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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Mexican - Pan Latin American Food

Depot Nuevo is one of the best Mexican/Pan Latin American restaurants in the area. Their dishes are lighter than a lot of other more traditional Mexican restaurants. Service is good, can be pretty crowded on weekend evenings - good to make a reservation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
CNPH
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Depot Nuevo is one of the best Mexican/Pan Latin American restaurants in the area. Their dishes are lighter than a lot of other more traditional Mexican restaurants. Service is good, can be pretty crowded on weekend evenings - good to make a reservation.

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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My favorite Mexican restaurant on the North Shore. Great food, good vibes. Simple dinner with the kids, romantic dinners or birthday celebrations, just a great place!

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were called by an old friend, in town from her out-of-state residence, offering to take us out to eat. Going here was her suggestion, which we gladly accepted. Depot Nuevo is close to our home and we have discussed going there several times. Depot Nuevo has a good reputation, and several of our neighbors have spoken glowingly about their... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I enjoy this restaurant and bar for a fun place to meet my girlfriends for a night out or a quick drink. We also frequent this restaurant as a family. My kids LOVE the tacos and my husband I enjoy several of the menu items. Plus, the margaritas are AWESOME!

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Thank Sunandfish
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is by far one of the best Mexican, southwest dining places on the North Shore. The food is freshly made; the margaritas are amazing; the wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly and fast. You can have a simple meal of tacos or steak, fish or the latest entree special. The salsas served with the chips as you sit down... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank juliannetrip
Richmond, Canada
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?