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Mexique

4.7
2177 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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
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Special events & promotions
Join Chef Carlos Gaytan on Monday September 12, 2011 at 7pm for a special dining series "Back to Our Roots" where he will showcase the traditional Mexican flavors and ingredients that inspired him to create his unique French Influenced Mexican Cuisine at MEXIQUE.
In this dinner Chef Carlos visits the flavors of Jalisco and offers a Four Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings highlighting the traditional cuisine of this region.
Chef Carlos will also be providing cooking demonstrations
for selected recipes in the evening’s menu.
Join us for an interactive and unique dining experience!
This event is by reservation only. Make your reservation today!
**Please visit our website for menu details and pricing**

Mexique is the perfect place for your special events or meeting! We assist in menu selection and full event execution. From lunch meetings to receptions, we'd love to help! Call to plan yours today!
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Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2177 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Outstanding on all levels.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Place was too ho

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic as always! I will most certainly be back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excelente comida y servicio. Poniendo en alto a Mexico.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Amazing food and service! Complementary app and dessert for my fiance's birthday and a visit from the chef.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Tonight we got the 6 course tasting menu and left very satisfied and really impressed with the level of thought and detail put into each bite of food we had. I highly recommend the tasting menu. Service was fantastic. I really like how you don’t know what each course is until it arrives in front of you. They give you a general outline - something light, then a soup, then fish, two proteins, and dessert. I think the highlight of the meal for me was the seafood course - it was a piece of lobster served over a *corn* risotto that was truly special and unique. Came with two little pieces of kumquat that added an unexpected sweetness and tartness but really made the dish stand out. These kinds of details made the entire meal such a pleasant experience. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I can't say enough about Mexique and our exceptional dinner experience. The food was outstanding and plated as a pieces of art. Some of the best Sangria we have ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service, amazing food, perfect ambiance

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great atmosphere and service. The food was absolutely delicious - the lamb and chocolate torte are a must try.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Beautiful presentations, very helpful and attentive servers, wonderful and uniquely flavored food. This was our second visit, and we will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We decided to get the “Six Course Tasting Menu” and let me tell you if you do not get this you are missing out the whole point of a One Michelin Star Restaurant which is to get the feel of the menu, portions are smaller but you get to try several things, we got:
Ceviche
Betabel
Salmon with Corn Rissotto
Pato al Tamarindo
Some Pork Dish
And Arroz con Leche

I can’t tell you which one was my favorite because I loved them all. Carlos Gaytán did it right!

Thank you.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was generally interesting and different at Mexique. It was a little hit or miss in that one of us had an amazing meal that was well prepared and creative while another in our party had a meal that was a bit salty and pretty basic. It is also worth noting that there are no cocktails here but there is a decent sangria, wine and beer selection so just know that going in. Unfortunately the service wasn't great. Our waiter didn't put our order in until pretty late so there was a long wait between appetizers and entrees and in fact our waiter didn't address this so the busboy ended up letting us know the status and make sure we were comfortable.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

One of the best meals with the best service I have had in a long time. It was absolutely fabulous. Highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Another excellent meal at Mexique! I have been going there for a decade and have never had a meal less than superb.The complementary pate was smooth and delicious. The ceviche was simply shrimp with a few minor adornments but in a tangy, light red sauce, yet quite tasty; so much so we asked for a spoon to scoop up every last drop. The lamb, the duck and the trout were all first rate. The lamb was prepared two ways- three beautiful chops and a somewhat spicy mix of chopped lamb and sauce on a little bit of carb the two complemented one another perfectly yielding a delightful duo of meat and extra flavor. The duck is a signature dish and was also prepared in more than one way. I think I will order that next time. The fish was in a corn husk and was more of a comfort dish, soft and warm. With it came a cylinder of squash also full of flavor. Our desert choice was rice pudding, again done with a complexity that is Mexique's hallmark, blackberries and all. I am already looking forward to my next meal there. It is not inexpensive but for a quality night out, it is consistently a great place to go.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food with delicate, complex flavors. Butternut squash soup is rich and dense. Ceviche is spicy hot but not overly so. Chile relleno is a veggie treat and the desserts are scrumptious. Carne Assad’s is a little too tough, red and undercooked for my taste but others may appreciate it more. Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Very kind and genuine staff, an upscale casual atmosphere and really well conceived and well prepared food. A favorite in Chicago.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

It was a wonderful experience - the food is fantastic - will definitely go back. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it - exceptional - loved every bite

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Tasting menu was insanely delicious!

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