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Xoco

Xoco

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • PureWow
    "We love you, Rick Bayless."(21 Tips)
    Michelle G.
    "Pepito w/pickled jalepeños on the side was delicious!!!"(12 Tips)
    Lukas C.
    "Love the tortas, churros, margaritas... pretty much everything here."(80 Tips)
    Ed
    "Outstanding sandwiches (tortas), soup, churros and hot chocolate!"(72 Tips)
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  • Leilei T.
    Leilei Tong4 days ago
    The sandwiches are great! Had the ahogada which was great! Medium spicy, just the right level :)
  • Lukas C.
    Lukas Carvajal2 weeks ago
    Possibly my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Love the tortas, churros, margaritas... pretty much everything here.
  • Daisy Z.
    Daisy Zook3 weeks ago
    Food was excellent. However the ordering and seating system is weird. We ordered the churros like everyone suggested and was disappointed with it. I think our churros were over fried.
  • Ed L.
    Ed LevineMarch 17
    It's all fantastic tasting
  • Damon S.
    The sulking pig torta and soup were incredible. Great fresh chips and salsa
  • Luke S.
    Luke SteinMarch 3
    Chilaquiles with pork belly (breakfast menu). Unreal.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChorbaDecember 10, 2016
    Fantastic sandwiches. Baja chicken was awesome. Ahogada is a pork sandwich with pickled onions in a red soup. Very good.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChorbaDecember 10, 2016
    Sandwiches: Baja chicken & ahogado
  • Jason T.
    Jason TorresNovember 18, 2016
    Omg, everything is good. Best bet are the pork dishes.
  • Edith N.
    Edith NavaOctober 25, 2016
    Torta ahogada is the best 😋
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonOctober 21, 2016
    Celebrity chef Rick Bayless really knows his way around authentic Mexican ingredients. The tortas are incredible – especially the goat-based Barbacoa one, if they're offering it. WinstonWanders.com
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsOctober 15, 2016
    Ahogada Torta is the bomb
  • Avleen V.
    Avleen VigAugust 5, 2016
    Everything! The churros are incredible, and made to order.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MisekJune 30, 2016
    Like the baja chicken and the cubano. Skip the loaded guac and get the naked guac
  • Zoe
    ZoeJune 19, 2016
    Xoco salad is amazing, any additional protein is great too.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 6, 2016
    Tortas filled with chorizo and cheese or braised short rib with pickled jalapeños warmed in a wood-burning oven. Oh, you should probably save room for churros and chocolate. We love you, Rick Bayless. Read more
  • Richard P.
    Richard PengMay 27, 2016
    The Cubano is delicious! The meat is juicy and tender and it comes with a tasty sauce.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 15, 2016
    Rick Bayless' casual street-food inspired restaurant in River North has an array of breakfast tortas, hot chocolates, and much more in the mornings. Read more
  • Javier L.
    Javier LorenzoApril 10, 2016
    Chori queso, guacamole, almost everything is tasty
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DordasMarch 21, 2016
    The pepito sandwich is awesome! Yummy!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BuggyMarch 4, 2016
    You really can't go wrong at Xoco. The Cubana, Pepito, and Milanesa are my favorites!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisJanuary 22, 2016
    The hot chocolate is Delish!
  • Ed
    EdJanuary 19, 2016
    Outstanding sandwiches (tortas), soup, churros and hot chocolate!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonDecember 29, 2015
    Great hot cocoa. So so tortas.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LorenzoDecember 24, 2015
    Thought it was only ok.
  • Amruta B.
    Amruta BugeDecember 22, 2015
    Shrimp Torta. 😍🍤
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammNovember 30, 2015
    So good, and counter service is the best! Margarita, chips and guacamole, choriqueso torta, churro with a chocolate shot, perfect dinner.
  • Alisson S.
    Alisson Soche-ForeroNovember 12, 2015
    Crispy catfish torta and a hot cremy aztec chococolate .
  • Gabe B.
    Gabe BatstoneOctober 9, 2015
    Chips and dips!
  • Jono F.
    Jono FerrerSeptember 29, 2015
    Pork belly Wednesdays, churros and hot chocolate
  • Caitlin F.
    Caitlin FaheySeptember 16, 2015
    Really great food! Fast and delicious. The Albondigas and peach empanadas were amazing.
  • Leach E.
    Leach E. E.September 14, 2015
    Breakfast was amazing.
  • Roland T.
    Roland TolliverSeptember 5, 2015
    Woodland Mushroom sandwich. Guacamole!
  • Roland T.
