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7931 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3632
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Ranked #4 of 154 Restaurants in Skokie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Oakton & Lincoln
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58 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My friends suggested we go to this place since they've been here before and loved it. I was surprised it was located in downtown Skokie since I grew up here before moving out to Chicago. I had a 'Margarita Natural' as I waited at the bar. Later I also tried the 'Cucumber Caipirinha' and a glass of the 'Sangria Blanco.'... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went with some friends who live in the Chicago area. When they suggested a restaurant in Skokie, as opposed to somewhere in downtown Chicago, we were intrigued. The menu, though small, looked delicious, and the reviews were good. The food did not disappoint. The atmosphere is very casual, however, especially for the prices they charge. We were a party... More

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Chicago, IL
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Menu's description are very well written therefore exciting and interesting, so we went and gave it a try. Carne Asada is a winning ticket with the "yuca frita", unique concept shredding the Yuca and the chimichurri sauce was spectacular. No guacamole was a surprise, I would have at least a couple on the menu, with a gourmet twist, Chicken Flautas... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went to this little restaurant on a Saturday night. Had the good fortune of sitting out on the patio on a perfect evening. Great food, great service! Menu is varied dishes with a Latin twist. Carne asada was perfect...delicious! We shared many plates. Tuna, scallops, pulpo, pollo...a served in smaller portions. There are vegetarian options. Plates range from 11-19. Portions... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is another restaurant following the on going trend of "nuevo latino" and "sharing" plates. The restaurant is located in the store front space in the center of Skokie with nondescript patio in the back. Parking is available on the street. Being small space the tables are very close together, lack privacy and combined with ongoing music can be very... More

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evanston, il
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have eaten at this small restaurant (almost tiny most of the year, when the lovely outdoor patio is not available!) about five times now, and each time the meal is absolutely wonderful. The innovative Mexican inspired dishes are creative and immensely tasty. It is essentially a small plates restaurant, with reasonably priced, shareable entrees that are each a delight.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Totally surprised by this little gem. Delicious nuevo latino food served tapas style. Highly recommend the tempura chile relleno and the carne asada. Gotta try those cocktails too. Only thing I didn't love were the chicken flautas, which lacked flavor. You can tell these guys put a lot of passion and hard work into their food and this little restaurant.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Friendly atmosphere, great staff, amazing Chef and owner. This is our go-to spot. LOVE this place. Upscale small plate to share with those you love. Great cocktails and beer to pair with the meal. Chef's "Pulpo" is my favorite thing on the planet. Dinner and Brunch are a must.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We dined here on Saturday night. It has been hard to get a reservation but when I saw they had an outdoor patio this was our chance. It was a great restaurant. The servers really cared whether you liked the food. They were able to describe the menu. My husband and I shared the squash stuffed with mushroom risotto -... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I asked my friend - who lives in Skokie if he had been to this restaurant. He told me no. How could this be? This place is very good, even excellent. For being in Skokie it's a big surprise. Go if you have the opportunity. The wine list is very good, albeit short. The food was excellent. Service was a... More

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