Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park

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$30 and under
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Mexican
One of the "10 Hottest New Restaurants" in Chicago! -Zagat

"I ate nearly every item on [Takito's] easily navigable menu and I didn't have a single throwaway bite." -Mike Sula, renowned Chicago Reader food critic

Four out of four. -Redeye

Founded by Mario Ponce, Restauratuer (Bar Takito).

Located in "hot" Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village, Takito Kitchen features Modern Mexican cuisine featuring artisanal handcrafted tacos (every tortilla is made-to-order), flavor-popping shared plates using fresh organic ingredients by local farmers, and mouthwatering desserts.

The Takito cocktail program showcases handcrafted margaritas and cocktails centered around various high-end tequilas and rums, in addition to Latin beers and wines. We squeeze fresh juice daily to ensure the absolute best flavor. We will spoil you.

Add to this, an inviting contemporary urban atmosphere, complemented by a service approach admired by most.
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Archipelago
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great tacos. 2 thumbs up.

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KennethP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for very large crowds. Good food, excellent hospitality.
Will come back again!
5/5 rating

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was super disappointed in not only the service but also the brunch experience.

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vipAmandaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service - literally never came to our table and we had 2 young kids. Food took FOREVER to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Love their brunch weekends.

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vipClaudiaU
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not really into margaritas but their Fuego margarita was killer yummy. We had the pork belly and chicken tacos, and guacamole with pine nuts - all simply delicious. We will be coming back soon.

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Djabacus
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

We came here for Valentines day excited to try out this place. When we got there the hostess was nice and led us to our table. On our way to our table I noticed people wearing coats and hats. The hostess explained to us a window broke upstairs and it was drafty. They tried to have it fixed a week ago but it didn't happen so it will be fixed this week.

We sat in our seat and were immediately assaulted by a burst of cold air. Keep in mind it was degrees outside. If the restaurant was aware of this problem they should have never allowed seating in this area. They could have offered a coffee or a shot to make up for this cold. I had to wear my hat and scarf. I was still freezing. Eventually I wore my parka to eat.

We ordered our food. We had a couple of appetizers. chips and salsa, 2 of the 3 salsas had decent flavor but no kick. We also ordered the queso fundido which was very tasty. The mushrooms on it were great.

For dinner we ordered a variety of tacos. Fish, which was good. a little over fried but still flavorful. Shrimp, was meh. the shrimp didn't taste fresh but it was still Ok. Beef Barbacoa was completely devoid of flavor or seasoning. when I have barbacoa I expect it to be strong in flavor. It was the opposite.

Desert we had the flan the caramel was burnt and it had a bad aftertaste. The vanilla parfait tasted like yogurt. both were disappointing

Overall - There are many better place in this area. I won't be back. the staff was excellent I have to say but the food was not. Salt and pepper aren't bad things to use when cooking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been coming here for over 3+ years now. We’ve since moved out of the area but will drive 30 min to come for the best lamb tacos ever! Always amazing food, margaritas and environment. Every restaurant they have is awesome.

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vipAl868686
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great! Love the innovative tacos that they have. Favorite tacos are their mushroom, shrimp, chicken. It's not on the menu but they have a vegan taco filled with veggies and a delicious sauce that I'd recommend to anyone, vegan or not!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food! Service seems to be a bit slow when I go here, but the food and drinks are worth the wait. Awesome margs!!

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Esme
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time coming to this place after seeing an ad for it on Instagram. This restaurant had such a chic feel when you walked in. The staff was SUPER nice! Upon arrival we were greeted and I let them know we had made a reservation. She walked us to our table and told us a server would be right with us. The server was very kind and attentive to our needs. She took in our orders and our food was ready within no time. To drink I had classic margarita and it was delicious. To eat I had a beef skirt taco and two chicken al pastor tacos. Personally, I would recommend the skirt taco over the chicken al pastor, as I found the al pastor chicken tacos to be somewhat too sweet for me. I didn’t like the combination of the pineapple with the other ingredients in the food. I also am aware that traditionally Al Pastor is cooked with pineapple as it spins on a metal rod while it gets cooked. To each their own but again that is just my opinion. Oh! And for dessert I had flan and that was DELICIOUS! It was so creamy it would melt right in your mouth! Overall me and my friends had a great time! I highly recommend this place!

