Mexican Republic Kitchen & Cantina

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Serving Traditional Mexican Food. Full of flavor, cooked with love & served with care. Welcome to our restaurant where you will have an authentic taste of what Mexico has to offer. Our menu consist of the most popular items like tacos & burritos to more complex entrees like Mole Coloradito Enchiladas, Peanut Salsa, Beef Barbacoa, Mole Braised Brisket & many more dishes. We introduce new entrees every week. Thank you for joining us!
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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely outdoor eating; excellent drinks, good food. We'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our reservation was I guess kind of late for a Thursday (8 pm) and we were talking so it took us a little while to order. The waitress was patient with us. Our drinks and queso appetizer were all good. However, my beef dinner was extremely dry and my friends soup was more like a dip and my other friends dinner was pretty tasteless. When this place opened in place of the previous Mexican restaurant, I was hopeful it would be just as good but it was not. Maybe we came too late but the food was just so so. None of us wanted to finish the meals and we likely won’t return.

TP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very tasty, reasonably priced, good kids menu, friendly people, good drinks!

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had not been to the restaurant since it had changed owners. The food was delicious and our service was impeccable. The only thing I would try to work on is the noise level in the main dining room. It was very loud.

n
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drinks and nice back room for families. My waiter was awesome.

D
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Online reservations process simple. Party of 6 with everyone ordering something different, lots of sharing and not a dud in the mix. Friendly, prompt service.

PS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and drink served by happy people.

DW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and be service in town! The shrimp tacos are amazing!

N
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I enjoyed the caso fondito appetizer, steak fajitas and spicy shrimp for dinner. All items were prepared perfectly and the service was terrific. Especially like the mole type salsa they give you with the chips while you’re waiting to place your order.
We will definitely return.

C
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The mole sauces were outstanding and so was the salsa. Meals good. Service pleasant although not as knowledgeable as they could be. Presentation good.

AG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. Didn’t even give us silverware or napkins until we asked twice. First they have us paper towels from the bathroom. Yuk.
The quesadilla for the kids was notably poor- event the kids noticed. My husbands beef was not a full piece of beef- it was chunks. Odd. My fish tacos were ok but not great. The music was thumping bass heavy. The ambience was flat and bright. Nothing fun to admire and the lighting was super bright. Overall poor experience. Will not go back.

TD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dining experience. The food was excellent. Service was good. They were busy with very large parties. It did not impact our experience. Bar service was on point. Great overall. I will return and bring friends. Maggie

KH
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was great, the food was the best Mexican food I have had in a long time. The empanadas were very tasty, and my carnitas were great. My husband had the tres leches cake for dessert and he polished it all off(it was a big slice, with icecream!) Will definitely go again. I liked the food better here than at the place that used to be in the location.

AS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Pleasantly surprised to see all the seafood on the menu. Truly southern/“Vera Cruz” regional cuisine. A new favorite. Definitely will be back

g
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mexican Republic is a very good place to dine in and for larger party. Food is not excellent but it is surely good. The flavors are not very authentic but they have done a good job keeping it nice and simple. Quantity is huge 1 plate can serve 2 easily. There queso was a little disappointment, Chile Relleno was very good must try.

DE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and drinks were delicious. We couldn't find our waitress much of the evening.

BS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was attentive but not overbearing. Good stuff all round.