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Mixteco Grill

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1601 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1213 (N Ashland Ave)
(between Ashland Ave & Paulina St) Nearest Transit Station: Montrose-brown (Brown Line)
+1 773-868-1601
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: If you are looking for a unique eating experience, Mixteco Grill is the...
If you are looking for a unique eating experience, Mixteco Grill is the place for authentic Mexican cuisine. Mole sauce is the essence of this restaurant. The menu is simple – a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts that are made fresh daily. Chef Raul Arreola, formally a sous chef at Frontera Grill of Chicago, puts his special touch to every dish he prepares.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Mexican brunch--delicious, fresh food

I guess not many people think of Mexican food for breakfast or brunch, but I loved it. Delicious vegetarian enchiladas with refried black beans. Everything was very fresh and the service was attentive. Great chips, too! It is not just for dinner any more!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
MangiaMuse
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Freeport, Maine
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Freeport, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I guess not many people think of Mexican food for breakfast or brunch, but I loved it. Delicious vegetarian enchiladas with refried black beans. Everything was very fresh and the service was attentive. Great chips, too! It is not just for dinner any more!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Osvaldo, Chef Raul and their excellent staff at Mixteco recently catered my daughter's wedding and did a tremendous job. This was an undertaking fraught with potential peril; my daughter's fiancee is first-generation, Mexican-American, they are lesbians and got married at our synagogue. No way the wheels come off of this thing, right? Her parents and their families are all from... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic! is the only word to describe the Mexican fusion food at this unassuming, but pleasant restaurant in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. It is always impressive when patrons can observe the open kitchen...nothing to hide here. Our well-informed and friendly waiter made recommendations from the limited menu which changes monthly. By limited this doesn't not mean there is not... More 

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Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our party of 5 ate here 3 weeks ago on a dreary Saturday. We had traveled from Boston to Chicago for an 80th birthday celebration. My husband's nephew assured us that Mixteco Grill would not disappoint and he was spot on...100%. The food was fantastic: fresh, unique and authentic. The server (who appeared to be one of the family members... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a hometown review. I travel as often as possible, but Chicago is a great city with great experiences when I can't. Here is one of them. I tend to go to Mixteco Grill for special occasions. Yesterday was my girlfriend's birthday. The last time was New Years Eve. I guess the reason is that the food is so... More 

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Hillsborough, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My salmon special with mole sauce was just great. The guacamole was excellent. The service was attentive and caring, complete with providing an ice bucket for our beer at this BYOB place. The decor is attractive and arresting. The only downside was the bustle and noise of a large table next to ours, where a birthday was being celebrated.

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chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

great menu and excellent service on New Years Eve. enjoyed the variety and the chance to bring our own champagne.

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HUNTLEY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Our party of three wanted Mexican food in a quiet restaurant with fare better than a tacquaria but not as pricey as some of award winning locations in the city. What we found at Mixteco Grill was just what we wanted. We shared the Queso Fundito appetizer and the special Chistmas bread pudding as our dessert. Our entrees were Conchinita... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The dishes they make are spectacular and the restaurant compares very favorable to its more expensive cousins downtown (the chef used to be the Sous Chef at the Bayless's Frontera). Its BYOB which is awesome and its a relaxed atmosphere (its not a "scene"). The mole is exceptionally well made - velvety and exploding with all manner of subtle flavors... More 

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Very unexpected as I've been passing this place for years in my neighborhood, but terrific food, excellent service. Overall a wonderful experience. Will certainly be going back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1213
    (N Ashland Ave)
  • Public Transportation: (between Ashland Ave & Paulina St) Nearest Transit Station: Montrose-brown (Brown Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-868-1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

If you are looking for a unique eating experience, Mixteco Grill is the place for authentic Mexican cuisine. Mole sauce is the essence of this restaurant. The menu is simple – a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts that are made fresh daily. Chef Raul Arreola, formally a sous chef at Frontera Grill of Chicago, puts his special touch to every dish he prepares.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?