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Lalo's: Best atmosphere for Mexican food
Lalo's has good food, but going there is more than just about eating. The dining area is very festive. Mariachis go from table to table on Friday and Saturday nights. The frozen margaritas are amazing. The Lincoln Park location has a dance club in the basement (no cover) and the others usually have a DJ playing the latest in Latino dance music on weekends. As far as the food, almost everything on the menu is good. This is a great place to go for birthdays and other special occasions.
Lalo's: A taste of Mexico
Lalo's is a huge restaurant yet is always packed to the gills. The first two levels are restaurant, and it appeared the 3rd floor may have had dancing (we could see the blue disco lights in the window). They can also accommodate private parties such as receptions on the second floor.
Favorite Dish: We went in only for appetizers and a drink. The nachos were good; they come topped with all the fixings and of course we always get a basket of chips and salsa. Margaritas are excellent, they come in about 6 different flavors, or original and you may have them on the rocks or frozen. I had a mango margarita and there were bits of fresh mango blended in...very tasty!
Lalo's: Good Authentic Mexican Food
Lalo's has some good authentic Mexican food and a lively atmosphere. The dining room is colorful and the service is friendly but sometimes slow (except for the food coming out lightning fast). On Friday and Saturday nights from 10 PM - 2 AM, the bar turns into a 21 and over nightclub. From Thursday to Sunday nights, you might catch a mariachi band. There is also a decent bar scene.
Valet parking is available. Dress is casual. There is no need to make reservations.
Mon-Tue 11AM - 9 PM
Wed-Thu 11 AM - 11 PM
Fri-Sat 11AM - 1AM
Sun 12 PM - 9 PM
Favorite Dish: First of all, Lalo's is famous for its margaritas. They are good. There is also a nice selection of Mexican beer.
For a meal, I like the enchiladas. The beef enchiladas are ok. I wasn't impressed with the quality of meat. Stick to the chicken or cheese. The green sauce is very good.
Lalo's: Upscale Mexican Food
Lalo's is a chain of about 10 Mexican restaurants scattered around Chicagoland. We went to the Lincoln Park one. The ambience is quite spectacular: almost more Mexican than Mexico!
The food was quite good, albeit somewhat on the expensive side. But if you're looking for a classy place to have Mexican food then this is a good choice!
Favorite Dish: I had the combination plate and enjoyed it very much.
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