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El Nuevo Mexicano - 15 Reviews - 2914 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (773) 528-2131

El Nuevo Mexicano

2914 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-2131
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Great lunch spot and quality Mexican food.


All reviews seem positive

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/19/2014

Great lunch spot and quality Mexican food. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/6/2013

by R at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
I ordered Chorizo Tostado's, very, very good! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 5/13/2013

Called us due to a menu correction +1 Delivered in about 30min +1 Food tasted awesome +10 more


Moving to Chicago from Dallas Texas, I was happily surprised to find this Mexican restaurant. First, I like small and charming vs. large and noisy. El Neuvo is small and charming. The food has consistently been good, even great. I like the seafood dishes, the salsa, service and the atmosphere. Many patrons do not know that the owner, Maria, has painted majority of the art in the restaurant, which truly gives the place charm. Really nice paintings! This place gives great value for what you receive. The service is top-notch. Very attentive service staff and they accommodate special requests without a blink. You will not be disappointed. NOTE: in the summer months El Nuevo has a quaint patio in the back where you can sit all day, never be noticed, and enjoy the day away! GO THERE! Pros: Service, Food, Ambiance, & Value Plus outdoor seating in the summer months! Cons: Margaritas need a BOOST. Fresh Lime Juice vs. Sweet & Sour is all the margaritas need. more

Fabulous, Fresh, Authentic Mexican Food 1/5/2009

I have visited El Nuevo Mexicano on many occasions, and find it to be one of the best finds in the city. They serve high-quality dishes at incredibly reasonable prices consistently. I have never been disappointed from their delicious and generous bowls of soup, to the unbelievable Chipotle Salmon, Civeche, Chicken wrap, and more. The atmosphere is charming and cozy. A small but inviting restaurant you have to try if you want to walk away feeling like you just found a little hidden treasure right here in the heart of Lincoln Park/Lakeview. Pros: Warm and Cozy Cons: Tight seating more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/9/2008

Food was delicious but all the beans, rice and sauce were mushed together. more

Favorite Lakeview Mexican Place 5/14/2007

This is one of my favorite ""go to"" restaurants on a Saturday night. The place has changed quite a bit over the last 3 or 4 years, with the addition of the bar, a slightly more trendy atmosphere (it's still a casual place though, make no mistake), and a couple of menu overhauls (there seems to be more adventurous fare now). Through it all, the service remains solid and the food awesome. While the margaritas may not be on par with the huge ones at the two Cesar's locations (both of which are within walking distance), the food is FAR contest. They also won't make you feel rushed like Cesar's tends to. During the summer, the outdoor patio in the back is great, and one of the few places in the neighborhood where you can eat outside but be away from the street. Pros: Great food, good prices, solid service Cons: Margaritas could be slightly better, no big deal more

Never a disappointment 11/17/2006

This is my husbands favorite place to eat. They have some really unique items on their menu that have never disappointed adventurous eaters we've gone with. I stick by the steak fajitas and the great margaritas. On weekends it can get a bit crowded, but they renovated and put in a bar to sit at so you don't mind the wait. more

Best Value for your money 9/21/2006

Been here several time. Each time we have prompt (but not rushed) service, and the food is delicious. By far the best authentic mexican considering their lower than average prices.\r During the summer they have an outdoor patio (althought you would never know from the storefront). Margaritas are also quite strong and tasty! more

Great service, authentic taste 8/14/2006

I have been there 4 times and will recommend it to anyone. The service has always been prompt and friendly. It has a nice ambience, very clean, and offers many top shelf liquors. The pricing is very fair, and I feel like I get my money's worth in addition to my belly full. Pros: Clean well decorated ambience Cons: bathrooms could use some modernization more

Bueno 7/25/2006

This place is fantastic: the food, the atmosphere, the outdoor patio, the service. The margaritas are a little so-so, but overall this place is absolutely everything that a great Mexican place should be. Pros: Cheap and wonderful Cons: so-so Margaritas more

Delicious and not chainy...unlike Ceasar's 7/25/2006

This place was really good with some authentic dishes. It was a decent price and they had an excellent outdoor seating in the back. They had lots of different drinks to try and the food was great. I went there on a date and it was great. Definitely excellent mexican food with authentic feeling, unlike some of those chains out there. more

Service for a King! 7/18/2006

What a warm atmosphere, it felt like each table had it's own private room. Great place for romance! The service here is second to none, felt like we were royalty. Our meal was served quickly and looked like there was some serious thought put into presentation. For the service, the price and the location, this place is definately a find! Bring your sweetheart here! Pros: Ambience, Service, Quality of Food Cons: No Parking more

delicious 9/11/2005

The atmosphere is romantically light with great latin tunes playing. They have excellent tortlla chips and spicy salsa that is brought when you sit down. The drink menu is very tropical and to die for coconut drinks. Every bit of the food melts in your mouth. Pros: food, drinks, atmosphere Cons: communication, disorganized more

Ole 3/17/2005

Can't get any better than this! Love love love this place!! New interior makes it even better to bring a date. I love the fish items, but the moles are soooo good and authentic. Order the fresh squeezed lime margaritas over the house margaritas and try the carnitas with chipotle and mango or the chicken enchiladas with mole. I have tried some of the specials - like the pozole - which was a very hearty dish for the cold winter nights. Tilapia with lemon caper jalapeno was perfecto! . Best carne asada in the city! Best to make reservations on the weekends, although we can usually slip in at the last minute. Mucho stars for El Nuevo! Pros: Intimate, Affordable, Friendly Cons: Belly too full! HA more
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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am-11:30pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Lakeview, North Side