Xoco

Xoco

Mexican Restaurant and Bakery
449 N Clark St (at W Illinois St), Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Hours:
Closed until 8:00 AM Tuesday (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

The allure of Mexican street food is it’s rustic immediacy—seasonal agua frescas; made-to-order guacamole topped with locally sourced ingredients; tortas from the wood-burning oven; steaming caldos; hot-from-the-fryer churros and homemade hot chocolate.

9.4/10

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    Benjamin B.
    "Eat some excellent Rick Bayless food."(18 Tips)
    Michelle G.
    "Pepito w/pickled jalepeños on the side was delicious!!!"(10 Tips)
    Jillian
    "Can't go wrong with Cochinita Pibil, Chicken Tinga, or Cubana torta."(68 Tips)
    Dana J.
    "The hazelnut churros (and the churros in general) are delicious."(64 Tips)
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  • tortas
  • churros
  • rick bayless
  • hot chocolate
  • pepito
  • sandwiches
  • lively
  • pork belly
  • breakfast food
  • Mexican food
  • casual
  • trendy
  • authentic
  • spicy food
  • short ribs
  • ice cream
  • empanadas
  • barbacoa
  • good for a quick meal
  • margaritas
  • Hannah F.

    Churros were good. But got the chocolate sauce and did not like..

    Hannah Fiorenzo · 1 week ago
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  • Goodstuff H.

    Amazing place

    Goodstuff Hally · 2 weeks ago
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  • Zach D.

    Be sure to get the chocolate sauce with your churros 😃

    Zach Daniel · 2 weeks ago
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  • Clare L.

    Guacamole bar!!

    Clare Lynd-Porter · 3 weeks ago
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  • Emmanuel O.

    Good Mexican taste in Sandwiches, if you need more spicy (like real mexican), ask to waitress for "habanero sauce", Really good...

    Emmanuel Ortiz · 3 weeks ago
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  • Emmanuel O.

    Mexican taste, is not at all but its ok

    Emmanuel Ortiz · 3 weeks ago
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  • Saif D.

    Menu changes seasonally

    Saif Dia · 3 weeks ago
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  • Ken S.

    Churros and Hot Chocolate for a decadent and divine dessert treat!!

    Ken S · July 31
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  • Rachel W.

    Quick and casual with amazing Mexican fare. Don't miss their "bean-to-cup" chocolate. I did, and I regret it. 😁

    Rachel Whinnery · July 30
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  • Nate L.

    Can never go wrong with Xoco. Don't miss the churro with chocolate dipping sauce. The guacamole is the best in the world!

    Nate Lawler · July 19
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  • Sharon B.

    Hey Xoco, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out! http://taps.io/freebie

    Sharon Barnes · July 14
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  • Chris C.

    The guacamole is great!

    Chris Crowder · June 20
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  • Jeanelle

    Freshly ground hot chocolate, tortas, soups and churros!

    Jeanelle · June 14
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  • Dr A.

    Their guacamole is to die for!! 😋 don't miss out on Saturday's special 👌🏼

    Dr Alsaddique · June 10
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  • Anamaria H.

    The guac is so-so. It's not nothing special so you can live without it.

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  • Wynne J.

    Hey Xoco, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

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  • Ritika B.

    The baja chicken sandwich was amazing! ! Also the chocolate desserts are great. .

    Ritika Borkar · May 4
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  • Rebecca H.

    Great guacamole and try the cochinita pibil excellent...

    Rebecca Hampton · April 25
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  • Pam P.

    The guacamole is really interesting. It is topped with items one typically wouldn't expect.

    Pam Pietrowsky · April 22
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  • Kendall W.

    Hey Xoco, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out! http://taps.io/freebie

    Kendall Wynne · April 21
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  • Paul F.

    Great breakfast. Pork belly chilaquiles super filling and super good

    Paul Farrell · April 17
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  • Arturo B.

    I absolutely love you Xoco! Check out Freebie today! http://taps.io/freebie

    Arturo Balderas · April 10
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  • Jorge C.

