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Azul Mariscos available for Brunch & Dinner. - Azul, Chicago, IL
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Azul

4.0
4
929 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located along the Chicago river in the burgeoning Goose Island neighborhood, Azul is an upscale mariscos (seafood) restaurant serving an expansive menu of Latin-inspired fare. The concept aims to combine the ethos of an authentic mariscos restaurant with modern hospitality practices and all the touches of a sophisticated, lively spot.

Celebrating the rich flavors and fresh ingredients of Latin culinary culture, Azul’s chef-driven menu is brimming with refined representations of classic mariscos cuisine. Created by Executive Chef Michael Hernandez, Azul offers a variety of grilled, baked, fried and raw proteins as well as ceviches, seafood, cocktails and artfully arranged family-style platters.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary Latin, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 770-3766
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Hernandez
  • Catering
    For receptions, items are passed and presented in individual portions. Prix fixe and custom menus are available for seated brunch and dinners.
  • Private party facilities
    Venue buyouts, separate private space and 2 outdoor areas available for private events. Semi-private spaces are available throughout the venue. We can accommodate up to 550 guests on the interior and exterior spaces.
  • Neighborhood
    Goose Island
  • Cross street
    Division Street
  • Parking details
    Paid Valet and Free Street Parking Available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 929 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

929 Reviews
  1. SJB22

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    If you want to be in the club on a Sunday with a playlist of ear splitting music played on repeat (and there was an actual DJ) this is your spot. This wasn’t mentioned anywhere on their website (would definitely have never come here knowing I’d walk out half deaf from having Little John and Selena blasted in my face for an hour) but it appears they have several themed brunches (there were flyers at the host stand) which will probably be just as obnoxious. The food took forever to come out (30 minutes for chips and salsa??) and was pretty mediocre given the prices. They also put an 18% gratuity on every sized party (there were 2 of us) which is buried at the bottom of the receipt and was only caught when running the card on the terminal. All for a party, but this place ain’t it.

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  2. StaciM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very good! The ambience was sports bar —not what we were looking for on a date night.

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  3. WillL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time trying the lobster rolls. OMG...they were delicious!

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  4. MelanieH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! And server was awesome! Seafood enchiladas were soooooo good. Highly recommended Peach margaritas was perfect Welcome drink was so nice! Overall loved it Second timer

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  5. annap

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud to the point it was difficult to have a conversation during dinner.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a dope experience, ambience was top tier. Food was good as well as the drinks!! Definitely will be back!
    AzulResponded on April 9, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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  7. AlyV

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. The vibe is young and loud with club music playing. I would come back in the Summer and hang out on the patio. The restaurant for me was just a little too loud and young. 

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Location is cool and drinks are good, but if you are going there primarily for the food, I would encourage you to look elsewhere. There are better places for the cost/quality. We decided this is better place for drinks and an app or two then for a full meal. Chairs are uncomfy, service was just okay, and it was definitely loud (which is okay, just be aware depending on the vibe you are going for).

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  9. calebbrewster

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely gourmet quality and many of the food prices were reasonable. But hefty $14 valet parking fee with cc but additonal cash tip did not seem to be expected. Did not like that the entrees were served far too soon while still consuming appetizers. Initially was annoyed by QR Code Menu but once working it definitely helped with choosing from the vast array of menu choices. Attentive service crew, not dependent on waiter/waitress. Not in a high rent restaurant location so assume this helps keep many menu prices reasonable and I wish this restaurant well. Will definitely return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the ambience was amazing as well. Will definitely be back again.

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  11. JamesH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and looking forward to spending some time on the roof top patio this summer.

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  12. ChristinaW

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the waitress greeting with welcome drinks. The food was delicious I will definitely be back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the experience was pretty good! I would have rated the service better because the waitress was really good but she acted super annoyed the entire time we were there lol. I do think some of the drinks/food were a little over priced for what you get but the ambiance was fun!

