Bar Takito - West Loop

4.4
446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Happy Hour
Bar Takito is a Latin inspired shared-plate restaurant and bar drawing inspiration from Mexico, Central and South America; with LIVE MUSIC (no cover) every Thursday evening (7:30pm); think Super Club atmosphere. The menu is driven by acclaimed Chef Yani Sanchez.

The contemporary urban setting (West Loop/Fulton Market) sets it apart from all other area restaurants. The knowledgeable & pleasant service approach complements the experience.

Enjoy an award winning menu; we use fresh and local ingredients, & feature artisanal (handcrafted) tacos where every tortilla is made-to-order, shared plates, ceviches, seafood from the plancha, arepas and more. The widely popular cocktail program offers an expansive specialty cocktail, margarita, and craft beer selection.

Bar Takito can accommodate parties from 10 to 250 persons comfortably.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin American, Bistro, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Kitchen:
Monday & Tuesday: 11 - 9pm (bar open until 10pm)
Wednesday & Thursday: 11 - 10pm (bar open until 11pm)
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM (bar open until 1am)
Sunday: 11am - 8pm


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Phone number
(312) 888-9485
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Yanni Sanchez
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Catering
Absolutely! We've served as many as 900 people. Call the restaurant for details: 312-888-9485
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Lake St.
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Public transit
The restaurant is right next to the West Loop Morgan Station and the Green/Pink Line.
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Entertainment
Bar Takito houses features three built-in flat-screen TVs above the main bar, a giant projection screen above the side bar, and a top-of-the-line audio system to showcase music provided by bands and in-house DJs.
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Special events & promotions
Call the restaurant so that we can host your event: 312-888-9485
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Gift Card
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Bar Takito in the West Loop is the perfect backdrop for your private event. Let our event experts create a customized menu for your holiday party, rehearsal dinner, corporate event, birthday, or any other occasion. We can accommodate parties from 40-200 people in our semi-private dining spaces!

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

Bar Takito is like a tuxedo T-Shirt - it wants to be formal, but go here for some tacos, drinks, and to party.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 446 People Are Saying
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4.0
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GG
4.0Dined 3 days ago

This was the 3rd time I've dined here. We sat on the patio. They manage to create a nice ambiance on the patio despite being right under the train. It gets congested with foot traffic crossing between the patio and door that the servers are using. The servers also struggle to get past guests using the same door. This seemed to cause a delay in service just dealing with the congestion. Besides that our server was great she made sure we got in the happy hour specials before it ended. She got us different drinks when we didn't like the first round that was recommended. So over all the food and service was great but the location seems to do them a disservice.

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GG
4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food is excellent here, but the service wasn’t great. We visited early on a Friday after work, and the restaurant was maybe half full. It took our server nearly 15 minutes to come and take our drink order, then another 20 minutes for her to come back and take our food order. She seemed more interested in chatting with the bartender than checking on her tables...

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CF
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great place for a group of friends. Happy hour margaritas were delicious!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Amazing food and environment but the red metal seats are so uncomfortable. Almost unbearable

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JJ
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great place for group dining/drinking. Fun cocktails and good food to share.

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MG
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Despite being one of the only groups in the restaurant, our tacos took ~45min and were cold. The waitress was not attentive. The only redeeming part was that since we only had two tacos each, it was an affordable meal, and the margaritas were great.

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j
1.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Terrible service and the wait staff takes forever to assist you. I won’t be returning any time soon

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GP
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This place had no A/C, my date and I were sweating the entire time. Service was okay but on the slow side.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Service is slow but I’m not sure why

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B
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The restaurant was HOT inside. Granted, it was 100 degrees outside, but the A/C could not keep up and everybody was sweating.

The waiter tried to convince us that the happy hour special listed in the menu as being valid Monday-Friday were not valid on Fridays. He was basically trying to scam us. And after that, he screwed up our order.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Food is spicy!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great but every time I come back the price is more for fewer tacos per order.

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TF
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Horrible service. Our waitress never checked on us. They even forgot one of are taco orders. However, the manager did then come over and comp part of our meal because of the forgotten tacos.

The chips were stale, but the guac was good.

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L
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Upon entering 4 staff members where there looking at the computer, menus and looking around making sense of seating and the evenings details... as we just stood there w reservations waiting to be seated. 3 walked away one kept looking down and seemed frazzled. We walked away and sat ourselves. A waiter walked over and gave us our menus and water... he was great! The drinks were Great! And the food Amazing!! Wonderful Happy Hour...

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SM
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Beautifully decorated patio, lovely mixed drinks, and a thoughtful menu guarantees a great experience here every. single. time. Love this place!

