Our savory, authentic Mexican food is made only with the freshest ingredients and you can taste the difference. The flavors burst with each bite you take. Our Acapulco Shrimp transports you to the sunny beaches of the Mexican Pacific. The El Molcajete simmers with the subtle and delicious flavors of the high dessert. The Enchiladas Poblano entices with the complexity of our rich mole poblano. Our many fish specials are made with freshest fish in the market. With each of our dishes, you will taste real food made with with real ingredients by people who love to cook. Everything is prepared fresh daily and you will taste the difference.
Great birthday experience for my wife & family
Was our first time here (I actually thought I booked another Mexican restaurant nearby :).
Well thank goodness for mistakes...because we LOVE this place! The food was really good, the margarites were THE BOMB, and unbeknownst to us, they had live Spanish guitar playing which made our night.
We will return! Total GEM!
Great, friendly service, delicious food and drinks! Margaritas are the bomb!
Authentic and delicious. The house Margarita was fabulous and just right.
This was not the typical experience at Guanajuato. They were super busy and understaffed. The service was quite poor. We had a reservation and had difficulty getting attended to, let alone being seated. They did not clean the table and chairs as well as they should have during COVID. We waited a while our drinks and longer than sit for our dinner. Food was great as usual but it was not a very relaxing evening do to the weak service. Will order take away next time. (Early in the evening)
The outside dining experience with good, with adequate social distancing between tables. Service was very attentive. The food was excellent although in the past they would have daily specials which they no longer have.
Awesome dinner with friends
Terrific food and drinks. Came to celebrate my birthday - told them twice it was my birthday and they suggested fried ice cream. We were charged for it - strange. Vegetarian enchiladas, chicken fajitas and steak taco salad were all excellent - as were the sangrias. No need to charge for a birthday dessert.
We enjoyed a Friday night dinner with 3 couples - great food and good service. We will go back again!
Guanajuato is always a sure bet for a family dinner or a friends night out. Best Margaritas around and this time the Pollo con Mole and the fajitas hit the spot. Other favorites are the Chipotle Salmon (has shrimp in it), the Molcajete, and the Margarita’s salad. Try the crab ceviche for an app.
They were having some special dishes the night we were there: goat enchiladas, goat tacos, and guacamole with beets. Goat is not for everybody, but we loved the goat tacos. The guacamole with beets sounded weird and we were not going to order it but our server recommended it so we gave it a try - what an amazing surprise! It was truly outstanding.
Good, fresh Mexican food. Great margaritas & homemade tortillas! Fun, live music with talented guitarist.
Amazing food! Great service.
super yummy taco salad with steak and mike had the big black kettle of stew and it was FABULOUS.
Best mole on enchiladas!
Live music nice touch-way too loud. Guacamole 10 bucks and about 3 tablespoons-come on, really. Out of two of the three beers I asked about. Overall good food and service but declining value
The best Mexican restaurant on the North Shore. Terrific food, great margaritas, really fun ambiance, lovely owner. I always think good salsa is very important and there’s is among the best ever.
Always great service! The food is fresh and top quality every time. Can’t beat the margaritas either!
The best Mexican in this area for sure!!!!
I thought too expensive, too noisy, too crowded for what you get.
Service always good. Salmon fajitas were delicious. I asked for not blackened and it came just the way I ordered it. Good chips good guacamole decent house wine a great neighborhood place!
The fajitas and the chips and salsa are fantastic. The Margarita cocktail was delicious but really strong! Love this restaurant but it can be noisy.
Best margaritas on the North Shore !
took 1 1/2 hours to get our food- which we mediocre at best.
Margaritas were excellent, food a little salty.
Delicious!! Presentation is great, taste is beyond. I had the Tierra y Mar (surf&turf)
was cooked exactly what Medium should be and the garlicky shrimp on top superb.
My friend had cecina steak also superb.
i had the grilled chimichanga and mike had the vegetarian thing - because of course he could eat half of the chimichanga! DELICIOUS!
Wait staff friendly, food service was fast. Food was freshly prepared.Love the flowers were in front felt like I was in Mexico
Great food and drinks!
Never a disappointment!
Met friends for dinner who like Mexican food as much as we do and we were all very pleased. Excellent chicken mole.
This is a terrific restaurant with outstanding food, including things you don’t often see at Mexican restaurants, and it also a lot of fun. Very positive, upbeat environment. We were there pretty early and there are lots of families. Chicago’s North Shore is fortunate to have a Mexican restaurant of this high quality and nice atmosphere.
Great food and great service. This is our new go to Mexican restaurant. Fajitas are delicious and love the music. Great food. I highly recommend Guanajuato.
Delicious and authentic...Mike had the El Mocajete with steak and I had the Combination with a steak taco...SO GOOD. Ask for the hot salsas which are not the same as the salsa for chips!
Excellent food and variety. Good vibes. Noise level on high side as people talk over live music. Service was friendly but slow. Took about 20 minutes to get drinks after they were ordered. Food took a while as well so we were there about an hour before eating other than chips and salsa. But once we had food it was really good.
Excellent service. Fabulous food. Great live music!!
We got every week and it never disappoints
It’s way too loud
Our reservation was honored, the food and cocktails were delicious and there was a wonderful guitar player who created a fun atmosphere without interfering with friends dining and conversing.
Food OK but I believe that they can do better with plate esthetics. The refried beans on the taco salad plate look very unappetizing. Also need more seasoning.
We had a reservation, which I am glad had. It is a small restaurant and they were packed. We sat down and it took 10 minutes before a waiter came over and another 10 minutes to get our drinks. Waiter had a surly attitude also. Margarita was very good. Guacamole was great, although a small portion Jicama salad was good too. When the entrees finally came, food was delicious. I have been at this restaurant a few times and the service is consistently bad and the food is consistently good. Go there is you are in no rush
Guanajuato is rated 4.6 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.