Amerikas

4.6
407 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Amerikas represents that very essence of American cuisine. Amerikas’ concept is dedicated to blend its Latin roots with flavors from around the world to create that unique taste
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melissas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had to eat outside in front on the sidewalk (warm November weather plus Covid and all...) and they were doing construction on Lake St. so that was a little irritating but by no means the fault of the restaurant! The food was amazing! Scallops are on point! Service was super friendly and calm.

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vip2manygirls
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go-to's. Great for a weekday or weekend.

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vipMeganV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is fantastic. Server was kind and accommodating, especially when the kitchen was a little behind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was really good however service left a lot to be desired. We will definitely go back however I’m hoping that maybe they were short staffed. We had to ask to be served. The waiter seemed very frustrated that we asked questions. We received a complementary corn soup which was absolutely amazing. Our entrees were tasty as well. My entree saw scallops and I was shocked to only have a whole TWO scallops. However the food was delicious. I hope the waiter realizes that when customers patronize you, you should treat them as such.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING!

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NorahS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!

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KateJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside, with attentive wait staff. Our meal was incredible. Can’t wait to go back!

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McCallan18
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food unbelievably good. This is OK Park, customer service is just impossible to get good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always city quality - we’ve been many times, and it’s always excellent!

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DENNIS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meal was exceptional! Waiter was overloaded, but still managed to make the evening very enjoyable for us. Only problem, was the fact that we were not able to receive a copy of our bill.
We will definitely return soon.

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vipAnneP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Horribly understaffed on a Saturday night. Food was delicious but lack of staff made it a very stressful experience.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out! Out door seating was perfect for a first night out in a while. Come out and support them, this place is a keeper!!

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platesfor4
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Enjoyed sitting outside.

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vipChiTownVisitor
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciate the creativity of the menu, the execution. It makes dining there special.

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lizc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 2 went for Sunday brunch. The food was outstanding - French toast with shaved nuts and FRESH fruits, and a breakfast burrito. Perfect serving size, brought out in timely fashion. The breakfast mimosas were wonderful - especially the pomegranate mimosa. Our servers were very attentive and couldn't have been nicer. We'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and our server clearly knew the menu well. He was pleasant and helpful in guiding selections.

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vipJanetR
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Recommend cauliflower & chili relleno.

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KariU
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful experience, from the carrot and Serrano pepper soup brought before we even ordered drinks, to the amazing espresso tres leches cake brought for dessert. Our server was so nice, and the food was incredibly flavorful. I would recommend every single dish we had. We will be coming back again and again. Oh, and the drinks, just like everything else, absolutely delicious!!!

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Lagomorph
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was very good - overall an excellent experience.

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viprobind
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

best food i have had in a while. The service was a bit lacking and the bar tender was slow

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KristiS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent here! Fresh ingredients and lovely flavors. As a vegetarian, it is easy to find good choices.

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Twix13
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT place. So glad this place was recommended to me by one of my residents who lives in Oak Park and told me that this is THE best restaurant in OP. I would actually rank this mean up there with some of the best I've had in Chicago where I reside. The meats were all very well cooked. The Risotto was amazing. The combinations were lovely. Everything was very interesting. Would return, definitely.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was great but they were really understaffed which made for an unfortunate experience.

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MadelineR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Good food however there were 10+ tables and only 1 server so it was a little bit of a disaster.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food. Chef came to our table to say hello. Great experience.

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JimM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V-day this year was our 2nd visit to this restaurant since its opening in Oak Park about 2 years ago and we were just as impressed. The experience is unique in that the plates are made for sharing however don't think tapas. Each plate is a meal in itself however part of the fun is ordering a few and sampling the amazing tastes. The chef/owner is a very unassuming, humble man with some mad culinary skills and his dishes are rife in the complexity of their flavors as well as their presentations. The menu has obvious Latin inspirations and a quick read of it will reveal ingredients that we've all seen before-calamari, Chili Relleno, Carne Asada, etc. What you will not believe is how this chef has transformed these simple items into entrees having such rich and complex tastes.

Wine selection is great, liquors are all local, nice sized bar. Artwork is all original. Cool, darkish, kinda modern vibe, mos def easy on the eyes.

Service has been great on both of our visits.

This restaurant can be a bit on the noisy side and is definitely not for kids of any age.

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vipmule
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We go to Amerikas often. The kitchen/quality and presentation is consistently excellent and keeps us coming back. The service has unfortunately been recently inconsistent at best and inattentive at worst. I wouldn’t order the cocktails unless there is a proper bartender on duty. Food is always excellent. Kitchen is clearly the nucleus of the establishment. Hopefully the staff can get the support they need (bussers/runners) it would be a shame to lose this great restaurant in OP.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the service was terrible. I had to ask for cocktails when there were few tables occupied. Then it got busy and forget about it. We never even got a dish and end up canceling it.

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vipMaryM
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The menu was creative and the food was nicely plated and delicious. What really detracted from our experience were the 6 unbussed tables that stayed that way from the time we entered until we left. And we were one of only 3 couples in the entire restaurant! Staff were present but inattentive. Too bad because this place has potential to be very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had reservation but couldn’t get a table. Food was outstanding! Bartender was great. Just slow service

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vipMari
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were just delicious! Although our server was very pleasant, the service was a bit slow. It may have been because it was a full house but the service can improve. I totally recommend this place.

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vipComensal
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amerikas is our go-to for consistently good food in Oak Park: tasty, fresh and interesting...

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vipPalatineDiner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was completely outstanding and the wine menu and service was good - at least did not create any negative impression. Odd thing was the smell of a chemical cleaning agent that was pretty strong when I arrived, followed by a cold breeze that seemed to indicate they were trying to manage the fumes. But I would still definitely recommend and I will go back, Hopefully a one night misjudgment to use strong cleaner right in the middle of the dinner hour.

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vipReyRey
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been back multiple times, for brunch and dinner, and can honestly say there isn't anything on the menu we didn't enjoy.

We recommend starting with the Calabaza, especially if you like risotto. The Mejillones is a solid second choice, and we recommend a second order of bread to the broth. So worth it.

Last, but certainly not least, we ended with th Asada and the lamb shank. Six dishes fed the four of us perfectly.

To close out the night, just get all three desserts and share. You won't regret it.

A special shoutout to Wally and the all of the service staff. You guys made it a great night. We'll see you on Saturday for brunch and that lamb shank skillet!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is currently my favorite restaurant in oak park. It is a bit pricey, but definitely worth it. Food is delicious, the mussels are my favorite...get extra bread for the broth!! Small but smart wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the plate came
Looked good
Smelled good
On the tongue taste good
When I bit into it a great 2nd smell

Very happy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Every dish was amazing. I especially loved the mussels.

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vipMaestra4
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food prepared by chef, Armando, was excellent. Our waiter was great as well. The only thing was that the tables are so close to each other...it’s not really romantic enough for dates. While we had a pleasant exchange with other patrons across our tables, I’d prefer more intimate ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends get together

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MollyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Truly. This was a fun, unique dining experience. Definitely a neighborhood gem. Can’t wait to take friends and family here!

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You can order delivery directly from Amerikas using the Order Online button. Amerikas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 613-4254.

Amerikas is rated 4.6 stars by 407 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.