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  14. SamNichols

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress Karen is horrible doesn’t seem genuine what so ever. Worst service ever received

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places to go with a group in Chicago .love this place

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  16. Chuck

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First class food and service. A bit pricey, but in the ballpark for a high-end steak and seafood venue. The one disappointment was the wine service. My wife ordered a glass of wine. When it was served, the pour was notably small. That aside, I do recommend this restaurant, especially as a very nice complement to an evening out at the nearby theaters.

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  17. Lulu

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We requested a low top table and were given a hightop in front of a speaker. When asked to move to a room with no speakers, we were told that the tables were reserved but after an hour, only one table was taken. Also, the 3% service charge is ridiculous. Using a credit card and getting assessed a fee is part of doing business. Bury the cost in food instead of a lame excuse for adding 3% to each bill. Our server was very good but all of our food came way too quickly.

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  18. OscarL

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    hoster. was rude and manager. sucks. waiting for a table over an hour and i see empty tables. never recommendn this place and stinks.

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  19. SaraC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great! The service, however, was way too fast - they brought our appetizers within a couple minutes of us ordering them, and then they brought our entrees when we had barely started our appetizers. This may have been because of the price-fixe deal of Restaurant Week, but the servers and food runners would ideally pace things out a bit more.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! $9 for a bottle of Dos Equees is obnoxious.

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  21. ShavonW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing the music is awesome gives you good vibes and the drinks will knock your socks off. The red snapper is cook to perfection. Please stop bye and get great drinks and food.
    AzulResponded on February 13, 2024
    Hey Shavon, thanks so much for the kind review! We love hearing about our customers enjoying the good vibes with us! We're glad you enjoyed your dinner and drinks and we hope to serve you again soon!

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  22. Lani

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Parking/valet was a huge thumbs down. From the moment we sat we were rushed. Waiter was rude and before we could pay the bill he left his shift. Will not come here again. As well as my party I attended with.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe and the view of the river is amazing. Red snapper was great.
    AzulResponded on April 9, 2024
    We love to hear it! Thanks for visiting and we hope you welcome you back soon!

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  24. Schmae

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and outstanding food. The restaurant staff goes beyond expectations to achieve a perfect evening. Thank you Azul. We will keep coming back and referring your restaurant.
    AzulResponded on February 13, 2024
    Hola Schmae, thank you so much for the awesome review! We love to hear about our staff going above and beyond for our loyal customers. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends and family back soon!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly staff and solid food. We loved the lobster empanada, calamares, and the whole red snapper! The mocktails were tasty!

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  26. Andres

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The fried snapper was outstanding but everything else seafood wise was dull

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  27. ShumekiaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sat for 20 minutes before anyone came over. Given a cup of water with lipstick on it. Which indicates it was not clean. I ordered the red snapper very bad quality. Super greasy and bad taste overall. Never coming back.

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  28. Spamz

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and ambiance. Parking is difficult as their old parking lot has turned into valet parking only. Drinks are on the pricier side for the area.

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  29. DianaV

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was kind of disappointed in the favor of the food did order seafood that was offer should have gone off the recommanded menu. Service was good wish waiter was more knowledge able on menu or recommended best options from recommended menu.

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  30. CarlineJ

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good and the decor is nice. The food was lackluster especially the dessert. The churros were not good, cold and stale. This may be due to restaurant week menu but still, yuck!

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  31. Craig

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and drinks and perfect location for pre Salt Shed dining. Only complaint is that its bit noisy for my liking as they have the music turned up load and everyone needs to talk over it.

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  32. Elepe

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend the huachinango, the best I have had and that's a lot to say coming from me since I was raised in Mexico on the Gulf of Mexico.
    AzulResponded on February 13, 2024
    Hola Elepe, thank you so much for the review! We're elated to hear that you loved our food and we hope to serve you again in the near future!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service did not reflect the prices. Also, they automatically added the 18% gratuity to our party of 3. I’m not sure if they have issues with tipping at that establishment, but with the lack of service, I can see where the issue lies. The food was phenomenal but an overall disappointing experience.

