Nacional 27

★★★★★
Chicago's Modern Latin Restaurant, Ceviche Bar & Salsa Club
  • 325 W Huron St

    Chicago, IL 60654

    Cross street: Between Franklin and Orleans sts, River North

    Map & Directions
  • 312-664-2727

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325 W Huron St Chicago, IL

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Nacional 27 won for best bar service in Chicago. Check out what else won for best of Chi-Town with 1035 Kiss Fm! For more info go to the 1035 Kiss Fm website!

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Nacional 27 won for best bar service in Chicago. Check out what else won for best of Chi-Town with 1035 Kiss Fm! For more info go to the 1035 Kiss Fm website!

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For the check, they would not allow us paying with more than 6 credits cards which was really disappointing for a table of 20 people totaling $1200. Think twice if you are going to this place with a party.

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★★★★★

For the check, they would not allow us paying with more than 6 credits cards which was really disappointing for a table of 20 people totaling $1200. Think twice if you are going to this place with a party.

Pros: Music.

Cons: Paying the check

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I have been here many times and have yet to be disappointed. I love the atmosphere and the food is fantastic. Presentation is great, and there's a good variety of unique drinks. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

3
★★★★★

I have been here many times and have yet to be disappointed. I love the atmosphere and the food is fantastic. Presentation is great, and there's a good variety of unique drinks. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Pros: Great service, atmosphere, and food!

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Great options for cocktails. Really good empanadas and one of the best steaks in the city! Really fun atmosphere both in bar and restaurant and consistently good service.

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Great options for cocktails. Really good empanadas and one of the best steaks in the city! Really fun atmosphere both in bar and restaurant and consistently good service.

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I agree that the food is overpriced, but their specials are always outstanding and more affordable. Also, they make some mean cocktails here. Their bartenders are very creative.

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★★★★☆

I agree that the food is overpriced, but their specials are always outstanding and more affordable. Also, they make some mean cocktails here. Their bartenders are very creative.

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My friends and I had a BAD experience here and we would NEVER go back. The food was very uneven in quality. Many of the dishes were simply left on their places... we couldn't eat them. I have had tapas many times in good Latin

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My friends and I had a BAD experience here and we would NEVER go back. The food was very uneven in quality. Many of the dishes were simply left on their places... we couldn't eat them. I have had tapas many times in good Latin

Pros: Atmosphere is kind of nice, but that's the only "pro" here

Cons: EVERYTHING... food, service, price, value, etc.

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I always feel I can write better reviews when my parents are in town. We end up looking for nice new restaurants and everyone orders different items on the menu, giving us a better chance to truly taste a variety of items on the menu.

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I always feel I can write better reviews when my parents are in town. We end up looking for nice new restaurants and everyone orders different items on the menu, giving us a better chance to truly taste a variety of items on the menu.

Pros: Meats, mojitos, ambience.

Cons: Desserts

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The food here is decent, but not worth the price. However, it's a great place to salsa the night away! After 11 p.m. (I think) the dining tables are packed away and they play great salsa, merengue, and other types of Latin music. It's lots of fun.

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The food here is decent, but not worth the price. However, it's a great place to salsa the night away! After 11 p.m. (I think) the dining tables are packed away and they play great salsa, merengue, and other types of Latin music. It's lots of fun.

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3 of us went on a Wednesday night. Sat at the bar for a few drinks (hard to get service), then went to a table. Good service and recommendations from the friendly staff and the food was excellent! Portions could be a bit larger, it was

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3 of us went on a Wednesday night. Sat at the bar for a few drinks (hard to get service), then went to a table. Good service and recommendations from the friendly staff and the food was excellent! Portions could be a bit larger, it was

Pros: food, atmosphere

Cons: bar service

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My girlfriend took me here for my birthday. She told the staff in advance that it was my birthday and they treated us so well that it was almost overwhelmingly. To start, the food is good - try the calamari. We both ordered from the

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My girlfriend took me here for my birthday. She told the staff in advance that it was my birthday and they treated us so well that it was almost overwhelmingly. To start, the food is good - try the calamari. We both ordered from the

