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About Sol De Mexico

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!

3018 N. Cicero
Chicago, IL 60641
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Nelson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 282-4119

Website:
http://www.soldemexicochicago.com/

Entertainment:
We have salsa dance on Saturtay after 11:00PM to 2:00AM

Catering:
Catering available and take out available.

Parking Details:
We do not have a Valet service But there is plenty of Street parking available.

Public Transit:
Take the Belbemont CTA Bus #77 to Cicero Ave. or take the Cicero #54B Bus to 3018 N. Cicero Ave.

Executive Chef:
Clemantina Flores

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sol De Mexico Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (95)
Fit for Foodies (87)
Good for Groups (44)
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Special Occasion (42)
Romantic (31)
Kid-friendly (15)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love this place, food was delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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

Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2016

This was one of the worst meals we had while in Chicago. I cant figure out all of the great reviews, unless it's all family writing them. The menu is not the menu that is shown online, the food is so spicy you cant taste anything, and the neighborhood is sketchy at best.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2016

I noticed several previous reviews complained about the service. We found the service to be AAA plus. Never felt we had to wait for anything. The servers were courteous, discrete and thoughtful. Good selection of tequila, margaritas and beer. I make my own margarita mix and tend to be a bit of a snob when it comes to my margaritas. The house Margarito was spot on, and our second selection for drink #2 (but who's counting) was equally yummy.

The tamales were divine! Ditto for the mole. The menu item is lamb with mole. I asked for enchiladas with mole and they were more than happy to accommodate my vegetarian request.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2016

We had a great time dining at Sol De Mexico! Food, service, and everything in between was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The sopa "morfeo" and uchepos were out of this world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Listed as close to Bucktown/Wicker Park but it is not.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Came here for Mother's Day. I wasn't expecting this restaurant to try and impress me. I thought it was a regular Mexican restaurant but it they try to make it upscale. The service is lousy, lack of communication/interest amongst the staff and customers. Our waiter took our order after we sat for 30 minutes and we didn't see her again until she brought desert and the bill. The food didn't have much flavor like most Mexican food does, including the mole sauce which they mention on their menu.
One of the highlights was a gentleman that came to our table from the kitchen. He clears our table and offered us more food and beverages. He also chatted with us for a bit about personal experiences.
The night ended with her our waiter handing my credit card and bill to the table next ours and she walked away, she didn't notice that she did that but I wasn't too happy about that. These people could of stolen my card but they were nice enough to have noticed it belonged to me and they returned it.
Won't come back here again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Went on a Saturday night to celebrate Mother's Day and my mother loved the place! She loved the food, the drinks, and the service. She thought the place was cozy and inviting while serving elevated Mexican cuisine. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Quiet and peaceful ambiance was highly appreciated by our group of 5.
The food was absolutely delicious and of excellent freshness and quality. The service was gracious and very accommodating of requests. We love it and will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

This place could have received a 5 out of 5 stars if it wasn't for the server. We had barely sat down when the server was hurrying us to pick a drink and our food because the place was about to get crowded. My husband and I went on Valentine's Day and while we knew it was going to be busy, there were only 4 tables of couples at the time we got there. The server hurried us about 3 or 4 times throughout the night. The food and drinks, however, were delicious. I had the duck and my husband had steak. Both were cooked to perfection. The Guava Rita is the best!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We had a 7 pm reservation on February 13, 2016. However, it took the server 15 minutes or more to even greet us and take our beverage and appetizer order. She needs training with her customer service skills. She was curt. Then to top it off, our dinner wasn't served to us until 1 1/2 hour after putting it in. They apologized for being late but gave no explanation. They didn't even consider compensating in some way. Just sad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We last ate at Sol De Mexico 2 months ago. At that time, the food was great and the service was terrific. There were few other patrons that night. Last night, we had an 8 pm reservation for 8 people. We were seated promptly. We were told that they " didn't have any menus." My daughter ended up asking the next table for menus. We receive our drinks by 8:45, appetizers by 9 pm and didn't receive our main courses until 9:40 pm. There appeared to be 2 servers for the entire restaurant. The server was apologetic for the delay in our receiving our dinners. They were out of ingredients for drinks and a main course. We love this restaurant and were excited to share it with our family. I was embarrassed by the poor service. I would recommend the food, however be prepared to wait.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Sol De Mexico. We loved it both times. Although recent reviews mentioned slow service, we went on the night of a 1st Chicago 2015 snowfall and were one of two tables with patrons in the restaurants. The servers were knowledgable and attentive, but didn't hover. They were out of one of the appetizers that we wanted; however we enjoyed the appetizers and main courses that we ordered. The sopes, ceviche, and guacamole were all tasty and serving sizes were ample. We were so full from the appetizers that we only ordered 2 main courses for 4 people and had leftovers. We would return there. Great neighborhood find!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2015

The food was delicious but they screwed up our steak orders and people ordered their steaks cooked to different temperatures so it was a bit of a mess. Service was so slow and the restaurant was only half full.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2015

First time but I will not return, because of the slow sevice. I work in the industry and to wait 15 to 20 for a drink not acceptable when the place is not even busy. The food was great, good flavor, great presentation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2015

The ambiance was delightful! Service was pleasant. Margaritas and drink menu were ample. As well as the food menu. Had a nice time with family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 10, 2015

As usual. We do not come here often. But we really enjoy every time we come in.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2015

I went to Sol De Mexico, with a larger group, two times in the last month. On each occasion, the servers were kind and helpful, the food was delicious, and the margaritas were tasty. (We did have to wait quite a while for our food on the second visit so be prepared if you go on a weekend night.) Sol De Mexico is now on my husband's list of nearby favorites so we will definitely return and will recommend the restaurant to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2015

I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. However, the wait staff may have been overbooked that night, because the service suffered slightly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2015

When we walked in the hostess notified us that someone had called and canceled our reservation... Not only were we confused by this we were also very sketched out... No one knew we were dining there that night.
We sat down, it took forever for someone to come and greet us and take our drink order. They finally did. Then 15 minutes later (after asking the status of our beverages) the waitress told us they were out of that drink tonight. Keep in mind there were only 4 tables of people in the restaurant. Food took forever. It was just a bizarre experience to say the least.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2014

My daughters and I discovered Sol de Mexico through Open Table reviews when in the area a few months ago. It was so exceptional, we made a special trip back in order to share it with my husband. We love the ceviche, the freshly prepared taquitos and the the sopes, which allow you to taste so many of the restuarant's special preparations. We very recently ate at Topolobampo and the flavors here remind me a great deal of that other special meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2014

charming little place. fantastic menu selection and the menu changes every 3 months. the service was incredible. The place was almost empty on a Thursday night. I believe this place suffers from being in the wrong location! The wine list is great - you can buy bottle or by the glass. The appetizers were colorful and delicious. I loved this place and would recommend that everyone try it. I am really excited that the menu changes every 3 months. This is NOT a taco joint or a typical casual Mexican restaurant. This is a higher end mexican restaurant with extremely reasonable prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2014

Weird location, in the middle of a bad neighborhood. The menu was super limited and very pricey for the area. Loved the home made tortillas, though. And the service was great. Lots of better options.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2014

Off the beaten path and worth it! Lovely decor and small but terrific menu- can't wait to return

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 22, 2014

We recommend Sol de Mexico very highly. wonderful food. beautiful presentation. delicious drinks. very nice staff. easy parking.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The special V-day menu was inspired from the romantic movie Like Water for Chocolate. The cuisine was unbelievably delicious, creatively prepared and each course was more eagerly anticipated than the last. The service was prompt and personable for 2/3 of the night. The entire 3-hour experience would have been completely amazing except the services dropped off near the end and they were much less attentive in the last hour. Maybe they were tired or busy, but they were less visible, delayed drink orders and forgot the last course. Overall, I continue to be thrilled with the quality and quantity of 5-star cuisine for 3-star prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2014

Had high hopes because mole chef was from former Chilpancingo. Dishes were good but not fantastic. Perhaps my expectations were too high. However service was good and very, friendly.
I also expected more from the margarita. I expected something smoother but instead got a sweet concoction I would get from a non-Mexican restaurant. I think the food is a bit too gringo not quite serious Mexican food we get from likes of (now shuttered) Cucina Mundial, Chilpancingo or Real de Catorce.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2014

Went there on a Sunday evening, there were only 3 tables taken at restaurant, so it was fairly quiet. Service was very attentive and helpful and knowledgeable. Their recommendation for main entree was excellent. Margaritas were very good, with freshly squeezed lime juice. Prices were not high. I would highly recommend this place, and I will definitely go back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2013

we had the carne asada dishes and the shrimp entrée, they were all excellent, expecially the carne asada

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