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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.)
Chicago, IL 60610
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$12.00 Valet (Wed. thru Sun. evenings)
Clark / Division 2.5 blocks
Red Line / Buses 22 & 36
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
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!
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'.
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.
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.
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.!!
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.
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.
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