    Roland TolliverSeptember 5, 2015
    Favorite place for Mexican food in the city, along with Frontera Grill and Topolobombo. Bayless.
  • Jolene B.
    Jolene BalsimoSeptember 3, 2015
    Not impressed. The people are in a hurry and they don't give a shit about you. They just want to get you in and out. The food was mediocre, and the chips and salsa were chipotle quality.
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SAugust 31, 2015
    EVERYTHING is amazing. Love the Pepito & the Abogahda Torta. Do yourself a favor and get the glazed churro. Pistachio & Hazelnut are phenomenal
  • Hannah F.
    Hannah FiorenzoAugust 22, 2015
    Churros were good. But got the chocolate sauce and did not like..
  • Goodstuff H.
    Goodstuff HallyAugust 14, 2015
    Amazing place
  • Zach D.
    Zach DanielAugust 13, 2015
    Be sure to get the chocolate sauce with your churros 😃
  • Clare L.
    Clare Lynd-PorterAugust 8, 2015
    Guacamole bar!!
  • Emmanuel O.
    Emmanuel OrtizAugust 8, 2015
    Good Mexican taste in Sandwiches, if you need more spicy (like real mexican), ask to waitress for "habanero sauce", Really good...
  • Emmanuel O.
    Emmanuel OrtizAugust 8, 2015
    Mexican taste, is not at all but its ok
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaAugust 7, 2015
    Menu changes seasonally
  • Ken S.
    Ken SJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Churros and Hot Chocolate for a decadent and divine dessert treat!!
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WhinneryJuly 30, 2015
    Quick and casual with amazing Mexican fare. Don't miss their "bean-to-cup" chocolate. I did, and I regret it. 😁
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerJuly 19, 2015
    Can never go wrong with Xoco. Don't miss the churro with chocolate dipping sauce. The guacamole is the best in the world!
  • Sharon B.
    Sharon BarnesJuly 14, 2015
    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
  • Chris C.
    Chris CrowderJune 20, 2015
    The guacamole is great!
  • @chowbelle
    @chowbelleJune 14, 2015
    Freshly ground hot chocolate, tortas, soups and churros!
  • Dr A.
    Dr AlsaddiqueJune 10, 2015
    Their guacamole is to die for!! 😋 don't miss out on Saturday's special 👌🏼
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezMay 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The guac is so-so. It's not nothing special so you can live without it.
  • Wynne J.
    Wynne JacobsonMay 9, 2015
    Hey Xoco, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Ritika B.
    Ritika BorkarMay 4, 2015
    The baja chicken sandwich was amazing! ! Also the chocolate desserts are great. .
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HamptonApril 25, 2015
    Great guacamole and try the cochinita pibil excellent...
  • Pam P.
    Pam P.April 22, 2015
    The guacamole is really interesting. It is topped with items one typically wouldn't expect.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellApril 17, 2015
    Great breakfast. Pork belly chilaquiles super filling and super good
  • Arturo B.
    Arturo BalderasApril 10, 2015
    I absolutely love you Xoco! Check out Freebie today! http://taps.io/freebie
  • Josh G.
    Josh GibbsApril 3, 2015
    Split with a friend. Great place to share.
  • Joellen B.
    Joellen BurgerMarch 26, 2015
    Hey Xoco, join Freebie! Read more
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubMarch 21, 2015
    The roasted shrimp sandwich on Fridays is fantastic, but spicy!
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenMarch 15, 2015
    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.
  • K C.
    K CMarch 14, 2015
    Casual and fun spot. Come hungry
  • Ben H.
    Ben HandyMarch 11, 2015
    Seasonal specials are always innovative and super fresh. This place is relaxed and fun. Friendly, professional staff help make the experience memorable. Very affordable.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KleinerMarch 10, 2015
    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.
  • The Freehand
    The FreehandMarch 4, 2015
    The brainchild of Chicago's Mexican food maestro, Rick Bayless! Perfect for breakfast/lunch/dinner and cool laid back vibes.
  • Maryam M.
    Maryam MalikFebruary 28, 2015
    Gem of an eatery! So good sandwiches. Love Breakfast empanadas !
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckFebruary 27, 2015
    Sooo good. Don't forget churros for dessert
  • Niamh S.
    Niamh SchönherrFebruary 24, 2015
    Love the ahogada. One of my favorite sandwiches in all of Chicago!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 17, 2015
    Try the ahogadas torta! Great place for a cold day.
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedFebruary 13, 2015
    Great food all around. You can't go wrong!
  • Deepak P.
