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El Palmar

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1008 1/2 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2914
+1 773-404-5969
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  • Excellent40%
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May 21, 2017
“Authentic and tasty”
Jun 27, 2017
“Worst Mexican food in the city”
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1008 1/2 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2914
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

I lived around the corner from this place and went there twice, only because I thought maybe the first time was a fluke at how bad it was. Nope, worse the second time. I tried the pastor tacos and the steak burrito, the fat content...More

Thank John G
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a margarita and 2 tacos for a late night eat after Norah jones show at the iconic Chicago theatre. No service with a smile but super tasty chicken (pollo) and pork (pastor) tacos.

Thank kail573
Reviewed December 21, 2016

My wife and I have eaten here about 30 times, most often for breakfast. About 80% of the customers are Hispanic. The menu is extensive, and everything we've had has been good. There's nothing "nouveau" about it. There are a number of good upscale Mexican...More

Thank dennisfr
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was mush and bland - I couldn't even eat it. Worst waste of $15 dollars. Can we please get some awesome Mexican food in this area? - Signed, Hungry and Sad

Thank mdrumak
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at this Mexican restaurant. The place is very authentic, all the waitresses speak Spanish and most of the people eating in the place were also from Latin-America. The decoration is very simple, nothing fancy. The service was good, but sometimes...More

Thank EliasBBC
Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants that I have ever been to. From the entirely Spanish jukebox, to the Mexican tv that they always have on (Mexican game shows, soap operas, and sports). Down to the clientele which is 30% non-Hispanic to...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was so cranky but I felt like to have a churros, I wa sin two places and I didn't find it! omg I was so upset then I get off on Sheridan and Iw as oh I remember my ex bf Steve was seying...More

Thank Desert G
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Talk about authentic: First time I was there, I think I was almost the only person in the place who wasn't fluent in Spanish. The TV was turned to the World Cup on Univision (in Spanish if course). The dining room is bright and plain...More

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Northbrook, Illinois
Reviewed April 9, 2009

This hole-in-the-wall joint was awesome! The enchilades verdes and rojas were out of this world. Completely hit the spot. The spanish rice, black beans were delicious also.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed April 10, 2008

Really Good Food for a great price!

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 1/2 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2914
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-404-5969
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