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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
8:30 PM
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Las Palmas Restaurant

4.7
360 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem (10)
  • Casual (8)
  • Good for a Date (8)
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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Additional
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 360 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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KH18 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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PracticallyaDoctor (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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TalaSol (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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JennieL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Simon (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipChidininggirl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great and the margaritas were as well!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 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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vipAvis (London)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Always amazing. Such a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic Mexican cuisine for a great price given the quality.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOwlwoman12 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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