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Chilapan

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2459 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (Campbell)
Blue Line at Western
(773) 697-4597
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Contemporary Mexican -Consistently good food.

Have been to Chilapan four times since the summer: twice to Armitage, twice to Montrose. Prefer Montrose for the brightness and spaciousness. Food is consistently good at both, though there has been a precipitous price increase since the fiat time we went in the summer. Entrees are in upper... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2012
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Chicago, IL
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Newark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Outstanding Mexican dishes prepared by a master. A good variety of authentic items created by a chef that enhances the rustic recipes that have been passed down through generations. Having lived in Mexico, this is like having family dinner without the airfare. An outstanding Chicago treasure.

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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Was visiting Chicago and came with son and grandson to eat at this wonderful, charming place. The service was extraordinary, the staff very gracious, and the food excellent. I would highly recommend to anyone who lives or visit the area.

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Chicago
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a great place for a date night! The dining room is cozy! This is byob! There is a liquor store just a block to the east and a walgreens a couple blocks north east. The civeche is amazing!

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Barrington, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had dinner with friends at Chilapan in November and were again very impressed. The atmosphere is simple but nice. The staff is very friendly. The restaurant is BYOB and if you bring your own tequila they will prepare great margaritas. The food is excellent and not your typical mexican food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Chicago, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Have been to Chilapan four times since the summer: twice to Armitage, twice to Montrose. Prefer Montrose for the brightness and spaciousness. Food is consistently good at both, though there has been a precipitous price increase since the fiat time we went in the summer. Entrees are in upper teens, and the Guacamole and Queso are not inexpensive at $8.00... More 

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Chicago
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I went here early on a Saturday evening and made reservations. The place is small, so I would recommend reservations. It is a BYOB, so that is a plus to save $. The food was good, but overall nothing special for the price. We had the Chile Con Queso with garlic toast appetizer (very good). My entree was Carne Yucateca.... More 

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Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Service was rude. The place is under the "L" tracks so it is loud. Smoke comes from the kitchen. Food is good but way over priced for Mexican. The place had open tables and the server was rushing us to leave. We had reservation and I guess we has used up our time! We not go back. Too many other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Definitely make reservations; they have 2 locations now but this one (on Armitage, an easy walk from the Western El stop on the blue line) is quite small, and I got there early for dinner one night and watched as they turned away couple after couple who hadn't made reservations. They really do guard the table for you up until... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Despite reservations, the hostess was rude. The food, moreover, was overdone and tasteless.

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Chicago, Illinois
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485 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

First visit. Excellent gourmet Mexican cruisine. Very attentive service. Remember to BYOB; they will supply any mixes you need. Plan to return soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2459 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
    (Campbell)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line at Western
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (773) 697-4597

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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

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