New Rebozo Oak Park

4.7
282 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

New Rebozo, which is run by Chef Paco, serves traditional Mexican dishes that have received awards for their authenticity. The menu is filled with a variety of spicy, sour and sweet flavors. These dishes are never prepared in heavy grease or pork fat, providing guests with healthier, more flavorful options to enjoy. Diners can stop by and sample one of the 21 different moles, or opt for the Fiesta Mole that features enchiladas covered in six different moles. New Rebozo also features seasonal dishes that use traditional spices and local ingredients, like the Chile Nogada that's only available between September and December.

Visitors to New Rebozo can also try a traditional margarita with their meals, or branch out and discover the pomegranate margarita for new and interesting tastes. From appetizers to dishes, such as carne tampiquena and enchiladas Frida, there is an option available that everyone can enjoy.

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JJ
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The only thing was that the service was not great. The chef is nice, but his staff brought out the wrong drinks and it was ridiculous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We went for Valentine’s Day, weren’t told there was a special Valentine’s Day menu we were stuck with. Potatoes were not cooked through on the appetizer. Tilapia was not prepared well. Extremely small portions.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for Valentine’s Day. The only menu available was the prix fix menu. It was reasonably priced for a three course meal. The soup was outstanding however the puff pasty with the potatoes felt out of place as did the vegetarian option of mixed veggies with puff pastry. Repetitive and lacking substance. The portion sizes for the entrees were very small and I saw other tables with chips and salsa and tortillas so I felt the value of the meal was low. The protein sizes were appetizers size.

The flavors were amazing chef Paco was the best part of the experience. I want to go back to taste the regular menu and see chef Paco again.

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RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I will come back soon. The chef is very friendly and talks to everyone that enters the restaurant.

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JV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I would recommend to a friend, but was disappointed at the lack of host service when I first arrived at the restaurant. I had made a reservation in advance and still ended up waiting 30 minutes for a table because there was no host to filter through the line. Therefore, customers that arrived ahead of me but did not have a reservation were seated prior to my group. New Robozo is typically packed during prime hours on Friday and Saturday nights, but the wait was excessive my last visit. Additionally, there's an extremely small waiting area right by the door, which contributed to my waiting displeasure.

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PM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food. Chef Paco specialized the dinner to meet our needs.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paco and his food were great as always! Fun and delicious!

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DN
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is imaginative and knows how to showcase his wares - coming tableside to share the daily specials with us, and checking in with us often throughout the meal. Delicious food and welcoming atmosphere!

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K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paco never fail to deliver fantastic specials in addition to the main menu. We had lobster appetizer, which took us about 30 seconds to finish it was so delicious. Main dishes, complex but not overly done.

Dios mio!

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LT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant. The food and drinks were amazing!

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NO
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I know they’re famous for their moles but I absolutely love the steak tampiqueña here. My friend had the fiesta De mole and was also super happy. They also had an amazing appetizer special. I guess what I’m trying to say is everything here is great!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat. We loved it. The mole was phenomenal. The service was great. We will be returning.

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JP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I've always left New Rebozo with a smile. Chef Paco's personality, passion and enthusiasm shine as he greets every table and goes over the specials. For the first time in all of my visits, I brought my son and daughter. The day before was my daughters birthday that we spent with family, so wanted to celebrate with a nice, fun meal out. During Chef Paco's presentation of the specials, he asked my daughter (whom he called "preciosa") how old she was. She hesitated for a moment, because of her recent age change, to which we laughed, and mentioned it was her birthday yesterday. Chef immediately informed our waited of my daughters birthday (in Spanish). After dinner, Chef and our waiter came out w/ dessert for the kids and a candle in my daughters and sang her Feliz Cumpleanos. The food was fantastic as well. In all of my times there, I never tried the Chile Nogado... Big mistake - as I've missed out all these years. Its AMAZING! The walnut cream sauce is what dreams are made of, and the texture of the beef w/ the fruits and nuts mixed in is perfect. The kids both loved their food as well (off of the kids menu). The margaritas are not huge, but delicious, and one will definitely get you feeling good.
I really don't know how Chef Paco does it... He makes everyone feel so welcomed and like he's known them forever. I don't know if he actually remembers me, but the hug he gave to my family and I on our way out sure made us feel like VIP's.

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RT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mole! Mole! Mole! Another great meal as usual

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f
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food created with passion. Chef Paco is such a brilliant and innovative Chef! Known for his Moles, you have to try them all!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is reliably good and fresh and chef paco makes it worth it.

