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Bar Takito - West Loop

4.5
430 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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Bar Takito is a Latin inspired shared-plate restaurant and bar drawing inspiration from Mexico, Central and South America; with LIVE MUSIC (no cover) every Thursday evening (7:30pm); think Super Club atmosphere. The menu is driven by acclaimed Chef Yani Sanchez.

The contemporary urban setting (West Loop/Fulton Market) sets it apart from all other area restaurants. The knowledgeable & pleasant service approach complements the experience.

Enjoy an award winning menu; we use fresh and local ingredients, & feature artisanal (handcrafted) tacos where every tortilla is made-to-order, shared plates, ceviches, seafood from the plancha, arepas and more. The widely popular cocktail program offers an expansive specialty cocktail, margarita, and craft beer selection.

Bar Takito can accommodate parties from 10 to 250 persons comfortably.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin American, Bistro, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Kitchen:
Monday & Tuesday: 11 - 9pm (bar open until 10pm)
Wednesday & Thursday: 11 - 10pm (bar open until 11pm)
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM (bar open until 1am)
Sunday: Brunch from 11am - 3pm


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Phone number
(312) 888-9485
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Yanni Sanchez
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Catering
Absolutely! We've served as many as 900 people. Call the restaurant for details: 312-888-9485
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Lake St.
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Public transit
The restaurant is right next to the West Loop Morgan Station and the Green/Pink Line.
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Entertainment
Bar Takito houses features three built-in flat-screen TVs above the main bar, a giant projection screen above the side bar, and a top-of-the-line audio system to showcase music provided by bands and in-house DJs.
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Special events & promotions
Call the restaurant so that we can host your event: 312-888-9485
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

Bar Takito is like a tuxedo T-Shirt - it wants to be formal, but go here for some tacos, drinks, and to party.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 430 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food is delicious and was enjoyed by my entire family (including boys ages 9 and 12). We started with the guacamole, which was delicious. We decided to order 3 different sharable plates and were not disappointed. We ordered seafood paella (divine), octopus a la plancha (seasoned to perfection), and grilled steak arepa (delicious). Each dish came separately, and I wasn't sure if it would be enough food after we quickly devoured the first item- octopus. The steak came next, and that went fast as well. I added a couple of taco orders (fish tacos and steak tacos) just in case

The seafood paella was the 3rd and heaviest dish. It was probably the best paella i've ever had with big chunks of seafood, vegetables, and served on the most delicious black rice. After having the paella, I realized that that would habd been enouhj food. The tacos came and each of us had 1. The fish taco was delicious, and we were all stuffed.

I'd go back and try a few more items next time around.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The service, ambiance and food was fantastic. We originally had a table with stools but had grandparents with us, therefore they accommodated us to have a booth. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great food and cocktails. Fun environment. Nice patio space too!

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Never going back!

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Our server was nice, but service in general wasn't great and the food took forever.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food & service and overall experience. Best to cab or public transportation. Parking a challenge. L stop at corner. Live music was entertaining.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great happy hour margaritas, excellent service and food.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food was great!

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Tacos were cold. Service was bad.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We sat outside and were served quickly and well! The HUGE chips were amazing, along with tasty, zesty salsa.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and great drinks! I took my wife and three sons whose age ranged from 13 to 4 and the server was very accommodating.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Really limited menu on the weekends. It smelled really strong in there which ruined the otherwise decent atmosphere. My party and I ordered one app before deciding to leave

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great server, extremely attentive. The food and drinks were fantastic as well. Highly recommend

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I have dined at Bar Takito once for before for dinner and once before for happy hour - both were great experiences. However coming to Bar Takito with a large group for Cinco de Mayo was a huge mistake. The dining quality was severely diminished, with appetizers and main dishes coming on paper plates and in cups. The serving sizes were also a huge rip off. Would not come here again on a holiday!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and drinks and waiter was super helpful. it was a tad loud

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Cool looking restaurant.
Very small portions of food-even shared plate meals are tiny.
Pricey for the amount of food and drink.
Service was hit or miss-they either weren’t attentive or they rushed in and cleared plates we were still eating from.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food. Plan to share tacos as you have to order 3 of the same type. Our waiter wasn’t bad, but you just felt like you were hassling him simply placing your order. Wish they did margarita pitchers.

