Bar Takito - West Loop

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$30 and under
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Latin American

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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 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. We can accommodate private parties from 13 to 175 people comfortably. For parties of 13 or more please email info@bartakito.com to make your reservation. Unfortunately, we do not take reservations for the patio. Brunch reservations have a 2-hr time limit
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

It was my birthday celebration and heard nothing but good things about this place. The food was amazing but our server was not. Our friend arrived 30 mins before we did and had the bottomless mimosa. Not sure if it was because she was alone but the server walked right passed her and the empty cup until we got there 30 mins later. When we got there we had 2 refills and she rarely came to the table, when she finally did for the next refill she filled it half way and filled other tables completely. The music was very quiet.

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YeseAla
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and drink deals are a great value and this is the perfect place for a friendly gathering/meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a party of 6 last night and we wanted to love the experience but.... The food was ok to solid. The octopus main had good flavor, but very little actually octopus; it was a massive bed of potatoes with 4-5 little pieces of octopus. Just an example. The real issue was the service. While our server was nice, I'm not sure if there was an issue in the kitchen or if she was new, but parts of our order was forgotten and everything took an insanely long time to actually get to us. We spent the entire night feeling like we needed to order everything all at once for fear of having to spend the night to actually get it all, and then pray that it all actually arrived. Noble effort but not a repeat for our group.

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bac0615
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Good happy hour deal

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to let us know! We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fast service, enjoyed my lunch break.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on March 3, 2020

Your feedback means the world to us and it puts a smile on my face to hear you had such a positive experience! Please come see us again soon!

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Valee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tacos ratings: fish, steak, and very last the chicken. Needs more sauce or juice.

The pineapple margarita was overpowering sweet. Should've gotten the cucumber flavor.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The tacos are so good! You can't go wrong with any of them! Also it's $10 for botomless mimosas! It's such an amazing deal! Basically everything was very reasonably priced! Also we had an awesome server!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on February 25, 2020

Christina, we’re so glad your time here was an enjoyable one! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we’re doing!

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Tompki1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A really great option for a quiet relaxed lunch in the West Loop. Fun, unusual taco flavors.

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vipElizabethW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Brunch food was just ok. We did the $10 mimosa deal and the waitress was very attentive. She made sure we always had drinks!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you Elizabeth, your feedback is so important to us!

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Lizg
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The hostess made the seating situation more complicated than it needed to be. Need to improve on accommodating large parties.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on February 25, 2020

We’re sorry for the confusion with the hosts. Your feedback is valuable to us as we are always trying to improve what we do here. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Our waiter was amazing, however the hostess was extremely rude and made my friends and I want to leave. We already had a reservation and since it was saturday night we couldn’t find anywhere else to go, so we decided to stay. I showed her my open table reservation and she told me we would have to wait at least 30 minutes for a table even though there where maybe 4-5 tables available on top of having my reservation. I told her that can’t be right because I see empty tables and we came 5 minutes before our reservation. She then proceeded to roll her eyes at me and grabbed our menus without saying anything and tossed them on the table next to her and told us to sit. I then saw her and the other hostess making faces while looking at our table. I have never experienced that kind of treatment before. If she wanted to talk about us she could’ve gone to the back. After our dinner which was okay( the waiter was super respectful) I came up to her and asked her for her name. She looked me in the eyes and said “umm no” and walked away. Overall I will definitely not be coming back. Although the food and waiter were great, coming into an establishment and getting that kind of treatment from a person who’s job it is to make you feel welcome made me never want to come back. There are so many places in the city that are much more professional and I would recommend going ANYWHERE else because receiving this kind of treatment from a place where you are paying for their service is unacceptable.

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DonaldL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great drinks. Food was fine - you must like coconut, as it is in many of the dishes. Tacos are a little too complicated.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on February 18, 2020

Your feedback is invaluable to us, thank you for taking the time to let us know!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was salty and the waiter was rude. Probably not going back

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vip5OHS
New Mexico
52 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service! Flavorful food! Restaurant Week Menu. All tacos amazing! Tried large variety! Amazing fried potato appetizer! Parfait dessert was highlight - and I never even eat dessert. Great experience! Will return!

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on February 6, 2020

Wow! We couldn’t be more pleased to hear this! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We tried the lunch menu during Chicago Restaurant Week. The complementary chip and salsa is nice. Appetizers are good but small in portion. Two taco choices are good, especially the crispy fish taco is tasty. The dessert was impressive - refreshing and not too sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I got drunk of mimosas and ate great French toast. Recommend 10/10

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EbonyM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We'll definitely return! The drinks are amazing too.

Bar Takito - West Loop
Responded on February 4, 2020

We’re very pleased your experience was so positive EbonyM! Please come see us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It took us 15 mins to be greeted and asked about drinks (Mojito & Watermelon Margarita).

It took another 15 mins for those drinks to be brought to us.

It then took 20 mins for our actual server to come & take our food order.

When we received our food, everything looked great. But being pescatarian, what we were looking forward to the most (lobster tacos), ended up being our biggest disappointment. They were literally rice tacos. There was no lobster in there whatsoever.

Taco Tuesday was a big disappointment for us. We more than likely won’t be back.

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kingram
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place. The food was really good. It was five of us and everyone loved what they ordered. We had a hard time finding parking and the service was a little slow but overall we had a good experience

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EbonyM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BreannaM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
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

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viprhs9
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
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.

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allenc
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 on January 21, 2020

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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Traveler3847595
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 on January 21, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Reniva
Chicago
4 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.

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AracelyM
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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vipTaylorB
Chicago
2 reviews
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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing! Vibe was chill.

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vipKMU12
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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OpenTable Diner
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.

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annp
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipLovesGoodFood
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.

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JennieL
Chicago
6 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great ambiance!

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Viv82
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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christyc
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Takito always impresses with good food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration with a big group

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Bar Takito - West Loop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 888-9485.

Bar Takito - West Loop is rated 4.4 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

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