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LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently Good ~ friendly staff! Authentic food where the Chef visits your table!

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the fact Chef paco makes it a point to meet and talk to his customers. He explains the menu too! Good host!

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RC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here and it was a great experience. We where just seated when Chef Paco can to our table and cheerfully showed us what were the specials for the night. We where very happy with the service and food we had.

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GM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just fell in love with this place. The food and the service is outstanding.

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AN
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here was amazing. The chef personally came to our table and showed us his favorite items. His enthusiasm for his food got me to try something that I normally wouldn't have tried, and I'm so glad I did! Will definitely be back here if I'm in Oak Park!

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l
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chef Paco and staff are great and set the tone for a great experience!

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DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch! We brought friends who had never been - they raved and look forward to bring others to New Rebozo! Chef Paco never disappoints.

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BO
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good.

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ST
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was def unique. It was good but nothing that really wow’ed us. The service was very great. Super nice staff. The chef also came out and walked table to table to check on the food etc.- that was cool to see!

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SB
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. So were the margaritas. Friendly atmosphere and Paco, the owner, is a blast!

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MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Chef Paco is the man. He greets your table and explains the specials, he will pour you water, he will cook the food, he will bring you drinks. Food is outstanding so many flavors and textures. The mojitos are off the hook. One app, two entries and four mojitos came out to $110. $40 of that was drinks. We each left with doggie bags. Worth every penny.

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ED
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chile en Nogada is to die for. Oh my God! The service is phenomenal. I appreciate Chef Paco stopping by the table and going over the specials. He is very charismatic.

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J
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

So happy to have the stuffed poblano pepper and enchiladas. Moles delicious as always. Great service!

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KW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual! We have been visiting Paco for years and took friends on Friday, a first time for them. They both loved it! Thanks to all the team at New Rebozo!

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional and creative Mexico City style menu created by Chef Paco, who is a true showman as he describes daily specials. If you have been there once he will recognize you and make a bit of a fuss. Not cheap, this is quality and unique flavor combinations. Extensive varieties of moles. Czn't get enough of the New Rebozo!

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MD
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m reviewing my dining experience and also the cooking class I attended at this restaurant. I recently went to New Rebozo on a Friday evening to introduce friends to Chef Paco and his wonderful food. It’s that time of the year when I can get the Chef’s special chile en nogado. I live for this dish! It’s a poblano pepper stuffed with a sweet and spicy beef mixture with dried fruit and topped with a wonderful creamy walnut sauce sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. It represents the colors of the Mexican flag, red, green and white. This creation is full of flavor, texture and is a party in my mouth. I love, love, love it! We also shared a guacamole and the mango and goat cheese tamale, as well as the jalapeño chocolate ice cream for dessert. The tamale is creamy and sweet with the mango and just plain delicious. While dining, I asked the chef about his cooking class and my husband and I signed up on the spot. Chef Paco’s cooking class is fantastic. It’s 4-5 hours of cooking, eating and drinking. There about 10 courses and each couple or individual gets to cook a course with the chef. Everything we made and ate was fantastic from the soup to the desserts. I highly recommend this experience. It was a fun way to spend a day with my husband and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Just make sure to take an Uber there and back because the drinks are flowing!

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GE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent as always. Had the stuffed pepper special. Crunchy, sweet, spicy creamy all at once. A seasonal favorite that I could eat every week! Fabulous!

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL! Chef Paco is amazing and the food is delicious!! You need to go here!

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DD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been visiting New Rebozo for almost 20 years now and it is consistently excellent. Chef Paco brings so much love and flavor to his dishes, and treats his customers like family. It is always my birthday celebration spot, that's how much I love it.

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FL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Owner Chef is aware of the lighting issues which led me to using my phone to read the menu. Of bigger concern was the poor service - The restaurant was neither crowded nor slammed. Patrons came in at a nice pace. We waited to be seated, we waited for menus, we waited to place a beverage order, our dinner order was timely. Our desert order was never offered/requested/taken. What we waited for the most. The check.

The food is wonderful.
My adult beverage was excellent.
Our water glasses were kept full
Not an easy feet for my family

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GM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delightful.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very disappointed in the food...service was good to great, but the food was super bland. Not at all impressive. I would not go back. I'm used to Mexican food on the West Coast, and this place would never survive there. Also there as an incredibly loud party in the same room with us...classless and real jerks. The staff did finally tell them to "please tone it down," but that took too long. Just not that good a place, and where it is there are lots of better alternatives.

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YC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. Drinks are delicious!! The fiesta mole is highly recommended.

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