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1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
312-988-7811
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Ranked #987 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Division
Transit: Clark / Division 2.5 blocks Red Line / Buses 22 & 36
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Alma, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Always a "must visit" when I'm in Chicago. I used to LOVE this place! My visit last week, was lackluster. The service was horrible. I was the only customer during my 1-1/2 hr visit. There were several wait staff, mostly standing around visiting w/ each other and looking at computer (for future reservations, I think) rather than serving the only... More 

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Berkeley, Ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Being from California and Texas, we were skeptical of finding good Mexican food in Chicago. However, Salpicon was superb with regional Mexican dishes not found on your typical TexMex menu. They specialize in Oaxacan cuisine which is somewhat unusual in this country. The wine list is extensive and service is good. They have sidewalk dining which is quite pleasant. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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148 reviews 148 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for a late night dinner before a Second City show the other week and had a fantastic experience. Our server James got us a prime spot on the patio and treated us with the utmost care throughout our experience at Salpicon. James recommended some great tequilas for our margaritas and we were off to... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been to Salpicon several times, most recently this month. To call it just Mexican comes out wrong because this is Mexican fine dining. You can taste the Mexican-ness of of the food, but if you have never had fine Mexican food that you are in for an incredible treat. The food is incredible. The service is also nice and... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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149 reviews 149 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Being a Mexican, I´m always suspicious about Mexican food in other countries, but my family and i wanted to dine in a Mexican restaurant to celebrate our Independence Day. Considering other famous restaurants were fully booked (Mexique, Topolobampo) we found good ratings about this restaurant. We expected some sort of celebration for the holiday, but found a half empty restaurant... More 

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Boone
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a lovely meal we enjoyed at this restaurant! The flavors were excellent, the service professional, attentive, and unobtrusive, and the wine list extensive and wide-ranging. This was a perfect end to our five days in Chicago. We have visited numerous Mexican restaurants in Chicago, including the most "well-known", and we find the Salpicon to be the most outstanding. Several... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever been to: excellent margaritas, guacamole, langoustines. Additionally, the outdoor terrace is lovely.

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New Windsor, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is absolutely the best meal my wife and I had in Chicago. The food is excellently prepared. And the choice of tequila are amazing! Highly recommended!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I hadn't been to Salpicon for a while, so decided to stop in with friends and introduce them to a restaurant that I have always thought set a high standard in traditional Mexican cooking [vs. Tex-Mex]. Good news is that the high standard remains. Our appetizers and entrees were universally well prepared and delicious. What I love about the restaurant... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Definitely not your ordinary burrito and fajitas joint, we found the food at Salpicon delicious and refined but unpretentious, just the kind of Mexican food that will give you reminiscence of nice meals back home. Not cheap, as one can imagine, but worth to try. The tequila list is extensive and it features some really high end drinks, it also... More 

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Additional Information about Salpicon

Address: 1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: 312-988-7811
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary

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