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“A former favorite has lost its way”

Depot Nuevo Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 76 Restaurants in Wilmette
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Award winning Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar and Brewpub. Fresh made Mexican cuisine, fantastic margaritas and a 100 bottle craft tequila list featuring only 100% de Agave tequilas. Beginning in 2016 we began brewing our own beer.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A former favorite has lost its way”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a former favor -- its chef has changed (so the waiter said) and so has the menu. Much was retained, but my personal favorites were dropped with a paring down of the menu. (They had a wonderful duck dish.)

This time I had the Surf and Turf: "eight ounce grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce paired with three grilled large shrimp with poblano-blue cheese sauce" with a side of chipotle mashed potatoes. I had to send it back because the potatoes were cold (not uncommon -- I've had to do that three times before). The shrimp were offensively tiny for a surf and turf dish. You'd think a poblano-blue cheese sauce would have a nice strong flavor and kick ... it was bland.

Very disappointing. They compensated with a free dessert (fortunately they still have their yummy brownie). I wouldn't go back except my wife's enchalada's (her favorite) were still good, so they may get another chance at her prodding. But I still love the Escalade Margarita!

I feel like I'm dissing a friend ... its just sad.

  • Visited March 2013
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Glenview, Illinois
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Too crowded and noisy”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We followed the staff to this location after The Noodle in Glenview closed. How disappointing to find the place lacked the friendly, casual atmosphere we were expecting.

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Thank pvrlover
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food and Good for Kids”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

My wife and I have eaten here before for a late night dinner and throroughly enjoyed the Latin variety offerings, and great margaritas. However, on a recent walk into town for a family dinner, we decided to try here with the kids (3 and 5 yrs old) as well, and were pleasantly surprised at the great atmosphere and accomodations for kids - especially on a Friday early evening. We were not the first by far to figure this out, as there were many families eating and arriving throughout the evening. Prior visit allowed is to eat outdoors on the porch which is a great summer (or spring or fall, with heaters available) experience as well.

  • Visited January 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fresh flavored and awesome margaritas”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

A great place to find fresh tasting Latin American food. Seasoning is just right. Love the fish tacos and pomegranate margaritas. Fun for couples or girlfriends.

  • Visited September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent customer service (and food too)”
Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

*** read entire review*** On a recent visit to Depot Nuevo, our service was initially questionable with a long wait to order and our appetizers going to a large group table next to us. Their 1st attempt to remedy had our next appetizer also going to the same table.

We asked the server to give us the tab for initial drinks so we could head to another restaurant.

At that point the manager came over and apologized and offered to comp our drinks and appetizer and a personal assurance that our food would be prompt. We elected to stay and are glad we did.

The food was prompt- cooked to perfection and tasted great. Also, theanager and our waiter checked on us frequently to make sure we were satisfied.

Their actions seem rare these days but they've kept us as happy customers and definitely know the meaning of true service.

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Thank Montrosesail
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