Bar Takito - West Loop

4.3
914 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
We're genuine excited you're joining us at Bar Takito.

Please note that for the time being all tables currently have a 90 minute time limit during this Covid period.

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. We are closed on Mondays. Mask required.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 914 people are saying
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DEBBYW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood spot. People must go there for the libations, because the food was not impressionable.

Our first time here, and I was a little excited about going, that soon changed.

Our server Sam was fabulous, explained what needed to be explained (not much).

We ordered the Skirt Steaks, and they were very CHEWY, the Roasted Potatoes and Spanish Rice were memorable and so was the Guac. I had the Watermelon Margarita which was very very good, but my daughter's Takito S(mash) was EVERYTHING!!!!

Since we live so far away, we'd probably stop in again for Apps and Drinks.

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KeivaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lit. I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I will return for dinner one day.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded 5 days ago

We'd love to see you in the pm Keiva. Our dinner menu spans a wide range of delicious Latin American flavors and the fun energy flows. Plan your dinner date soon!

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LoriA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Octopus and skirt steak delicious! Cucumber margarita was awesome.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded 5 days ago

You hit several of my favorites! The octopus is super tender and the steak char delicioso! Our Cucumber margarita has actually won contests but I'd say all of our margaritas and rinks are thoughtfully designed and masterfully mixed. Thanks for sharing & dining. Hope we see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service amazing food!

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TonyaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Easy to get to. Good food with fast service. Great for pre-dinner with a United Center event.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 24, 2021

Love your comments. Thank you! Yes, we're a great fun spot to get the party started anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for unlimited mimosas we were there 90 minutes and received 2 refills. Our server then walked up and asked if we could close out because his shift had ended. He advised would send someone else, which he never did.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thanks for sharing. Glad you got 2 refills of mimosa and I'm sorry the server did not explain that the standard seating time per guest is 90 minutes per table. This is CDC's recommendation and we usually follow it as do most Chicago restaurants. Hope you understand we are doing our best to keep us all healthy. Be well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Foods nasty

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DawnG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is fantastic. Service was excellent. Food was great.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience. It matters to our small independent business. Hope we see you for our Drinksgiving, Black Friday or Small Business Sat. We have the most delicious $8 special drink called Fallen Ash!

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Liv429
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant isn’t how it use to be! The margs weren’t that great nor the food.

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Gdr622
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious skirt steak tacos, good chips and salsa. Margaritas are great, and the Fall Special Takito Smash was really good.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 24, 2021

Steak tacos are the most popular here for a reason--so delectably tasty. ]If you liked Takito Smash you have to try our new $8 only this weekend drink with Activated Charcoal and Mezcal---fabulously tasting and healthy and it's cleansing! It starts on the menu TONITE!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service, went for bottomless mimosas for $15 on Sunday morning. Food was great and so were the drinks .

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 10, 2021

We're here for you with the best Brunch deal in town on weekends and deliciousness every eve except Mondays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Felt more like a chi-chi’s with non stop birthday songs. And food was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dontaine was the whole experience :) He crafts every cocktail, including the oldstyle apples and cinnamon moonshine, and he loves nothing more than to make your meal meaningful, and make you look cool in front of your date. Bar Takito is Great.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 24, 2021

Agree! Don't you wish there was a Dontaine at all of your dates?;). Definitely keep coming to Bar to further develop your "game." Our drinks keep evolving and the new one, Fallen Ash, is just $8 this weekend and amazing! Cheers to Drinksgiving weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was great along with the drinks. I would just say the food menu was limited. I wish there was a bigger selection. They play the music too loud to the point where you have to yell to talk to someone. I didn’t feel that was necessary. It was a good experience but not enough for me to come back.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thanks for letting us know. We're definitely going to keep an eye on the music level. With regards to food we are currently revamping each dish on our menu with a chef with international awards and accolades in Latin American cuisine. Happy Thanksgiving! We appreciate your feedback.

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vipPreethiR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a cute place with fantastic drinks and pretty good food. The queso fundido was dynamite along with the tacos! We will definitely returb

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for your rating! Glad you enjoyed your experience and the vibe. Consider us for your holiday gatherings. We've got some fun things in store so start your planning.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Small portions, drinks very expensive, everything is an up charge, food is fair. Overall to expensive for what your getting.

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Libby
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The location and atmosphere was great but the food was pretty average - much better options nearby.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Libby, Thanks for joining us for fun on Halloween! We're glad you like our vibe and I wanted to let you know we are always working with the chef to improve our food. We're fortunate Takito has have served countless guests and look forward to the upcoming holidays to spread more festive joy. Consider us in your holiday gatherings. Cheers!

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vipDannyT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Stopped by for lunch. Nice spot. Great food. Drinks were great. Will definitely be back.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thanks Danny! Weekend Brunch is great and pretty popular with the $15 bottomless Mimosa. I'm really glad you went beyond though because our mixologists and bartenders are masters. Their passion to create and serve mind blowing drinks is worth many visits. I encourage you to make frequent visits to see what you can discover.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Vanessa, was so patient and helpful with our group of 7 on a Friday! Drinks and food were all fantastic - I’m still thinking about the queso fundido days later!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for for sharing your experience with Vanessa. She actually comes to Bar Takito from Takito Street, our Lincoln Park location. We agree, her sweet patience and ability to anticipate your needs make her an exceptional server and person. Hope you return for the queso fundido and more soon. We're doing a very fun New Year's Eve event with live music! ; But we hope we see you at one of the Takito restaurants soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We had a reservation but were made to wait 15 minutes. Then they didn’t give us a table but made us sit a the bar. What is the point of them having a reservation system?

