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Depot Nuevo Restaurant

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1139 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2603
847-251-3111
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4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great experience

Great margaritas and even better food. The staff was attentive and helpful. Our party enjoyed a great carne assada, a wonderful pork tenderloin mole style and a sumptuous seafood paella. Highly recommended. If you can eat on the porch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great margaritas and even better food. The staff was attentive and helpful. Our party enjoyed a great carne assada, a wonderful pork tenderloin mole style and a sumptuous seafood paella. Highly recommended. If you can eat on the porch.

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We dined at Depot Nuevo on a Sat eve and we had no problem getting seated at 6:30. The drinks were great, and the chips and home made guac were heavenly! I ordered the tilapia salad and I thought it was great! My friend had the flank steak and loved it too. Great service as well! We sat out on... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While this place is not the acme of Mexican food, the restaurant has an ambiance that's undeniable. An old train station has been transmogrified into a quaint hangout for casual drinks and Mexican fare. This is one of the most popular places in Wilmette no doubt because of the laid back outdoor seating surrounding the small building. In the summer... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is my second review of this place. In the several years since it opened, it has really improved. The food is not quite good (better than most suburban Mexican restaurants) and the margaritas are terrific. Service is also efficient. Be aware that it is mobbed on weekend evenings and the wait can be lengthy. This is now our go-to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a very attractive place. An old train station, converted into a cozy and appealing looking restaurant. Indoor and outdoor tables. It was a cold night, we ate indoors, yet there were a few brave diners seated outside (native Chicagoans, probably). For a weekday evening, the indoor was pretty full. No doubt this place is very popular in Wilmette.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent place. Good bar. Great tomatilla salsa. Awesome crime brûlée. Friendly staff. Not cheap for a local joint.

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Wilmette, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Not over the top but the make a good margarita and the food is good. We like the casual-ness. Sit outside. Nice lawn to have a beverage on if you have to wait.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The staff here is helpful, attentive, not pushy. We started with the chips and guacamole which I was eating with a fork when the chips were gone. Three of us had the tacos. They were great! My favorites are steak and chorizo. The ingredients are fresh with the right amount of spice. My plain quesadilla child was very happy with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is one of my favorite places on the North Shore. It's a great space, with a nice simple menu with plenty of margarita options.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

great variety of choices along with consistency and reasonable prices make this a go-to location when I cant think of something new to try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1139 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: 847-251-3111
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?