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Nuevo Leon Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Pilsen, Chicago
110 Tips and reviews
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  • Jaysyn L.
    Jaysyn LongoriaAugust 3, 2014
    Having visited from San Antonio, my expectations weren't very high considering I grew up with a taqueria at every street corner. Boy did I underestimate! Enchiladas are amazing!! Try them w/ Mole!!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FolsomJuly 3, 2014
    It's not on the menu but we ordered a chorizo & huevo burrito- absolutely delicious, huge, & only $6! (and worth the weird look from our server haha). This place is crazy busy for many reasons!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerMarch 26, 2013
    The Snapper Hauchanango is the best whole fish dish entree value in the city-Comes with garlic mojo, salad, avocado, Cojeta cheese and rice or beans.
  • Carris L.
    Carris LagosDecember 10, 2013
    Food is beyond amazing at a great price. You get to try different salsas and free soup before ordering. Food comes so fast you're not even done with the chips and salsa (a huge first).
  • Reaper™
    Reaper™December 29, 2011
    It's almost 15 years since I've been here and they still serve homemade tortillas! Don't me intimidated by the freakishly long line. It's well worth the wait. Just remember to bring cash. Lol ツ
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Nuevo Leon's menu is heavy on the staples of Mexican cuisine, with excellent tacos, chile rellenos, queso chorizo and mole dishes. Read more
  • Greg B.
    Greg BarilaAugust 4, 2012
    Amazing food and ridiculously CHEAP. I was full before we even ordered. Try to huevos divorciadas. Eat with wheat tortia and a pickled hot chili.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 9, 2013
    Big plates of homey and very satisfying Mexican with a friendly, accommodating staff. Excellent refried beans.
  • trillateezy
    trillateezyJune 10, 2014
    Go in a group of 3 and order 3 different orders of tacos or tostadas. Rotate, rotate, and taste it all! Cash only!
  • Izzy
    IzzySeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are in the mood for breakfast. Huevos albañil with ham are AMAZING! to top it off they are spicy. Mmmm! So good :)
  • Nikki Z.
    Nikki ZimmermannNovember 17, 2014
    Chicken soup! Huevos Divorciados! (On surreal note, the Christmas music just came on and it's the Alvin and the Chipmunks!! Food is great!, so we won't judge them :-)
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyNovember 8, 2014
    Can't decide? Get the Combinacion: 1 taco, 1 tostada, 1 tamale and 1 enchilada. Cash only and BYOB.
  • Blanca G.
    Blanca GreenDecember 8, 2013
    The combination plate is amazing! Has a good variety and it helped me fall in love with the enchiladas :)
  • Original Penguin
    Original PenguinNovember 9, 2010
    Sometimes there is no satiating that insane craving for real-deal Mexican fare, especially when you’re only rocking a Hamilton. Chicken mole, shrimp fajitas and glorious steak and eggs.
  • Giang P.
    Giang PhamMarch 12, 2015
    Good food for a very cheap price. We ordered 2 dishes only but got so full and even had leftover. The store takes cash only.
  • Chad C.
    Chad CurryAugust 6, 2014
    The chilaquiles were outstanding. Simple tacos that don't rely on toppings to produce great flavor.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Steak, steak, anything steak. If you ask, they'll make you a mega tasty steak and egg burrito para desayuno. ¡!
  • Nicole
    NicoleFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is just great. You're met with quick and cordial service! The chicken soup is great!
  • Demian S.
    Demian SCFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Dont seat at the first table by the door on the winter time. People keep going in and out and that cold breeze hit ya like a mofo...
  • Bart C.
    Bart CrouchApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great veggie burrito. As a vegan, I order it w/out cheese & it tastes delicioso!
  • Cristina G.
    CASH ONLY (atm fee is 2.50) Tacos de asada and lengua were good. Chips have a nice flavor to them, and salsas were alright.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LynnSeptember 3, 2013
    The pollo en mole is divine. Really get anything and everything with that mole!!!!
  • Lydia J.
    Lydia JarviNovember 28, 2011
    Anything with mole is to die for! Best south side comida de Mexicana! Me gusta!
  • Don F.
    Don FoxDecember 27, 2013
    The food is authentic Mexican, and it is delicious. The service is top notch
  • Rocio J.
    Rocio JimenezAugust 8, 2015
    It tastes like real Mexican food, food is really affordable and you can bring your own beer
  • Tara J.
    Tara JeanineFebruary 19, 2014
    Amazing and very reasonable. Expect long lines during the lunch hours.
