Nacional 27

4.1
1753 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
Eat. Drink. Dance. Located in Chicago's River North and celebrating 20 years as a modern Latin restaurant featuring a fusion of flavors from 27 countries from Central and South America and award-winning margaritas, mojitos and signature cocktails. The adjacent Tallboy Taco features creative tacos on hand-made Mexican tortillas and a list of unique tallboy beers, sangria and spirits. Live DJs, dancing and bottle service from 11pm - 2am on Fridays and 11pm - 3am on Saturdays. PLEASE NOTE: There is a 2 hour time limit on all dinner reservations.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, South American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Bar opens every day at 11 am. Dinner: Monday - Tuesday (Bar Only)5:00pm - 9:30pm; Wednesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: Closed; Nightclub: Friday: 11:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am (Proper Attire Required)
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Phone number
(312) 664-2727
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Francisco Vilchez
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Catering
Full Off-premise catering is available through our private events team. Please contact Sara or Allison at 312-664-2727 for more information.
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Cross street
Orleans
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Parking details
Valet costs $13
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Public transit
CTA Brown Line or Purple Line Train to "Chicago and Franklin" stop
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Entertainment
Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more! DJ and dancing Friday: 11:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am. Complimentary Salsa lessons on Wednesday at 7:30pm.


Wednesdays: Complimentary Salsa Lessons with a purchase, every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Nacional 27 can host private parties in our private dining room, cocktail classes with a master Mixologist in our bar, and large events which require the entire restaurant space! Our spaces can host cocktail parties or full seated dinners!

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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Pri Fixe:
First Seating 6:00-7:30: $39.95 for our Brazilian Churrascaria
Second Seating 7:30-10:00: $99 for Brazilian Churrascaria (replenishable) & glass of champagne. All tables are a 2 hour limit.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1753 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was okay. Not much veggie options.
Service was ok. Seems like waitress was not interested in listening to customers or left too early before we complete.

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SA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Came for my birthday and left unhappy. Service was very slow, food was okay (had the all you can eat meat skewers and steak was too chewy and burned), wine was brought out 20min late, and no one acknowledged my birthday even when I let them know prior. As a concierge professional, I would not recommend this restaurant to others.

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RM
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was mediocre and it didn't help that both my shrimp and our guest's tacos were not hot when they arrived at the table. The servers where very attentive but the food made the experience less than great. Add to that the fact that we arrived at about 5 minutes before 6 pm (for a 6 pm reservation) and yet, another group of young people who arrived after we did, was seated immediately while we all (including my 86-year old mother in law) stood by the door. We are big fans of most Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. This is no longer one of them.

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is delish! Cevice sampler is so yummy and the corn fundito is so cheesy and good! One of our dinner side dishes was brought out at a random time but they brought a second with the meal. Such good food, we will definitely be back soon!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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N
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We had a 2 hour limit on our table and before time was up we were getting rushed out, the manager then moved us to a corner table and comped us two bottles of champagne which were later spilled by a bus boy, all over my friend and then the mess and broken glass was just left there.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Cold steak, extremely salty vegetables, too much ice for a cocktail, expensive for the quality of the meat and the food in general, rude manager, overloaded place.

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OS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time. Food was great, we did some dancing, had a alot of fun. Defentaly gonna go again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a blast and the Mojitos are the best!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good
Drinks were good
Bar service was good
Table service for drinks and food was not good
DJ didn’t show up so there was no dancing - not good

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L
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Felt rushed. The 2 hour limit was a bit much given we were there quite a bit earlier than our reservation.
We were told that once we sat down the clock would start ticking. Opted to wait at bar until rest of group got there.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

it was decent

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the place, the service, and the food. A little pricey but the experience is worth it.

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Z
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Unlike most restaurants, the chef did a great job in creating a vegan dish that was not on the menu. The food was delicious. The only downside was that both our starters and entrees were served at the same time, while we specifically asked if they could be served separately. The ambiance is amazing! We've heard that they have salsa nights as well, so we will definitely come back for another bite to eat and some dancing afterwards.

