Sol De Mexico

4.8
100 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

About

Welcome to Sol De Mexico Tierra Azteca, to enjoy a world class cuisine and feel welcome to Mexico alive for you. Sol De Mexico swings casual, in an elegant setting to make you feel at home. But it also racks with classic Mexican rhythms. Its wall radiate sun-baked colors. The paintings, sculptures and decoration leap to your eyes and make you laugh. Together they invite you to a journey of tradition throughout Mexico. Sol De Mexico restaurant uses beautiful ingredients, often organic-grown, to bring to you the bold flavors and immediate freshness that jump off the tongue just as it does in Mexico.
Buen Provecho!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love eating at Sol de Mexico maybe 3 times a year on special occasions, food is outstanding. Just the server was very busy, I wish she can come to check more often to our table to ask if we need something, I understand it was busy day, we needed to ask for the check to pay because she wasn’t around in a while. She also was the bar tender.... anyway I will go back again food is authentic!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Well, I made a reservation for Monday Oct 14th, then received a confirmation and reminder for that reservation on Oct 14th, but arrived at the restaurant to find it was closed on Oct 14th for Columbus Day. I took me over an hour to drive from work to the restaurant and finding it closed was not amusing.

OpenTable, YOU FAILED!!!

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GJames
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. We had lamb in black mole and chicken in walnut mole, also some tasty sopacitas. We'll most definitely be back!

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JohnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sol De Mexico is a gem. The food is incredible (hard recommend on the moles)

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vipWDPJR
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary and friends

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vipLIAM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, unbelievable drinks.
This is not your typical Mexican restaurant, more upscale than you would think. Beautiful dish presentation ,very clean and nice decor. Definitely coming back.

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vipbugdoced
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

the food was very good
the mole sauces were terrific
we had an issue with the tequila amounts in each drink [not enough]
we had an issue with the tip being added to our table of 5
ok to add a tip but not over 20% like they did

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vipDebS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were exceptional in directing us to food options. The food was creative and delicious and the presentation was also wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipLive2eat
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was amazing ! I found this gem in the 2019 Michelin guide. We were staying in Lakeview and this place was worth the 25 drive to lunch. The decor is very festive along with music. The owner was very friendly and his beautiful daughter did a fantastic job of explaining the menu items. The Mezcal, tequila, margaritas and drinks list was extensive. I had a cilantro margarita and a hibiscus margarita. The apps we ordered were the sopas, tamales, and guacamole excellent! We shared the chicken mole dish and a veggie dish. tortillas are homemade. The owners daughter told us that the mole and other sauces are made by her grandmother which she has memorized! Make this place a definite go to when in Chicago for truly authentic high dining Mexican!

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vipbryanb
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Some of the best Mexican food I've eaten. Highly recommend the tasting menu.

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Darlene
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I happened to see a Chicago's best episode featuring this restaurant and we needed a place to dine with friends who were coming in from out of town and they wanted to have Mexican food. I remembered the show and suggested it since it was close to the out-of-town guests. We were happily surprised at the Ambiance and The Limited menu was surprisingly delicious as it forced us to try things we hadn't in the past and were pleasantly surprised and delighted we will recommend this restaurant to all we need and will visit again hopefully very soon. Congratulations on the television show it was definitely true to its compliments.

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vipWencap2
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A more upscale Mexican restaurant with creative cuisine and delicious food. Very clean with pretty decor and great service.

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Dave
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a hidden gem. One of the best Mexican for foodies of this type. The food is gourmet and absolutely delicious

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DianneT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place has amazing "authentic taste" Mexican food! I truly love the experience. Been here for my birthday and an anniversary, and it's great! They go out of their way to make one's special occasion, a
wonderful opportunity for them to display beautiful decorating skills on a dessert!

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vipJoyful
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious - everything had serious spicing. This did not taste like Americanized Mexican food. The waitress was lovely and the owner made sure we were enjoying our food. We had multiple appetizers for our meal and shared them all.

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vipTerumiE
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. High quality, authentic Mexican, not your average fare. Unbelievably tasty. The atmosphere was quiet, good for conversation. There was an abundance of flavor in every bite. It was fabulous. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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vipMicheleL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service! Highly recommend.

