New Rebozo Oak Park

4.8
363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine

New Rebozo, which is run by Chef Paco, serves traditional Mexican dishes that have received awards for their authenticity. The menu is filled with a variety of spicy, sour and sweet flavors. These dishes are never prepared in heavy grease or pork fat, providing guests with healthier, more flavorful options to enjoy. Diners can stop by and sample one of the 21 different moles, or opt for the Fiesta Mole that features enchiladas covered in six different moles. New Rebozo also features seasonal dishes that use traditional spices and local ingredients, like the Chile Nogada that's only available between September and December.

Visitors to New Rebozo can also try a traditional margarita with their meals, or branch out and discover the pomegranate margarita for new and interesting tastes. From appetizers to dishes, such as carne tampiquena and enchiladas Frida, there is an option available that everyone can enjoy.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and couldn’t think of a better place to do it. We started with outstanding guacamole and my wife had an excellent margarita. All our entrees were outstanding and the service was attentive without being intrusive. We have been coming to the New Rebozo since our now 20 year old daughter was a newborn. As usual, Chef Paco greeted us warmly and enthusiastically described the specials. Also as usual, his enthusiasm was entirely warranted.

ML
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little restaurant in Oak Park. Chef Paco swung by our table and recommended a delicious appetizer. Talapia tacos very good. After dinner Chef Paco came by and recommended an apertif that was delicious. Certainly going to add this gem to our regular rotation.

TF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a delight to see Chef Paco and taste the delicious OMG moles!

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food

GT
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Great food. The owner makes everyone “feel like a regular”. In the summer, sit in the patio. This will become one of our regular stops in Oak Park.

SN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious!

V
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very unique and delicious Mexican-style dishes prepared with a unique flare by Chef Paco. We ate on the patio in the back and spent 2 and 1/2 hrs enjoying a fabulous meal. Chef Paco was personally very attentive as was all of the wait staff. This is a wonderful, unique restaurant with delicious food and fabulous service.

h
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We just love this restaurant. Paco is so friendly and greets guests as old friends. The food is outstanding and the service is very good. I have the enchiladas Frida, just a culinary treat. Do not miss this gem in Oak Park

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I just loved the chef and how he came to each table but other than that the service was mediocre as well as the food. I expected much more out of the food especially for what I paid.

DM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Road cionstruction makes this a challenge ... but "Oh My God" this is a neat place. Chef Paco walsk the floor and makes sure all of his guests are enjoying themselves

LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Presentation amazing. Moles are wonderful, flavorful. Service was spot on.

BC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with really tasty food. The owner is vested in your experience and makes a nice presentation.

AD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great service and awesome food!!! ... I enjoyed the different mole sauces they were amazing

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can't say a bad thing about it. Everything was good from drinks, apps, dinner and espresso!

DL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food! Great flavors. Awesome service. Specials are truly great.

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second time me and my have dined at the New Rebozo and it was as excellent as the first time we went there, but I have one question why the owner doesn't have a parking lot? it makes it defalcate to park!

l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It is always lovely to eat at this neighborhood favorite which offers new and original dishes frequently. The skinny margarita is fantastic!!

EC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Paco always makes a meal an adventure. And this time again he succeeded. We started with a sample of six moles, which were delicious. My wife ordered the nights special of Talapia Tacos topped with a mango salsa. I ordered his Shrimp Diablo. Both meals were fabulous and would be ordered again. We topped off our meal with a trio of mini Flans with different flavors. A fantastic night filled with fantastic food. Absolutely recommended and will visit again

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food is always good. But they forgot my rice and beans after twice requested. Other then that we love going there.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Wonderful experience. Chef Paco is the best!

KD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and experience overall! Chef Paco is one of a kind!

DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best food in town. Paco is great! Service and atmosphere excellent.

H
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chef Paco has been creating original and delectable dishes for twenty years in Oak Park. Our children have grown up tasting and making yummy guacamole in Chef's restaurant. 10 or more years from when they did these "field trips" with our Apple Award winning gym teacher, one of our children says it was the most memorable field trip ever!

Chef Paco pays special attention to all his guests. His personal touch can be felt in the ambiance, food, and service. If you haven't tried it, the jicama salad is a must have appetizer in the summer months. It's a tangy, citrus-filled, refreshing salad medley of jicama, mango, tangerine, cucumber, lime, and spices. Delicious!

GE
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointing. They had our reservation because I got a phone call from them to confirm we were coming. It was a Saturday eve, 7:00pm reservation for 3. It was busy. When we arrived at 6:58pm, there were 5 people standing in line at the check-in desk (party of 2 and one of 3). Soon, there were 2 other parties lined up behind us (party of 3 and one of 4). All of us had reservations through Open Table. We chatted, frustrated, in line. The line was out the door onto the sidewalk. A very cramped space. We all were squished together and had to maneuver to allow diners to squeeze by to leave the restaurant. We waited 12 minutes before anyone acknowledged our existence. The young woman hostess (19 to 22 years old?) who seats the guests was also cleaning tables and taking salsa and chips to the tables. No one greeted any of us in line, saying, "welcome" or we will be with you soon"... When it was finally our turn, the hostess never asked if we had a reservation, what our name was (in order to mark down our reservation with Open Table). I had to ask her twice to take our name to verify we had shown up for our reservation. When she seated two other groups that were standing with us, she just asked "how many in your party?" and never asked their names. The restaurant is cramped. The food was pretty OK, nothing terribly special. If we ever go back, it will not be on a Saturday eve. My husband reminded me that when we had come here years ago it was just "average." REALLY POORLY RUN. Unpleasant eve.

JY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Paco is an outstanding chef and host!

LW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This place is a gem in that you get excellent drinks and food hat is interesting and innovative at a very reasonable price. Chef Paco makes everyone welcome, and his ebullience and enthusiasm sets the tone for all who work for him.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always.

KD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, drink and the service was wonderful. We really enjoyed ourselves!

JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Rebozo Mexican Restaurant was great, I liked the idea that the chef came out to great us and announced the type of menu and explained the different courses of the menu. The food was well prepared and it was hot. This was one the best Mexican cuisine that me and my family had.

K
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is excellent. Chef Paco is one of a kind. His moles are unique and delicious.

PM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Paco is the best no matter what you order has wonderful flavor This is a must great outdoor seating as well resversations recommended

BK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly, lovely, great attention to detail in every way!

BS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant, great Mexican food. Chef Paco is the best!

TP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lupe is an amazing server and can always anticipate our needs

RB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The owners personalized sharing specials with each table is a nice feature. The food and drinks were both very good

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Unfortunately this place has gone down in quality of food and service with prices going up. Love chef Pavo- however the service was awful. Had reservations. Were seated at a table with water already poured with melted ice. No menus given. About 10 min later chef came to explain specials. Waitress came and brought menus. Ordered guacamole appetizer- not fresh. Other places that make it table side are better. Ran out of chips and water. Had to take water from nearby table. Food ok. Used to be my ch fresher. Waitress never asked how food was. Finally came and ordered a margarita but it took over 25 min and arrived after dinner. Horrible service. Combined with Chicago downtown prices and low food quality there are better options with creative Mexican food elsewhere. Sorry- but honest.

DE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Paco is the best and the food never disappoints

DV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious & seasoned perfectly!

VM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Chef Paco personally explained the special menu.

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