Bar Takito - West Loop

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$30 and under
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Latin American
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 contemporary urban setting (West Loop/Fulton Market) sets it apart from all other area restaurants. The knowledgeable and pleasant service approach complements 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. Bar Takito can accommodate parties from 10 to 175 persons comfortably. For parties of 15 or more please email info@bartakito.com to make your reservation. Unfortunately, we do not take reservations for the patio.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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c
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Food was good but it was not plentiful for the price. It was a busy Saturday evening and the service was just ok. I would recommend it as I feel on a weeknight they would have a better outcome. I loved the vibe.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Takito always impresses with good food and good service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration with a big group

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Food was great, service was exceptional. Drinks were on point!! Must try the octopus dish!!!

BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Bar Takito was a disappointment. We had reservations for dinner prior to a concert at the United Center. We were ushered to a very small table with small red metal bar stools in the back of the restaurant. There were a lot of regular tables with chairs that were empty. When I asked the hostess if we could be moved to one of the many empty tables, due to a knee injury, she said they were reserved for large parties....we were five. Those tables were still empty when we left.
We ordered the paella which is enough for two, however it is not a traditional paella. The rice was crunchy...two minuscule clams...three small shrimp...smoked octopus was interesting, but rubbery...it was extremely spicy.
The one positive was their house margarita.

K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and vibe was great. Open concept created loud environment.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanks nice time

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Why are tacos two minimum of any type? What if I want to try multiple? Never been to a taco place that does that.

RB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! Have been there several times and keep going back

A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food delicious!! The service was slow slow I mean slow! There was 1 waitress for outside seating! I go in and see her helping inside tables as well. I don’t care how good food is I’m a stickler for good service or at least an apology bc I do understand that things such as people calling off happen. Since I got neither this will go on our been there done that list.

MD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very pricey food that was just ok. Have had much better food for much less money. service ok.

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, but is pretty quiet in Sunday’s

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a super cute place to go out with friends. My friends and I went before a concert at United Center and it was fast and delicious. I got the cheese tacos and they were very good. My friends enjoyed the chicken tacos. The guac was also delicious. They have happy hour that was a super good deal. $8 margs and select $6 tacos. I would recommend this place for a fun place to get margs and tacos!

LA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely return again. I went to brunch with a bunch of my girlfriends and we absolutely loved it. The food was excellent and our server was very patient, kind and knowledgeable about the menu. Also while the weather is still nice, sit out on the patio, it was fabulous.

L
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous. The drinks were made well! I wasn't really a fan of the coconut tacos. The Papa fritas were delicious!

L
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food is great tasting but the tacos are small for the price. Guacamole is to die for but for $15 - your looking for more. If you sit outside the El is within 20ft and passes every 5 minutes so you have to stop talking until it passes. Our waitress was extremely slow, didnt come back to see what we needed as much as she should have. Rif-raf walking by asking for $. Suggestion: dont go real hubgry and sit inside.

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first time at Bar Takito. We oath ordered the Rose Sangria which was very refreshing. We started with the avocado purée guacamole which was delicious. It was taco Tuesday so we were not required to order our tacos in pairs of like kind which is the norm. This allowed us to try 6 different tacos. We loved them all but the crispy fish and coconut shrimp came out on top. We sat on the patio which was very enjoyable as the weather was cooperating. An overall great experience and we will definitely be back.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tacos were good. Had the Lavender flan, and me being the biggest flan lover, i was excited to try this! Well i was a bit disappointed since it really did taste like lavender, like a lot! The flavor was so powerful i wasnt able to finish it 😩. I rarely leave food on my plate. I love the concept tho, just maybe tone down the lavender extract a little.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The place has a very nice vibe. The drinks are good but overpriced. Overall bar Takito feels overpriced for the food and drinks they r serving. I most likely would not come. There are nicer places in west loop that have better offers.

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spicy cucumber margarita is really great. Tacos are delicious as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food...wait staff was nice, but not very attentive.

DK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for lunch. The tacos are basically 2 bite sized and come in portions of 2. I would suggest ordering at least 4 otherwise you will be hungry. Not very intuitive as they present them as meals. Also for some reason they only make them in portions of 2. I would think a taco place would let you mix and match.

JK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think they should provide salsa free of charge like other Latin / Mexican style restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall great experience, been a few times, enjoyed it every time.

CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overpriced. Food was great but very expensive even for west loop. Also, we ate outside but got a glimpse inside. Indoor seating looks uncomfortable and not inviting

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drinks, good food

JO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in a fun part of the city. Portions are a little small, but did not disappoint our pallet.

JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was Taco Tuesday and they advertised $ 4 tacos, but when we received the bill, we were charged much more per taco. When I questioned this, they said that not all tacos were $ 4. I asked why their literature said all tacos were $ 4, and the waitress said " Oh, yeah. Customers have been complaining about that." Then she asked if I wanted her manager to adjust the bill. Which they did. Poor service. Tacos were good. I won't go back, though, because of this bad experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Twenty minutes before our reservation (we had just arrived at the location), Bar Takito called and informed us they were closing early due to an undisclosed issue. They did offer free drinks at their sister establishment but did not guarantee seating at the sister restaurant. The sister restaurant was in a different neighborhood. Given that it was 7:30 on a Saturday, it was unlikely we would have been seated at the sister restaurant. We went to a different restaurant, Cruz Blanca, that managed to seat us without a reservation.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on July 31, 2019

Please accept my personal apology. That was one of the most difficult days we've had since being in business for 5 yrs. We had a plumbing issue (ladies bathroom) that occurred at 6:30pm. Rather than risk health sanitation issues I (owner/operator) made the difficult, yet necessary, decision to close the restaurant on our busiest night of the week. If you'll allow me to invite you back, plz text me, and I'll reciprocate with a compelling invite: Mario (cell) 312-919-0929

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PF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Appetizers and drinks were solid. Service at the bar was slow and nonexistent on the patio. We left the patio after 15 minutes because no one waited on us, and we couldn’t even spot a server outside.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on July 31, 2019

Peter, that level of service is unacceptable. I would haver been disappointed to. Please accept my apology, and allow me to provide recompense. Please text me, and I'll respond with a compelling invite: Mario (cell) 312-919-0929

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was tasty, and drinks were made well. Service was pretty terrible. Ignored by the bartender for at least 15 minutes even there was only 1 other couple at the bar. Had to wait an additional 20 minutes after our reservation time for outdoor seating, which would normally be fine, but at least half of the outdoor seats were empty upon our arrival and it only thinned out from there.

Good food and drinks, but not worth the price and lack of service.

AM
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for the summer, if you can snag a table outside, must be reservations only as they would not allow us sit there because we didn't specify outside, even though some tables remained empty the whole time we were dining inside which was empty. The food was really really tasty, the drinks great. Would definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

It says on the website that the restaurant closes at 8 pm. Our reservation was at 2:15 and they were doing last call for drinks and food. We were asked to leave at 3:00 pm.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on July 31, 2019

I'm extending my personal invitation to apologize personally. Mario (owner/operator) cell: 312-919-0929 (pax text)

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MV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Fun time with friends.

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were wonderful. Loved the sauces and spices. Sat outside which was lovely.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice brunch

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Tuesdays are great and allows for you to try a single taco from their vast menu (any other time they have a 2 or 3 minimum on each type of taco).

Drinks are simply outstanding! Refreshing and worth the price. Always a good time. Thank you Bar Takito.

T
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience! Keep up the good work ! Chef great plate presentation as well !

g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and fun live music. Very loud and hard to talk.

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