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#53 of 7,630 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-661-1434
08:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If Rick Bayless is involved, you know you will get your money's worth and more. Anything we have ever tried has been amazing. At Xoco the shrimp torta is awesome, cochinita pibil is spicy wonderful and the goat barbacoa is amazing until they sell out. The guac is delicious and they even have damn good pozole. Xoco is not at... More 

Thank Tomifer213
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not exactly the Tex-Mex I'm used to from San Francisco, and that is why it was so refreshing. Quality food. This will be one of my first stops when back in the Windy City.

Thank MorganPaar
Level Contributor
75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xoco is not your normal sit down restaurant. When you arrive, the staff give you a menu and usher you into a line so you can place your order at the cashier. They also assign you a table number and you head over there and wait for your food to be delivered. The place is nearly always busy so you... More 

Thank bobkap
Saint Charles, Illinois
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by Xoco on a freezing Saturday afternoon for some lunch. Immediately greeted by a friendly and casual host who went to find me a table while I looked at the menu and ordered. When you order at the cashier, they will ask you for your table number or get it from the host if he hasn't told you... More 

Thank Skye M
South Bend, Indiana
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small casual restaurant with few tables good for take out, dining alone, or small groups (4-5). The food is good and the churros were the best I've had outside of Mexico. The hot chocolate was decadent. I'd go back for churros y chelate!

Thank TravelingFool2419
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Be prepared: when you walk in they ask if you want to sit down or eat in? There is carry out-to go area. If you eat there they give you a number. Then you move down the line and around the counter where you place your order. They hand you a menu right away and there is one posted. You... More 

Thank Karen A
South Padre Island, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nobody does Mexican food like Rick Bayless. This is one of his less formal restaurants but they sure don't cut any corners on taste! I had the Carnitas Caldo and the broth alone was to die for not to mention the carnitas, dumplings and other wonderfully fresh ingredients.

Thank LAO1204
Coimbra, Portugal
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my friends for an early dinner at Xocos' and was quite surprised with the quality. The "almost naked guacamole" and margaritas were really good starters. We shared some "ahogada", "milanesa" and tacos. The tacos were our favorite part of the meal. After this copious meal, we were extremely full and unable to savor desserts. Overall, it's a good,... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast two days in a row and both times were exceptional. You order your food and then sit down. The spicy hot chocolate was excellent. A little fire in the back of your throat and the deepest chocolate flavor made a great drink. The torta, molletes, chilaquiles, and empanadas were full of flavor and really fresh. Everything... More 

1 Thank maryY8993SX
Springfield, Illinois
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851 reviews
549 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is an excellent restaurant for a quick bite of excellent Mexican Food. Their "tortas" or Mexican sandwiches on a small baguette are all excellent as well as the Churros. Inexpensive.

Thank Clevlander

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-661-1434

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