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For a Friday night this place was dead. We were really disappointed in it. We won’t return. Food was good but nothing special. Small portions. Lack luster

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VL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 5

Perfect for latins, or Latin music lovers who just want to have fun dancing. Great place for couples who like to dance
Way too many men looking for girls so that was a bit anoying but hey if you’re looking for them then go there and dance the night away.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nothing special at all. Limited menu

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SF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Just not a great vibe. Food is bland. And not accommodating. Restaurant was empty and I wanted a booth (more comfortable) - hostess said no. Very disappointed in this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. Will never go back or recommend.

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Y
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Pretty good dishes with modern and traditional flavors. It was very slow, so I was surprised when our server plus trainee forgot our appetizer and the time between dishes were far too long. Overall, a disappointing experience.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Not sure if it was a good idea to go on Salsa night, but the food and service were subpar, kudos on making changes to the menu, but a few more veggie options in the main course will help

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RV
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always my first pick when celebrating a birthday. Great food, drinks and good lighting.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to enjoy good drinks, food, while listening to Latin music. Stick around for the dancing with Latin music (DJ). The only thing I would change and unfortunately will probably prevent me from Dining or drinking here again are the prices. They are over priced for the value on both the dinner and especially the drinks. Basic drinks for $13/14 dollars each? This is not Vegas or Miami. Not sure how they get away with that

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DF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Nacional 27. The food, service, and ambiance is great. I highly recommend for a date spot, and we will definitely be returning.

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PP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Salsa dancing lessons on Wednesday night was such a fun way to have a business meeting. The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. Learning to dance is a fun bonus!

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j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at Nacional 27. The service was excellent and the mojitos were off the chart!

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was a little hit or miss. Some items were great and some were simply okay. We did the big churrascaria and I am glad we did. We were able to sample a lot of food to find out that there are good things on the menu. Thank God they let us take food home because it was a lot. We cooked our gauchos again for leftovers since it had been so rare and it was delicious. Overall though we had a great time and the service was incredible!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Drinks were great! Food could have been a little better.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Havana nights menu no longer available. Website not updated.

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LT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kids birthday was topped off by mini cupcake with candle and ice cream. Thank you for the hospitality.

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KP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Chicago and saw this on Open Table. I’m glad we chose it. Had a great night.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Went for our daughters 16th birthday, the service was terrible! The bus boys were more attentive than our waitress. She had zero personality. Restaurant was empty so there was no reason not to be attentive or a little bit friendly. Food was so so, not as good as it used to be.

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LQ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We attended Nacional for a birthday get together. We enjoyed the food, delicious. We ordered the Brazilian course where the whole table had to get the same thing. Great variety! The only problem was that they started to dim the lights too much when it was getting close to 11pm. We still needed to see our food & finish eating. It would have been best if they had let us get seated as our party arrived & not til more than half had arrived. They were getting ready to open up the dance floor, Vida27. The dance floor is too small & the tiles outside are uneven. My friend twished her ankle because of it. The Vida27 staff was rude, telling us to move now! They needed the table, ok, but they were extremely rude. The dining staff was nice, though. I would not return because of the Vida27 staff, they have a terrible way at kicking people out at the end of the night, too. The drinks were ok, I've had better.

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TC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the service was spectacular. The dining space felt very personal and quiet, which was great for wonderful conversation and a relaxing night out to eat.

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Indiana
135 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have not been there in many years but my wife and daughter go there often when we visit, love the creativity of the chef, miss the best crème brûlée on earth from the first time, coconut crème brûlée is not on the menu!

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EG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue and amazing food. I do not recommend the sangria whatsoever. It was basically over crowded fruit punch. Way way too much ice in the drinks, weakens them. I did shots for the rest of the night.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was really nice. The waitress was very attentive and checked on our table consistently. The background music was excellent

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CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food and drinks were very tasty, but a little expensive, especially considering the portions provided.

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner for my wife's birthday. The service was phenomenal and the drinks had some wonderfully surprising flavors. My only mistake was stopping in for dinner too early. This is definitely a great late night spot with a fun atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome, ambiance just right! The DJ- not so good but we had a good time. Will definitely come back.

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JN
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Great value. Great music & dancing afterwards! Parking was easy!

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