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El Nuevo Mexicano

El Nuevo Mexicano

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Lake View East, Chicago
  • Linda D.
    "Without a doubt the best Margaritas in Chicago."(8 Tips)
    Rob Yelvington
    "I loved the sweet component in the sauce for the enchiladas."(5 Tips)
    Adam T.
    "Ask for the vegan menu"(6 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "Carnitas Chipotle con Mango y Platano"(2 Tips)
37 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • enchiladas
  • vegan food
  • carnitas
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  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PasquesiMay 5, 2013
    Salmon Rostizado en Salsa Chipotle Mango was amazing! Melt in your mouth salmon and deliciously sweet. Carnitas Chipotle con Mango y Platano was equally amazing and very spicy. yummy margaritas!
  • Ashley T.
    Ashley TerrellSeptember 19, 2012
    If you're looking to meet some cool new people and try out El Nuevo Mexicano, they’ve luckily partnered with to host a social dinner on the first Wednesday of every month.
  • Beth B.
    Beth BinkovitzDecember 21, 2012
    This is a great place for a date and the vegan offerings are awesome. There's a spicy vegan ice cream dessert, even.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SkallerudNovember 3, 2010
    Being from California, I do appreciate really good Mexican food... dinner here was FANTASTIC! I had their special carne asada plate... it was to die for!
  • Tyler F.
    Tyler FisherSeptember 2, 2014
    Al Pastor Enchiladas are ridiculously good. Some of the best Mexican I've had in Chicago
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterAugust 12, 2014
    Make sure to order the appetizer guacamole and not the side order unless you want this tiny size.
  • José R.
    José RodríguezJuly 5, 2012
    The food was good, but please note that they are NOT offering the foursquare free dessert special, despite it being listed and offered. Unfortunate practice on the restaurant's part.
  • Dustin M.
    Dustin McQuaryOctober 31, 2011
    Better than most anything I've had in Pilsen. As a native Texan, I'm a huge fan of their enchiladas.
  • Rob Yelvington
    Rob YelvingtonJune 11, 2013
    I loved the sweet component in the sauce for the enchiladas. I am a fan!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeadeMarch 17, 2011
    I like this place! Nice combination of contemporary presentation and traditional flavor. Well done!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DixAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a beautiful outdoor patio during the summer.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanJuly 31, 2016
    Good vegetarian options. Better than many Mexican restaurants in the area.
  • John M.
    John MitchellSeptember 2, 2012
    Great margaritas. They don't work with foursquare anymore, so no special...
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyJanuary 23, 2016
    Cute place to dine in. Good food and great margaritas.
  • stephanie s.
    stephanie spositoDecember 27, 2010
    outstanding service & food. try the vegetarian combo. great value. good margaritas.
  • Nigel R.
    Nigel RoweJuly 11, 2010
    Great garden patio out back. Also great pairings of fish and fruit entrees. Nice atmosphere.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinAugust 7, 2014
    Enchiladas are pretty standard. The Ceviche starter was not very good and came out after the entrees. The margaritas are good though.
  • Vithida S.
    Vithida SueblinvongOctober 28, 2010
    Decent fish taco , come with delish spicy sauce. Ask for special drink of the day
  • Philip P.
    Philip PowellOctober 22, 2010
    OMG This Place Is So Fun, Friendly, And Fantastic. I Love The Food And The Service. Thank You.
  • Emily Z.
    Emily ZiderNovember 3, 2013
    Amazing Mexican food & the waiters are kind of adorable.
    BOLLOJanuary 2, 2012
    Chicken enchiladas in chipotle cream sauce is ridiculously good.
  • Jackie Q.
    Jackie QuintanaJuly 22, 2013
    I just realized I never got the rest of my meal from this place! No tortillas, rice, or beans with my carnitas order. I'd kinda like my money back!
  • matthew g.
    matthew gilboyMay 27, 2013
    Leave room for the vegan desserts
  • Mary L.
    Mary LohrmanMarch 25, 2014
    Vegan and vegetarian options !
  • Amy H.
    Amy HenningJune 12, 2012
    $4 Mojitos (half price) on Mondays!
  • Linda D.
    Linda DohertyMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Without a doubt the best Margaritas in Chicago.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WornerJuly 9, 2011
    Be sure to try the pomegranate margaritas!
  • Adam T.
    Adam TwerskyJune 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the vegan menu
  • Christina P.
    Christina PerezApril 21, 2010
    Must try the chimichangas. The dessert that is.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoFebruary 3, 2012
    Friendly and helpful staff
  • Zackary P.
    Zackary PrinceApril 22, 2012
    Ask for a premium margarita.
  • Luis F.
    Luis FloresMay 5, 2013
    Food was sub par at best out waiter seemed to be new in short I really wasn't impressed
  • Richard B.
    Richard BMarch 11, 2012
    Vegan stuff was good but they did not honor the foursquare special, which was kind of disappointing.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MoriartySeptember 6, 2010
    Fantastic service and wonderful food!
  • Randall E.
    Randall EierieMarch 22, 2014
    Not good at all, server (Benny) was on his phone the whole time, bad english, hard time communicating to him and him communicating to us. Slow service. :(
  • Dev D.
    Dev DugalJuly 23, 2012
    Food was good, not great. Chicken fajitas cooked well with seasoning. Sodas were waaaay under carbonated. So basically syrup. PLUS - they don't honor their foursquare special after you check-in!
  • Joe
    JoeMarch 29, 2015
    Ugh, not good. And expensive.
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