Permanently Closed - Mexique

4.6
2191 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Mexique is a full service restaurant offering modern Mexican cuisine with a French influence. French recipes and cooking techniques during the French occupation of Mexico in the 1860's became an important element in the evolution of modern Mexican gastronomy. Come join us at Mexique as we introduce this historical blending of French and Mexican cuisine with a modern personal style by Executive Chef Carlos Gaytan in a fun and casual environment.


Walk-ins always welcome, but reservations are highly recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, French
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:00am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Tues - Fri Closed
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm - Sunday 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 850-0288
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Gaytan
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Private party facilities
Mexique is available for private dining events for all occassions.
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Private party contact
Cynthia Sanders-Grush: (312) 850-0288
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chicago and Ashland
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Parking details
Additional street parking available
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SB
1 review
1.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Shut down and we were never notified. Don't make a reservation!

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JH
Atlanta
1 review
1.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was close, we did not get to eat. Waste a lot of time.

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RR
Dallas
1 review
1.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The reservation was confirmed the day before and yet when I showed up with customers - the restaurant was closed with a note on the door. Very embarrassing -

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Guadalajara
1 review
1.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Me cancelaron la reservación una hora antes, argumentó que no pudieron abrir, sin opciones a un espacio otro día...

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!

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1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day Brunch. Delicious with a big variety of dishes during brunch. Staff was very professional and made us feel very comfortable. Reasonable price. We will definitely come back again.

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Chicago
2 reviews
3.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We absolutely loved the beef tartare appetizer, asada steak entree and the guayano dessert. The lamb entree was too salty for our taste though. I and my sister-in-law came in for our annual birthdate which we were hoping would be a more peaceful and intimate one. It happened that they were also hosting a huge dinner party (>30 people or more). Service was slow and noise level was high because of the party. The people from the party did apologize and were very considerate although I wish the staff also mentioned or even slightly apologized for these as well. The chef did take some time to come out and personally ask how we were doing so that also made up for the annoyance for a bit. Overall, food was great for the most part but price wasnt worth it for the level of service we got that day, and did not meet our expectations.

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LE
Chicago
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Authentic meal. We went out of our way to be at the restaurant on Cinco De Mayo

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Chicago
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great first time experience. Food was delicious, presentation of the food wonderful. Staff very attentive and very friendly. We sat in back by the kitchen so at times was difficult to hear the description of the food items we were being presented but overall a wonderful experience and would definitely go back!

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Detroit
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mexique is our #1 priority when visiting from Michigan. Chef Gaytan and his team provide an unforgettable experience that the pickiest foodies will appreciate. The mussels are a must! And the complimentary champagne toast for our anniversary was a delight!

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SW
San Diego
145 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked after reading Trip Advisor reviews. Had the tasting menu of 6 courses. Ceviche, soup, fish and risotto, duck, pork belly and chocolate cake for dessert course. Every dish was complex, with multiple flavors and ingredients. All were excellent. Enjoyed a pitcher of delightful sangria instead of wine. Only drawback was a slow pace after the third course and a noisy table of 6 across from us. Definitely a unique dining experience and one I am glad we experienced. I would not hesitate to return

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Chicago
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, interesting food. Our server was a real pro.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Chicago
198 reviews
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet Wednesday night but food and service was impeccable. Extremely unusual preparations and all work reall well. Took business associates from out of town and they were blown away!

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SC
Chicago
7 reviews
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to Mexique and we tried the tasting menu for the first time. The food was excellent and the wines paired with the food were amazing. The service was flawless. We will return!

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Detroit
47 reviews
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Easter brunch. Possibly the best brunch buffet I've ever had. And the service was top. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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EN
1 review
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es un gran restaurante, la comida es deliciosa, la presentación de los platillos excepcional. Lo recomiendo ampliamente. Los precios son aceptables por la calidad de la comida.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on all levels.

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MD
Chicago
12 reviews
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The three of us did the 6 course tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was a wonderful experience! Can't wait to go back!

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CH
Chicago
5 reviews
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious menu for brunch. We shared the waffles/duck carnitas as a first course and shared a carne asada huarache. Both were wonderful.

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JT
Chicago
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great at Mexique! Our server made recommendations for wine, appetizers and main course and we enjoyed everything. We will be back!

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Chicago
1 review
2.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Place was too ho

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DC
Chicago
5 reviews
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times over the years. Fantastic food that is ever changing. Really a special place.

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1 review
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite and elegant mix of Mexican an French. Need to come back with our French friends! Degustation menú wonderful, a bit dear but worth it.

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Des Moines
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of this world! We are always left with the intrigue of how will it be our next time, knowing though all too well, that the least is that it would be phenomenal.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef is friendly and welcoming. Staff is also great. Ambiance and experience were overall 100. Will definitely be checking out brunch.

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a
Chicago
66 reviews
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic in every way! Our server was knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. We enjoyed talking with Chef Carlos and our friends from South Dakota and Florida were impressed with every morsel. The dinner ended on a wonderful shared pairing of the chocolate fondant and glasses of ancho chili liqueur. We will return!

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't normally write reviews but the food here was so impressive, I had to. The beef tartare in particular was absolutely wonderful. I'm sad I didn't try this place sooner and can't wait to go back for more.

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VV
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best in Chicago. We were celebrating our anniversary and the food was delicious, the attention of the waiters was very cordial, and the Chef Carlos Gaytan the best ! I definitely recommend this place.

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Chicago
95 reviews
4.0Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was creative and delicious. The waiter was very knowledgeable and easily answered all of our questions.

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l
Chicago
3 reviews
4.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just incredible and different from any type of Mexican themed food you have tried
Can’t wait to go back

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w
Chicago
139 reviews
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A truly great dining experience! Best sangria! Every dish was outstanding. Amazing blend of flavors beautifully presented.
A wonderful time was had by all!

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DC
Chicago
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the 6-course tasting menu which was adapted for my wife who is gluten-free. Every course was incredible. Each course was paired with a wine and all were amazing. Our waiter was very attentive and took time to explain the wines and the dishes.

It was our second time at Mexique and both visits were top notch.

Great atmosphere and a local vibe to the restaurant. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and could not be happier with the choice. Foodies will love it!

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1 review
5.0Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was beautiful. The ambiance, food, servers, and drinks were all a great experience. Overall amazing.

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A
Chicago
6 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic as always! I will most certainly be back!

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing!!

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t
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is incredible! Food was top notch and the sangria was 🔥👍💥

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Chicago
6 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZINGGGGG! Will definitely go back. We loved the beef tartare, creamy corn soup, and duck. The chocolate mole lava cake and the guava Panna Cotta were excellent as well. The ceviche and monkfish were good, but not as incredible as our other dishes. The server also made great recommendations and was very helpful with our questions.

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Mexico City
1 review
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente comida y servicio. Poniendo en alto a Mexico.

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