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“Wonderful Night!”
Review of Mexique

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Ranked #40 of 9,765 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: West Town
Cross street: Chicago and Ashland
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Here for my daughter's soccer tournament. Came on the recommendation of a friend from Chicago. Loved it! We all had the tasting menu.

The watermelon gazpacho soup was fantastic and spicy and the grilled pistachios were perfect.

The ceviche (with a tougher, hamachi-like fish) was out of this world!

Next came the halibut which was also very good, but of the six courses, the least memorable. Still very well plated and cooked.

The veal short ribs were exquisite. The peanut sauce was to die for and we all wanted more.

Lastly, and certainly not leastly, came the lambchop in a perfect mole sauce that was universally our favorite of the plates.

The dessert was also very good to end a perfect meal.

At $75 for the tasting menu, it was also a great value!

Would highly recommend!!

1  Thank Mahulu
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Mexique is definitely worth a visit for anyone in Chicago. A bit out of the way (but easy enough via El and bus) and in a slightly nondescript location - but the interior decor is very tasteful, and the food is superb. It was amazing how each mouthful was spicy but well balanced, and at the end of the dish there was a definite feeling of heat remaining in the mouth without ever having the spice over power the excellent flavours of the individual ingredients. Serving sizes are ample but not ridiculous - three courses left me feeling definitely full, but not stuffed - just right. And having room for the dessert of chocolate enchiladas -- priceless!

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1  Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Everything was superb! Ample parking. Beautifully displayed food! Server explained dishes. I brought crab cakes home and sauce tasted great. A tasteful lunch.

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Thank jmma678
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a great meal yesterday at Mexique. We had the "Michelin tasting menu", celebrating their Michelin star, with paired wines. Everything was excellent, especially the cucumber-tomatillo gaspacho, the cobia seviche with basil cream and pickled grapes, the swordfish with fresh corn sauce and cilantro sauce. Wine pairings were excellent, with huge portions compared to what we typically experience with tasting menus. Service was pleasant and attentive.

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2  Thank Yves-et-Julie
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

While waiting for our table we sat at the bar. The sangria is a specialty and I asked if I could have a small taste before I ordered a full glass. The bartender was very accomodating and the sangria was great!. We were a party of three and seated next to a large loud group of 10 and the waitress noticed we were a bit uncomfortable so she promptly moved us to a new table without hesitation. The appetizers were very tasty. The main dishes were presented well and were absolutely delicious! The waitress Caroline-was excellent, she took the time to describe each of the dishes in detail when they were brought to the table. Water glasses were continually being refilled. The Chef came out of the kitchen to our table to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. The service and food were outstanding! Don't miss this place.

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1  Thank travelisgreat2
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