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Depot Nuevo Restaurant

Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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1139 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2603
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wilmette, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Mexican food in a 10mile radius. Enchiladas verdes are fabulous! Too bad they do not open for lunch.

Thank Navyrosa
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw the great reviews so gave the restaurant a try. Mixed bag here. The margaritas are among the best. Home made chips are good. The enchiladas and tacos are also reliably good. The Cuban steak was tough and not very flavorful. Stick with the core items on the menu and the food is fine. The service is attentive and friendly.... More 

Thank Kevinhuh
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my parents here for a celebration and within two weeks, I returned with friends. Everyone loved it and couldn't stop talking about the delicious food (especially the shrimp tacos), the fabulous margaritas, the friendly and adept service, and the stylish decor. The atmosphere is fun and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. This place is not cookie-cutter. It... More 

Thank bfh900
St. Paul MN
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting Depot Nuevo, my husband started a new hobby as a Tequila enthusiast. He is particularly impressed with the tequila knowledge of the bartenders and the outstanding assortment of tequila. He visits several times a month to sample different types and increase his tequila knowledge. The staff is great. We enjoy the food but go to Depot Nuevo for... More 

Thank MG2009
Wilmette, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The free chips were tasty and had a wonderful crunch, not the hard donkey chip crunch that my dentist warned me against. They let me mix or match the tacos, so I got to try 3 different flavors - all of them were good.

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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been visiting relatives in the area and wanted to have "something special" for dinner the other night. We'd heard good and not-so-good about this place from a number of different people, but it is conveniently located and looked kinda cute from the outside, so we thought we'd give it a try and form our own... More 

Thank MikeGPortland
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Depot Nuevo has a lovely veranda/outdoor eating area. Unfortunately, the night we visited the temperature was in the 90s and Wilmette was experiencing thunderstorms. So, we ate inside the restaurant. I am sure the ambiance outside would have been nicer. The food was very good. The tortilla chips were light and crunchy and were served with two types of salsa.... More 

Thank LCL-travels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Got a 6:30 reservation to beat the crowds and got a patio table which was delightfully . Server promptly arrived and we ordered a spread of Margheritas I got Escalade and it was fabulous. Beautifully served in heavy glass. I ordered steak enchiladas Rojas style and substituted sweet potato fries and broccoli. Wonderfully full flavors with plenty of foods. .... More 

Thank MRbluegill
Wilmette, Illinois
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It could be the difference between Italian and Mexican, but I just can't seem to get hooked on the food at what is otherwise a very nice location and ambience in downtown Wilmette. Years ago, a fire gave them a chance to update the kitchen and dining room indoors (the porch has always been great), but at last, this diner... More 

Thank AdmiralGanteaume
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We eat at Depot Nuevo regularly. The food is consistently great! Always fresh! We have never had a disappointing meal at this restaurant. They have a creative and extensive Margarita and Tequila Menu as well. Great service, what's not to love?!

Thank KCallahans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1139 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: 847-251-3111

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