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CrystalN
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Vince was our server and he was amazing! I feel like the portions for chips and salsa were extremely small. We had a wonderful time, thanks to Vince!

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TMac
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch and the $10 bottomless mimosas were a bonus! All four of us loved it and plan to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab tacos and a marg. The menu is unique and everything was delicious.

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LisaE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My friends really enjoyed this casual, somewhat loud, upscale taco place. The price was good, the service somewhat uneven as drinks took a long time to arrive but food arrived timely. The food presentation was creative and tasty.

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CedricB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mon restautant each time i come in chicago from Switzerland.

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GinaJK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gluten free menu. I only had guac, chips and shrimp tacos. Margaritas really good. I have celiac and didn’t get sick. Can’t vouch for entire menu Gf but will definitely try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is the best and they have the best breakfast tacos

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VLRD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Carlos is ALWAYS a treat. He does such a phenomenal job in making you feel like part of the Takito family.

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vipArmelleF
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food might have been good. The music pulsing out of the overhead speakers was so loud one could barely place an order. Not going back until we have mastered sign language.

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AvaniT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was very average. There was nothing wrong with the food or the atmosphere or service but there was nothing great about it either.
The drink was the coolest part.
I would eat there again if someone else wanted to go but probably wouldn’t suggest it myself.

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VickyC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, music is always fun! Upbeat spot for brunch! Great value

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MattieT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had my birthday party with 16 people here. The food and service were great! I could not have asked for a better experience. Ther service was great, we were never waiting too long for drinks which can be tricky with a party our size. The food was great! We ordered a bunch of tacos for the table, and I don't think I had one I didn't like!

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VIKKIB
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Caroline was on point as our server, especially with our rowdy bunch.
We went for my brothers birthday brunch with the bottomless mimosas, Carolina made sure our glasses never went empty and explained the menu perfectly.

Try the queso fundido, it's the funnest of all the quesos!

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vipChicagotransplant
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love Takito Kitchen, either for weekend brunch or dinner. Always delicious, always good service and excellent food. Top notch drinks!!

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Nikki
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and drinks were divine! I would dine here again and definitely recommend it. The music was always fantastic!

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MargotM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great margaritas and polenta - highly recommend. The outdoor area is great with the right weather and the indoor seating area is pretty cool with how they have the bar set up. Will most certainly be back.

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JackiL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and drinks were all amazing! I am definitely going again!

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BethanyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Takito kitchen is great! Awesome food and drinks. The menu is gluten free which is perfect for people with allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service sucked. Server rolled his eyes at us when we asked to order. He wasn't clear when he answered our questions. After dinner he asked us what our issue was and proceeded to argue with us when we told him. That's unacceptable in a customer service position.

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vipIreneviolin
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a delicious meal and our drinks were perfect. I had a Margarita that tasted authentic--not from a premix! There are a variety of tacos and the appetizers were tasty as well. Great sauces for toppings on the tacos. Casual dining, friendly wait staff. I am eager to go back and try a few more dishes on the menu.

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SarahG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is good, but pretty pricey. Also they enforce a “two taco minimum” for each kind of taco on the weekends, which is weird.

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IsabelH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Takito has become one of my favorite brunch spots! The food is delicious and the service is always great. The bottomless mimosas are also a plus. Highly recommend!

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vipDrJulienwhite
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Taco Tuesday desk was great! Destiny the server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waiter was great, food was delicious and drinks were so tasty. The Cucumber Margarita is now my favorite drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good as usual. The margaritas very very nice and I tried the lamb tacos for the first time which were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos were really good, as were the drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and fresh

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mothers Day

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Sylviah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Mother's day brunch, our waiter though, super attentive guy- He saw my mom/dad having a hard time understanding the menu and he took his time explaining it to them which helped them decide. Never had to bother him with my Mimosa refill, he was on top of it! Second time being there and just like the first time it was super amazing service!!

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Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park is rated 4.6 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

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