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Mexique - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
2191 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, French

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (312) 850-0288

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Cross street

    Chicago and Ashland

  • Parking details

    Additional street parking available

  • Additional

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

What 2,191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SB

    SameerB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Shut down and we were never notified. Don't make a reservation!
  2. JH

    JuanH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was close, we did not get to eat. Waste a lot of time.
  3. RR

    RobinR

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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 -
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Me cancelaron la reservación una hora antes, argumentó que no pudieron abrir, sin opciones a un espacio otro día...
  5. VR

    VictorR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    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.
  8. LE

    LaurieE

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Authentic meal. We went out of our way to be at the restaurant on Cinco De Mayo
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  10. AM

    AyannaM

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  11. SW

    StephenW

    San Diego

    179 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely, interesting food. Our server was a real pro.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  14. N

    Nickname

    Chicago

    262 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    262 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  15. SC

    SusanC

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  16. T

    Tex123

    Detroit

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  18. EN

    ElsaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  19. SD

    StevenD

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding on all levels.
  20. MD

    MaryD

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  21. CH

    CharlesH

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious menu for brunch. We shared the waffles/duck carnitas as a first course and shared a carne asada huarache. Both were wonderful.
  22. JT

    JonathanT

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great at Mexique! Our server made recommendations for wine, appetizers and main course and we enjoyed everything. We will be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    Place was too ho
  24. B

    Burtban

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there several times over the years. Fantastic food that is ever changing. Really a special place.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  26. BE

    BolEro

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef is friendly and welcoming. Staff is also great. Ambiance and experience were overall 100. Will definitely be checking out brunch.
  28. a

    andermac

    Chicago

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  29. S

    Shan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  30. VV

    VaneVazquez

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As usual the food was creative and delicious. The waiter was very knowledgeable and easily answered all of our questions.
  32. l

    lbg555

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Just incredible and different from any type of Mexican themed food you have tried Can’t wait to go back
  33. w

    wjmr

    Chicago

    184 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A truly great dining experience! Best sangria! Every dish was outstanding. Amazing blend of flavors beautifully presented. A wonderful time was had by all!
  34. DC

    DavidC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful. The ambiance, food, servers, and drinks were all a great experience. Overall amazing.
  36. A

    Abbe

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic as always! I will most certainly be back!
  37. t

    ticketdemain

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is incredible! Food was top notch and the sangria was 🔥👍💥
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was amazing!!
  39. E

    Elyseisit

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excelente comida y servicio. Poniendo en alto a Mexico.

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Mexique - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 2191 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chicago and Ashland

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Additional street parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Gaytan

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (312) 850-0288

  • Private party facilities

    Mexique is available for private dining events for all occassions.

  • Private party contact

    Cynthia Sanders-Grush: (312) 850-0288

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