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Salpicon

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Mexican, Contemporary
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1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Division)
Clark / Division 2.5 blocks Red Line / Buses 22 & 36
13129887811
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since 1995, Chef Priscila Satkoff at Salpicón has been satisfying devotees...
Since 1995, Chef Priscila Satkoff at Salpicón has been satisfying devotees of her classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Michelin(R) Guide calls her "this town's unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine". Her food is paired with her husband Vincent's award-winning wine list and extensive list of 100% agave Tequilas. Let Wanda Cole, a CMS Advanced Sommelier, take you on a wine tour! Salpicón's private dining room is perfect for small or large groups. The private room can accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated luncheon or dinner. Located on the second level of the restaurant overlooking our wine cellar, the room has its own separate entrance, dedicated kitchen, bar and bathrooms. Salpicón accommodates a variety of custom-designed events, including business dinners and meetings, luncheons and rehearsal dinners. Private wine-tastings may also be arranged. Come experience the true flavors of Mexico at Salpicón!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meh.

The bartender was extremely nice, but the menu was unimpressive and the food was worse. I bet, because you don't pay attention to the food, that date nights are decent here. But if you are seeking authentic Mexican food, skip this place. They need to walk a few blocks to Morton's Salt and take a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Bickidan
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Forest Park, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

James was a wonderful waiter. I did the $33 tasting menu he did a great job matching wines to each course. My friend enjoyed her meal immensely. They did a perfect job timing each course. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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Thank Michelle M
Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of four ordered the 7-course tasting menu, which provides a thorough display of the chef's talents. We visit Salpicon several times a year and the staff tracks the offerings and makes sure that we try new courses with each visit. Our server also introduced us to some lovely new wines and tequilas, allowing us to sample the tequilas... More 

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Thank SaraLZ
West Hartford, Connecticut
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is superb. The setting is attractive. The staff is wonderful. Not your mother's mexican cuisine, Salpicon offers delicious food prepared perfectly. The menu is exstensive and everything I have ordered over my many visits was a delight. Located in Old Town, the restaurant is busy and well worth it.

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Thank larryt887
Vince S, Owner at Salpicon, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful review. We couldn't be happier to hear how much you always enjoy a meal with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another visit soon. Take care till then! Best, Salpicon More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Four of us had a truly bad meal. The room and staff were fine, but the kitchen failed. The margaritas were fine.

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Thank Anders N
Vince S, Owner at Salpicon, responded to this review

Anders, we were so disappointed to read this review, and we really wish you'd enjoyed your meal more. Please feel free to contact us directly with any additional feedback you have -- we're always looking to improve, and your input helps us do that best. In the meantime, we hope we get another chance to show you how wonderful a... More 

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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

The bartender was extremely nice, but the menu was unimpressive and the food was worse. I bet, because you don't pay attention to the food, that date nights are decent here. But if you are seeking authentic Mexican food, skip this place. They need to walk a few blocks to Morton's Salt and take a load. The margaritas would be... More 

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Thank Bickidan
Vince S, Owner at Salpicon, responded to this review

We take great pride in our authentic recipes and fresh, flavorful dishes, so your review was concerning to read. We'd really love to look into your experience more if possible, because this really doesn't sound like us at all. Please feel free to contact us directly and let us know which dishes you had the chance to try when you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for many years and have to say how consistent they are! Food is not at all what you expect if you are thinking of Mexican food. This is a high end version and absolutely full of flavor, color, and wonderful presentation!

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Thank lunareist
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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145 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our experience at Salpicón was limited to Sunday brunch, but our sense was that the restaurant prepares great food. We started with the Tostaditas de Tinga, a wonderful combination of shredded pork and chorizo in a rich, spicy roasted tomato and chipotle sauce (although the preparation seemed too lukewarm?), served on (4) small tortillas. As main brunch dishes, my partner... More 

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Thank 1KRP
Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my husband. The margarita was subpar and I didn't like either of the appetizers or entrees that we ordered. Overpriced. Would not recommend.

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Thank kplmob
Aberdeen
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I find it very hard to think about this meal. When we arrived we where met by a charming Vincent Satkoff and later met his equally charming wife Pricila Satkoff who is undoubtly an excellent Mexican cook. Unfortunately he soon disapeared and we where left in the gentle care of the staff mafioso, who although superficially charming tried to rip... More 

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Thank Andrew G
Curitiba, PR
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Extremely friendly Staff, Excelent food. A great tequilas collection. I went there for brunch several times while in Chicago. Highly recomended.

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Thank Luizfarah
Vince S, Owner at Salpicon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the recommendation! We couldn't be happier to hear how much you enjoyed brunching with us. We'd love to welcome you back for another meal next time you're in Chicago -- hope it's soon and wishing you all the best till then. Take care, Salpicon More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (Division)
  • Public Transportation: Clark / Division 2.5 blocks Red Line / Buses 22 & 36
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 13129887811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Since 1995, Chef Priscila Satkoff at Salpicón has been satisfying devotees of her classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Michelin(R) Guide calls her "this town's unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine". Her food is paired with her husband Vincent's award-winning wine list and extensive list of 100% agave Tequilas. Let Wanda Cole, a CMS Advanced Sommelier, take you on a wine tour! Salpicón's private dining room is perfect for small or large groups. The private room can accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated luncheon or dinner. Located on the second level of the restaurant overlooking our wine cellar, the room has its own separate entrance, dedicated kitchen, bar and bathrooms. Salpicón accommodates a variety of custom-designed events, including business dinners and meetings, luncheons and rehearsal dinners. Private wine-tastings may also be arranged. Come experience the true flavors of Mexico at Salpicón!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?