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Yolo Mexican Eatery

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5111 Brown St, Skokie, IL 60077-3631
+1 847-674-0987
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,752 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yolo Mexican Eatery is an intimate dinner restaurant located in downtown Skokie. It only seats about 30, so it might be worth your while to make reservations and not just show up for dinner. Before I say how good the food was, there are two "could be" negatives about Yolo. The first, and a minor negative, is that it is... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Small restaurant with wonderful food and staff. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. There were 5 of us and everyone ordered different dishes. All were delicious. The fact that we could BYOB made it a very affordable restaurant. We took a chance on what we considered an unknown little spot and now look... More 

Thank terry_1chicago
Skokie, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a lovely, intimate, family-run restaurant that we have visited several times. Not your standard taco/enchilada type menu; far more interesting and artful. We went last night for our anniversary, and feasted on the shrimp ceviche, grilled tajin filet (steak) that was done perfectly, and grilled chicken breast Moctezuma, which had a delicious and unusual sauce. Since it's BYOB,... More 

Thank Connie115-11
Chicago, IL
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886 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Excellent gourmet Mexican food in the downtown area of Skokie that is BYOB. The decor is interesting, the staff very friendly and the food definitely delicious. Make sure to try something from each category on the menu, or have a starter if you are not that hungry--since the portions are generous. High quailty ingredients are combined in most intriguing ways--definitely... More 

1 Thank Anna H
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Yolo is a tiny jewel on a Skokie sidestreet. Our group of six visited on a Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and had a table overlooking the sidewalk. Miguel made us feel right at home, answering our questions and offering helpful suggestions. The guacamole appetizer was good and the seafood taco appetizer was even better. I had the boneless pork... More 

1 Thank Cliff N
Addison, Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Before seeing a play at the Skokie Theater, we ducked into a neat storefront restaurant called Yolo. Small, intimate place serving Mexican dishes WAY different than what you would expect. It's BYOB if you want an adult beverage, but I had cucumber/lime flavored water which was subtle and tasty. My partner and I ordered different meals, but both included the... More 

2 Thank Chuck E
Buffalo Grove
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Yolo is a small (cash-only) restaurant. The restaurant wasn't fancy and a lady does the dishes by hand. But we were happy with our food. Service was a bit slower than we would have liked due to the restaurant having only two servers for everyone. Good local place and we were able to make a reservation so that there wasn't... More 

Thank hungrytoo
Chicago, IL
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Spotted this little restaurant when visiting the yoga studio across the street. Read the menu in the window and was impressed by the sophistication of the offerings. It didn't take long to persuade my husband to stop in for a meal on a Saturday night. We were lucky to get a table for two without a reservation, as the place... More 

Thank arriveanddepart
Chicago, Illinois
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131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

We hadn't been to downtown Skokie on a weekend night for awhile and were pleasantly surprised. A free concert, people strolling with ice cream cones, traffic jams. Yolo is in the same building with a popular pizza joint; we thought the throngs of people siting outside were Yolo customers, but they were eating pizza. Yolo's is next door. The free... More 

2 Thank cdub333
Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Excellent Mexican food...flavors quite complex and refined in simple Mexican ambiance and music....BYOB.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5111 Brown St, Skokie, IL 60077-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-674-0987

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