality and creative execution of its Mexican culinary offerings.
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