    Deepak PadmanabhanJanuary 28, 2015
    Try the Carne Asada Torta and Pistachio Glazed Churros!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaJanuary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The ahogada looks like the asteroid monster they fly the Millennium Falcon out of in The Empire Strikes Back. And, it's delicious.
  • Jen M.
    Jen MarquezJanuary 4, 2015
    The ahogada torta is the best by far.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chicken milanesa de pollo torta and churros!! Or check out the daily special!
  • Jesus P.
    Jesus ParadaJanuary 1, 2015
    Got to meet the man tonight. Great food. Great people! Come here and eat!
  • Syed Raziq M.
    Syed Raziq MohideenDecember 27, 2014
    Hot chocolate and churros!
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie CorralDecember 26, 2014
    Can't go wrong with the steak Torta!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneDecember 22, 2014
    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
  • Madeline G.
    Madeline GullettDecember 20, 2014
    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!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossDecember 13, 2014
    Xoco has an amazing soups!!! Great option for Chicago's cold winters...
  • Mohammed H.
    Mohammed Hassan-AliDecember 13, 2014
    I like the atmosphere and the sauces are great. Weird service structure but the host was great!
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Saturday's special is Goat Barbacoa and it is so amazing and delicious.
  • Ilya B.
    Ilya BeyrakNovember 19, 2014
    Awesome Place! Read more
  • Charlie C.
    Charlie CasselberryNovember 13, 2014
    Xoco tortas, chocolate, and churros are the reasons I come to Chicago from Louisiana every year.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LNovember 9, 2014
    Pistachio churro is way too sweet.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.October 7, 2014
    Takeout ordering is at the front, so don't wait in a long line. That said, the waiting for your takeout could not be more uncomfortable since there is almost nowhere to stand.
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SzetoSeptember 29, 2014
    closed on mondays. but that catfish torta is SO GOOD!
  • Angela
    AngelaSeptember 28, 2014
    The best torta sandwiches here. Flavor explosions galore. Do not skip getting a churro, the chocolate sauce is to die for & they come out fresh and warm. Margarita was just ok here.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Margarita was mehh but the Pepito Torta was yum! So buy the food and hit up a bar after for the drinks.
  • QC Industries Conveyors
    QC Industries ConveyorsSeptember 19, 2014
    A more casual dinner that's great after a long day walking a trade show. Their tortas and soups are all wonderful!
  • Paresh M.
    Paresh MSeptember 16, 2014
    Pretty darn good Mushroom soup (vegetarian / vegan) - lots of flavor.
  • Belem
    BelemSeptember 13, 2014
    Cochinita is delicious!! .. Pozole can't say is edible
  • Luiz E.
    Luiz EduardoSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicharrones + Short rib red chile soup + bottle of Pacifico
  • Bee C.
    Bee ChelseSeptember 7, 2014
    The vegetable caldo, sikil pak dip, guacamole, churro & authentic chocolate are all vegan and delicious!!!!
  • Paulo S.
    Paulo SantosSeptember 6, 2014
    The best churros con leche ever. Lawd.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WongSeptember 5, 2014
    The churros with chocolate sauce were delicious! Definitely don't miss out on these!
  • Gregory W.
    Gregory WangSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mexican breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options are all very good. My favorites are the churros and the bean-to-cup hot chocolate.
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LubeckeSeptember 1, 2014
    Chicken Milanese torta & the loaded guacamole are amazing
  • Lucero D.
    Lucero De La TierraAugust 30, 2014
    If you are looking for something gluten free try the carnitas caldo (meal-in-a-bowl). My daughters shared a bowl. Plenty of tender pork, peppery greens, lime and corn masa dumplings.
  • Lucero D.
    Lucero De La TierraAugust 30, 2014
    The cocinita pibil torta is my fave with succulent, spicy pork. Easy with the habanero sauce though. The Saturday roast goat special torta is so yum - yum - yummy, too.
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro CJanuary 26
    El caldo de carnitas un poco salado, las tortas son buenas. Tenía más expectativas. Bueno en general. La música de regueton en el restaurante es molesta, no es mexicana, no todos en México la escuchan
  • Ivonne R.
    Ivonne RamirezMay 29, 2016
    Las tortas son deliciosas. Mi favorita Es cochinita Pibil!!!
  • A N.
    A NOctober 2, 2015
    Tortas, micheladas
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezApril 4, 2015
    Restaurante casual de Rick Bayles
  • Dan B.
    Dan BoddeOctober 10, 2014
    Pork Tostadas
  • Vanessa
    VanessaSeptember 19, 2014
    Agua de Jamaica hands-down; so refreshing!
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