Pueblo

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Situated inside Latinicity, Pueblo is a homage to everyday Mexican home cooking. With a vibrant and casual space, Pueblo invites you to experience the dishes and flavors acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas was fortunate to enjoy growing up in Toluca, Mexican - with a contemporary twist.

Please note your reservation is for Pueblo, not Latinicity.
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We chose Pueblo over other theater district restaurants for pre-show dining. This is more like a food court destination with a server than a restaurant, ambiance-wise. Our guacamole was *really* good. Everything else was “meh.” (Including service.) Salsa tasted as though it was from a jar. I had the vegetarian opinion which in a word was bad. My son said his salmon was decent. I wish we had chosen a different location. Sorry, Pueblo. We will not be back.

J
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food here is great but the service is not ready for prime time. Our waiter was also the bartender and he was looking up how to make the drinks on an iPad! He finally gave up and disappeared into the kitchen and returned 5+ minutes later with the drinks from another part of the Latinicity facility. The drinks were good, but if you don't know how to make them, why are you tending bar?

DV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & drinks and perfect spot to go before the theatre!

RJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Seemed very disorganized and very short staffed including kitchen

PJ
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great shrimp, generous portion of plantains!

LS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is absolutely delicious! I would definitely go back. It was a perfect dinner prior to seeing a show at the Goodman. We didn't feel rushed and were well taken care of.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible food and service. Big mistake booking here

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server, Ben, was attentive and made great suggestions from the menu. The food was delicious. We both had the grilled mahi mahi and enjoyed it very much. Great atmosphere, prompt service and love the space's design. I will definitely dine there again. Can't wait to try other selections.

JB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is a perfect setting for people/families, that want to catch a better than average meal quickly. The servers were very attentive. The food was okay. It was noisy. The modern acrylic chairs have the restaurant a hip look, though once they’ve been used for awhile scratches etc. will detract from their appearance. I would probably not return to eat here.

LL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Couldn't get a 5:30 reservation so settled for 5:45. Got there at 5:15 and there were no other diners for at least twenty minutes. Everything was ok and as stated in the small menu. They didn't offer any happy hour specials to us; however, the women who sat next to us asked and they gave them a special menu. That should have been given when we arrived. The location next door has a much better vibe and we will return there on our next visit.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

So disappointed with Pueblo. We chose to eat there before a show at the theatre across the street. We figured we would be able to enjoy a relaxing Mexican meal and not feel rushed because of the restaurant's proximity to the theatre. We were seated at 6:20. Our waitress did not come to our table until 6:40, at which point I mentioned two of the three of us needed to be finished before the 7:30 show began. She gave me a concerned look as if there was not enough time to do so. We placed our order then and there. The food did not come to the table until 7:20, at which point the two that were seeing the show left, without eating. I ate by myself and took the other two meals home. Spent almost ninety dollars on a meal that wasn't relaxing at all. I think there was only one waitress working for about 13 tables. Drinks were not refilled at all and basics like napkins and silverware had to be asked for. Will not be returning anytime soon.

J
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was very good, showed teamwork among the staff. We were going to the theater and they got us fed and out quickly. The salad of mango and jicama was exceptional, very tasty! We loved it. The entrees were good-the flank steak and the fried pork carnitas. The mole was average-lacking pep and taste, but the rest of the entree was very good. The ambiance leaves a little to be desired but all in all, a good experience. I would go back.

SD
Austin
79 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

We had dinner at Pueblo last night. We had an early reservation (pre-theater) at 6pm. There was one other table occupied in the restaurant. We were seated and then it took more than 15 minutes for someone to come over. Since we didn’t know how long the food would take, we ordered all at once specifying the apps we wanted to start with. Our apps dinner and drinks all arrived at the same time....disappointing! The food was delicious, but the service just took away from the experience.

D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Place is empty. Napkins are paper towels. Food was less than good. Not worth going again.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Our meal started with them telling us they ran out of beer and Chardonnay last night because of a party. Our reservations were at 6pm - more than enough time to stock back up before dinner. The restaurant itself it located next to a food court and you can see the food court right next door. Not romantic. The waiter was bizarre in telling me that I shouldn’t order the chicken dish because it would take 17 minutes to cook. Food itself was okay - no complaints there. Not a robust kids menu - choice of quesadilla or quesadilla. Don’t think this restaurant will last.

LL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

This is restaurant is situated in the middle of Latincity. While the food and drink were good, the atmosphere is a little awkward around happy hour since there are open windows to Latincity which is hopping during Happy Hour. The website is a little misleading and the happy hour deals are not available in the restaurant. We went before a theatre show and barely made it out in time for the show. If I went again - I'd go for Happy Hour at Latincity and skip the restaurant, there is not anything special or noteworthy about it.

