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“Simply perfect!”

New Rebozo Mexican Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 132 Restaurants in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $45
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Francisco Lopez, known as Chef Paco, of New Rebozo started in Oak Park. He is eccentric, fun, enthusiastic about food and the most welcoming person you will ever come to meet. Paco is the Chef/Owner of one of The Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in the Chicago land area as voted by the Mexican government, an honor many patrons agree with. To ensure a healthier menu and contradictory to many Mexican restaurants. Paco's specials are always innovative with traditional roots and seasonal ingredients. Over the years, New Rebozo has been given awards for its authenticity and just downright great food. The passion and love that comes through every member of the New Rebozo staff is intoxicating and will bring you back time and time again.
Oak Park, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simply perfect!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Let me preface this by admitting it is one of my favorite restaurants. This is where we go to celebrate New Years eve. The food is high end Mexican. It is meant to be savoured with a lot of care given to how the flavors combine, and how they flow on your palate. The owner/chef will most likely visit your table to explain what he has created. This wonderful food is served by a friendly staff that includes family members. Absolutely Amazing experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Exceptional Service and Fantastic Food with a Creative Flair”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Had a wonderful 60th birthday celebration at our first visit to New Rebozo. We were warmly greeted by Chef Paco and his friendly staff. We chose to dine in the colorful outdoor patio and were attentively served by Lupita. Paco comes to each table to enticingly describe the drinks and specialties of the day. We tried the sweet horchata margarita and the spicy jalapeno margarita. Each was uniquely flavorful and refreshing. The guacamole was a delightful summery combination of avocado, jicama, mango and strawberries. Any fan of mole should definitely order the moliza, which is a tasty sampling of 6 different moles with a cazuelita of chicken bites for dipping. The entrees of enchiladas poblanas, chipotle shrimp, and shrimp in pumpkin mole were all wonderful and delicious choices. Chef Paco’s love and passion for creating innovative cuisine and his warm and friendly interaction with his patrons really makes for a memorable dining experience. We will definitely return to this little gem in Oak Park!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Lu A
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South Florida, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Chef Paco-OMG”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Great menu mix of traditional Mexican fare and innovative offerings using three favorite flavors,sweet, spicy and sour. On our visit the ceviche was outstanding. The mole sauces that Chef Paco provides are wonderfully complex. White chocolate in a mole? Oh yeah! Front seating area is a bit cramped especially when busy and can get noisy.Patio in back good choice weather permitting. For Chef Paco, food is a labor of love and it shows. My only suggestion would be to improve the margarita selections by adding a bit more tequila.The handshaken offering had very little tequila. Order a extra shot with it and mix it in.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Paco! "Oh My God"!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

That's Paco's favorite exclamation! Paco is the owner, chef and official greeter! He comes to every table to visit with his patrons. I love everything on the menu - many different mole sauces to try! My absolute favorite dish is available September thru December. It is Paco's Chile Nogada - a large chile stuffed with sweet beef, dried fruits and nuts then covered with walnut cream and topped with pomegranate seeds. OUT OF THIS WORLD. It can also be made with shrimp! MUI YUMMO! Your taste buds will be very happy. Very nice colorful outdoor seating.

  • Visited April 2012
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River Forest, Illinois
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27 reviews
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“Best Service Around and Phenomenal Food!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

New Rebozo has the best of both worlds of mexican cuisine. They have the old standbys in Mexican cuisine like tacos and enchiladas but they also have creative dishes like a stuffed poblano pepper with meat, cheese and topped with pomegranate seeds. The food is PHENOMENAL. Salsa is great. I've never had anything i didn't love here.

On top of the wonderful food, the service is impeccable. How many restaurants do you go to that the owner visits your table, hugs you if you a return customer and shows you a plate of the special? This way you know exactly what you are getting.

Don't miss this place - you'd be missing out!

  • Visited February 2012
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