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  34. YOLANDA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for restaurant week: 2 of out 3 starters were underwhelming (in particular, the pozole was overly salty, which happens when you reheat it repeatedly). However, the piñas were very good (rice side was underwhelming), and my companion enjoyed the arracherra. Churro dessert was also quite good. Drinks are on the pricey side. Service was friendly and efficient. Tables have no lighting, so you can't see your food :(

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  35. LucyG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! I had the paraíso drink and it was easily one of the best drinks I’ve had in a long time! Can’t wait to go back.
    AzulResponded on February 13, 2024
    Hey Lucy, thanks for the review! The Paraíso is one of our favorites as well! We're glad you enjoyed it and we hope to have you back soon!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok! Nothing too bad but just not the vibe I was looking for

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  37. AhmadN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to go to for any occasion. They work hard over there
    AzulResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you so much for the review, Ahmad! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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  38. QuinonesP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for the great service , water was polite and appreciated how easy it was to make an appointment online

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  39. ZachariahP

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Honestly couldn't have had a worst time. We made reservations and were 1st told hey we're going to have a scaled down menu, to then hey were only gonna have tacos to hey no food after 10. The woman that sat us, Rebecca, was super dismissive and was like i told you over the phone that things could change. Our waiter Carolina literally told us the staff was completely uncoordinated and didn't want to be there after we'd already ordered. Tried to leave after the poor service Quality but fiancé wanted to give them a chance to make it up. Food was super small portions and they had a private event all around us where the people were just stuck up and rude. Someone asked us to move our table we had reserved for the restaurant so they could take a better photo next to the 2024 sign. Really? Overall bad experience but mostly started and ended with the restaurant not cutting off New Years restaurant visits 2 hours before their private event and delivering terrible service even after a 2nd Chance was given.

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  40. SadiB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I arrived on time for my reservation, I immediately felt like I was dealing with an unhappy staff, surprising because it was only 6:30 pm not like I was arriving near closing time, I was told I only had an hour and thirty minutes to dine, so I immediately felt rushed, we ordered drinks and a few seconds later I was asked for my order, my guess and I wanted some oysters being that this a seafood restaurant I would hope they have them available raw the way we like them, I was told nope sorry but u can have them grilled, hmmm you have them but I can't have them how I prefer them well that's odd, either way, we ordered half a dozen as a starter, the oyster hadn't arrived yet and minutes later I had the waitress back on my table pushing me to order dinner, it was really annoying since now we didn't know if what was in the menu will even be available, the waitress was moody and and had a bad attitude, and my guests a female accompanying me, was upset at her attire she wanted to leave even before the appetizer was served, once the oyster came and we tried them both of us were disappointed they were over cooked to the point that we couldn't pry them of the shell even with a fork, we ended up ordering one taco for my guest and a plate called Mar y tierra for myself, I figured they can mess up a skirt stake "right".. well I was wrong I asked medium cooked stake and got well done with the edges burned crisp. Overall 4 drinks one taco, one plate dinner and one churro desert and my bill came out to be $185.00 dollars.I've dinned in greasy spoon restaurants before and gotten a better experience than at Azul. I won't be returning that's for sure and definitely not recommending it either.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Azul using the Order Online button. Azul also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Azul also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 770-3766.

Azul is rated 4 stars by 929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Azul

1177 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Division Street
  • Neighborhood
    Goose Island
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary Latin, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Paid Valet and Free Street Parking Available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Hernandez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 770-3766
  • Catering
    For receptions, items are passed and presented in individual portions. Prix fixe and custom menus are available for seated brunch and dinners.
  • Private party facilities
    Venue buyouts, separate private space and 2 outdoor areas available for private events. Semi-private spaces are available throughout the venue. We can accommodate up to 550 guests on the interior and exterior spaces.
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