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Publico

4.6
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Tapas
A true Taberna, Público features Hand crafted cocktails, a custom wood burning hearth and an exploration of Latin American flavors. Central and South American traditional style of cuisine with a strong Spanish and Island influence. All coming from a wood fire hearth. Located on Delmar in The Loop.

Please call (314)-833-5780 when booking parties of 6 or more.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, South American, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 833-5780
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Randolph
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Cross street
Kingsland Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 462 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Drinks were high priced low volume and not to our liking.
Food was different conceptually, had some unusual flavor combos but ended up we were all hungry after.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We loved eating here! The ambiance was great and the food was wonderful. We ordered an assortment of small plates, and the waitress brought them out one by one, so we really got to take the time to enjoy each dish. The food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Been before, food was great and unique in St Louis. The only issue was the noise level.....way too loud!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful food and service! A great experience all around and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun night out sharing food with friends!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The gucacmole arepas, fish tacos, and brussel sprouts were fantastic! The ambience is very hip and a great place to take people from out of town. The food is a bit pricey for the portion size, but the quality of the food is great!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food is fabulous and it’s the best chimichurra sauce in STL. Very easy gluten free choices as well.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I was in town for a concert and I stopped by for a quick bite. He food was pretty good but the service was great

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Friend gathering

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I've been a few times before and was really disappointed this time. The food just was not as good as it had been in the past. The Octopus was terrible. The tacos were just ok. The only thing that I thought was really good was the arepas. And the restaurant was completely out of vodka. Very disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I met my friend at Publico for dinner, because I have had multiple great experiences there and she had never visited before. We had a delicious meal and the drinks were wonderful. My only criticism would be our server wasn’t as attentive as I’ve experienced in the past. We had to flag him down a couple times to order more drinks and food. Overall, we had an awesome experience!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Totally love this place!! My taste buds enjoy the different and delicious flavors. Never say never to an ingredient you usually don’t like!! Venture and try it at Publico. They magically make everything sooo good.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was very good but as the concept is tapas--to be shared--the portions, especially at the price point, are woefully skimpy. Barely enough for two to share, never mind two couples. You'll have to order a lot if you're hungry. Biggest disappointment were the margaritas. Tiny glass and unpleasant taste. It's a cool space but very high noise level. Could hardly hear our server. Nice bar scene.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was the best ever . That says a lot when we had dinner on the hill night before . Started before we got there . Called us asked if it was a Special occasion . Date night with wife . And 24th of 25 must eats before you die , in St Louis. Help us navigate Food menu and cocktail Menu. Was out of our Comfort Zone but staff made us Comfortable So we could enjoy .

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place is always amazing. You can't go wrong with any of the menu!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great job by our waitress explaining the food sourcing and making recommendations! Best way to do it is to try a little of everything!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nicely done brisket tacos and whole fish. Nice mixed drinks. But no apology at all when we said we found the cold octopus dish inedible and they explained someone forgot to grill it! No “sorry” and no discount on the dish we ordered as a substitute.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food, very small portion size for multiple items. Spent $12 on like 15 very small Brussels sprouts, $10 for literally two spoons of ceviche. Rip off

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, cocktails and service, but I felt it was pretty pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We loved everything about this place from the food to the drinks to the phenomenal service and the owner is top notch. I highly recommend trying this, I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

cute - perfect for date night

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Overall, good. Served Tapas style. Food was sometimes more interesting than tasty. Most of the items we tried were made with various hot peppers, which I did not feel added that much to the flavor. Those desiring mild dishes will need to navigate the menu carefully. Portions are generally small. Our waiter advised us to order tacos towards the end to fill up, which was good advice. Service was generally good, but sometimes inattentive.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great flavors. Very original items and takes on classics. Cocktails were creative and tasty

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Publico was fun and different, I had a great meal with really creative ingredients. Definitely recommend. Excellent cocktails too!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had a lovely meal with interesting selections. We shared 5 plates and a dessert and had 2 cocktails and 2 beers for a little over a hundred dollar tab with tax. Would highly recommend the sweetbreads and the white fish tacos and the flan. Great location at the west end of the Delmar Loop with public parking behind.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time for dinner here. Food was delicious, loved menu selections. Will be returning often.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food is really good--I've always been pleased with the menu items. The food is such that you think about how good the meal was the next day.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Waiting for an hour an 20 minutes and still had not been served our meal. Drinks were ordered and our glasses empty, waitress didn't come to ask for refills. We told the manager how bad the service was and were leaving. No idea if the food was good or not.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Really interesting and delicious food. Excellent service. Good beer/wine/cocktails list. We plan to return many times.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awful experience. We left halfway through the meal. On top of the bad experience and food, it is way overpriced for what it is.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Be prepared for really small plates. The food was excellent just not something you can split as a couple.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Was not thrilled with the tapas concept fir Mexican food. The food was delucious, but pretty pricey and we were still hungry after a $140 bill.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious food . The whole snapper was delicious with a lot of greens and spices. Great margaritas- made fresh !

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Incredible dining experience

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We really enjoy Publico and like taking friends there that haven’t been before. The menu is fun and the food delicious. A great choice if you are looking for something unique. Prepared in a wood burning oven. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful meal experience! Fully recommend to anyone. Service was outstanding. Food was unique, well prepared, oddly tiny portions. Same thing for the drinks. Don't skip the sweetbreads - fabulous!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This place is typically one of our go-to spots but it was very uneven on V-day. Guac arepas were magical as usual, but octopus was slimy and squash was tough. Brisket tacos were great again as a go-to. Tried the Nashville hot chicken taco & the prevailing flavor was salt. Lots & lots of salt. Drinks were good, dessert was good. Just not our best experience there but still a good place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and drinks outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. Good value for the amount of food. Quality of food outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This place is absolutely incredible. Everything is cooked over an open flame, which adds quite a bit to the flavor. Everything is delicious, and they have hands down the best fish taco you’ll ever eat.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was ok, but in relation to the prices rather underwhelming.

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