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Nacional 27 - Permanently Closed

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4.1
1878 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
***As part of an ongoing effort to slow the community transmission of COVID-19 and in compliance with the Illinois Governor's announcement, Nacional 27 will be temporarily closed for dine-in guests, effective March 17th, 2020 until at least March 31st, 2020. We will continue to provide delivery (Grubhub, Caviar, DoorDash, UberEats) and carryout options.

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, South American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Nightclub Fri 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Phone number

    (312) 664-2727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cory Morris

  • Catering

    Full Off-premise catering is available through our private events team. Please contact Sara or Allison at 312-664-2727 for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Samandra Diaz: (888) 869-2007

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Orleans

  • Parking details

    Valet costs $13

  • Public transit

    CTA Brown Line or Purple Line Train to "Chicago and Franklin" stop

  • 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 Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,878 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was very attentive food came out quick. Real chill vibe.
  2. AS

    AmaraS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! From the food to the service to the atmosphere I loved everything
  3. ME

    MEnME

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    i been going to National27 for over 10 years and boy i had not been back to national in the last 2 years and it changed so much!!!! National used to be a nice classy latin resturant/lounge/club and now its so trashy i use to remember the type of crow at national both men and women were so much better dressed now you have people with tshirts and gym shoes and hoodies such as shame ! National 27 and Rumba were the nice classy latin places to go now Rumba its gone i would not be surprise if national closes as well. And by the way you changed the recipe on the EL CORAZON its not the same!
  4. OC

    OscarC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service we really enjoyed my husband birthday
  5. AC

    ArturoC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The bartenders is so rude ,when im going to the bar she skip me several times.I expect more from the food. The waitres is awesome
  6. l

    lisbeth

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Small portions and not very tasty. DJ was not very good and all over the place with this mix.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time at N27!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Ordered medium steak on the gaucho and it was so rare we couldn’t eat. The rest of the food was ok just not worth the final bill.
  9. c

    cynmx72

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It is so dark we had to pull the flashlights from our phones! Not impressed with the service at all.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great intimate date spot!
  11. Y

    Yasmin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food, great ambiance - perfect for a date night!
  12. SR

    SRoy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had dinner at Nacional 27 for Valentine's day. There was a pre-fix menu. The food was good but wouldn't say it is outstanding. The quantity of food was just enough. Definitely recommend this place. Also they have dancing afterwards.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines dinner - they had a preset meal for $49/person
  14. KP

    KevinP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Completely unbeknownst to us we were given a limited Valentine’s Day menu that contained none of the options we went to the restaurant to have. We ended up leaving, shortly after being seated. It was not an ideal experience.
  15. A

    Angela

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The service was horrible. We waited almost 20 minutes for WATER, another 15 for drinks. Our waiter kept apologizing, great...didn’t change his ways though. Just kept saying they were so busy. The manager was walking around frantic. Another woman (unsure of her title) was doing a bunch of different things (i.e. behind the bar, showing people around, walking around the restaurant) was not very friendly. She was in the bathroom the same time as me too and did not use soap. Gross. Not impressed.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    We were disappointed. Made reservations a while ago - were seated at a table that was situated half on the dance floor. The result was a wobbly table in the dark. It took three or four requests before someone stabilized the table. Only one full menu and one drink menu for 5 of us. Needed to ask for water fill-ups. Checked in to add points for the visit and they were not posted. So nothing earth-shattering but for an expensive restaurant, we expected a better night. Definitely not up to LEYE standards
  17. HH

    HollyH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Visited during restaurant week and the place was jumping. Food was excellent and service started out great but, after we had to ask for our water refilled for the third time, our experience was tarnished. However, we are sure this is an exception given the special occasion and will absolutely be back!
  18. L

    Lg790

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This restaurant has really gone down hill. Used to frequent it a lot 10-15 years ago and was excited to come back but was disappointed. No valet, dusty bottles on the bar, really slow server. Appetizers for half of the table came out a half an hour earlier than for the rest of the table. Ordered a glass of wine that took at least 20-25 minutes to arrive. Empanada dough not cooked thoroughly, dessert delivered without silverware. We waited 15-20 minutes for the silverware. There were many more misses but I’ll stop here. Just shocked that Lettuce is keeping this alive in the shape it’s in

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on February 5, 2020Hello, we have sent you a private message to discuss your experience with us further.

  19. A

    Aida

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week. Had dinner, the food was delicious, the service was great and the ambiance was beautiful. Would go again.
  20. AA

    AniA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Quieter than expected in a good way. Excellent food and service. The flan is amazing
  21. LG

    LindaG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music, great food and service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing experience. Food was average, at best. Entree served before we were finished with our salad and appetizers. Felt extremely rushed! Had to return the steak because it was so bad. The salmon was good. No servers on the floor for long, very long periods of time. Then had to wait for about a hour for our dessert. To top it off, we both received other people’s leftovers! Will never return. Sad because I used to love National 27
  23. l

    luciag

    Acapulco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the music the food and drinks !! Hope to go again soon
  24. K

    Kelly60044

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Just thought the ambiance was disappointing. Went at 7:45pm. Kind of quiet.
  25. MZ

