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PaulF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Margaritas were very good. Food was also good. Enjoyed our dinner. Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We enjoy coming here for their tacos. They have an excellent variety- our favorites are the shrimp or fish tacos. Additionally, the plantain side is amazing and highly recommended! I happened to order shrimp fajitas this time and asked to substitute the rice and beans to more vegetables and the waiter was so helpful and they were extremely accommodating. I would recommend dimming the lights just a little in the back room as it was pretty bright. Other than that.. good place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lots of seating for groups, high and booths. Prompt service with chips and salsa , our chips were warm. Bar service was quick and the menu had something for everyone. Come with an appetite, portions are generous but not overly. Good food, prices and service.

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KAVee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! The food was flavored well and the service was good and fast!

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Travelady
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was very disappointed AGAIN when I ordered the special. I need to keep to traditional Mexican fare because this is the third time I have tried one of their specials and all were either tasteless or overcooked. I like the place very much tho. Only wish they would use the traditional margarita glasses.....hate drinking out of the mason jar they use.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday the server was wonderful, and the food was delicious.

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vipBarbM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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TPAV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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natalier
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Diana
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PamS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and drink served by happy people.

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DeeW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNedly
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCatt
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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AmyG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

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TroyD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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KateH
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipArthurS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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geetp
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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DENISEW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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

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vipBigSime
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

FAQs

Mexican Republic Kitchen & Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mexican Republic Kitchen & Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 689-0850.

Mexican Republic Kitchen & Cantina is rated 4 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.