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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Mexican, Latin
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Although I am a huge fan of Publico's sister restaurant (Half and Half), I was a little underwhelmed here. The food is good, but over priced for portion sizes. I wouldn't mind paying that price if the food knocked my socks off, but it didn't....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TreLimone
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I was one of the first people to favorably rate this restaurant/bar after it opened. The food has only improved since my first review. My husband and I have been there once a month or so over the past several months, including recently hosting a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Visited with my son for dinner around 7:30 pm. Place has all tables reserved, so I advise to make a reservation if you want to have a table available. We were seated at the bar, which it was no bad at all. Have some nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank olaurido
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I have a list of restaurants in St. Louis that I have not tried. I review the list regularly with my 3 millennial kids who are all “foodies” one on instagram under the tag #Stlouisfoodiemom. Public in the “loop” was my first to cross off...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank abell46
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Great food! I am vegetarian and told the waitress and she told me about the 3-4 menu items that would meet my needs, as well as a yummy sounding taco not listed on the menu. I definitely recommend the avocado arepas! Unfortunately, there was an...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank travelcloak
Reviewed June 12, 2018

The food here is really good and well-prepared, but the portions are very small and will not feed more than two people. Some plates were really not susceptible to being divided such as tacos. Try dividing 2 tacos three ways by cutting them. Dividing the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank stephanie r
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Four of us enjoyed dinner at Publico last night and had a very tasty dinner with great service. Our server was very pleasant, knowledgeable and prompt. The five small plates were particularly interesting and so good that we didn't really need the two main dishes...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cardiodog
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Publico, as it turns out, we were not impressed. We are typically a fan of small plate dining, but we were disappointed in both the quantity and quality of the preparation. We ordered Brussels Sprouts, octopus, noquis, ceviche, brisket...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank NXTTRP
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Have to say the food was quite good. An interesting variety and well prepared. The atmosphere is fun, although so loud we couldn't hear the server explaining the menu. On the downside; my first margarita was undrinkable. Tasted like chemicals--maybe the glass (which was tiny)...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Noni314
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We were just looking for dinner in this cute Delmar Loop area and came across Publico. Wow, were we happy that we chose to stop at this place. Everything was so good. We started with the tamale and smoked oyster special. Both were great! Then...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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