Bar Takito - West Loop

4.5
748 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Please note that for the time being all tables currently have a 90 minute time limit and a party maximum of 6 guests. Bar Takito is a Latin inspired shared-plate restaurant and bar drawing inspiration from Mexico, Central and South America. Think Super Club atmosphere. The contemporary urban setting (West Loop/Fulton Market) sets it apart from all other area restaurants. The knowledgeable and pleasant service approach compliments the experience. Enjoy an award winning menu; we use fresh local ingredients and 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. Our menu is mostly Gluten Free. Assistance with reservations can be provided by simply giving us a call during regular business hours.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 748 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The general manager was inappropriate and very unprofessional. I’m traumatized. I hope his manager reads this because he tried to charge us an extra 100 dollars for shots because he wanted to take them with us and we just ordered them for ourselves. He also wouldn’t allow us to order what we wanted off of the menu which was very off putting. He also criticized our age and dress — would not come back.

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LaramieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I went for brunch. The food is very small portions. A little salty. The drinks were great. However, for the price of the food it would benefit them greatly to focus on taste and satisfaction. Overall, a great ambience and vibe. I’ll be back to try dinner.

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KiaraT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit overpriced for tacos (2 for $9) but the meals are worth it! ( they come with tortillas)

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kaitlinw
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless mimosas for $15 and great music - what more can you ask for

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vipJill
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good but the music was way too loud even after they had turned it down

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food was... ok.

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Jacquelin
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my server, great service!!! Distancing was amazing! First time here, I’ll be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was delicious as well as the cocktails!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on January 25, 2021

So glad you loved our hand crafted cocktails and cuisine. Thank you for being one of our first back inside!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Amazing food, terrible service. We waited an extra 30 minutes when we already had a reservation for 7:45. We were not seated until 8:15.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on January 25, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Your feedback is appreciated on our First Day back to inside service after being closed for so long. We are grateful for your patience to and glad you enjoyed the food. We have time limits on the very Limited amount of tables we are allowed to serve at and rest assured we have reminded staff to enforce them. It's been an enduring journey during COVID for our independent restaurant. Thank you for your business.

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CindyV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad my husband and I decided to give Bar Takito a second chance tonight. Our server Manny was extremely friendly and helpful with the menu and drinks. I'm not a fan of Reposado Tequila but he recommended a brand that is only available at this restaurant, so definitely ask for Exotico Reposado Tequila next time! The owner/operator Mario also came around to make sure everyone was taken care of and that's not something you see during any pandemic dinner services.

As far as food goes, it was so delicious. We ordered the traditional guacamole appetizer before our entrée and it tasted fresh. I ordered the OCTOPUS A LA PLANCHA and my husband ordered the SKIRT STEAK, AREPA... no complaints at all!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was good , would have been nice to have chips and salsa

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great time dinning with my boyfriend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. Was great

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Roro
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Great food and drinks! Very welcoming and Manny is by far the most attentive host I have ever seen. Will definitely be back!

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CatherineT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was amazing, and we went on New Year’s Eve and it was still nice.

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great strong mimosas tacos was ok great waiter as there was only one

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vipAndrewL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best date days with my wife. Our server was great, the drinks were excellent and the coconut shrimp tacos were da bomb!!! If I could give them 10 stars, I would!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was great and my friends really enjoyed themselves!

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CindyV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

UPDATE: The owner reached out and we are going back for a second try. Will report back!

We had a reservation and when we arrived all the tables were taken. We waited 5 minutes at the front without being acknowledged. When the host finally got to us, he didn't apologize for the wait and he said it would be a 5 minute wait until we would be seated. We decided to leave after waiting 17 minutes for our reservation. They seemed very disorganized, no communication, and staff seemed like they didn't want to be there.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on December 26, 2020

Cindy, a one-star review is painful (it affects the morale of an already depleted staff, due to Covid). We hope you'll consider changing it. Clearly, we weren't staffed for an unexpected busy day/evening. We truly regret (and apologize) that you were affected & can assure you this is not the way we normally operate. I'll send you a private message in hopes that you'll give us a second chance. On behalf of our limited staff, thank you for the consideration.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Sat there for 2 and a half hours and didn't even get a chance to order food because we were seen twice that whole time. Also showed up at 7 with a reservation and we never got seated at a table after they stuck us at the bar.

