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“Absolutely superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mexique

Mexique
1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (West Town)
312-850-0288
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Ranked #5 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Town
Cross street: Chicago and Ashland
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very inventive. The fusion of Mexican and French worked very well. We dropped in a bit early looking for a small bite and stuck to the appetizer menu. The PEI mussels in saffron beurre blanc with chorizzo was out of this world. The steak tar tar with chipotle and other chillies had a great Mexican twist that worked well. And the beets guacamole..... well, I have had a dislike for beets since childhood and this dish cured that issue with foamy beet pure, beet chips, red beets, yellow beets all very subtly flavored - out of this world. The whole experience was topped off with an advocado cream dessert with cinnamon coated tortilla chips - unexpectedly delicious. The service attentive and friendly but not overly so. And we were pleasantly surprised when the bill came...Definitely good value for money. Understand why the place got a Michelin rating. We definitely plan to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“deli!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

simplicity so delicious!! :)
the food are magnificent mix spices,the wine,
the chef Carlos and his staff really nice attention,
it was a very pleasure

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing and overrated, would never go back.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We went to Mexique on a Saturday night in May to celebrate a birthday. My mother in law had seen reviews for Mexique in the Chicago magazine and was very enthusiastic about going here. I don't know if it was because we went the night after they started a new menu but the food was not very good at all. My pork belly was dry and lacked flavor and just about everything else on my plate was puréed. In fact, I would say that a lot of the food that we had was either blended or puréed. It must have been with a different menu that they got their star. There are too many good restaurants in Chicago that don't have a Michelin star that are so much better. I would never go back to this place. I would call it mediocre at best.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Loved the fresh, French flair to Mexican style cuisine. I had the rack of lamb and it was fanstastic. The meat literally just fell off of the bone it was so tender. Also, our server was wonderful and very helpful in selecting the right entre choices. I can't wait to go back again - just great.

Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Creative dishes that blend the best of Mexican and French cuisines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is one of only a handful of Chicago restaurants with a Michelin star. When you eat here you immediately understand what sets this place apart from so many others. Every dish has a very interesting combination of ingredients that blend wonderfully to create a multi-layered, well-balanced flavor. Dishes are beautifully presented and reasonably sized. Service is excellent. The ambiance is inviting and comfortable. Prices are $$$, but quite reasonable considering the quality of the food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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