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Emily P.

06/16/2012

Overall
One of the best places to eat ...

One of the best places to eat in Oak Park. Don't expect your typical Tex-Mex fare. Chef Paco is from Mexico and his cuisine is authentic regional Mexican, such as complex homemade mole. I usually focus on the specials, which are often based on what's in season. Chef Paco is an excitable, kindly fellow who visits each table personally to explain the night's specials and how the balance sweet, spicy and tart flavors. You can't help but get caught up in his enthusiasm. Cocktails are delicious -- expect various flavored margaritas, mojitos and sangria. Yum! A perennial favorite.

Kayastha929

10/16/2008

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Amazing food and great atmosphere!

This place is amazing! The food is beyond wonderful, the service is amazing, and it's simply like nothing I've ever eaten! It's considered Mexican, but it is not your typical Mexican restaurant. To quote the owner/chef (who is the cutest man I've ever seen!) OH MY GOD! It's just wonderful and you have to experience it to truly grasp the greatness!

beggie

08/22/2008

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Overall
Best dining in Oak Park

Chef Paco's passion for cooking is amazing. He is so fun and personable and the food delicious. Margarita's and salsa are some of the best I've had. If you want quality, this is the place to go.

odimes

05/15/2008

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Overall
overpriced margaritas

new rebozo was very disappointing - very pricey margaritas.........my friend and I payed almost $25 for each margarita - we had two each!!!!!!!!!! We had an order of guacamole - which was bland, I had the tacos and she had the shrimp fajitas. Our bill was $136.00. We expected to pay more for our drinks cause we wanted better tequila, however we were not told we would be paying $8.95 original price plus $13 for the upgrade. We were shocked!!!! The atmosphere is pleasant and Pablo was pleasant until I compained about the price, he told me down the street their prices were higher. The atmosphere does not warrant a come back.

emilyschwartz

11/07/2007

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Overall
A great find in forest park

The line for dinner on a Saturday night was loooooooooong (reservations would have been a good idea) but totally worth it. The food was marvelous, the margaritas were potent and the staff was phenomenal. Also, the chef of the restaurant came out to talk to us about the menu and it is worth going to the restaurant just to hear him talk (he's adorable!). It was a great time.

mojopo

06/10/2007

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Overall
Best Mexican Food In The History of Ever

I went this evening for the first time with dining companions who adore good food, and just happen to be very Latin. Paco, the chef, has a motto for the restaurant, which is ""Oh my God!? He's right, and indeed, Se?or. We ordered a seafood ceviche for starters (fresh, with baby shrimp and a modest kick), and it's served in a round of pineapple. Elegant touch, I thought, and creative. The guacamole couldn't possibly be better, or fresher.

For dinner, most of us tried the enchilada special. It consists of four enchiladas made with 6 outstanding, clever moles mentioned by another reviewer here (pistachio, macadamia, etc.). We had them stuffed with chorizo, beef, chicken and white cheese. Perfect combo of sweet, salty, smooth - all very luscious. Paco knows what he's doing, and I would say he is a genius. I've never had a more outstanding enchilada combo anywhere. Another person tried the poblano special, which was to die for. Everything about this food is genuine, beautiful and decadent. I am going to crave their food, and every other Mexican restaurant is going to seem like a run-down factory since I tried New Rebozo. The menu looks intriguing, too, and also covers all the bases - delivering traditional entrees with a creative twist. For dessert, Paco brought us his homemade chocolate ice cream, which had a jalapeno kick. Oh my God - that was brilliant! Sweet and smooth chocolate ice cream with a kick? It sounds challenging for a novice, for sure, but it's my new favorite flavor! How did he do that? Service is friendly, professional, courteous and efficient.

We also had a pitcher of lime margaritas (mmmmm!). They went down like cool limeade. Sweet perfection in a salted glass. It's kid friendly here, casual, romantic, clean and friendly. Paco talks to all the diners, and he kissed us goodnight. I feel like he's going to be our new best friend.

zackbr

05/14/2006

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Overall
OH MY GOD!

What a restaurant! I have two tests for Mexican cuisine a taco and a mole sauce. The New Rebozo passes both my tests with an A+. Did I say mole sauce? Try 12 different moles! Each uniquely delicious. On any given day Paco, the owner, may have 6 of them. Oh My God! Yesterday they were cashew, pumpkin seed, macadamia nut, chocolate, almond, and I cant remember but they were all great.

This is far and away the best Mexican restaurant in the area. You will be treated like family and Paco takes real pride in his dishes. Be sure and try the specials and youll know why I say OH MY GOD!

ayqford

01/14/2004

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Overall
""Oh my God!""

I crave the food here. I love the enchiladas in any of the mole sauces, pick any of them. My husband likes the bistec dish. The owner is very welcoming and he really does give special attention to each table.

wombats

08/09/2002

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Overall
Hospitality and food at its best

The New Rebozo is indeed a treat - for lovers of fresh authentic Mexican food made and served with
the owner's personal attention he lavishes on his guests. We love the specials of the day and the
maestro's energetic and original way in which he presents them and his extraordinary devotion to hosting each and everyone of his guests with warmth and care.
The salsa waits for you with its beautifully hottish freshness, the guacamole cannot be improved and the arangement of the food is as appealing as it satisfying to both, vegetarians and meat eaters.
As to the sauce mole: one should not miss it !!!

THe interior is truly mexican and I find no match to this small and wonderful heaven of Mexican food and hospitality.
To end I can only say with the owner's words:
""Oh my God!""
The New Rebozo is as good as that!

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Phone: (708) 445-0370

Address: 1116 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Website: website

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General Info
New Rebozo is well known for its Moles. 25 to be exact! Two of which are constant staples Mole Poblano and Mole Pipian, while four different moles are featured in their most popular dish. The Fiesta Mole dish consists of six enchiladas that change
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

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