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Depot Nuevo Restaurant

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1139 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2603
+1 847-251-3111
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband called ahead to ask about accommodating my food allergies. The manager on the phone and the server were both knowledgeable and reassuring about the chef's ability to accommodate my needs (and I did not suffer a reaction afterwards). All portions were big and the food was fantastic. It was fun to sit on the wrap around porch on... More 

Thank Christy M
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were visiting the Botanic Gardens and the question of where to eat for dinner arose. My trusty trip advisor app guided us to Depot Nuevo. From the moment we walked in we felt the superior customer service. Since we are not big eaters and the portions were more than adequate for a single person we mentioned we would share... More 

Thank Earthgoddess2013
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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258 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Bottom line, i'm giving Depot Nuevo a 3 for the food, and a 5 for the atmosphere (atmosphere weighs heavily in my reviews), and a 4 for service. Therefore, it averages out to a 4. I love places like this---located in a old train depot, nice moody lighting, beautiful outside eating area, and located in [historic] downtown Wilmette, one of... More 

Thank StrangeTripper
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and always enjoyed it - not an absolute culinary delight but reasonably good food at reasonable prices. We ate there 2 nights ago and both my wife and I found the food tasteless and barely 1 step above institutional fare. Any restaurant can have a bad night but this seemed beyond that.... More 

Thank chuckChicago
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know why, but we didn't go to Depot Nuevo for a couple of years, but when we did go back, we realized that it's the best restaurant in Wilmette. Great atmosphere - especially on the porch, awesome margaritas & delicious food.

Thank NinaSpring
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I've tried to like this place. I really have, but I find the food to be uninspiring. I guess if you're in Wilmette craving Mexican food, you have no choice. But I'd tell you to go to Evanston.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican food in a 10mile radius. Enchiladas verdes are fabulous! Too bad they do not open for lunch.

Thank Navyrosa
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Saw the great reviews so gave the restaurant a try. Mixed bag here. The margaritas are among the best. Home made chips are good. The enchiladas and tacos are also reliably good. The Cuban steak was tough and not very flavorful. Stick with the core items on the menu and the food is fine. The service is attentive and friendly.... More 

Thank highwoodkevin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I took my parents here for a celebration and within two weeks, I returned with friends. Everyone loved it and couldn't stop talking about the delicious food (especially the shrimp tacos), the fabulous margaritas, the friendly and adept service, and the stylish decor. The atmosphere is fun and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. This place is not cookie-cutter. It... More 

Thank bfh900
St. Paul MN
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

After visiting Depot Nuevo, my husband started a new hobby as a Tequila enthusiast. He is particularly impressed with the tequila knowledge of the bartenders and the outstanding assortment of tequila. He visits several times a month to sample different types and increase his tequila knowledge. The staff is great. We enjoy the food but go to Depot Nuevo for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1139 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-3111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?