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Las Palmas Restaurant

4.7
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Las Palmas is a family owned and operated business with strong ties to the city. From East Rogers Park to Wicker Park, we identify with the strain of this urban metropolis and feel a vested interest in providing a communal place for the essentials of human activities.

Tucked into a tiny alcove in one of this city’s trendiest neighborhoods, Las Palmas remains one of Bucktown’s best-kept secrets. Upon entering the restaurant one’s senses are inundated with the vibrant colors of local and international artwork and the festive or melancholy sounds of live traditional music. Las Palmas serves spirited Mexican cuisine in a decidedly upscale, but refreshingly unpretentious environment. Chef Alberto Bailon provides an exquisite selection of courses made from the freshest ingredients with solid roots in Mexican culinary heritage yet with a penchant for inventive whimsy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 289-4991
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alberto Bailon
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Catering
Whether for office lunches, informal dinner parties at home, family gatherings, or any cause for celebration Las Palmas offers freshly made, delicious meals.

Our catering menu serves only as a guide, so we are more than happy to work with your requests.
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Cross street
Honore
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Parking details
Street parking is available. Valet Thursday through Saturday.
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Public transit
Damen Blue Line and Wood Street stop on #72 (North Ave) bus.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 370 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We’ve been enjoying Las Palmas for over 10 years! It will always be one of our favorite neighborhood spots to eat. The food is truly gourmet-style Mexican and never, ever disappoints. And the people are lovely. This is our go-to place whether we’re celebrating a bday, have friends in town, or just want a delicious meal. It’s a real gem!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food is an updated version of the standard Mexican dishes you like, things like shrimp fajitas with a twist or steak with yuca instead of just rice & beans. Very tasty.

The server wasn’t very friendly, seemed like he was in a bad mood. Maybe it was just an off day for him. The food made up for him.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

So enjoyed our recent Easter brunch here. We were in the glass atrium; the indoor space is in front with a bar and fireplace- glass artium in rear with comfortable banquette style seating. This was our first visit and we really enjoyed the passion fruit mimosa and the Las Palmas style “hash”- highly recommend! We will be returning!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very nice. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Best Mexican in Chicago. An under appreciated gem!

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was a great dining experience. Introduced a friend to it and he was impressed as well.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very good Mexican restaurant on North Ave. The food is superb. Good tequilas.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was fabulous. The food was great. Just a tad pricy but not overly so. Definitely worth it! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch and had a great experience. The food was good as well as the cocktails and service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

excellent food & service. my guest raved about the food especially & would like to bring her family

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our favorite Mexican restaurant! We love it here... great food, great service, great margaritas!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I love this place. The food and service are consistently excellent. I don't know why it's never more crowded, but I don't mind not waiting!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is incredible, but the service and atmosphere puts this mexican restaurant in a class of its own.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food and ambiance. The wait staff was very warm and welcoming as well.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great experience as always!! I ordered the Mar y Tierra (shrimp and steak) which was amazing! My boyfriend got the fajitas, which were absolutely huge! Great food and friendly service keeps us coming back time and again :)

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been to Las Palmas four times in total and I absolutely love it. The overall quality of Mexican restaurant in Chicago is fairly good. But this place has great margaritas, and great food options that are a little diverse from the usual.

In addition, during the summer they have a lovely patio where you can enjoy your dinner al fresco.

This is a solid place in a mid-range price point. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Las Palmas is a neighborhood treasure. The food is incredible, much more imaginative and delicious than conventional Mexican. This chef has a great touch in blending flavors. It'd be twice the price anywhere else.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The food here is outstanding. Service was good. Neighborhood feeling place with really good value.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

It took just a little bit too long for the server to get to our table each time, givin we were the 3rd table occupied. However, the food was amazing as always. Veneras is amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great and the margaritas were as well!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good but the portions are very small, service was super slow for such a small place, no live music as promised when I called to confirm, nothing special about this place don’t know why the reviews are so high, parking was also a nightmare in this area, valet is a joke with these people, they park the car but you have to go get the car yourself??? Of course it’s a lot of money as well. I would never go back it’s a huge rip off for mediocre food, portions so small I left hungry.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

