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Vino Loco


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Egg Salad Sandwich
On rosemary‏ focaccia, with lettuce and tomato
Cup $4.95
Bowl $6.95
Carrot Orange Ginger Soup
Served chilled
Chicken, mushroom and feta cheese
Grilled veggies with Garrotxa cheese
Warm Brie
Drizzled with tea rose honey and served with toasted ciabatta bread. yum
Bronzed Mahi Mahi
Served over a bed of mixed greens along with jicama relish
Drunken Gazpacho
Our homemade pureed gazpacho laced with a zippy vodka sauce. you will absolutely love it
Pan prepared with poblano chile, manchego and avocado. topped with salsa fresca and cilantro crema
Mango Flan
Cappuccino Gelato
Sour Cherry and almond Vegan Gelato
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. Was nice to be able to sit outside and have a some wine and enjoy their small snacks. They had some great choices for wine and a $5 wine special too. We liked the white bean bruschetta. The staff were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Boywonder51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to like this place: they had nice outdoor seating (part of which was heated) and a great guitar player. However, the service was below subpar. A waitress came around to tell us that they were going to rotate through the tables and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TheArdentTraveler
Vino L, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the food and wine. We are a small organic tapas restaurant with a scratch kitchen and a menu which changes weekly. Because this season has been so busy and our restaurant enjoys an exceptional reputation, we do occasionally run short of certain...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner, Joyce, has a wonderful selection of wines, both for sale and to consume on the premises. The place is small, friendly and in the historic downtown area with drink and dining inside or on the front patio. The wait staff is an excellent...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SteveD7177
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

True favorite!!! Tapas were phenomomal, so creative and great variety. Wine was good. Great atmosphere. Music on Wed and Sat. The wait staff could not have been better. We are outside and it was so relaxing. We have been there several times and never a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Callista T
Reviewed February 25, 2019

My husband and I have been going to Vino Loco for many years. Never once have we been disappointed. You get what you pay for. In this instance, you are paying for a wide variety of wonderful wine choices, tapas that are not only unique...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nanaof10
Barcelona420, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2019

Thanks so much for all your support over the years. It is always good to know that all the hard work of our staff is so appreciated.

Reviewed February 18, 2019

Place was great the first couple times we went. We noticed some of the waitresses can be a little rude. We went there yesterday about 45 minutes before they closed and the waitress seemed annoyed we were there. I guess she wanted to go home....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mvine
Vino L, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Our coffee is served on china utilizing an individual French Press, locally roasted coffee and organic cream. We feel the $4 is more than justified.The tapas menu ranges in price from $5 to $20 depending on what you order. We have a scratch kitchen serving...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Have been several times to Vino Loco and just love their menu and their selection of wines. I'm not a big wine drinker but they have the best Zinfandel I've ever had. Their bruschetta is great and their gazpacho is fabulous. This is a must...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank beachgirl-711-12
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Whether you sit inside or out, FABULOUS setting! Wine selection is so amazing and the owner Joyce is a sweetheart along with her excellent staff at her side "a Fabulous Team"! The healthy small plates to eat are PERFECT! Wine tasting night is awesome so...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Julie D
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This place is a little hidden gem down in Old Englewood; Live music once in a while, ourdoor seating, a great wine and beer list, and long list of appetizers or small plates -- if it were anywhere else you'd never get a table!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bebrbabe
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I cannot say anything regarding the food, but Vino Loco is for me the first address for wines. The wineshop is well assorted, the prices are fair. Parking available.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rentner
Vino L, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

We try to offer a variety of wines in varying price categories and change many of them frequently. Next time to stop in give our scratch kitchen a try. Katrina is a marvelous chef!

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April 12, 2018|
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Response from travelbugisme | Reviewed this property |
Hi There, Tapas are similar to appetizers. They are smaller portions of food that could be something like hummus and crackers with olives or a small salad with chicken. It's good for groups of 4 where you can she a mouthful... More
March 11, 2018|
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Response from 579deborahc | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is the best way to get seated at a certain time. Call their number. They are closed on Monday
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