Bar Takito - West Loop

4.3
565 reviews
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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 menu is driven by acclaimed Chef Daniel Munoz.

The contemporary urban setting (West Loop/Fulton Market) sets it apart from all other area restaurants. The knowledgeable & pleasant service approach complements the experience.

Enjoy an award winning menu; we use fresh and local ingredients, & 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.

Bar Takito can accommodate parties from 10 to 250 persons comfortably.
For parties of 10 or more please call the restaurant to make reservation.
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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

Bar Takito is like a tuxedo T-Shirt - it wants to be formal, but go here for some tacos, drinks, and to party.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 565 People Are Saying
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AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiance to Bar Takito for brunch Sunday as a surprise for Birthday and she loved it. My fiance is a vegetarian and she had no problem finding delicious vegetarian dishes that were also beautiful to just look at. The ambiance was great. The music awesome and the staff were very customer friendly. It was a hit to her and I enjoyed it myself. I'll definitely be recommending Bar Takito to anyone looking for an awesome experience of the senses and palette.

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SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Bar Takito has the best cucumber margaritas, you can get them spicy or normal. They are SO refreshing!

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Friendly service and fun atmosphere, but lacking in other aspects. I ordered an Omelette and it came with a hot sauce that I couldn’t eat, it was not listed on the menu and I would have not ordered it or ordered without had this been known. The bathroom was dirty and unattended too the whole time, even though restaurant was not that busy. My friend and I asked to split the bill on both our cards, but just one card was double charged.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have gone to Takito Kitchen (sister restaurant) the last 3 years for Mother's Day - this year I tried Bar Takito for the 1st time! It was one of the best experiences ever. Many restaurants jack up their prices on Mother's Day, but they had a special "Mom's Eat Free". I was still able to have bottomless $10 mimosas. The food was amazing, the service was even BETTER - we didn't have to ASK for anything, before I had a chance to look up for a refill or anything someone was there to offer it for us. Thank you for making my Mother's Day!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu and bottomless mimosas. The service is great, too. Free street parking available.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got together with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while and had a great time. Great service, great food, and no pressure to eat fast and leave.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Okay Mexican. Way over priced and not great mains. Apps and drinks were fine.

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LB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was flavorless, margaritas were syrupy, our waiter only once came to us - we had to track him down for the rest of the meal. Will not be returning.

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JR
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

After initial confusion regarding service, we had a great meal & spot on service. The trio of guacamole was fun, but the queso fundido stole the show. Shared several different taco selections. Great meal.

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great until the music started. Very out of place jazz band that played far too loudly. The place emptying out once the music started should be a clue to management/ownership. Food and service both fabulous

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I will never go back here and would never recommend it to anyone. Food came out cold TWICE, and service took forever. Cold food was not work the price. Yuck

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Pretty terrible experience.

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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were there for Cinco de Mayo and they were unprepared and overwhelmed. Despite having a reservation, we were told on arrival that there was no food (not even chips and salsa) for over two hours! They were turning many people away and discouraging even reservation holders from staying. We decided to sit and have a margarita anyway and figure out where to go next for food.
Our server said that was ridiculous and we had drinks and food quickly and were finished in less than an hour!! Food was great and we will be back but staff clearly needs more training and communication!

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S
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The tacos were good, but if you don’t want to pay $8-$11 for a taco smaller than the palm of your hand then do not come here. My group ordered two servings of guacamole and only got chips for one serving. Extra chips cost more, corona is served in a can with no room for lime. Needless to say I wouldn’t come back.

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AA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We had extra people and they were so accommodating about it. Great management.

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Had really good food, and the service was great. Our server was super nice & awesome! So happy I went and would definitely recommend to others, and will go again!

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was spectacular but drinks were inconsistent as was the food. Maybe this place is better when it's not busy? Probably wouldn't come back on a Friday or Saturday night.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Noon lunch took 1.5 hours.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch with our team of 12. Service was fast and the food was amazing. Highly recommended!!!

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HB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at bar takito and we had a great time. Anton was our server and you guys are lucky to have him. He was professional, personable and gave us both food and drink recommendations (not that you could go wrong - it’s all amazing). Great food, great service, will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very limited brunch menu

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k
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had a horrible experience at Bar Takito. We had reservations, were seated and then... nothing. No waiter ever came by, even though three of them walked by us multiple times. After 35 minutes of waiting, we left and went elsewhere. I don’t think we’d ever go back.

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a
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was average. Our server was fantastic and the bottomless mimosas made it worth it !

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TS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would have like to be able to have vegetables with my entree. I had to buy a $10 salad to go with the entree.

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about bar Takito. Awesome size bar. Food was outstanding and great cocktails. Deff going back

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food with a somewhat limited menu. Slow service.

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KB
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good for casual yet delicious eats, but it can get a bit loud.
The food is high quality and the prices reflect that, though drinks are overpriced by about $2.

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JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I went with family after receiving Disco Brunch email.
Was not as disco-y as I would have liked. Disco music
was not played until I asked the waitress if it was the
disco brunch. I expected some disco decorations at
least but there was nothing. Hang some mirror balls!

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O
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the food, art on the walls, design/layout of the restaurant, and liked the music selection. Really great place!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Bar Takito! I visited several years ago on a business trip, have raved about it since, and just made it back. Delicious as usual, and the service is always great!

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AK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Drinks and Tacos were good, Pistachio Guac was delicious and service was EXCELLENT
HOWEVER, black rice seafood paella (our main reason for coming) was not good. Squid was chewy and clams were so salty they were not enjoyable. The main reason I wouldn't recommend beyond the paella is that it was SOOOO loud I did not enjoy dinner as we couldn't converse at all.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for happy hour drinks and tacos. Delicious margaritas at a great price.

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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is great, not going to lie. Margaritas are small for how much they are, and it took a while to get them. Our server did not explain what any of the different types of guac were when he served our "trio dish" of three different guac dips.

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JU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

It was far too loud and our server was not attentive.

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AA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place but the space dedicated for larger parties could be a bit bigger or not so close to the bathroom. My guests were constantly moving out the way for people to go to the women’s bathroom and some of the women were rude when walking by our table.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Wish it wasn't so loud - makes it difficult to talk with others

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived and were told that they were understaffed. If we wanted to stay we could sit at the bar and the wait would be long. We left to find another restaurant.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I would recommend it only for the mimosa deal that is offered on the weekend. Unfortunately my experience with the food wasn’t great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

I really enjoyed having brunch at this place. Especially when you want to go with a big group, this place is very accommodating. The only issue I had was that my service was slow. Staff was friendly and the owner is super friendly too but I think they were understaffed or something that my food took 2 hours to come. The bottomless mimosas helped.

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