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HY
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The food was fresh and delicious. It left me wanting more. I would definitely recommend and go back again. The manager took his time to come to our table to thank us for bringing our kids. A place that makes you feel welcomed and good service will always have my business. Thank you Bar Takito for your hospitality. You made our experience memorable.

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KC
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food is delicious and was enjoyed by my entire family (including boys ages 9 and 12). We started with the guacamole, which was delicious. We decided to order 3 different sharable plates and were not disappointed. We ordered seafood paella (divine), octopus a la plancha (seasoned to perfection), and grilled steak arepa (delicious). Each dish came separately, and I wasn't sure if it would be enough food after we quickly devoured the first item- octopus. The steak came next, and that went fast as well. I added a couple of taco orders (fish tacos and steak tacos) just in case

The seafood paella was the 3rd and heaviest dish. It was probably the best paella i've ever had with big chunks of seafood, vegetables, and served on the most delicious black rice. After having the paella, I realized that that would habd been enouhj food. The tacos came and each of us had 1. The fish taco was delicious, and we were all stuffed.

I'd go back and try a few more items next time around.

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J
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The service, ambiance and food was fantastic. We originally had a table with stools but had grandparents with us, therefore they accommodated us to have a booth. Great experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great food and cocktails. Fun environment. Nice patio space too!

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OT
2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Never going back!

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OT
3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Our server was nice, but service in general wasn't great and the food took forever.

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MB
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food & service and overall experience. Best to cab or public transportation. Parking a challenge. L stop at corner. Live music was entertaining.

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MA
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great happy hour margaritas, excellent service and food.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food was great!

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M
3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Tacos were cold. Service was bad.

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NR
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We sat outside and were served quickly and well! The HUGE chips were amazing, along with tasty, zesty salsa.

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JG
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and great drinks! I took my wife and three sons whose age ranged from 13 to 4 and the server was very accommodating.

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OT
1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Really limited menu on the weekends. It smelled really strong in there which ruined the otherwise decent atmosphere. My party and I ordered one app before deciding to leave

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OT
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great server, extremely attentive. The food and drinks were fantastic as well. Highly recommend

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RG
2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I have dined at Bar Takito once for before for dinner and once before for happy hour - both were great experiences. However coming to Bar Takito with a large group for Cinco de Mayo was a huge mistake. The dining quality was severely diminished, with appetizers and main dishes coming on paper plates and in cups. The serving sizes were also a huge rip off. Would not come here again on a holiday!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and drinks and waiter was super helpful. it was a tad loud

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t
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Cool looking restaurant.
Very small portions of food-even shared plate meals are tiny.
Pricey for the amount of food and drink.
Service was hit or miss-they either weren’t attentive or they rushed in and cleared plates we were still eating from.

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LA
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food. Plan to share tacos as you have to order 3 of the same type. Our waiter wasn’t bad, but you just felt like you were hassling him simply placing your order. Wish they did margarita pitchers.

Restaurant had great energy though, definitely plan to return, just hopefully with another server.

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L
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Let's start with the good...Bar Takito has CRAZY good food. Every bite was absolutely delicious, and we really enjoyed ourselves. The cocktails were also very nice. The one thing that was a bit of a drawback, especially at a higher price point, was our VERY inattentive server. He took our drink order and about 15-20 minutes later we flagged him down to order food and then literally did not see him again until 20 minutes after we had finished our food, at which point we flagged him down yet again to ask for the check. It was almost strange how MIA he was in such a small restaurant. We are really not high maintenance people, but this was pretty off-putting. We will be back, though, and are hoping this was a fluke!

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OT
3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, horrendous service. My friend and I went for an early drinks and dinner combo and after we had to flag down our waiter to order drinks and apps, he took our plates and said "so I'll bring your check", not even asking us if we wanted to have dinner. BTW - apps were amazing - shrimp ceviche and guac were on point. Then, during dinner we flagged down other waiters to order coffee and dessert. Those waiters started getting annoyed that they were helping our table and our response was, well can you send over waiter over then? We could see him standing there waiting for service from the bar for other tables. Finally, another waiter brought us our check, a second waiter took our cards, and to close the circle, our initial waiter dropped the receipts on the table and walked away without a word. Service truly ruined a wonderfully prepared meal.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loved the entire experience!
Good food, wine and atmosphere! The chilaquiles are a must!!

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NM
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service and good were fine but the space between tables was not adequate. The large group behind us repeatedly hit me in the back with elbows and bags.

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T
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place to come with friends. Happy hour was a blast - excellent margaritas and don't miss the fish tacos, they were outstanding!

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R
4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our waiter Eric was excellent. Food was a very good mix of classic Latin cuisine with fusion elements.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went for dinner at 7, band started playing so it was a little loud. But nice music. Not the most attentive service.

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