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El Nuevo Mexicano

2914 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657-5210
+1 773-528-2131
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2914 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657-5210
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Our party of three all agreed that the food was as excellent as the setting. And our server was wonderful, as well. We found the hostess a little confusing after seating us (and our drinks were already served) when she asked us if we had...More

Thank VictoriAnika
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Lake View. I love going here when we visit our daughter. The fajitas are killer! The atmosphere is warm and the staff is always friendly. They also have a nice little outdoor patio in the back to...More

Thank Christa K
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This place is always busy. Must be the drinks? Their food is not good as far as Mexican food, it lacks flavor and it has an odd aftertaste. I'm thinking it's the oil they use to cook? Most mexican food has a particular "party of...More

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed November 14, 2016

haven't been in a good six months so was surprised to see a sleeker interior and a whole new staff, who were just superb, perfectly attentive and very pleasant and welcoming. my waiter even asked if I liked 'spicy' dishes and they really turned it...More

Thank Parmi-77
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I close my eyes and wish really hard that El Nuevo Mexicano was close by me to visit. I open my eyes. Nope. I am home in CT but I am seriously missing the delicious food at this local neighborhood place. You lucky , lucky...More

Thank June101101
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Walked here for lunch while visiting friends in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago....what a treat! Chips and salsa were great, the salsa was very fresh and had a little heat. We had Pork Tamale, Chimichanga, and Steak Tacos all were excellent. Would happily go...More

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Stopped by here last week for a quick dinner. The food was fresh and quick with excellent service. Highly recommend

Thank Osweg0
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Have passed by this place many times and finally stopped in. Glad that I did. Service here is very friendly. Menu is more or less the typical Mexican menu in Chicago, but with a few more traditional options. Everything is prepared well and tastes great....More

Thank KrisK_8
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Searched Tripadvisor for a nice light dinner after another Cub's win. We scored again at this Clark Street cantina. Ceviche of shrimp, scallops and salmon was perfectly prepared with a light and sweet lime marinade. Our "gringo" combo plate was a pleasant surprise as well....More

Thank halibutt600
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Oh my the best margaritas!!! Great service and food was amazing!! Very accommodating for large groups!! Staff is so friendly and patio seating is the best!!

Thank Houseofluck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $22
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2914 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657-5210
  • Public Transportation: CTA Bus - #22 Clark, Wellington, Oakdale or Surf Stops CTA Brown Line Train - Diversey or Wellington stops
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-528-2131
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El Nuevo Mexicano offers a mix of traditional and new Mexican dishes. Stop by for delicious food accompanied with amazing drinks all in a lively, beautiful atmosphere. Drinks, Dining, Fun!
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