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Nuevo Leon Restaurant

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1515 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2803
+1 312-421-1517
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“refried beans” (10 reviews)
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1515 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2803
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Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

My take on this restaurant is that it is very authentic and although they could cut the amount of people in half and equal their profits by raising their prices of which I wouldn't mind. I do believe that they should invest in their ambiance...More

1  Thank jpelon93
Reviewed October 15, 2015

I go here for the red snapper....I am not even going to try to spell it, as I know I will butcher it. It's a whole red snapper and rice. It is the best! They actually have really good lemonade here too. And you are...More

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed October 4, 2015

I've been to Neuvo Leon twice now and have been disappointed both times. All in all, I found the food far too fried/greasy and lacking flavor. The burrito I had was dry and tasted as if I were eating rotisserie chicken. The horchata was also...More

Thank KU90
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I had high hopes for this place since the line was out the door. Definitely wouldn't recommend. It's simply dirty! Floor was covered in grease and everyone slipped and slided to their tables. Do they not ever mop? Even the bathroom was that way. Food...More

Thank Ospreygrad
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is by far the most authentic Mexican restaurant we go to and it is truly the best food! Prices are great and with a BYOB policy, you can bring up to 3 drinks in per person to enjoy with your dinner. My friend thinks...More

Thank Mickie T
Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are looking for excellent Mexican food in Chicago, this is it. From the chips and salsa to the soup and then the main dishes you can't go wrong. The prices are all between $6 and $12 for entrees.

1  Thank flowerboy13
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Whenever we eat out, if we can't find a new place and we have taste for Mexican food then this is the place to go. Can't go wrong. Decent pricing, a little cramp, mediocre service, shouldn't be a problem unless u r trying to deliberately...More

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed July 18, 2015

They serve no alcohol, but you can bring your own in. 3 full meals,1 horchata, 1 lemonade and all the chips and salsa you want = 23.00.

Thank beachcruizer77
Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's a bit of a way to go, but well worth it, and quite safe, don't worry about people telling you it's too danerous to go. The food is good value and is top notch, will be going back the next time I'm in Chicago.

Thank MattyboyLeiden
Reviewed June 7, 2015

The waitress welcomes you in Spanish with home made nachos. The food was really good and each courses were tasty. The lemonade is just amazing. And such a good deal, less than 20 bucks for two meals and beverages! Even if it is little bit...More

Thank RomSs31
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Pilsen
  • Neighborhood: Pilsen
  • Phone Number: +1 312-421-1517
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