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Flo

#829 of 7,678 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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1434 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5232
+1 312-243-0477
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, IL
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious dishes. Guacamole and chips were fantastic. Look out for specials. Mussels are a favorite. The agave salmon and the vegetarian burrito were great. Worth a visit!

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Thank allegresse
Gladstone, Michigan
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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had the Agave Glazed Salmon and felt it was so-so. I had the Short Rib Barbacoa and it was really dry. I did have my Barbacoa at home made with pot roast, and ironically, the meat tasted the same, so I have to question the Short Rib describer. Short ribs are richer and have their own distinct taste.... More 

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Thank gniedermaier
Chicago, Illinois
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283 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Flo is a mexican restaurant that has been around for a long time but changed hands about 5 years ago. Solid mexican food and excellent margaritas. Amy the owner can be found on most nights. My only complaint is they charge you for salsa.

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Thank John D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Funky little hole in the wall on West Chicago in Ukrainian Village area. Best southwestern cuisine in the area, since the Yankee's don't know pica from peppers. this isn't a Mexican restaurant, although there are some good ones a block away. Good quality and good service.

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Thank Allen P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Were tempted to go because of reviews and recommendations, and it was alright, but sadly did not live up to expectations. Went for huevos rancheros, which we love, but these were, at best, idiosyncratic, and bore little relationship to those we've had elsewhere.

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Thank ewensmith14
Bloomington, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Excellent rendition of classic New Mexico food. I thought is was like being in Santa Fe. Steak tacos excellent, Flo's bowl very good. Desserts were to die for.

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Very busy place but we were able to score a table on a warm Sunday morning outside with little to no wait. Looks to be a dog friendly environment as they had dog bowls with water in them ready for one's pets. The food was excellent. Some of the best pancakes I have ever had. Not just the taste but... More 

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Thank Sausheim
Chciago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Enjoyed the over all experience. The wait staff is very nice and friendly. They really do a nice job! The physical place from the outside looks very plain, but inside it is very nice and cozy. Tables are not too close and noise was not a problem. The cuisine is supposed to be Latin but feels quite Mexican to me.... More 

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Thank Boystowtraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Note that this review is about the Ashland Ave location, which doesn't seem to have a separate listing on TripAdvisor. It was our first visit to either location and we used a Groupon. This place seems to be working out some operational kinks. We had been seated for over 5 minutes without seeing our server, when another party sat down... More 

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Thank TrentinaNE
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Their specialty French toast dishes are excellent and the menu is rounded out with flavorful Latin-inspired savory dishes. Full bar, fresh juices and Big Shoulders Coffee will quench your thirst. If the wait for a table is long, you can grab a cup of coffee while you wait. The atmosphere is family-heavy on weekend mornings.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1434 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5232
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-243-0477
Description
Flo brings a touch of the Southwest to Chicago. We put carefull thought into the quality of product that we serve our guests. We purchase local produce and free range meats to ensure the finest quality and freshest taste. Our cocktails are skillfully created using small batched liquors and only the finest juices and fruits. We have our chili shipped to us from a small farm in Los Cruses, New Mexico. Consider Flo for your next dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?