Food was good. Music was a bit too loud for conversation.

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citychic
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for brunch yesterday (Sunday). We enjoyed our meals, margaritas and the bottomless mimosas. Highly recommend.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on October 19, 2021

Citychic, So glad you enjoyed our popular Bottomless Mimosa Brunch at Bar Takito. Did you know we do the same brunch at Takito Street at our newest locale in Lincoln Park ? In Wicker Park Takito Kitchen's brunch has become a neighborhood fav! Thanks so much for joining. Hope we see you back at a Takito soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante is the man, coolest bartender

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dante has swag for sure! He has everything to back it up. Presence, skill, knowledge, savvy and that effervescent smile that lets you know he loves what he does! He's at Bar Takito almost all the time. Come back and visit soon and often-you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tacos. We tried the steak (best), Barbacoa, and chicken tinga. All good. We took our kids and they enjoyed the steak tacos! A true compliment to them! We would go back.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on October 19, 2021

LOL. If pleasing the kids is the barometer on whether to return, we're honored to have passed the test! Did you know about our $2.95 tacos on Taco Tuesdays? This might be a fun way to try a whole variety of our succulent tacos. And, for the over 21 crowd our fresh fruit, made from scratch to order margaritas have won contests in this fabulous we live in. Come visit soon!

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vipMrsLove
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Bar Takito. Good drinks, amazing food and great service!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on October 19, 2021

Lovin' your 5 star love to Bar Takito MrsLove. Come check out other locales for good vibes! Takito Street-Lincoln Park, Takito Kitchen, Wicker Park

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food, just way too small for its price and portions. Our waiter was great, but service was so slow and no where to be seen when needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible was told we only had a 90minute table limit, 2nd they served us uncooked steak tacos and took over a hour to get our food, 3rd the tortillas had mold on it we spoke with the manager if you even wanna call him that and he said he was going to bring us fresh ones and still had the nerve to charge us for the uncooked steak and tortillas when we confronted him he didn’t want to speak with us! Overall I was very disappointed with this location my first and last time ever going here! Seriously avoid this place

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on November 4, 2021

Your visit was 10/9 and you reviewed us on 10/28. Hmmm.... Wish I'd known about this right after your visit.

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DRDM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food delicious, the drinks did not disappoint. Alex was so helpful and he made our party of 4 feel so comfortable. Definitely will be coming back!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on October 19, 2021

Hi DRDM, Thanks for your 5 stars! We'd love to see you again soon. We're launching the Fall food and drink specials and they are exceptional featuring apples, pumpkins and some fun, scary things for Halloween. Definitely do reserve time in your schedule to experience this. Alex works often so hopefully you'll catch him again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great drinks and ambiance, good service, but the food was extremely bland. Our group ordered several different dishes and the taste was pretty dull.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Located in the beloved west loop. Great location, nice vibes and great decor. The food was ok but nothing to shout about. The drinks were good. The water was served room temperature and it was a task to get ice.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We're continually working to improve our menu while working with the freshest, sustainably sourced local and nearby products. Glad you thought our drinks from our talented and creative mixologists were good. We pride ourselves on being cool and approachable. Hope to see you again soon to check out our fresh Fall offerings.

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vipJamesW
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding! My date and I enjoyed this restaurant. Great atmosphere and great service. I highly recommend.

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KyleK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great date night here tonight! Manager made sure we were well taken care of and the service was great. Perfect spot right off the green line and by lots of other great places!

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AshleyH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went here for my birthday and had a great time. We made reservations in advance, and they even accommodated last minute additions to our already big party. Our server was great and very attentive. The staff surprised the whole table with a round of birthday shots that came out on trays with sparklers. The whole setup was so fun and completely unexpected. The food came out fairly quickly for such a large party and my tacos were really good. My only complaint is the margaritas, however delicious, were not strong at all. I'm not much of a drinker, and 3 margaritas and a couple of birthday shots later I didn't even leave with a buzz. But we all had a great time and will definitely go back.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on October 19, 2021

Birthdays at Bar Takito, Takito Kitchen and Takito Street rock!!! We loved the energy of your group so I'm glad the server sent you the big round of shots. Regarding the margarita strength and your body thanking you for not over indulging, we add two ounces of tequila to each margarita, the industry standard. We also make every margarita from scratch using the very freshest limes and fruit we can source, mostly locally. Maybe all that vitamin C combatted the alcohol? Visit soon. Cheers!

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LeaSimone
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks!! I recommend the cucumber margarita!! Overall great brunch/lunch vibe and experience. We sat outside to enjoy the sun before true fall hits us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Reservation was at 8:15 but we were not seated until closer to 9.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre concert dinner. Had a great night. Will be back.

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larissad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was good . Food was ok not great. Would not go again

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EliN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was ok, although we had a reservation they didn't want to sit us because they were "booked" yet the place was almost empty. The food was pretty bland ( do not get the veggie option) the redeeming quality of the place is that the drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Made a reservation to only be seated almost 45 mins after reservation time. Went for a birthday celebration and then waiter forgot the surprise for the persons birthday.

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vipids318
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy visiting one of the three Takito restaurants. The bar crafts amazing drinks and the food is spectacular. Bar Takito is definitely high energy with a west loop neighborhood crowd (We drive in from Evanston).

Take your significant other or a group of friends for a fun time and great food & Drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We did not get seated until 15-20min after our reservation time. It started raining though so understandable.

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Bar Takito - West Loop is rated 4.3 stars by 914 OpenTable diners.

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