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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary
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1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1916 (Division)
+1 312-988-7811
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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East Lansing, Michigan
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place has so many good reviews online that you have to visit. We made a reservation to go but I think we didn't need at that time because it wasn't that crowded. If you are coming to this place you have to be ready to try a different type of Mexican food.

Thank LeitoCarvajal84
Chicago, Illinois
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283 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Do yourself a favor and try to get into Salpicon before they close right before Christmas. This is upscale, authentic and contemporary Mexican food that will knock your socks off. They have a spectacular wine list that rivals any fine dining in Chicago.

Thank John D
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I had the Icelandic cod which was delicious my friend had the pork chop which cooked to perfection and it was great piece of meat Thanks Salpicon

Thank pheeter
vincenzo1959, Owner at Salpicon, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your dinner. Thanks for your positive review! More 

st. louis
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The restaurant was empty at 630 on Sat Night. Shouldve been a clue. The margaritas were pretty good. Service was nice. But the food was not good. The fish, a special of the day, was very fishy and blah. We had another special of the day: stuffed peppers. Very strange dish with a cold sauce. It was terrible. Would never... More 

Thank nny60
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best Mexican food we've had yet! The appetisers and mains are absolutely delicious (my husband couldn't stop gushing about the mole sauce) and the service is absolutely perfect! We also liked the location, a bit away from the centre of the city and in a lovely neighbourhood you otherwise might not venture out to as a... More 

Thank Alizeh H
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We keep coming back to this restaurant at least annually during our visits to Chicago. The food is delicious, the specials keep us interested in trying something new along with our usual favorites. The tequila list is outstanding - definitely try a tequila flight and discover a new favorite. Service is very good and the servers knowledgeable about food and... More 

1 Thank MDANA
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Excellent Mexican restaurant with unusual dishes and a huge variety of exceptional tequilas. Service was gracious and attentive, but not overwhelming. Especially liked the ceviche and the camarones. Had a tequilas flight of 4 quite different but equally fine tequilas. Lovely night so sat outside.... it was a perfect evening.

1 Thank Jean R
Harviell, Missouri
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Each year, my husband and I visit our dear friend who lives in Olde Town. We all like to try several new restaurants each year and one of the venues we chose was Salpicon. We chose the street-front patio since it was early evening. We had no wait time, but I get the idea that was probably a fluke---it filled... More 

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Oakland, California
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I am a Mexican American, amateur chef. I cook our rich and diverse regional cuisine daily. This is one of the BEST Mexican restaurants in the US. San Francisco can't boast a restaurant the caliber of Salpicon. Thus my jealousy.....you lucky bastards! This is not for the "margarita's and nacho's" crowd. The morons out there who think Mexican cuisine should... More 

1 Thank Mando Z
dobbs ferry
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

My daughter and I picked this out before a trip to Second City. (It's only 4 blocks away.) Best Mexican food ever. We live in New York. I used to live in LA. Traveled a lot to Mexico City. This beats anything I've had there. We both loved it.

Thank dawn b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1916
  • Public Transportation: Clark / Division 2.5 blocks Red Line / Buses 22 & 36
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-988-7811
Since 1995, Chef Priscila Satkoff at Salpicón has been satisfying devotees of her classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Michelin(R) Guide calls her "this town's unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine". Her food is paired with her husband Vincent's award-winning wine list and extensive list of 100% agave Tequilas. Let Wanda Cole, a CMS Advanced Sommelier, take you on a wine tour! Salpicón's private dining room is perfect for small or large groups. The private room can accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated luncheon or dinner. Located on the second level of the restaurant overlooking our wine cellar, the room has its own separate entrance, dedicated kitchen, bar and bathrooms. Salpicón accommodates a variety of custom-designed events, including business dinners and meetings, luncheons and rehearsal dinners. Private wine-tastings may also be arranged. Come experience the true flavors of Mexico at Salpicón!

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