    MarkZ

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Server missed delivering drinks and didn’t monitor our table. Had to flag her down for check and then again to have check settled. Not a big deal as there was no hurry but it was a consistent oversight.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We went to the restaurant because we had gift certificates from an auction. We arrived for a 6 PM reservation and the restaurant was empty. That was fine for us but we should’ve thought that might have been a clue. We sat in the restaurant with the full menu, but perhaps the bar with the taco menu may have been a better choice. My poloma cocktail was OK but our French 75 came out with flat Prosecco and was warm - It was kind of gross and we sent it back. The appetizers were OK, the ceviche seemed to be fresh, and the guacamole was ok. Our entrées were OK but we sent back the shrimp and scallops as the shrimp smelled and tasted too fishy. The other entrées, the steak tacos and chicken arroz were good but not great. We would not go back to this restaurant.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Years Eve

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on January 3, 2020So glad you could celebrate with us! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  28. J

    Jwillie2020

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Great vibes

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on January 3, 2020Thanks so much for the great review!

  29. KD

    KD13

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed that restaurant now caters to those willing to pay for bottle service rather than those who come for dining experience.

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on December 11, 2019Hello! We sent you a private message to discuss further your experience.

  30. SC

    SherronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very good overall.food was excellent . dj was on point,

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on December 11, 2019Thanks for the great review, Serron. See you again soon!

  31. DG

    DaisyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall1food4service4ambience2
    Made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary. Rite after paying we got kicked out of our table. We were advised to move to a back table and we were fine with that but then another employee tells us we have to move from table in a rudely matter. We choose to leave. I would not consider going back.

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on December 11, 2019Hello Daisy, we sent you a private message to discuss this experience further.

  32. AT

    ATMolina

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    La comida estuvo terrible poco sabor, los frijoles duros, la carne del mala calidad. El costo de los platos muy caro para lo que dieron, pedí un guacamole y llego frío como que lo sacaron de la nevera. No fresco recién hecho. Y lo que más nos molestó fue que cuando llegamos preguntamos específicamente sobre la discoteca, y nos dijeron que si se convertía en discoteca el sitio después de las 11pm, que si estábamos comiendo que podíamos quedarnos pero no mencionaron que nos iban a levantar de la mesa que estamos consumiendo. La cena nos costó $180 dólares por 2 persona sin incluir el tip. Y todabia nos votaron de la mesa. Nos quedamos un rato para escuchar la musica y bailar un poco. La música estuvo bien el DJ fue bueno, pero dejamos nuestros tragos en una mesita para bailar un poco y cuando voltiamos a buscarlos desaparecieron. Otra cosa que nos llamo la atención es que la gente en estaban ahí era un poco rudos, los muchachos andaba como en buscan de problemas. Nosotros somos de Miami y hemos visitados lugares similares en todo Miami y en otros estados cuando estamos de vacaciones y este es el menos que nos gusto.
  33. JR

    JaneR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Worked well for a large group at 730pm on a saturday night
  34. A

    Aloni65

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and myself had an amazing dinner. This was not the first time for us and will surely not be the last. Only comment I would make is that we came to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday and although it was mentioned in the reservation, no one said anything about it. I was a bit surprised. Nevertheless, an awesome meal. Alon
  35. JG

    JenniferG

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Waitstaff is extremely attentive to our every need. The ambiance is beautiful.
  36. LB

    LilianaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Place was good, liked the food and music. Service on the other hand was not the best. We felt rushed if it wasn’t for us we would’ve not eaten because of the lack of communication from our server. We had to be looking for her to order more drinks. I get it they had to close the dinning area but what not explain to the customers. We were there to have a good time so we let it go. When we paid I asked our server to add the points to my lettuce entertain you account which she didn’t. Never came back after she got paid even tho we still had plates at our table. I wish the service was better. I think we would come back hopping to get a more professional knowledgeable waiter.
  37. MB

    MariaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m goimg back next Saturday Food was excellent and crowd evenbetter
  38. JP

    JamesP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Such a variety of flavors. And the service was top notch. Both the host and our server were personable and knew their stuff. One thing my wife and I both noted was the pacing of our server - appetizers (ceviche!), the main course, etc. all came at just the right time. We never felt rushed or like we had food served too soon - nor did we wait. Oh - and try the coconut mojito!
  39. A

    Alex

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Dinner menu is overpriced for the quality of the food. Same for drinks. The DJ/dancing is great, but unfortunately drinks/food is definitely missing the mark

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on November 4, 2019Thank you for the review. We also sent you a private message to discuss your experience further.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We ordered tapas, so maybe the entrees are different. But overall the food was bland and mostly fried. The sauces and dips were pretty good. The cocktail my husband ordered was confronted by the server flatly saying, "I don't have that." My cocktail was average.

    Nacional 27 - Permanently ClosedResponded on October 21, 2019Hello! We sent you a message.

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Nacional 27 - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 1878 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orleans

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Nightclub Fri 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, South American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet costs $13

  • Public transit

    CTA Brown Line or Purple Line Train to "Chicago and Franklin" stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cory Morris

  • 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 Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 664-2727

  • Catering

    Full Off-premise catering is available through our private events team. Please contact Sara or Allison at 312-664-2727 for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Samandra Diaz: (888) 869-2007

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