Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park
"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.
Sesame tortilla / morita salsa Oaxacan cheese / pickled onions arugula / avocado / peanuts
Avocado Pine Nut Puree
Masa crackers / pickled garlic / jalapeo / cilantro
Corn tortilla / brunkow cheese cilantro / tomatillo pistachio salsa / jicama escabeche
Great experience, great tacos. 2 thumbs up.
Great atmosphere for very large crowds. Good food, excellent hospitality.
Will come back again!
I was super disappointed in not only the service but also the brunch experience.
Terrible service - literally never came to our table and we had 2 young kids. Food took FOREVER to arrive.
Love their brunch weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great food! Service seems to be a bit slow when I go here, but the food and drinks are worth the wait. Awesome margs!!
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!
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!
Great brunch and the $10 bottomless mimosas were a bonus! All four of us loved it and plan to go back.
Great place to grab tacos and a marg. The menu is unique and everything was delicious.
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.
Mon restautant each time i come in chicago from Switzerland.
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.
Sunday brunch is the best and they have the best breakfast tacos
Carlos is ALWAYS a treat. He does such a phenomenal job in making you feel like part of the Takito family.
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.
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.
Always great service, music is always fun! Upbeat spot for brunch! Great value
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!
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!
Always love Takito Kitchen, either for weekend brunch or dinner. Always delicious, always good service and excellent food. Top notch drinks!!
The food, service and drinks were divine! I would dine here again and definitely recommend it. The music was always fantastic!
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.
The service, food, and drinks were all amazing! I am definitely going again!
Takito kitchen is great! Awesome food and drinks. The menu is gluten free which is perfect for people with allergies.
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.
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.
Food is good, but pretty pricey. Also they enforce a “two taco minimum” for each kind of taco on the weekends, which is weird.
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!
Good food! Taco Tuesday desk was great! Destiny the server was great!
The Waiter was great, food was delicious and drinks were so tasty. The Cucumber Margarita is now my favorite drink.
Everything was very good as usual. The margaritas very very nice and I tried the lamb tacos for the first time which were excellent.
Tacos were really good, as were the drinks!
Creative and fresh
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!!
Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park is rated 4.6 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.
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