My husband thinks Las Palmas has the best Mexican food in the neighborhood with I would say it's just ok. We both agree the chips and salsa (smooth, the way we like it) are yummy, and the guacamole is fine - fresh but nothing special. His favorite is the chicken fajitas. As a vegetarian, my options here are fairly limited, and my food is always very bland. Overall, the cocktails are good, especially the seasonal margaritas. Visit in the summer, when the outdoor patio can be enjoyed; go in the winter and you'll be seated in the main area where's it's really cold every time the door opens.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Neighborhood jewel. Great enclosed patio. Excellent guacamole. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Always amazing. Such a hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic Mexican cuisine for a great price given the quality.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Always my favorite spot!!! My favorite is the enchayotadas but I often get the fish tacos too. Delish!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

What a great find, was pleasantly surprised by creative, delicious cuisine here, had the Pato which was excellent, the sauce was well balanced with an ample supply of trumpet mushrooms incorporated into the sauce. My friend had a skirt steak over plantains, also excellent. Everything was very flavorful and well seasoned. Will definitely go back next time I visit Chicago.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Food great as always, our server was a little bit too eager and came to the table too many times.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Took family here (party of seven) for brunch to celebrate my father-en-laws birthday. The food, service, and overall experience was fantastic! The staff was so attentive and did not rush us in any way. We have two kids (under seven) and they provided a kids menu and were accommodating with special requests. They also sent a tres leches cake with a candle, which was the best we have ever had! We will be going back...again and again!

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

I generally enjoyed my experience at Las Palmas. It was my second time eating here and I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was quick and the server was attentive. I did feel that the food was not as great as the first time. The lighting and the ambiance was nice. Only regret is I mentioned in the notes for my OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating my husband Oliver's birthday so I would have liked for the server from Las Palmas to have mentioned it at least.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic as always.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

This is by far our favorite Mexican restaurant! The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. We've been enjoying the delicious food at Las Palmas for years and will continue to do so. Note: they have a wonderful outdoor space in the back which is perfect for summer evenings.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2014

I really enjoyed Las Palmas, the food was fresh. They had a mortar and pestle going the whole time making fresh guac. The flavors were authenic, but had nice twists that held true to latino flavors.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2014

The rib-eye was seasoned very well and was juicy. The margaritas were great! Get the pitcher mid-range to upper tequila.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2014

Had a nice dinner with my daughter on a cold Tuesday night. Cocktails were creative -- one that we had was made with vanilla vodka, malibu and a few other things. It tasted like vacation! Shrimp fajitas and fish tacos tasted great. We plan to come back in the summer to enjoy the patio.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2014

Flavorful food that was somewhat exotic but is definitely comfort food. I had fish tacos and my husband had the mahi mahi. We are both fish lovers and he thought his dish was truly exceptional. The night we were there, the mahi mahi was recommended and I guess they were right! Fair prices for great food.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2014

Based on all of the reviews, I expected it to be busier. Fairly quiet, low traffic, but the food was all fantastic.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2014

I was recommended by one of my friends about the restaurant and let me tell you he wasn't lying about how it was good. The service is good and very friendly. The food was outstanding it was so delicious and the price for the entrees are not bad at all. My overall rating for las palmas 10/10

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2014

This was my first time heading there and have wanted to for some time and was not disappointed. Great drinks, great food, great service from very friendly server that turned out to be part of the owning family. Very welcoming and the back patio was a nice surprise with a guitar player for additional entertainment. Great place and look forward to going back again.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2014

Our dinner was most enjoyable. We started off our meal with Sangria and the table side guacamole and both were delicious. We had the crab cake appetizer which was excellent. Very light and delicious. The presentation was nicely done as well. We had the slow pork and it also was a must try. Excellent experience and we will go back with our family!!!

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