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About Las Palmas Restaurant

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.

1835 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin American

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

Cross Street:
Honore

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 289-4991

Website:
http://www.laspalmaschicago.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available. Valet Thursday through Saturday.

Public Transit:
Damen Blue Line and Wood Street stop on #72 (North Ave) bus.

Executive Chef:
Alberto Bailon

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

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Las Palmas Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
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Cozy (6)
Authentic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great and the margaritas were as well!

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 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (London)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always amazing. Such a hidden gem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic Mexican cuisine for a great price given the quality.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic as always.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2014

We love Las Palmas. They have great Mexican food and drinks. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is very attentive. The only problem is the parking...not much the restaurant can do about that!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2014

Great food, great service. Definitely will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2014

Went with my girlfriend and had a great time. The food was really good and great portions. The pork dishes we have incredibly moist and flavorful. I liked that the drinks were on the strong side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2014

Some of the food we ordered came out perfectly, whereas other parts of the meal came out over done or rubbery. Service is really nothing special, no signature greeting, explanation of ingredients/recommendations. Overall, I would try it again as the menu is quite interesting and the food sounds amazing, but I hope service improved. I would skip desserts in the future.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Execellent atmosphere and great food. Service was good and attentive. Great for a group of people or with a date

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2014

You wouldn't know it from the outside, but once you sit down and peruse the menu, it becomes clear. This is a great authentic Mexican restaurant. From the warm home chips and delicious fresh made guacamole to the fabulous entrees, this place is definitely worth going to. We really enjoyed our meal. The wait staff should probably up their game a bit, as they weren't overly helpful and didn't seem like they really wanted to be there, but the food made up for it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Las Palmas offers inside dining; patio dining and an atrium area. Our group chose the lovely atrium area. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the food was really delicious. We had a great time there and I am pleased to recommend Las Palmas.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2014

The food was great and the service was very friendly (if a tiny bit slow, but they were busy). Really though, some of the best Mexican food I've had in Chicago and we've tried a bunch of them since moving here last year. The Cochinita Pibil was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 15, 2014

This is a must for true Mexican food lovers!! Food is authentic, fresh and flavorful!!!! Margaritas are awesome!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2014

Delicious food, great drinks, fabulous service, good prices

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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