Fat Rosie's Taco & Tequila Bar - Naperville

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Offering a modern take on traditional Mexican fare, guests of Fat Rosie’s will enjoy a fun & vibrant dining experience at this local taco & tequila bar. Visit Fat Rosie & her friends in Naperville, Illinois!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food?!? Those were some of the best tacos I’ve ever had!!!! We’ll Andy Ellis back!!!

MW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Small restaurant, very crowded, most seating is at high top tables at bar, no where to wait for a table other than next to all the tables of people. Great for everyday dining. Food was delicious and big portions.

MB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal. The entire staff was great, best experience in Naperville hands down

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

CS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Only disappointment was not getting checked in as a reservation on Open Table . I thought he clicked on it when I gave him my name

RB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal. Large portions, one entree could have satisfied both of us, Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and there were a few errors with our order

E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great time and will definitely be back. The wait was longer than usual so they took care of us with drinks which is service you rarely come across. Food was good as was the atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was room temperature & had to be returned. No one apologized. There was so much mole that you couldn’t taste the chicken in the enchilada - there were lumps that I presume were chicken. I wasn’t impressed and won’t return.

AL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant to a friend, I highly recommend the fish tacos. Great environment, but overpriced for OK food.

M
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:30 on Saturday night in downtown Naperville, usually a very busy time! Understatement at this place! It's jammed, wall to wall people, every table taken and the staff running like crazy. But they're a well oiled machine. We were able to grab 4 seats at the bar and staff was soo friendly and accommodating that we ate there! They were awesome, worked with us, provided samples, Tequila, etc. Great time, will definitely be back sooner this time!

JA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Darwin took very good care of us. He did a great job recommending the right tequila to have in our guava margaritas- and they were fantastic. The food was great as well. We were seated right away too. Great night!

KS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much fun and there was so many choices. Great staff and Our server helped us with specials and flavors! Great Time Had by Me, My Son and His Girlfriend. I'll be bringing people back real soon!

N
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and good service.

LB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! And seeing how it was New Years Eve, we got a complimentary tequila "mini-shot"! Very thoughtful!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Find a reason to eat here. It’s so fun and DELICIOUS too!

r
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun place to hangout on a Sunday afternoon. Great tacos, but the margarita was so-so.

TR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers are excellent!!

l
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. LOTS of ice in my margarita
:( Server was very good. Bar area (understandably) very loud on Saturday night. Tables so close though, that I could barely leave my seat without bumping up against another table.

PE
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott Harris has a winner here. We had been to Fat Rosie’s in Frankfort and liked it.
We visited the Naperville restaurant on Friday December 27 and it was busy, we were seated after our 7:30 reservation but the employees at the bar made it easy to overlook the wait.
In Naperville the food is pretty much the same but the service is much more than what you would expect at a Mexican cantina at far better than you should expect at this price point. From the bartenders to the runners, everyone was right on the spot. Our waitress, Sandra, knew and explained the menu well, was attentive but not intrusive.
I have to credit the manager with running a great operation. The service was by far better than you would expect at this price.
We will return soon

LT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server was excellent as was the food and drinks. Very crowded however and were running about 20-25 mins behind on reservations so that left quite a few people standing around making the entry way and tables close by very cramped.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chips and salsa around!!

JR
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took 2 of our grown children here on December 27th. With our son being in the military (deploying soon) it was important to have a special time. Rudy and our server Darwin absolutely made our day amazing. The food was delicious, hot, and prompt. The drinks were top notch as well. Rudy checked on us several times to make sure things were going well as did Darwin. Although it is a bit of a drive from the south end of Naperville, we will most definitely be returning soon. Growing up in Naperville, I have seen restaurants come and go. This one is a keeper. Thank you Rudy and Darwin. We are so grateful.

RK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rudy and the staff were amazing. We had a company lunch last minute and they accommodated us and made sure that everyone’s needs were met even with special dietary restrictions.

Amazing staff food and always a great experience. Restrooms are hilarious. Especially women’s!

N
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat at the bar for dinner. Bartender was busy but very attentive. Calamari salad was excellent - big enough to split.
The restaurant is very loud party atmosphere, good food and drinks. Strawberry jalapeño margarita is excellenr

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant for a casual dinner. Great food and service!

WC
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere. Good value.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Greeting was not very welcoming when they initially thought I didn’t have a reservation (I did).

O
Chicago
385 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday 6:30pm seated promptly, friendly front staff. Reservations are Highly recommended, long wait without. Very intimate seating, Loud energetic atmosphere, fun. Great food & service. Our waiter Darwin was most attentive. Another fantastic dining experience.

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went at 5:30 with a reservation. It was busy so we got seated at ~5:50. Party of 4.
Service was good, attentive. Enjoyed the food and drinks. The bus person though, kept coming by to remove plates with food still on them, very eager to get us moving. On the 3rd round of him coming by he even took my half finished mojito before I noticed it was gone.

Felt like they wanted us out as soon as possible. By that point though, there was no waiting so no need to rush people...may have just been an overzealous bus person. OR, mgmt pushes them to do that.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant but last night the servers were a bit too aggressive in clearing dishes - it seemed they were in a big hurry to clear the table while we were still eating!

T
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Fat Rosies is primarily a bar first and restaurant second. The drinks are great, food is that of good pub grub. If they decide to expand the space & menu, I could see it become a real great place to have lunch or dinner.

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays among four total. The staff was great, bringing us sombreros and an off-menu taco to try. They also brought us birthday treats. And all of the food & the drinks were delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and kind servers!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations and are glad we did. It was very very crowded. The entrance and hostess station are on top of each other so anybody waiting is kind of waiting on top of diners closest to the door. The food was great. We had a regular size steak burrito (meat very tender and flavorful but could’ve used a little more meat), and 3 types of tacos all of which were delicious, one margarita and one coke. The High top bar tables are very close together but there’s so much going on around you it wasn’t any kind of nuisance for privacy or antyhing. Our service was fast with several check backs-terrific and we left generous tip because of it. The environment is very festive. I heard a rumor we are getting one in Elmhurst and it’s what prompted us to go to Naperville so I could share with my husband. I have been to the Naperville one once before recently.

R
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just an okay taco joint. Not a lot of options to choose from. The fajitas was mostly onions. The chips and salsa were awesome though.

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, ambiance was fun, but the service was terrible. We waited for 15 minutes after being seated and finally had to go ask for a wait staff to take an order. Then the manager gave us drinks and guacamole to apologize but then charged us for it! Totally unacceptable.

N
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is energetic and fun! We've really loved all of our meals and there drinks are very tasty. I would highly recommend this place! :)

CD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Fat Rosie's in Naperville. We had reservations and they sat us right on time. The waiters were very attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding. We would definitely go back!