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Mixteco Grill

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1601 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1213 (N Ashland Ave)
+1 773-868-1601
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friend wanted to celebrate his birthday with Mexican and BYOB. Mixteco popped up and was the perfect choice. Very good Mexican fare and they allow all alcohol for BYOB. We brought tequila, they provided the Marg mix and away we went. Def check Mixteco out! I had the Cochinita Pibil which was good, but not spicy enough at first so... More 

Thank Tomifer213
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151 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual, comfortable, neighborhood restaurant. The service is relaxed, friendly, and efficient. The food is excellent. I went with a couple of colleagues; we followed some of the waiter's suggestions; and we were very happy with our choices. The chef seems to be a master of sauces. All of the appetizers were great. We especially enjoyed the empanadas.... More 

Thank MinnesotaTim
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mixteco with my husband and another couple. We had a fabulous dinner. I ordered the grilled salmon special. The serving size was huge and delicious. Everyone's entree was fresh and wonderful. The waiters aim to please, are friendly and knowledgeable. BYOB and RSVPS are helpful. Two thumbs up!

Thank LizBethob
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is not your average ho-hum Mexican restaurant. Though it is a smaller, neighborhood restaurant, the food is what you would expect from a much higher end place. The flavors were delicious, the servers were friendly and attentive, and we loved watching the tortillas being pressed and cooked in the open kitchen. We will definitely go back!

Thank Robin s
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Always excellent. This place has innovative and elevated Mexican food. My friends always get the pork entrees and very happy. My husband likes the calamari salad and as a vegetarian, there are always several options for me. And another plus is that it's byob and they provide frosty glasses to accommodate whatever drink you bring. Highly recommend.

Thank Christine S
Marquette, MI
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264 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is a popular and very good restaurant with BYOB. The service is very good for how busy they are. Their beef is outstanding as is their fish – always something new and exciting.

Thank lizardMarquette_MI
Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My mom and I got i nto chicago earlier than the air b&b could allow entry. So, with about an hour to kill we decided lunch and chill. Wrong Place!! It was snowing and we had our suitcases yeah, but this restaurant was EMPTY so no big deal. Well maybe they hated we were out of towners because we both... More 

Thank Ashley D
Chicago, Illinois
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259 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is Mexican cuisine that is recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage. Sounds authentic to me, and the Chef was trianed by Rick Bayless from Frontera Grill. Need I say more? The mole is to die for and has over 23 ingredients. Dinner for 4 including dessert, $142 plus gratutity. Wonderful!

Thank John D
Louisville, Kentucky
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I had the crepes and was blown away by how good it was. The appetizers, too, were filled with cheese and amazing. Will definitely be back.

Thank Gulielmus4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Every time we can't decide where to meet a couple to show them someplace new, we choose Mixteco. The food is outstanding as everyone has always agreed . The fact that this place is BYOB has lead us to become creative with our cocktail selections to bring. Mole sauce is the best and the lamb chops are die for!

Thank Lenny L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1213
    (N Ashland Ave)
  • Public Transportation: (between Ashland Ave & Paulina St) Nearest Transit Station: Montrose-brown (Brown Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-868-1601
If you are looking for a unique eating experience, Mixteco Grill is the place for authentic Mexican cuisine. Mole sauce is the essence of this restaurant. The menu is simple – a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts that are made fresh daily. Chef Raul Arreola, formally a sous chef at Frontera Grill of Chicago, puts his special touch to every dish he prepares.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?