    Restaurante casual de Rick Bayles

    Jorge Chavez · April 4
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  • Josh G.

    Split with a friend. Great place to share.

    Josh Gibbs · April 3
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  • Joellen B.

    Hey Xoco, join Freebie! Read more

    Joellen Burger · March 26
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  • Matthew S.

    The roasted shrimp sandwich on Fridays is fantastic, but spicy!

    Matthew Straub · March 21
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  • Dana J.

    The hazelnut churros (and the churros in general) are delicious. Same for the hot chocolate. Honestly everything I've ever had here has been good, so just order whatever strikes your fancy.

    Dana Jensen · March 15
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  • K C.

    Casual and fun spot. Come hungry

    K C · March 14
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  • Ben H.

    Seasonal specials are always innovative and super fresh. This place is relaxed and fun. Friendly, professional staff help make the experience memorable. Very affordable.

    Ben Handy · March 11
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  • Andreas K.

    Best lunch in Chicago. Try the Ahogada, it's amazing. The side salad is works great if you want something fresh to the hot sauce.

    Andreas Kleiner · March 10
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  • The Freehand

    The brainchild of Chicago's Mexican food maestro, Rick Bayless! Perfect for breakfast/lunch/dinner and cool laid back vibes.

    The Freehand · March 4
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  • Maryam M.

    Gem of an eatery! So good sandwiches. Love Breakfast empanadas !

    Maryam Malik · February 28
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  • Jeff B.

    Sooo good. Don't forget churros for dessert

    Jeff Beck · February 27
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  • Niamh S.

    Love the ahogada. One of my favorite sandwiches in all of Chicago!

    Niamh Schönherr · February 24
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  • Kelly W.

    Try the ahogadas torta! Great place for a cold day.

    Kelly Wong · February 17
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  • Sean R.

    Great food all around. You can't go wrong!

    Sean Reed · February 13
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  • Deepak P.

    Try the Carne Asada Torta and Pistachio Glazed Churros!

    Deepak Padmanabhan · January 28
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  • Joe C.

    The ahogada looks like the asteroid monster they fly the Millennium Falcon out of in The Empire Strikes Back. And, it's delicious.

    Joe Carpita · January 16
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  • Jen M.

    The ahogada torta is the best by far.

    Jen Marquez · January 4
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  • Allison K.

    Get the chicken milanesa de pollo torta and churros!! Or check out the daily special!

    Allison Kaminski · January 4
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  • Jesus P.

    Got to meet the man tonight. Great food. Great people! Come here and eat!

    Jesus Parada · January 1
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  • Syed Raziq M.

    Hot chocolate and churros!

    Syed Raziq Mohideen · December 27, 2014
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  • Frankie C.

    Can't go wrong with the steak Torta!

    Frankie Corral · December 26, 2014
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  • Chicago Tribune

    This Mexican themed street food restaurant has a lovely rustic feel to it. Make sure to try the choriqueso, woodland mushroom torta, and Mexican hot chocolate if you pop by. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · December 22, 2014
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  • Madeline G.

    The cherry margarita is so yummy!! Also loved the chips and salsa. There were vegetarian options too. Not many vegan options but I got the woodland mushroom without cheese and it was still great!

    Madeline Gullett · December 20, 2014
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  • Christopher F.

    Xoco has an amazing soups!!! Great option for Chicago's cold winters...

    Christopher Floss · December 13, 2014
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  • Mohammed H.

    I like the atmosphere and the sauces are great. Weird service structure but the host was great!

    Mohammed Hassan-Ali · December 13, 2014
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  • Anamaria H.

    Saturday's special is Goat Barbacoa and it is so amazing and delicious.

    Anamaria Hernandez · November 23, 2014
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  • Ilya B.

    Awesome Place! Read more

    Ilya Beyrak · November 19, 2014
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  • Charlie C.

    Xoco tortas, chocolate, and churros are the reasons I come to Chicago from Louisiana every year.

    Charlie Casselberry · November 13, 2014
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