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About Permanently Closed - Salpicón

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Salpicón offers classic & contemporary Mexican cuisine by acclaimed chef Priscila Satkoff (named by Larousse Gastronomique as "One of the Top Chefs of Mexican Cuisine") and recently inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museum's Chefs Hall of Fame, accompanied by a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence Wine List, served in a fun & festive atmosphere. Tequila fans will enjoy our selection of over 100 selections of super-premium 100% agave Tequila. Enjoy in a Margarita or sip on it's own or in one of our flights. (Please note: Toddlers and infants not allowed on Friday or Saturday nights. Strollers ARE NOT permitted.)

1252 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Division

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 988-7811

Website:
http://www.salpicon.com/

Parking Details:
$12.00 Valet (Wed. thru Sun. evenings)

Public Transit:
Clark / Division 2.5 blocks
Red Line / Buses 22 & 36

Executive Chef:
Priscila Satkoff

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Salpicón - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1926)
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Special Occasion (910)
Romantic (486)
Good for Groups (426)
Hot Spot (342)
Great for Outdoor Dining (305)
Great for Brunch (177)
Vibrant Bar Scene (166)
Late-night Find (73)
Great for Lunch (56)
Kid-friendly (54)
Scenic View (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Authentic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Spicy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Sorry it is no more. One of my favorite restaurants of all time. I will miss it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Always an awesome time at Salpicon and we will really miss this place. The food, ambiance, service and people have always been outstanding. My fav restaurant in this city.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Fabulous as always. Sad to learn that the restaurant in Chicago is closing permanently. We will miss them but wish them the best in their venture in Mexico.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Excellent, as always! But I'll never dine there again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Super sad to see this gem leave Chicago. Best wishes in Mexico!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 27, 2016

I go out of my way to always eat here when in Chicago because the food is always outstanding. However, last Sunday's dinner was extra special as I asked about specific ingredients in a dish that was particularly amazing... and he told me that he would get me the recipe. When he brought the bill at the end of the night, he brought me the beautiful Salpicon Cookbook as well. Super nice surprise on top of a lovely evening filled with amazing flavors and gorgeous dishes!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Tapas, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Beyond awesome. Many thanks to James our waiter, and the whole crew at Salpicon. We will miss you!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I have been going here for years and it will probably be my last. The
menu doesn't change and I need to find a new venue for Mexican
cuisine. Also very disappointed with my wine and felt it was bad but
we drink it.

Randy

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Love the place, unfortunately they are closing at the end of November.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Wonderful service, food authentic and delicious, cocktails terrific. Our reservations were early in evening - restaurant was quiet and yet we were seated directly beside a family of 4 with 2 very young children - crammed in together. We were away for the weekend as a couple - trying to enjoy the 'kidless' weekend together. C'est la vie!
Server presented us with a beautiful complementary Salpicon cookbook at end of our dining experience - nice touch. Clearly very well respected restaurant - within an 1 or so - the place was packed - with 'regulars'.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

One of my all time faves. Hate to see it go at end on Nov 2016.

You will be very missed!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2016

It was a very enjoyable dinner. The food was very good and delightfully presented. The service was good as well.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Enjoyed everything especially the wine and cod entree'. It is sad that Salpicon will be closing on November 30th, It will be missed. The owners apparently sold the place and are moving back to their roots in Mexico.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2016

A spectacular restaurant! Sorry that it is closing. I do not see any replacements for Priscilla and Vince Satkoff here in Chicago.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2016

I have had 3 (or is it 4) fantastic experiences at Salpicón, and I am so sad they are closing at the end of November. If you haven't eaten there yet, make the effort this month. It is a treasure, and its closing will be a real loss.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Dinner for four friends visiting Chicago. Service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed our meals and wine. We were surprised to receive copies of the restaurant's cookbook as we left. Very nice touch!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Lovely meal, warm service. I'll miss this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2016

one of the best meals my wife and I have had in chicago

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Wonderful creative food. Great staff. We'll miss it.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2016

