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New Rebozo Mexican Restaurant

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1116 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302-3684
+1 708-445-0370
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Francisco Lopez, known as Chef Paco, of New Rebozo started in Oak Park. He...
Francisco Lopez, known as Chef Paco, of New Rebozo started in Oak Park. He is eccentric, fun, enthusiastic about food and the most welcoming person you will ever come to meet. Paco is the Chef/Owner of one of The Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in the Chicago land area as voted by the Mexican government, an honor many patrons agree with. To ensure a healthier menu and contradictory to many Mexican restaurants. Paco's specials are always innovative with traditional roots and seasonal ingredients. Over the years, New Rebozo has been given awards for its authenticity and just downright great food. The passion and love that comes through every member of the New Rebozo staff is intoxicating and will bring you back time and time again.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Holy Mole! Feast for eyes and taste buds

There are certain perfect dishes I've been on a lifelong quest to find: ceviche camaron, chocolate phosphate, crawfish etoufee, thin crust cheese pizza. And mole. I may have seen the mountaintop of mole at New Rebozo. The enchilada mole sampler is an amazing dish to share with a group. Six... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There are certain perfect dishes I've been on a lifelong quest to find: ceviche camaron, chocolate phosphate, crawfish etoufee, thin crust cheese pizza. And mole. I may have seen the mountaintop of mole at New Rebozo. The enchilada mole sampler is an amazing dish to share with a group. Six enchiladas covered (but not smothered) in different moles, including hazelnut,... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were quite impressed with the Food. We got lost trying to find the place and hardly any parking, but it is worth it. We tried the specials for the evening and were not disappointed. Soup was a little blah, but the Drink Sangaria was Fanasctic

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Second visit to this delightful restaurant, in the same city as a friend of mine. Fabulous food, attentive (but not over attentive service), lovely atmosphere. Not sure why you'd go elsewhere if you want excellent Mexican food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The owner is delightful - OMG! The food is delicious. A step above Americanized Mexican food. The moles are my favorite. The daily specials sound great and sometimes are but don't neglect the whole menu. Think about sharing to get the most out of your visit.

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Oak Park, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

New Rebozo is one of the few Mexican restaurants that routinely offers special dishes. I rarely order anything but one of the specials, though all of the food is good. The specials are only available at dinner; lunch has the usual Mexican entrees. This is one of our favorite places.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Chef Paco and staff are the best! We visit at least twice a month. The food and drinks are excellent.

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Brisbane, Australia
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403 reviews 403 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The greeting is effusive, the description of the specials is delivered with enthusiasm and pleasure. How could we not indulge in all of the specials? The Moles were unbelievable melt in your mouth wonderful, the ceviches superb and the meat hot pot divine. Great service, excellent food - what is not to rave about? Everybody in the restaurant looked very... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We all had the chicken enchiladas with poblano mole. Yum! Best mole we ever have had. Chips and salsa very good.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I loved going to New Rebozo. Paco is an amazing chef and just the nicest guy. He always greets everyone and shows his daily specials. This is not your typical Mexican food. This is what I call gourmet Mexican food. My wife and I have since moved away from Chicago and can no longer go to New... More 

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River Forest, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Chicago area. The owner/chef, Paco, greets his guests with a hug and an "Oh my God!". He seems to recognize everybody and treats you like family. He comes to every table and tells you about the daily specials and how the flavors of the dish blend. The bar makes interesting and delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1116 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302-3684
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-445-0370

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 45
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Francisco Lopez, known as Chef Paco, of New Rebozo started in Oak Park. He is eccentric, fun, enthusiastic about food and the most welcoming person you will ever come to meet. Paco is the Chef/Owner of one of The Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in the Chicago land area as voted by the Mexican government, an honor many patrons agree with. To ensure a healthier menu and contradictory to many Mexican restaurants. Paco's specials are always innovative with traditional roots and seasonal ingredients. Over the years, New Rebozo has been given awards for its authenticity and just downright great food. The passion and love that comes through every member of the New Rebozo staff is intoxicating and will bring you back time and time again.
Open Hours
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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?