  • Ricky B.
    Ricky BurtonAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously some of the best Mexican breakfast food you can find in the city.
  • Pet S.
    Pet SAugust 4, 2012
    Cheapest meal I think I've ever had. Great breakfast for $5 including drink.
  • Conor W.
    Conor WyseApril 27, 2014
    They only accept cash. And go hungry - they can easily fill you up ^_^
  • Collins B.
    Collins BonnemaAugust 3, 2015
    Best Mexican food in Chicago and cannot beat the prices! Love this place.
  • David M.
    David MichaelJosephApril 10, 2014
    The quesadillas Raul are one of my favorite appetizers anywhere.
  • Tim G.
    Tim GronkowskiJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beef flautas best for the Buck. Puerco Asado is tasty. Steaks are really good.
  • Bryce J.
    Bryce JensenSeptember 8, 2015
    Place is great, it can get super crowded on busy nights.
  • Cristina B.
    Cristina BarillasOctober 12, 2013
    Good food but they do rush you out once your don't dilly dally
  • Ronny L.
    Ronny LatimoreMarch 16, 2013
    The fajitas are so delicious. The steak is tough but soo juicy!
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68December 5, 2013
    Try the Enchiladas Suizas - The mole was amazing!
  • Leida P.
    All the foods is authentic and good! Nicely priced
  • Quique M.
    Quique MaganaNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Beans are cooked with lard. So if you're a vegan, ask for another option.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SkellyApril 10, 2013
    Food was very yummy! Nice staff. cash only!
  • Angel M.
    Angel MaldonadoJanuary 6, 2012
    Flautas de pollo are delicious, crunchy and light
  • Leah N.
    Leah NicoleOctober 12, 2014
    Everything here is so good, can't go wrong!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MartorinaFebruary 5, 2014
    Everyday they serve a complimentary app.
  • Yaya L.
    Yaya LopezMarch 12, 2015
    Have to get the nachos every time I visit. Yummy!
  • Katherine T.
    Katherine TaylorFebruary 1, 2015
    Enchiladas are delicious!
  • Lena C.
    Lena CharlesAugust 22, 2012
    BYOB!! But only three (3) beers per person ;)
  • arooz
    aroozAugust 23, 2010
    AMAZING shrimp dish. Last meal on the fish menu. ABSOLUTELY fantastic!
  • Nancy R.
    Nancy RodriguezApril 24, 2011
    Bring cash - place doesn't accept credit cards or checks. Also, expect to wait a bit on Sunday.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CestouFebruary 24, 2012
    Love their queso panela. A must have here.
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HandleyAugust 6, 2014
    As authentic as you'll find in Chicago.
  • Denise Y.
    Denise YoungJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing milanesa. Byob - liquor store next door
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DelgadoSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the Salsa de Molcajete. Don't go for the bland tomatoey salsa they bring out.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BellSeptember 17, 2015
    Cash only. The rice was probably the best Spanish rice I have ever had. Burrito was okay, but nothing special. I personally found the place overrated.
  • Lori P.
    Lori PadillaMarch 16, 2011
    The line goes out side the door during the lunch rush and Sundays.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KilleenJuly 21, 2013
    Come hungry and bring your own beer.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CardenasJune 7, 2010
    order the barbacoa tacos. then buy some of their flour tortillas to take home.
  • Kenny K.
    Kenny KDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget this perennial "Best cheap eat" contender is cash only!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SmithJune 19, 2013
    Queso Panela is the way to start off
  • Lupe G.
    Lupe GuerraFebruary 2, 2013
    So not a fan! There's way better & cheaper Mexican fare in this city...not worth a visit just for honemade tortillas
  • Romi A.
    Romi AnderfurenFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Tacos Daniel! Steamed shredded beef tacos DELISH
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy CasaApril 11, 2012
    Try everything... It's all good!
  • Anne H.
    Anne HApril 30, 2012
    Just order anything. It will be good and plentiful
  • Ed S.
    Ed StringerJune 5, 2015
    Steak fajitas are amazing!
  • Melanie V.
    Melanie VJanuary 15, 2011
    Milanesa de res w/ homemade flour tortillas. Delish!!
  • Gustavo S.
    Gustavo SanchezAugust 6, 2014
    The food here is very average I've lived in pilsen my whole life and I've never liked going here the only good thing is the enchiladas.
  • Rebeca A.
    Rebeca AguilarJanuary 3, 2015
    Love the tortillas de arina!!
  • Sandra L.
