About Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park
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.
Chicago, IL 60622
Mexican, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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
Damen & Division
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.)
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.
Plenty of free street parking; or valet right in front of our restaurant
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.
Private Party Contact:
Takito Kitchen: (888) 769-3183
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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Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park Ratings and Reviews
First time here! Joseph our waiter was welcoming and accommodating from the start!He recommended awesome menu picks and he really went above and beyond to make my husband's birthday extra special!!!! He offered him a free double margarita and gave us all dessert at the end of our dinner. He informed us of two big parties that were soon going to place their orders and now was the time to get in our order! How attentive!!! We loved everything on the menu and the tamarind cilantro margarita was so awesome!!! Will definitely come back!!! I spoke to the manager on site and told her about the awesome experience we had and that we would definitely be coming back and requesting Joseph as our waiter!!!!
Saturday brunch with friends. Highly recommend the $10 bottomless mimosas because they are made at a generous ratio and your glass is never empty! Very cool spot that is authentic but not trying too hard. Food was fantastic and our waiter was very knowledgeable about their menu and could make great recommendations. Manager came and talked to the table and was very personable. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Takito Kitchen!
Food was great. This was my second time visiting so we tried some new items from the brunch menu. Lychee Margarita was good but the michelada was ok. Service was not as attentive as my first visit but still friendly. I will definitely return for the chicken tacos. The hibiscus tortillas are my new fave.
Takito Kitchen was simply amazing about accommodating our large dinner party (15 people). They were super helpful when I called multiple times over the weekend to update the party size. Our waitress was great - I wish I had her name. She did an awesome job of checking in on us and making sure we always had everything we needed. The food was really good too. Would definitely recommend.
Amazing, completely gluten free menu. They do serve beer, that would include gluten. But their kitchen, besides drinks is gluten free.
I believe the menu changes often, when you look on their website, the menus are not always updated and we did see some changes to what we saw online.
To start, we had the tasting platter of salsa, 3 different salsa's for $9. The only downfall is that I don't think they give you enough chips for the amount of salsa you receive and it was $0.50 to have additional chips.
For dinner, we tried two different tacos: the skirt steak, which was extremely tender; and a coffee braised beef barbacoa, which was an amazing blend of flavors. We were required to order two of each type taco, so if you were alone or didn't want to share, it may be more difficult to order (may not get enough/ get too many). The tacos were on the smaller size, but for two adults that were not extremely hungry, two tacos were perfect in addition to the salsa.
The tacos are fantastic, delicious and beautiful. The service is prompt and cheerful. Our only problem was the wine selection. It was pretty bad with nothing I really wanted. The restaurant is now more cocktail and tequila focused I was told. So why not have a byow policy and charge for corkage? It would have made our dining experience much better.
We had a great time at Takito Kitchen. We went for Sunday brunch with a group of 6 and sat outside at one of the picnic tables. We were excited for the $5 bloody Mary's and the $10 bottomless mimosas which did not disappoint! The food was delicious (I had the tomato omelette and it was fluffy and filled with yummy bites of juicy tomatoes and cheese), the drinks were great - even the coffee had a special touch with some cinnamon cream.
We had an amazing, flavor-filled meal with great service and a charming setting -- and we didn't spend an arm and a leg.
For sure recommend - I'll 100% be back!
The menu is great- Different combos I have not seen many places. Completely gluten free kitchen. Hibiscus, corn & sesame tortillas were very nice. We had wonderful service from Javi. We will be back for $10 bottomless mimosas and the brunch menu!
The value is not terrible, but you must order (2) tacos PER taco selection at least. You cannot get (3) individually different tacos. If you want to try three of their tacos... you have to purchase 6 tacos- 2 of each. I do not like this. This could prevent me from coming back. Not a deal breaker, but quite inconvenient if you are dining with 2 people and want to explore the menu.
The margaritas, however, are delicious. Happy hour is 1/2 off Margaritas- that value is thru the roof.
Sat outside, very disorganized & slow service and loud from bar next door. Hostess checked me in as I was reserved. Then called me 25 minutes later to ask where I was after she seated outside me herself. I have always had better than good service on weeknights.
I won't go again on a weekend.
Excellent margaritas and food! The menu is not overwhelming, yet offers variety and fresh ingredients. Everyone loved the avocado pine nut purée vs traditional guacamole, and the fresh tortilla chips were a wonderful touch. Tacos were delicious and not greasy, which is a HUGE plus. Overall 5 stars and definitely double your margarita for Happy Hour!
First time and it was great. The good is very flavorful, portions are small but tasty. Drinks during happy hour were great, size of them is a concern...more ice than drink. Overall, great place. I will visit again, prepared with more cash. Mario, the owner, very nice and genuine fella.
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