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El Barco Mariscos

1035 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-3931
+1 773-486-6850
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1035 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-3931
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love crabs and margaritas this is the place to be at. They gave you an ample plate. Food is fantastic. Must visit. Definitely will return...

Thank Jma80
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This small Mexican seafood restaurant was near our rental. We were a group of seven, and we were seated quickly. We soon had ice water along with the saltines, large bowl of small limes, and a multitude of sauces of varying spiciness. Most of the...More

Thank CityHiker73
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

So. Much. Food. I had an amazing array of vegetarian fajita options and my husband had the enchiladas The food is fresh and tasty. Service was lovely and friendly too! Our server even gave us a mango cheesecake on the house to try - fantastic!!!...More

Thank PocketGuide
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Always had great food, and services, but last few times have been horrible, in service that Is! The waitresses just stand and talk in the back while your waiting, don't even approach the tables for any refills, questions, NOTHING! No smiling faces while they wait...More

Thank alwaysgold
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been going here for years. Lunch or dinner every day of the week is busy but especially avoid Thursday Friday and Saturday nights. The place has massive portions, a delectable menu, Great margaritas, and outdoor patio seating. Great place for...More

Thank Lucas P
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

First timer at El Barco. Parking is limited, there's a few parking spaces across the street on the south side of the building as well as street parking note parking restrictions. The restaurant is smaller than it appears. I can imagine the wait on weekends....More

Thank LadyM429
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is my daughters favorite place to go ! The portions sizes are great even for the margaritas which were also delicious. The shrimp with cheese is so good that's my number one dish . My daughter got the carne Assad tacos my bf got...More

Thank meli1941
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I'm a big fan of seafood and though I don't eat much Mexican food, but this one is the kind of seafood you would always crave for. Try their Seafood Parillada, we even tried to cook this dish at home last New year's day, with...More

Thank ClairetheTraveler
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Went here with large family group. Place was packed on a Wed night. Not a real large place. Fun decor- lots of tequila bottles on display. Known for Big shared seafood platters. They offer carne asada prepared multiple ways. I got it with enchilada type...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant to go to for fresh Seafood and drinks. Food is amazing and the Margarita will put you in a festive mood. Nothing fancy..., but very good

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jramos825
3 August 2017|
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Response from Lucas P | Reviewed this property |
I'm here now, no vegetarian menu to speak of! But you can order beans and veggies!
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BethJ23
7 July 2016|
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Response from jenworldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I think you could ask the kitchen to prepare shrimp with light seasoning. Steamed vegetables come as a side on the platters. As far as something like a burger-- you're out of luck.
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Howard R
11 June 2015|
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Response from Lucas P | Reviewed this property |
It is not, but drink prices are reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1035 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-3931
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-486-6850
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