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About Mexique

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.

1529 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:00am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Tues - Fri 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm - Sunday 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
Chicago and Ashland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 850-0288

Website:
http://www.mexiquechicago.com/

Parking Details:
Additional street parking available

Executive Chef:
Carlos Gaytan

Private Party Facilities:
Mexique is available for private dining events for all occassions.

Private Party Contact:
Cynthia Sanders-Grush: (312) 850-0288

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Mexique Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (48)
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Special Occasion (35)
Tasting Menu (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Authentic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Casual (14)
Cozy (13)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Spicy (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Thank you for a wonderful meal and birthday celebration!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome ambiance. Carlos Gaytan knows how to develop great depth of flavors. Savory, spicy, sweet, all there without one ingredient overpowering the others. Prepare your palate for a very rewarding culinary experience. If you’re thinking about it, stop thinking and go. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This is an amazing restaurant! We enjoyed delicious and beautifully arranged food, great service, pleasant atmosphere! We will definitely come again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely Friday evening with friends at Mexique. Food was delicious, unusual and fresh and complex.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Mexique was WONDERFUL! We had a lovely time and the service was impeccable. The chef/owner was there greeting diners and was personally checking each dish as it left the kitchen window. I HIGHLY recommend Mexique...absolutely superb!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Delicious flavors with nice textures and nice presentation. Pastries are OK. Service was descent and food came out in good time. I would definitely go back.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was my first time, but certainly not my last visit to Mexique. I loved the food options and the creativity. I enjoyed every dish, but my favorite was the posole! Absolutely amazing food. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This by far is one of the best restaurants in Chicago , the food was delicious, service was outstanding, the best part was the chef Carlos Gaytán was very attentive making sure everyone had an amazing experience. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The best Mexican food I've ever had. They don't have too many vegetarian options but the ones they do are really delicious. Highly recommend the shrimp and tilapia tacos.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

never disappointed. My friends and I meet for lunch 3-4 x per year at Mexique for a Saturday lunch. Also delicious.
jc

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Must do in Chicago. The tasting menu hit all the right notes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was amazing , wonderful service , what a great place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I was at Mexique for a holiday get together with a girlfriend who I've been dining with for 20+ years. What a treat for both of us. We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings and both of us were impressed and delighted with every offering. This is a huge amount of food. Each tasting was hardly the usual amount you would expect for this type of menu but was so delicious that you couldn't imagine leaving a morsel untouched. The salad, the soup, seafood, beef and dessert - well, each one we exclaimed was the best until we tasted the next.
It is so unfortunate that my terrible memory kicked in and that I cannot remember the name of our server. She was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings that we came away from the evening hoping to get back soon for dinner again but also hoping that we would see her again - we will make sure of that! Everyone needs to experience Mexique. We're sure you will feel the same.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a fabulous NYE dinner at Mexique. The staff was awesome and the food was so delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall a good experience. The Mussles were the best I've ever had. We sat at the table in the front window and it was very cold, but it was below zero outside so I'm sure fine during warmer months.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

An outstanding meal and pleasant ambiance. Attentive service, good-size portions, carefully prepared dishes with original twists and excellent desserts and sipping tequila. The amuse bouche was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

While I am Mexican this was the first time I have experience this type of food. I have nothing but good things to say about the food. It was a great way to cap 2017 off and I can say I will gladly return in 2018 again with some friends. The food just made you want to continue eating.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Warm and inviting on a freezing night, Raul , our server was so knowledgeable, warm and professional. We tried many beautiful and delicious items! PEIMussels with chorizo in an amazing delicious “bisque,broth”... got more bread to dip in broth!, cochinitas, monk fish mole , short ribs, Ceviche, and more,,, Delicious.! And Gaytan came out and introduced himself! Bravo!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Tapas, Authentic, Romantic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always fantastic. My wife and I live in another state but have family in the Chicago area. Every time we come into Chicago for the holidays or other occasions we make it a point to visit Mexique. We've been doing this for 4 or 5 years now and have always ordered the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. It's very difficult to have that many plates without a disappointment--but that's what's happened so far. The wines and pairings have also been great and spot on. I would highly recommend Mexique (and already have to several friends). Highly creative and well-balanced meals with exquisite flavors. I don't think I can say more. Chef Carlos Gaytan is the best, and a modest and great guy to boot. (One warning: If you get the 8-course tasting with wines pairings--beware that can be a lot of wine, as I learned on our last post-Christmas visit. Fortunately we used Uber/Lyft...)