N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Understaffed, so service was clumsy & slow (albeit ver friendly). Could be a nice place if they could work out those kinks.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

So much went wrong tonight that I'm not sure where to start or end this review. The overall theme is the staff needs training...or perhaps just firing and start over. The two girls at the front desk were both rude and incompetent. The waiter hadn't tried most of the dishes, replied "I don't really like any of it" when asked for his recommendations, and also forgot to put in our order. It took almost 30 minutes to get chips and guac. Then at the end, the bill was wrong and the checkout people were confused.

I'm truly astounded this place hasn't folded yet. I guess I should have known given that there were almost no customers in there on a Saturday night.

R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Where to begin.... we didn't even get to eat. Didn't even to get to order a drink. Went there on a Saturday night before a show. The waiter never even came to our table. Looked at us and continued to ignore us. Went to the table in front of us several times to check on them and take orders. Then when I went to confront the waiter with the blonde man bun and he said, "Whatever and shrugged his shoulders". Absolutely terrible. I would never recommend this place to anyone and I would avoid it all costs.

OT
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Authentic food ~ well done ~ average service

CB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Pueblo has fantastic, authentic Mexican cuisine. Eveything was delicious! My friend, who grew up in Mexico, said each dish was just as she remembered it from her childhood. Will definitely go back when I visit Chicago again.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Deserves to be much more crowded than it was. Mango and jicama salad was excellent.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour specials were limited but delicious.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was just OK. It was too salty and not my style of Mexican food

C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were dining with another couple before seeing Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I made reservations at Pueblo as it was convenient and assumed it would not be a long dinner. We informed them when we arrived that we were going to a show. It took a long time before anyone came to our table. We flagged down a young man who apparently was a bus boy. He said he would get someone. When a server did not come, he came and attempted to take our order. Some time passed and a server came to figure out our drinks. Apparently, the margaritas are just poor quality out of the tap. We again emphasized that now we really were in a hurry. We waited and waited for the food. The food was definitely disappointing Mexican fare. We were sorry that we had not left and got food from the other options. I expected better from Latinicity. The restaurant was not even busy. Now I know why. We will not be returning.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Margaritas are way too sugary but dinners were very good and price friendly for the Loop.

MP
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Presentation and taste were delightful. Table service was poor. For example, serving main course while pushing dirty/empty appetizer plates around on-the-table, leaving expired drink glasses on-the-table when fresh drinks were served, and not refilling or offering to refill empty water glasses. Go for the food, not for the service!

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and interesting Mexican food.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and flavors in the food. Pretty quiet on a Friday night but probably more going on at lunch time. The carne asada with mole was very tasty

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place was closed so we had to find an alternate

BW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

food was served only warm, wife actually had to send back for reheating

prices were very reasonable

AS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Outstanding food
Great appetizers
Upscale food court atmosphere
Ideal for pre theater meal

H
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable meal, however they do not participate in Opentable and did not have reservation. Fortunately there were open tables. Use their web site.

AR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice quiet atmosphere. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. It was perfect for our pre-theater meal. I look forward to going again and again!

MK
Louisville
52 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

We were visiting Chicago from out of town and Pueblo was close to the show we were seeing a few blocks away. Online it looked like a nice little Mexican Care with an interesting menu and pretty good prices. What was great was the very attentive service (admittedly we were VERY early at 530) but what was disappointing was the ambience. Pueblo is in a 3rd floor cluster restaurants offering (very) casual dining that is more of a food court vibe than a restaurant. And no windows, just a small restaurant with an average menu that is better than a chain TexMex joint.

CH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is the restaurant in Latinicity. We selected it because we wanted table service, and wanted to try out the food. When we arrived, we were told we could sit anywhere - the place was empty, so that was not an issue. The only other parties there while we were there was a business group of 10-12 diners, and a family with an infant. We ordered a starter and entrées. The "starter" came after the entrees were served - I was beginning to think the server had not placed the order. The grilled flank steak was disappointingly tough. My friend enjoyed the fried Mahi Mahi. The rajas con crema was quite good, however, it was served after the entrees, not as a starter, so we did not have time to enjoy it. Quiet, not crowded.

BN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

I was very disappointed in Pueblo. The pork in my carnitas was tough and came in clumps. The salsa was too sweet.
The service was also very poor.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida !

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RW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent. The service was not so good, but we were the last table before closing time. No excuse for bad service, but would still recommend highly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Puebla did not have my reservation when I arrived and notified me that the restaurant does not use Open Table for accepting reservations. The hostess was kind enough to find us a table on a very busy Saturday night.

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