Topolobampo

445 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
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  • R.R. Sep 18, 2011

    Everything was superb. From the Trio of Ceviches to the Carne Asada and the pork tacos to the margaritas and wine...Just phenomenal. The freshness was very apparent. WELL worth the wait.

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  • Amir May 2, 2011

    Absolutely amazing (and expensive) modern Mexican restaurant. Inventive, beautifully presented food. Superb. Worth the money.

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  • Jasper Nov 24, 2010

    I hate to say but there service is really bad but the food is wonderful! The atmosphere and value are very well also thanks for the wonderful service.

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  • John Aug 21, 2010

    The holy grail of Mexican cuisine? First of all, I am not a chef. I'm barely even a cook, although I can whip up a decent bowl of cold cereal, and even make pretty good toast if given time to prepare. That being said, I was unpleasantly surprised with my meal. I am certain that Mr. Bayless himself did not prepare it, but whoever did must not have been paying attention in the How-to-prepare-my-signature-dishes class. I began with the guacamole, which, although colorful, managed to be both salty as well as bland. Pretty good trick. Afterwards, I had the Camarones en Mojo de Ajo Rojo, which was pretty heavy on a confusing sauce (considering my own abilities, I may have missed the subtleties), along with rubbery tortillas and tough, stringy chard. I don't know from Camarones en Mojo de Ajo Rojo, but I do know a little about guacamole, and I have been able to make some that I, and others, have enjoyed quite a bit more. Were it not for the hot and sweaty wait (I arrived thirty minutes before opening and my position in line was some 20 people away from the door), as well as the prices (perhaps I don't get out enough, but OMFG as the little ones say), my opinion might not be as harsh as the true Bayless devotees might infer. Still, what business is the true restauranteur really in? Satisfying themselves, or their patrons?

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  • Steve Feb 16, 2011

    One of the most popular restaurants in the city, its really hit or miss on the service. The food is really great, as close to home made and authentic as you can get in Chicago. Drinks are great.

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Rick and Deann Bayless opened Topolobampo in 1989, a few years after opening Frontera Grill. The two restaurants were designed to have the same front door, but that would be one of the few things they would share. If Frontera rocks and claps, Topolo slinks. She is the quiet, sleek, classy sister. She’s also the more daring one. Topolo’s food has always been contemporary, and it becomes more so every year. Now almost 25 years old, our menu is divided not into appetizers and entrees but rather into categories like “soulful,” “vibrant” and “luxurious.” You can have all of those experiences, or you can choose just one. At Topolo, we don’t dictate what kind of experience you have, so long as you have a good one.
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