The most original and quality Mexican-style cuisine in Chicago. And amazingly good Margharitas.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Outstanding experience. We were very well taken care of. The food and wine was amazing!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Great menu and wonderful service. Good location , easy to get to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Delicious food. Best tiger shrimp ever. We ate outside and it was still quiet enough to have a conversation. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with drink selections.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Super flavorful unique Latin inspired cuisine . Hands down best legit real margaritas - no frills. Love this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2016

This is my fourth visit to Salpicon in the past two months. Each time their fish specials have been amazing. They have an extensive tequila and wine selection. The service is always perfect, and the cuisine authentic, fresh, inventive, and flavorful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2016

Had an amazing margarita with special tequila, shared 5 appetizers and loved every bite! Reckoned the quest and ceviche for sure. Very good and just down the street from several comedy venues.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2016

In addition to being the most uniques Mexican restaurant in Chicago, it has one of the most extensive wine list in Chicago

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Restaurant was not very busy on Sunday which is a good thing. Service was low key and okay, and ambience was good. However, wine was extremely overpriced by at least 180% and the Chef who claims to be the owner confronted my party in a very arrogant and rude way because his waiter received a tip of $65 for serving 4 people a $ 245 meal and overpriced 2 bottles @ $320. I wish him luck but will never visit the restaurant again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2016

the menu is limited and offers ,it seems, only spicy dishes which we do not prefer.We would not plan to go back

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2016

A neighborhood place that can be a destination for others. I have been eating here for years and the quality has continued to be consistently high. If you like Margaritas this is the place for them. Wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Limited menu, skimpy guacamole serving, tiny wine glasses. Not worth a repeat visit

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2016

This is one of the best gourmet Mexican dining places in Chicago. Very creative menu and delicious specials. Good margaritas too. Extensive wine and tequila offerings.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Delicious dinner at Salpicon last night. Amazing culinary flavors served by just right attentive staff in an understated dining room where we could enjoy our conversation while savoring a phenomenal meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We have eaten at Salpicon previously, but always at the bar. We decided to go to dinner here for our 38th wedding anniversary. The food was terrific. My wife had the Cod and it was truly melt in your mouth tender. No fishy taste at all. I had the Pork Chop and it was prepared perfectly. The potato/chorizo accompaniment was very tasty. The only issue we had was with the waiter. Though, surprisingly the restaurant was pretty empty, he acted like he had a plane to catch. He rushed everything and couldn't have been less interested in serving us. Not a word was said regarding our anniversary, though I noted it on our Open Table reservation. Having used this feature with Open Table before, we have always gotten some sort of acknowledgement. A number of places will offer up a glass of champagne or a small dessert in honor of whatever event you may be celebrating. That part of this review I don't care about. Service can sometimes overcome food that might be slightly off the mark. At Salpicon, the food rocked and the service failed miserably.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Not your standard fare. No tacos or burritos but rather unique offerings deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. Extensive wine list. One of the few places I can find small production Oregon Pinot Noirs. A must stop for me anytime I'm in Chicago.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Salpicon is one of our favorites....We love the food, it is close to home and a really nice bar. The service on Saturday was not up to our usual expectations. They seemed quite rushed and hurried us along. Our first time getting that feeling. I hope we do not get it again.!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Salpicon is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Chicago. In addition to the regular menu they always have specials to try new flavors/combinations. The tequila selection is outstanding - highly recommend trying the tequila flight; the knowledgeable servers can help narrow down your selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We went there curious about Mexican and were delighted. Wonderful atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly staff and food that brings you to a Mexican family celebration. Ask about the margaritas. They are like nothing you have had before. The grilled octopus appetizer immediately lets you know you are in for quite ride. Wish it was closer to home, but next time we in Chicago we will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Wonderful food, but we had to get up and ask for a server to get a drink, and then had to beg to have our order taken. With only 5 tables in the place, the service should have been great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

A real discovery. Amazing food, great wine list and helpful service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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