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Sol De Mexico

4.3
4.3
100 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

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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Menu

Aperitivos / Appetizers

  • Guacamole "Tenochtitlan"$9.00

    Fresh and chunky guacamole made to order with hass avocados, diced tomatoes, cilantro, chile Serrano, lime juice, deflamed white onions, served with totopos

    • Crepa Criolla de Huitlacoche$12.00

      Corn masa crepe filled with rich-flavored huitlacoche, braised Mexican greens and a thick cream; served with baby lettuces

      • Ceviche "Chichihuhulitly"$10.00

        Crisp little tostaditas piled with lime-marinated marlin, manzanillo olives, tomato, chile serrano, tomatillo salsa, avocado and cilantro

        • Entremes "Azteca" Variado y Surtido

          Appetizer platter of cheesy quesadillas, crispy chicken taquitos with sour cream, queso fresco, tangy ceviche tostadas, and guacamole; Price is per person

          • For 2$18.00
          • For 3$27.00
          • For 4$36.00
        • Sopesitos Surtidos "Xilonen"$10.00

          Corn masa boats with a sampler of fillings: chicken in red mole, sweet plantains with sour cream, black beans with chorizo and guacamole

          • Uchepos Tarascos Gratinados$9.00

            Fresh corn tamales drizzled with roasted chilaca cream, under a crust of two cheeses and a garden chilaca cream sauce. Michoacan

            • Sopa Azteca "Morfeo"$8.00

              Dark broth flavored with chile pasilla, garnished with chicken breast, avocado, sour cream, cheese and crispy tortilla strips

              • Enchiladas Potosinas$11.00

                Chile-spiked corn-masa turnovers stuffed with hass avocados, diced tomatoes, cilantro chile Serrano, lime juice, deflamed white onions, served with totopos

                • Tamales de Queso con Rajas$10.00

                  Central-style tamales filled with homemade queso fresco; roasted pepper rajas and our traditional creamy tomatillo sauce

                  • Ensalada Sol de Mexico "Caesar Salad"$14.00

                    A variety of young organic lettuces tossed with lime dressing, cilantro, tortilla strips and dry JackCheese

                    Poquito Mas / Sides

                    • Frijoles Refritos$3.00

                      • Frijoles Charros$3.00

                        • Arroz a la Mexicana$3.00

                          • Arroz y Frijoles$5.00

                            • Salsa Habanera$2.00

                              • Puré de Papas$3.00

                                • Platanos con Crema$4.00

                                  • Chips and Salsa$3.00

                                    Entrees

                                    Especialidades / Specialities

                                    • Cocodrilo$23.00

                                      En Hidalgo todo lo que camina, arrastra, nada, corre y vuela va pa la Cazuela (In Hidalgo everything that walks, crawls, swims, runs and flys goes to the casserole) seared slow cooked Florida Alligator meat, has a delicate flavor; some describe it as a cross between chicken and crab. In a creamy sauce of roasted peanuts, chile de arbol, garcil, served with cheese green chilaquiles flavored with epazote

                                      • Enchiladas de Mole Rojo$18.00

                                        Free-range grilled chicken breast, with just made corn tortillas doused with a smooth sauce of Mole rojo sweet spices, drizzled with home-made sour cream; served with Mexican rice, Guerrero

                                        • Borrego en Mole Negro$24.00

                                          Grilled rack of Australian baby lamb in inky black mole with chile Chihuacle, and 28 other ingredients, served with classic Mexican rice. Oaxaca specialty

                                          • Carne Asada a la Parrilla$26.00

                                            Charcoal-grilled, butterflied, red-chile marinated Coleman natural rib eye, served with fried plantains sour cream, black beans, cheese, guacamole and rustic molcajete salsa. (Oaxaca specialty)

                                            • Camarones Al Mojo de Ajo de Lujo$22.00

                                              Fresh Florida pink shrimp with sweet toasted garlic, avocado, grilled green onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and Pueblan white rice

                                              • Lengua en Chile Ajo$23.00

                                                Cow beef tonge with a garlicky guajillo sauce, served with roasted chayote, and white rice

                                                • Pescado en Salsa de Camote$21.00

                                                  Grilled salmon marinated with guajillo, served with a sweet potato sauce and manzano pepper

                                                  • Chiles Rellenos Vegetarianos$17.00

                                                    Poblanos sfuffed with roasted veggies, woodland mushroom, cheese served with green mole, Mexican rice

                                                    • Cerdo en Manchamanteles$19.00

                                                      Grilled pork tenderloin in a fruity red-chile sauce with grilled pineapple, ripe plantain, caramelized apple and mashed rustic potatoes

                                                      • Costillas de Res en Salsa de Cascabel$23.00

                                                        Braised subcculent beef short ribs in a tangy chile cascabel sauce served with black beans, grilled Mexican calabacita

                                                        Wines

                                                        That We Highly Recommend with This Menu

                                                        • 2014 the Spanish Quarter, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo Spain$28.00

                                                          • 2012 Reserva Castillo de Molina Malbec from Chile$27.00

                                                            • 2012 L.a. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon from Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California$30.00

                                                              • 2014 Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio from Italy$26.00

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                                                                What 100 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                4.3
                                                                4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                • 4.1Service
                                                                • 4.1Ambience
                                                                • 4.2Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                1. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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!!!!!!

                                                                2. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food! Must try!

                                                                3. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 18, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Food was so tasty!

                                                                4. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  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!!!

                                                                5. GJ

                                                                  GJames

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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!

                                                                6. JS

                                                                  JohnS

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                7. WD

                                                                  WDPJR

                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 6, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Anniversary and friends

                                                                8. LI

                                                                  LIAM

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  18 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.

                                                                9. b

                                                                  bugdoced

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  69 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  69 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

                                                                10. DS

                                                                  DebS

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 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.

                                                                11. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 17, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing food and service

                                                                12. L

                                                                  Live2eat

                                                                  Cleveland

                                                                  55 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  55 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!

                                                                13. b

                                                                  bryanb

                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 10, 2019

                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

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

                                                                14. D

                                                                  Darlene

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                15. W

                                                                  Wencap2

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 23, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                16. D

                                                                  Dave

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 9, 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

                                                                17. DT

                                                                  DianneT

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 18, 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!

                                                                18. J

                                                                  Joyful

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  47 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  47 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.

                                                                19. TE

                                                                  TerumiE

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                20. ML

                                                                  MicheleL

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 9, 2018

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Great food and great service! Highly recommend.

                                                                21. h

                                                                  hectorc

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 5, 2018

                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience3

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

                                                                22. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  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.

                                                                23. CS

                                                                  CindyS

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 24, 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

                                                                24. EG

                                                                  ErikG

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                25. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                26. FB

                                                                  FurBug

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  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!

                                                                27. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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

                                                                28. C

                                                                  Catherine

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                29. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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!

                                                                30. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 22, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Love this place, food was delicious!

                                                                31. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                32. JL

                                                                  JoelL

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                33. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  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.

                                                                34. JC

                                                                  JevicaC

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                35. RR

                                                                  RayRay

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  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. RR

                                                                36. K

                                                                  Kate

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  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!

                                                                37. HR

                                                                  HRJ12

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                38. MM

                                                                  MichaelM

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                39. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                40. I

                                                                  Israel

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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 4.3 stars by 100 OpenTable diners

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