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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EM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. A little loud. But overall great experience.

BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s very loud, the food was cold once it got to us and the serving of the food was kind of complicated, but overall the ambiance was nice and will try again

r
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Really disappointed. It was not packed despite being a Friday night. Nevertheless service was very slow. Our tacos were cold by the time we got them and part of the order was wrong.

a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Upon arriving and checking in for our reservation, we were told by the host that they had overbooked. We could be seated but another reservation was coming in and we would have to be done with the table or move to the bar to accommodate somebody else's reservation. I have never experienced this in any other restaurant and believe it is unacceptable. Besides that, the drinks were average and the food was mediocre. A crunchy fish taco meant a microwaved fish stick in a tortilla, again not acceptable. After trying that, we decided to leave and not waste anymore time or money at this establishment.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We apologize for your negative experience with us. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure this miscommunication doesn't happen again. We do a 2 hour table time limit during our brunch service. However, since you mentioned this was during dinner, it is not acceptable. We want our guests to feel welcomed and definitely not rushed. Sending you a private message now to rectify this.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is fantastic. Great food and $10 bottomless mimosas. Highly recommend.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded 6 days ago

Your kind words mean the world to us! I can’t wait to share this with the staff! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with Clients and had a great time. Service, food and environment was amazing. Highly recommend.

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was not good. Ordered 4 different types of tacos and not one of them was good. Very disappointing.

AM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our server and the food were great but the host was rude upon our arrival as we stood in front waiting to be greeted only to have him stand there with his iPad . I understand that nye is a busy night but to have your customers ignored upon arrival is rude, once I approached him he indicated to give him a moment.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on January 5, 2020

Aracely, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. I'm sorry your initial encounter with the host wasn't what you expected. We definitely want our guests to feel welcomed. I'm going to send you a private message.

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Bar Takito! Our server, Alex, was incredible and we were very happy with the drinks and food!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on January 5, 2020

Taylor, Thank you for your review! Alex is awesome. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back soon and see us!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing! Vibe was chill.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Received very poor service from Bar Takito. Would not return.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on January 2, 2020

I sincerely apologize that you did not get the experience that you were looking for at our venue. We do strive to offer every guest the best experience possible however, at times we do fall short. I'm sending you a private message now so we can resolve this.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday before heading to the theater to see Mean Girls. I would highly recommend the restaurant and plan to go again.

a
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, one negative chips and salsa not included.

LG
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Excellent location right next to the pink line Morgan exit. Service was excellent. Very busy on Thursday night. The basic guacamole was well flavored for a smooth more whipped style. Fish on tacos were crispy but the coconut did not add anything to the dish.

JL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Food was fantastic and you can’t beat their bottomless mimosa deal!! The staff was lovely and they were very accommodating to our large group of 20! They were amazing with the speed of service as well and we all had a blast. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great ambiance!

V
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, great service, great live band! I recommend the shrimp tacos. The ropa vieja was ok, and the steak tacos disappointed. Still, it’s one of my favorite places and I would go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
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
4 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
19 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
8 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
11 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
8 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.

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