Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park

4.6
357 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Phone number
(773) 687-9620
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Dworshak
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Private party facilities
Takito is available any day of the week to host your private event. Takito is the perfect backdrop for private events from 20 to 100 people. We can create customized options and menus for any type of event including rehearsal dinners, corporate events, holiday parties, birthdays, and more.
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Private party contact
Takito Kitchen: (888) 769-3183
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Catering
Takito Kitchen can design a custom food and beverage menu for any event. Our event planners will help you determine precisely what you need and will work within your budget. Our catering service is perfect for formal business lunches or more informal private parties. We can cater for 25 to 100+ guests.

To get more information, please contact us at INFO@TAKITOKITCHEN.COM.
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Cross street
Damen & Division
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Parking details
Plenty of free street parking; or valet right in front of our restaurant
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Entertainment
We play music that complements the experience (modern indie tunes, mixed with classic rock & classic rhythm/blue (Foster the People, Yeasayer, Marvin Gay, Led Zeppelin, etc.)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Tue 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Wed 7:00PM - 8:30PM

What 357 People Are Saying
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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celiac friendly and delicious! Our favorite. Nicest people as well

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SS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place....and Celiac safe as well. Gluten free and fantastic.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere werr great but the tacos were so incredibly salty. And the queso was drenched in a puddle of oil and butter. Drinks were incredible though

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1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great! Only weird thing was that the place was empty at 7:30pm on a Saturday which is usually a red flag. But overall great experience between the food and service.

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SC
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, outdoor space and wonderful waitress.

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Everyone in our group thought they were the best tacos we had ever had. Very creative menu

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a
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Tacos are always amazing! The chicken al pastor and the pork belly are so good.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Came here for Sunday brunch; menu as an interesting assortment of omlets, french toast, bottomless mimosas. Squeezed in among a bunch of other restaurants, bars on a lively block of Division. Service friendly, food was all good. Would come here again.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was on point, from the moment she sat us down, to taking our orders and even genuine compliments. Definitely had an amazing time, it was a reservation which I highly recommend especially on Sundays since it was pretty busy. Overall had an amazing experience, as a latina authentic latin food is always a must, this was amazing!

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M
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 12 and the food and service was great as usual. Weekend brunch is great here I highly recommend!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great margaritas, good tacos. Drinks and tacos a bit pricey, but in line with similar restaurants. Overall it was a great time.

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JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many different group/date/family options. Great food and drinks, cooked to order. Staff was atentative, kind and very helpful, in making our menue choices. When we visited, there was a group of friends, a meeting, at least one family group and several others. We were able to hold conversation without any issues. It was AWESOME!

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CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could remember our servers name but he was fantastic! Really great recommendations, and was accommodating for our large party with quite a few dietary requests. The cucumber margarita is the best I have ever had, and loved every taco I tried (fried fish, pork belly, steak!) Make a reservation!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us met for drinks, appetizers, tacos and desserts. Everyone was pleased w/everything. We were delighted the tasty margaritas were half price until 7 pm. Nice variety of margaritas from sweet to sour. How appropriate Takito served Pacifico beer. Nothing tastier or more refreshing - and they have chilled beer glasses upon request. Our waiter could not have been friendlier or more professional. He was able to answer questions and make suggestions. A lovely evening indeed! Can’t wait to go back.

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BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

This was my second experience at Takito. The food was great and cocktails were as well. Our service was unfortunately, way below I expected. Our food order got mixed up. The waitress fixed it but acted like we had made the mistake. The drinks took a long time to get and more than once we received the wrong drinks. We mentioned the drinks were wrong but even after all the issues she took them and threw them out. She said if she left them we would be charged.

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a
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Takito has the best tacos! The people there are really nice!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Takito is my #1 go-to for Mexican food, especially if I'm trying to entertain somebody I have not seen in a while.

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a
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love takito! The pork and chicken tacos are my favorite. yummy tacos and nice people

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family really enjoyed being there! We will be back :)

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R
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The best. Always!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food that we ordered was excellent. Live lamb and vegan tacos.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff and awesome food. The fish tacos were amazing!

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an awesome time at Takito. Food was delicious: queso fundido, lamb + pork belly + steak tacos. Good drinks. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valerie is amazing! The food is always perfect! Love the bottomless, wish it was longer. But keep it up. But keep filling the pitchers faster great value

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MT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tacos, drinks and service! We’ll definitely be back! I appreciate that the whole menu is gluten free for my family member who need to eat gluten free.

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s
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the happy hour of 50% off of the margaritas and all the tacos are great especially the coffee braised beef. We also always get the hearts of palm salad. Servers are great. During summer, great place to sit outside.

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N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend! The food and portions are great and everyone was very friendly.

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Y
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always wonderful and food is on point.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tacos were amazingly delicious! There was a happy "hour" all evening which meant wonderful margaritas for half price. The Lychee margarita was so refreshing! Highly recommend!!

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ED
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met friends for a double date here and had a great meal! We love the tacos, and they seem to rotate new ones onto the menu occasionally. Their seasonal salsas also change and are quite good, though they charge for extra chips and don't give you nearly enough. The margaritas are good--honestly prefer the standard margarita to their sweet seasonal flavors--but way overpriced. I wouldn't order the margaritas except for when they're half off (Thursdays 5-7pm!). Tacos are really delicious! Wish they didn't force you to order them in 2's so that we could've tried more of the menu... Overall great meal, great ambience, and pretty good service.

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F
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Takito Kitchen! We had a fabulous meal and drinks were good too. Excellent that the entire menu is gluten free too, I have celiac and it is nice not to have to worry. We order delivery from TK all the time (fish tacos and pork belly tacos are fire) it was cool to come and eat at the restaurant.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed and embarrassed that I brought out of town guests here. Our server complained about working the day before (St. Patricks Day). All of our food was brought out at different times and some of us ate cold food. We ordered the bottomless mimosas (it was Sunday brunch!) and were informed that the restaurant had run out of champagne and would be ending brunch early, after only being there for a glass. To top it off - they ran out of coffee mugs and served us hot coffee in copper 'moscow mule mugs'. The mugs were so hot our serve could barely set them down on the table. They are supposed to be insulating (to keep drinks cold) and were so hot you couldn't even put your mouth on it to drink out of it. It's a cute spot but I will not be going back as a local or taking visitors here.

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were spot on, came with a larger group and service was still on top of orders and drinks.

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N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very accommodating and attentive. The food was delicious, and the drinks were very good.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch! Fish tacos are amazing. Just a fun place with good food, drinks, and people.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome server, great food, awesome happy hour drink deal!

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R
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Their service is always outstanding and it's a quirky but super cool setup. Also on the affordable side.

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Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pleasantly surprised! each taco better than the last. esquites was also delicious. the margaritas were solid and service wonderful

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BS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bottemless mimosa brunch for 10 bucks! Food was very good and the waitress was very attentive and friendly. I would receommend this to everyone for yummy food very reasonably priced

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