773-697-3132 mario@takitostreet.com


New Roof + New Look + Amazing Experience


Located at 2423 North Lincoln Street, across the intersection from DePaul’s newly renovated and expanded performance theater building and on the “famous alley where John Dillinger was killed” from the Biograph theater, the restaurant is certain to appeal to students, theatergoers and the ever-growing neighborhood of Lincoln Park.

With its fresh, light-hearted approach to Mexican cuisine/food, Takito Street will quickly become a neighborhood hangout. The restaurant space (created by local designer & co-partner Valerie Sanchez) will transport diners to a contemporary outdoor Mexican street market influenced by its theatre barrio. The back rooms of the restaurant will stream classic black and white cinema films on its walls. The interior artwork by local graffiti artist Gabriel Moskolis (Lymelite Studio), the large marquee, sleek bucket seat booths & vintage vespa complement what the Takito brand has been known as a leader in restaurant design.


Mario Ponce, who brought you Bar Takito & Takito Kitchen, boast an seasoned opening team collaboration with Valerie Sanchez  (Bar Takito, Takito Kitchen & 1st Response), renowned Chef Dudley Nieto, culinary veteran Costas Juarez (veteran culinarian) & Jaime Castor (mixologist) who have been with Takito for nearly seven (7) years.

What We Offer

Daily Fresh Menus

Enjoy a delicious & crazy affordable approach to Mexican Street Food.  Freshly squeezed margaritas complement the effort.

Fresh Ingredients

We work with local farms, and small distributors because they work harder to provide us excellent products with enormous intregity!


OMG! Vintage movies!  Vespa!  Marquee!  Swings!  Perfect sound system!  This place is a visual Instagram’ready masterpiece.

Creative Chefs

We have Dudley Nieto!  One of the most notable Mexican Chefs in the Chicago, and recognized nationally & terrific person to know.

What People are Saying

“If they gave six stars Takito would get all six”
“Brilliant!  These restaurants were hip before taco joints became popular.”

“Love this place! The people, ambiance, food, drinks.  Amazing!”
“Really! It took me a year to find you.  We will see a lot more of each other.”