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hectorc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Excelent service and great food. Menu was better than average.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. From the portions, to the ambiance, to the selections, everything was made with thoughtfulness. Thank you for giving my mother a lovely Mother’s Day experience.

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vipCindyS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and especially the mole
The service and ambiance were great
The art work and music really added to the overall experience
Can’t wait to go back

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ErikG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for dinner date and everything went well. The server even helped out my girlfriend with her food decision since shes a bit difficult when deciding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very nice experience, food was good, love the sopa Azteca... excellent drinks

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FurBug
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent. The moles and ceviche are outstanding. Extensive tequila selection. Support this neighborhood gem. If it were downtown you'd have to beat off patrons with a stick!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meal. Best moles in Chicago. Each mole was complex and rich. Ask for a sampler of moles, which I don’t think is on the menu

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Catherine
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I was delighted with my experience at Sol De Mexico...until I got an email from Open Table complaining that I didn't show up for my reservation.

I most certainly did keep the reservation. And my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch; the food was terrific.

Sol De Mexico needs to be more organized about managing their booking, though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Sol de Mexico in a long time but we found the food still as good as ever. We don't get into the city very often but it's worth the trip when we are craving gourmet Mexican food. We both ordered the poblano peppers stuffed with pork and topped with walnut sauce.
Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small place, great food. It was a bit too warm inside but that's my only "complaint". Definitely would come back and would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience4

30 for apps to come out. 45 for drinks to come out and 1 hour for food plus the place was not busy at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was outstanding. Not your typical tacos and burritos menu, which is what we were looking for. Authentic Mexican cuisine with a flare. The real bummer was the poor service. We were there on Mother's Day in the late afternoon, but it wasn't extremely crowded to have warranted such poor service. The server goofed on our order, so half the table ate first, then the other half ate about 30 minutes later. This isn't even the poor service I was referring to (mistakes happen and the server did bring out an additional appetizer for those that were waiting - she did feel bad). The bad service was the failure to refill drinks and check on our table throughout our meal. We had to constantly ask her as she was passing by for drinks, etc. You would think after they messed up our order they would double their efforts to make sure our water/drinks were filled! I really hope our experience was a fluke because their food was delicious. Nothing hurts a business more than terrible service.

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JevicaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es uno de los únicos restaurantes de Chicago que en realidad es cocina mexicana auténtica y por supuesto que lo recomiendo está delicioso servicio ambiente y no se diga el servicio de primera.

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RayRay
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We've visited SDM once before and the food is outstanding. The service was adequate and the food price was a too much considering you have to pay extra for table salsa. The habanero salsa is very good and spicy but not for the $2 per ounce they serve. Salsa should be complimentary considering your spending $20 or more on entrees and $10 or more on apps.
This last time we went on Valentines Day and the service was very slow. I will say the people who work there are extremely nice and pleasant, it's almost hard to get mad them for taking forever everytime we had a request. My wife wanted more salsa and by the time the server brought to us we were signing the check.
My recommendation is to go on off night and enjoy the delicious food, but be prepared to pay little extra for the little extras.

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vipKate
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was deliciously flavored and service and drinks great. the only thing I would fault is the food came out sort of warm, not hot, and there were very few people in the restaurant, so it shouldn't have been sitting for very long. The appetizer platter is fantastic!

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vipHRJ12
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was a fantastic meal - creative yet authentic and truly nice people.

Would definitely go back again.

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MichaelM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILY OR EVEN A DATE NIGHT THE PEOPLE THERE ARE GREAT THE FOOD THE DRINKS THE AMBIANCE EVERTHING MADE FOR A VERY NICE NEW YEARS EVE DINNER WITH FAMILY.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a family member for a birthday dinner and had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the portions are on the large side. Left incredibly pleased and incredibly full.

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Israel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tortilla soup was so good, my girlfriend ordered it and I almost finished it all. The sopes mixtos are great as an apetizer, my girlfriend asked to substitute the chicken for plantain. The homemade tortillas are always fresh and tasty.

All the meals I've eaten at Sol De Mexico are very good and never lack flavor. I definitely recommend this place for bet Authentic Mexican food.

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Sol De Mexico is rated 4.8 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.