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“A gem of a restaurant.”

Yolo Mexican Eatery
Ranked #18 of 207 Restaurants in Skokie
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Evanston, Il
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301 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“A gem of a restaurant.”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

Very sophisticated Mexican cooking at reasonable prices. Those who have been to Oaxaca
will like their Mole sauce and all of the dishes are individually and well prepared. The portions are large. The restaurant is small so that on weekends it would be wise to get a reservation. We particularly like BYOB restaurants like Yolo and, if I remember correctly, there is no corkage fee. It is a family restaurant and service is friendly and efficient. If you would like to go beyond that standardized Mexican food serviced in most places you will love Yolo.

  • Visited November 2011
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English first
Skokie, IL
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107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Personal Attention and Great Food!”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

We have been to Yolo several times and have consistently had excellent food and exceptional service. It is a small restaurant - not usually a problem but it has become so popular that you do want to make reservations if you are planning to go there for dinner on the weekend. The food we have had, from fish to chicken to beef, has all been excellent. Their homemade salsa that they serve at every table is great - a bit smoother than many salsas - really well seasoned and with just the right amount of kick. It's BYOB but the staff is really helpful in getting glasses and serving the wine or beer. We love going there - local personal attention and great food!

  • Visited June 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“A very different Mexican restaurant in downtown Skokie”
Reviewed December 7, 2010

Yolo is a very small Mexican restaurant that features many dishes not normally found in such restaurants in the area. It has a couple of cerviche appetizers that are just great, and the mole sauce is really excellent. Everything is prepared fresh, so it may take a while to be served, but the wait is worth it.

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