    Sandra LopezFebruary 1, 2011
    Always have cash when coming here. No credit cars or checks accepted.
  • elijah A.
    elijah AmpoMay 14, 2014
    Get the tampiquena!! So delicious!
  • MNathan J.
    MNathan JaquesMay 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    cheap, tasty, and mucho gringos go! ;)
  • Audrey L.
    Audrey LeonDecember 1, 2012
    Plentiful foods and free soup!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Homaro Cantu, chef of iNG, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chilaquiles. Read more
  • Alejandra R.
    Alejandra RuedaFebruary 17, 2012
    good food! its a shame they have such lousy customer service...
  • Rossy F.
    Rossy FloresMarch 14, 2012
    ALWAYS bring cash!! They do have an ATM, but I'll rather avoid the ATM fees.
  • Leo M.
    Leo MarquezJanuary 29, 2014
    Great food .. BYOB
  • Yulia M.
    Yulia MaikherApril 6, 2013
    BYOB, cash only.
  • Maribel B.
    Maribel BarajasMarch 11, 2014
    The best Mexican food on the planet!
  • Sharon S.
    Sharon SmithJuly 11, 2012
    The queso panela is uh-mazin!!!!
  • A E.
    A EvansOctober 31, 2013
    Great Carne Asada.
  • Lita M.
    Lita MataAugust 9, 2014
    Everything is good :)
  • Jaime S.
    Jaime SanchezNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is good, service is not. Start by getting rid of the manger Alejandro, he is rude and doesnt seem to like his job much.
  • Erika D.
    Erika DouderaFebruary 23, 2013
  • larok
    larokJanuary 31, 2014
    People get shot in front of the restaurant 😳🔫
  • Kathy P.
    Kathy PlescherMarch 22, 2014
    Best Mexican food I've ever had
  • Debbie L.
    Debbie LiuAugust 25, 2014
    It's cash only!
  • Paula F.
    Paula FerrinMay 20, 2012
    Best refried beans!
  • Gigi V.
    Gigi VNovember 20, 2011
    Fresh corn tortillas...ohhhhh gaawddddd
  • Scott J H.
    Scott J HunterAugust 27, 2011
    Classic Mexican brunch spot!
  • Roger S.
    Roger SMay 25, 2015
    Lunch! Great food!
  • Ruben A.
    Ruben AyalaMay 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to start off with the Nachoes dias.
  • Gil F.
    Gil FelicianoDecember 17, 2011
    Mariachis Friday nights and Sundays only
  • Emmanuel S.
    Emmanuel SanchezMay 10, 2013
    They have great food!!!
  • Dante_ikv G.
    Cash only!
  • Kid Enigma
    Kid EnigmaSeptember 4, 2011
    Enchiladas melt in your mouth
  • Jose Mel H.
    Jose Mel HernandezSeptember 25, 2010
    It's byob. So bring what u drink.
  • Liz E.
    Liz EspinozaFebruary 1, 2014
    Awesome food...
  • Liliana S.
    Liliana SMay 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Flour tortillas and their beans.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth StachovicMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't buy just one taco.
  • Sharon S.
    Sharon SmithJuly 11, 2010
    The queso panela is delish!
  • Noel M.
    Noel MAugust 28, 2012
    carne asada!
  • Steve
    SteveJanuary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tacos Sabinas
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AvinaSeptember 12, 2010
    Best mexican Restaurant on the South side
  • Javi M.
    Javi M.January 6, 2013
    What kind of business doesn't accept credit cards? Furious.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BellSeptember 20, 2015
    Overrated & very average.
  • Steven F.
    Steven FrostMarch 25, 2010
    Salsa anyone?
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VergaraSeptember 20, 2013
    Buenos precios y la comida espectacular. Si viene en grupo pida varios platos para compartir. Recomendado los tamales,los chilaquiles,las flautas y las enchiladas con mole. Traiga su cerveza BYOB 🍻
  • Linda L.
    Linda LabraAugust 8, 2014
    Increíble y verdadera comida mexicana fuera del país. Todo está súper rico y puedes llevar tu propio alcohol.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 6, 2013
    Great enchiladas de pollo!
  • MaNdo G.
    MaNdo GOOctober 4, 2014
    Queso Panela!! & El Machito!!
  • Areli R.
    Uno de los mejores 👍🏻
  • larok
    larokSeptember 17, 2014
    Tacos de roaches 🐜
  • reggie g.
    reggie gonzalSeptember 21, 2011
    Frijoles borrachos!
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