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Chef Carlos is a magician. The beef tartare is made of dreams.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Expertly prepared, nuanced Mexican flavors

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious food—every item creative, unexpected, a work of pure genius. Mexican flavors are present, but the dishes bear little resemblance to your basic tacos and enchiladas. Beautiful presentations add to the meal. We ordered a la carte but next time will definitely try the tasting menu. The servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Chef/owner Carlos came out from the kitchen to say hello, and was very charming. This place is a gem!

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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Loved, tasting menu was out of this world. The duck is absolutely amazing! The flavors created by the chef are magnificent! Will be back soon (per usual)

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

All four of us enjoyed our meals. The service was great. Nice ambience. It also was not so loud you couldn’t hear anything, and the restaurant was nearly filled when we arrived. Chef came over to talk to us. Will definetly go back. Very good experience.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have returned to Mexique many times since it opened about 10ish years ago. It is one of our favorite Chicago restaurants. It is fine dining that is comfortable, warm and inviting. It's personal. It's not unusual to see Carlos visiting with his guests. The food, which is always evolving, is creative Mexican using some French techniques. Their ceviche with citrus juice and fresh herbs is a great way to start. I absolutely love their Asada. It's new preparation combines Carne Asada which sits atop a fondue cheese with sunchokes and tomatoes. Their Mole sauce is also noteworthy...very complex and delicious, something you won't be making at home. The food at Mexique is exquisite. Everything is remarkable...and, over the years, we have had everything. Their food presentation is outstanding and the wait staff couldn't be nicer. Make sure to save room for dessert. Their chocolate lava-like cake is perfection. The liquid chocolate pours out of it with your first bite. We love this restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We enjoyed such a fabulous meal for our anniversary here. We did the Tasting Menu with the wine paring and each dish was incredible and the wine perfect. Chef Gaytan delivered one of the courses himself and wanted to know about our experience. And they quickly added a special desert with a candle when learning it was a special day for us. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious lunch fresh ingredients and lovely presentation, this place is quiet at lunch but I could imagine a much livelier vibe in the evening. So worth going

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very fancy food presentation, very fancy atmosphere, very attentive service.
Perfect for special occasion, or celebration. Very authentic Mexican dishes with a hint of French cuisine. Elegant taste and good value on menu items. Highly recommend for upscale dining. Will definitely return with friends.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Spicy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The French influenced Mexican cuisine is elevated beyond what I expected! Beautifully presented and subtle complex flavors. Definitely a foodie haven!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was outstanding. We had guests from NYC who can be very critical, but they loved it too.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have loved Mexique. We go 3-4 times a year. We love taking people who have never been. What I have noticed is, when the owner isn't there, it just doesn't run the same way. Went last night. Beef tartare which I always get, and always rave about, was just ok. Then they clearly forgot to put our dinner order in as we waited over an hour and a half for it to come. I walked to kitchen to inquire about it. Our waiter apologized but it still took 15 -20 min to make our food. After we paid our bill he came and said they would like to buy dessert. We said no thanks. If you want to say sorry, send it immediately when they remove dinner, not as we are leaving.
We have had mediocre service before and we realized last night it's always when he isn't there. He should make sure he has someone watching the room when he takes a night off. There is no manager and it suffers.
Will probably return, but not as quickly and in a city with so many wonderful options, will not run back.

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 (México)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing food, just what I was envisioning! The menu is very creative with detailed presentations and perfect flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excelente lugar, comida muy rica, el personal muy amable en todo momento, muy recomendable

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was the best food we’ve had in Chicago! Wonderful, interesting and intricate flavors. Janet our server was excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I took my fiance for her bday. When I reserved it asked me a question of what was the occasion, I put down for a birthday. When we arrived the hostess/waiter never mentioned or offered us anything about the birthday. I was very disappointed. Why ask what the occasion in the reservation and not mention or do anything about it????

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Food was outstanding! I will be back until I try everything on the menu!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I recently learned about Mexique from the show "Check Please" and made a reservation. I was shocked to learn that the restaurant has been there for ten years. Why had I not heard about this incredible place? Our food was extraordinary, so delicious and plated so beautifully. Service was excellent and meeting the chef was so exciting (he is quite handsome)! I also loved the decor, tasteful and calming. I will be returning with my family on the next special occasion. I just loved everything! Well worth the price. Outstanding, creative food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Mexique never disappoints. Chef Carlos continues to create new and exciting dishes that honor the essential flavors of Mexico while celebrating fresh, seasonal ingredients. On this visit, the salmon with esquites and epazote beurre blanc was the standout dish- perfectly balanced with hits of line, chile and sweet corn and butter. The ceviche with a prickly pear aguachile sauce and even the humble tomato soup with guajillo were also remarkable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was the first time here for lunch. I had previously had dinner there. Both times were phenomenal! The food is top notch and beautifully presented in a classy timeless dining room. The service was great as well!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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