We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salpicon - CLOSED

1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1916
+1 312-988-7811
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
16 Jan 2017
“An interesting experience”
7 Dec 2016
“Sadly closing after over 20 years. Get there fast!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1252 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1916
All Details
Reviews (101)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 97 reviews

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...More

Thank LeitoCarvajal84
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
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 reviewResponded 6 November 2016

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

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...More

Thank nny60
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...More

Thank Alizeh H
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...More

1  Thank MDANA
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.......More

1  Thank Jean R
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...More

2  Thank Sandra C
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...More

1  Thank Mando Z
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....More

Thank dawn b
Nearby HotelsSee all 197 hotels in Chicago
Marshall Hotel
1 review
.17 km away
Mark Twain Hotel
7 reviews
.30 km away
Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown Gold Coast
1,321 reviews
.36 km away
Ambassador Chicago
1,721 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Orso's Restaurant
145 reviews
.27 km away
Old Jerusalem Restaurant
50 reviews
.27 km away
Happy Camper Pizzeria
15 reviews
.14 km away
Hash Browns
15 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Old Town of Chicago
12 reviews
.16 km away
Red Orchid Theater
7 reviews
.52 km away
Chicago Food Planet
3,244 reviews
.47 km away
EJ Concierge Ride Inc
10 reviews
.35 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing