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Mexique

4.7
2148 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 11:00am - 2:30pm
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 2148 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excelente comida y servicio. Poniendo en alto a Mexico.

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Jason (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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vipNABluvtoeat (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service, amazing food, perfect ambiance

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipFoodie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 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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vipgoodfoodomnivore (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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TheLakeViewian (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Bibi (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Tasting menu was insanely delicious!

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vip2018RestaurantWeek (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

small butternut squash soup, small ceviche, small pescado, small chile relleno, small pork belly, small asada, arroz con leche, small apple tart. Finished dinner still feeling hungry.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The menu and flavors were amazing. Our waitress Janet was delightful. We can’t wait to schedule our next meal here. Kudos to Chef Carlos.

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Cindy (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great hostess, very hospitable
very slow service, food was good once it arrived 45 minutes later
service staff good spiel on food. not educated on bar items i.e. what is port?
For a small menu'd,under 100 seated restaurant, why so chaotic?

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible experience. The food was amazing, I highly recommend the steak tartare for an appetizer and the quesadilla negra. The Mar y Tierra was delicious as an entree.

The service was second to none. Our server Raul was super friendly and informative about the different plates.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent, everything from service to selections. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Our dinner was fantastic at Mexique. It was Restaurant Week and also my husband's birthday. We both had the Restaurant Week menu and everything was delicious and wonderful prepared and presented. The service was excellent as well. All the servers were very attentive and knowledgable about the dishes and the wines.

I became a fan of Carlos Gaytan when he appeared on Top Chef and have been wanting to try Mexique ever since. We finally got the chance and We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We went to Mexique for dinner during Restaurant Week and were not disappointed. My friend and I both tried the entire restaurant menu (photos are attached). Four courses did not disappoint. The service was courteous and friendly. When I asked about the sangria I was given a tasting. Overall, everything was delicious. I loved the butternut squash soup, the carne asada and the salmon and the rice dessert over the apple pie. I plan to go back for the $88 tasting menu.

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