Restaurant had great energy though, definitely plan to return, just hopefully with another server.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Let's start with the good...Bar Takito has CRAZY good food. Every bite was absolutely delicious, and we really enjoyed ourselves. The cocktails were also very nice. The one thing that was a bit of a drawback, especially at a higher price point, was our VERY inattentive server. He took our drink order and about 15-20 minutes later we flagged him down to order food and then literally did not see him again until 20 minutes after we had finished our food, at which point we flagged him down yet again to ask for the check. It was almost strange how MIA he was in such a small restaurant. We are really not high maintenance people, but this was pretty off-putting. We will be back, though, and are hoping this was a fluke!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, horrendous service. My friend and I went for an early drinks and dinner combo and after we had to flag down our waiter to order drinks and apps, he took our plates and said "so I'll bring your check", not even asking us if we wanted to have dinner. BTW - apps were amazing - shrimp ceviche and guac were on point. Then, during dinner we flagged down other waiters to order coffee and dessert. Those waiters started getting annoyed that they were helping our table and our response was, well can you send over waiter over then? We could see him standing there waiting for service from the bar for other tables. Finally, another waiter brought us our check, a second waiter took our cards, and to close the circle, our initial waiter dropped the receipts on the table and walked away without a word. Service truly ruined a wonderfully prepared meal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loved the entire experience!
Good food, wine and atmosphere! The chilaquiles are a must!!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service and good were fine but the space between tables was not adequate. The large group behind us repeatedly hit me in the back with elbows and bags.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place to come with friends. Happy hour was a blast - excellent margaritas and don't miss the fish tacos, they were outstanding!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our waiter Eric was excellent. Food was a very good mix of classic Latin cuisine with fusion elements.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went for dinner at 7, band started playing so it was a little loud. But nice music. Not the most attentive service.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We visited for Taco Tuesday, which meant $4 for most tacos, except for special tacos, like the lobster ($7), which I got, in addition to the white fish and squid. All of them had pretty good flavor, especially the squid, but they were all fairly tiny (even for tacos) and not filling. We also got guacamole and chips ($10), which again had good flavor, but was a tiny portion, not even enough to share amongst four people. You might, however, enjoy the menu more if you’re not pescatarian like me. I got the cucumber margarita which had good flavor but was iced down & not at all stiff, so definitely not worth the $14.
The servers were all really helpful and friendly. The place was pretty busy and loud so it’s not great for conversation, but it’d be cool for just a quick bite & drink if you’re around West Loop on Tuesday and craving a creative, luxurious twist on Mexican food.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great tacos, good margarita, terrible service. I think it just out waiter, but he didn’t seem to care. We were ready to order extra food and his lack of attention cost him and the restaurant extra business.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing and unique brunch menu. Cool atmosphere and attentive service. Went for Easter brunch but imagine it is a fun vibe any time. Especially in the warm months

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

What a fun, trendy spot! Went with a group to celebrate a birthday - very lively place. The food and service was great - we loved everything we ordered. We went on a day where there was live music, which we really enjoyed! Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

THIS IS OUR THIRD TIME THERE AND THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. WE HAD THE SAME WAITER EVERY TIME WE BEEN THERE , LOVE HIM.THANKS MATT. GREAT TIME.OVERALL EXCELLENT STAFF.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great location in West Loop that was able to accommodate a large party during the early afternoon. Great service -- would recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Regardless that the night we went to Bar Takito to have dinner there was no octopus left (and that is what we really wanted from the menu), the excellent waiter who served us recommended great options for us, we ended up having a deli dinner, and nice drinks (my cocktail was super sweet at firts and he made it fixed with the bar tender). We really enjoyed the place, definitely will come back!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was delicious. It was a bit loud but ambiance was fun. The shrimp cone was amazing. And I had the octopus as my entree. Our waiter was attentive enough and when we asked him to take a pic he even recommended a place for us to pose and made us look good! Can’t wait to be back to try other dishes!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

1st time there & it’s was great. Food was different from other places that makes it unique. Almost everything is made there. Their cucumber margarita is amazing

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Good food. Interesting ingredients. Very good margaritas. Great for happy hour.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was amazing! So many flavors in every dish we tried. The service was top notch, even on a busy Saturday night. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

As always, a great time. Food is reasonable. Drinks are a tad pricey, but fairly strong so not the end of the world there. Service is typically very good too.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Never expected it to live up to other reviews - had outstanding waiter....cannot remember his name or busguy, but even the owner poured the waters. Seems this is a team effort to make outstanding food, drinks and inviting atmosphere. Queso fundito, pork belly tacos, salad, guac....wanted cerviche but no room! Not a margarita person but omg...the tropical amd coconut...and the spice was kickass! Really underrepresented in this sea of good restaurants. Will surely be packed soon!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was great !! I definitely recommend the ceviche trio. The octopus la plancha was yummy as well. I loved the cucumber margarita but the coquito was not good

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Band was way too loud

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent tapas, really great cocktail offerings, and in a great location.

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