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Awesome drinks. Great food. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Super cold

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on December 8, 2020

There's an entire staff that make a genuine effort to create as good an experience as is possible. Todays guidelines make it difficult to deliver an experience you anticipate and deserve. We hope you'll reconsider your 1-share review. If you're wondering if it had a huge impact on us, the answer is a "real kick to the gut". Yet, I don't believe you intention is intentionally hurt our business, or those that a work with us. Thanks for the consideration. Mario (owner). 312-919-0929

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my brothers birthday. Manny was our server and he was great!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on December 8, 2020

So glad to hear. Manny is pretty amazing person. We're glad it was a terrific & memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Wish they could make their outdoor seating warmer.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on December 8, 2020

We agree. We're surviving during such a unique time. I opted not to tent the environment because the cost that we could not endure. We're likely to hibernate the business, and look forward when we can re-open and be the experience you anticipate and deserve. Thank you for giving us a chance.

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danad
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was service amazing (friendly, very up to date on the COVID policies) but they also made you feel so welcomed! Not to mention food is so so yummy!

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vipDanielleF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great as usual! The restaurant did the best they could to accommodate on a chilly night outside with heaters. Love coming here!

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AshAnd23
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a great time with family and friends for my birthday. Even though it was on the chiller side and we weren't offered blankets, I still enjoyed the food, drinks and vibe!

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vipHanniS
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Guacamole and Quedo Fondido was amazing!!! Also, my waiter and the manager were such nice, helpful, and caring hosts. You can feel that the staff is happy you are there and wants you to come back. The margaritas were delicious as well! I got one that I did not like, and they fixed it for me and got me a new one immediately. The only negative about the night was the margaritas can be a little pricey.

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debz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Alex. My group had a phenomenal experience. The weather was freezing, so the heating lamps and the blankets were a nice touch.

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vipLvbrds
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Autumn menu! Seasonal Margaritas are Amazing! Food is delicious, creative and such a delight! Service is on point! Love love love our Takito Bar. Blankies and heaters ... safe and enjoyable!!

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BrunchJK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service all around, treated us very kindly!

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DeannaY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! I would absolutely go back. Recommend the steak tacos with chimchuri and coconut rice.

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beckf
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside so there was some city noise (train), but an occasional pause in conversation to sit outside/safely is 100% worth it. The food was really good. I loved everything from the chip to the queso to the octopus. Had no bad bites. I didn't realize drinks would be as expensive as they were, but it's my fault for not looking at prices before ordering the largest drink on the menu. Margaritas were delicious and offered a nice buzz. Staff was attentive and accommodating to some odd requests I had about to go items. Great experience and definitely will be back for takeout when cold weather hits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak tacos were really good. Very small portions. The music was super loud, for the restaurant being limited capacity due to Covid restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a very good experience

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AvaA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Surprisingly tasty food, good drinks, good atmosphere! I will say though that it did feel like there was one waiter for all the outdoor tables, so tracking him down to order more drinks or food was a bit of a struggle, but aside from that would defs recommend! :)

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vipEricaK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly staff, good food. Semi small portions but very tasty! drinks were great too.

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vipjackie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere drinks ok The price for the amount of food is not worth it $8 for two tacos is a bit pricey

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Kakkie29
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Manny was fantastic, the food was amazing and a beautiful night sitting outside. Great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was very good

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You can order delivery directly from Bar Takito - West Loop using the Order Online button. Bar Takito - West Loop also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 888-9485.

Bar Takito - West Loop is rated 4.5 stars by 748 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.

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