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My boyfriend and I went to National 27 for dinner last night...we were a little apprehensive because we saw some bad reviews...but decided to try it anyways. We both love tapas, and me being Hispanic I am very picky! But we loved this

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My boyfriend and I went to National 27 for dinner last night...we were a little apprehensive because we saw some bad reviews...but decided to try it anyways. We both love tapas, and me being Hispanic I am very picky! But we loved this

Pros: Great food, amazing drinks

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Last night was one of the worse dining experiences of my life. From the rude hostesses, waiter and serving staff. Nacional made it clear that their protocol, is to make it your dining expereince as easy as possible for the staff --

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Last night was one of the worse dining experiences of my life. From the rude hostesses, waiter and serving staff. Nacional made it clear that their protocol, is to make it your dining expereince as easy as possible for the staff --

Pros: The Mojitos are tasty

Cons: The rude and unaccomadating hostesses, waiters and servers will have you leaving with a migrane.

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The first time I had such a great experience that I wanted more. Unfortunately the second time wasn't the same. Please don't get me wrong the food was pretty good. We ordered from the Tapas menu. The dishes were heavenly. The Ceviche is

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The first time I had such a great experience that I wanted more. Unfortunately the second time wasn't the same. Please don't get me wrong the food was pretty good. We ordered from the Tapas menu. The dishes were heavenly. The Ceviche is

Pros: overall ambience

Cons: service

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Last night was one of the worst dining experiences of my life. We reported to the hostess stand as soon as our party arrived. They not only struggled to find my reservation, they had the number of people in my party entirely wrong. We then

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Last night was one of the worst dining experiences of my life. We reported to the hostess stand as soon as our party arrived. They not only struggled to find my reservation, they had the number of people in my party entirely wrong. We then

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I'll admit I'm fairly new to this Latin cuisine style of food (and I'm not talking about burritos and tacos from a certain drive through place or ChipolFAKE or a TB(this place is a dump)K). i've been to Coobah on Southport and to

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★★★★★

I'll admit I'm fairly new to this Latin cuisine style of food (and I'm not talking about burritos and tacos from a certain drive through place or ChipolFAKE or a TB(this place is a dump)K). i've been to Coobah on Southport and to

Pros: Good food, Good music, Friendly staff

Cons: Moderate price for valet but cheaper than the lot accross from restaurant, prices are a bit high but worth the try, best to make early reservations especially on weekends for arrivals after 7PM

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I went for the first time on a saturday night around 6:30. We couldn't get reservations, but they were able to seat us in the lounge area....which was very comfortable and trendy. Our food came out extremely fast but every time we

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I went for the first time on a saturday night around 6:30. We couldn't get reservations, but they were able to seat us in the lounge area....which was very comfortable and trendy. Our food came out extremely fast but every time we

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The mojitios here are bananas, especially the pomegranite. The waiters know their stuff backwards and forwards and have great recommendations. The food was average, decor was hip, and the vibe was nice. Worth a look.

3
★★★★★

The mojitios here are bananas, especially the pomegranite. The waiters know their stuff backwards and forwards and have great recommendations. The food was average, decor was hip, and the vibe was nice. Worth a look.

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HIGHILY RECOMMENDED..I LOVE THIS PLACE..THE FOOD IS WONDERFUL AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, MY BOYFRIEND AND I BOTH ENJOYED THIS PLACE.

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HIGHILY RECOMMENDED..I LOVE THIS PLACE..THE FOOD IS WONDERFUL AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, MY BOYFRIEND AND I BOTH ENJOYED THIS PLACE.

Pros: when making reservation ask for the booth seat, it's great for a romantic date

Cons: cover charge after 9:30pm

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Wow, wow and wow... I see so many mediocre reviews in here, and then a few fantastic ones as well. Add this one to the "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" pile! \r
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Music: Relaxing (during dinner.. around 7:00) but not droaning ... you know, because

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Wow, wow and wow... I see so many mediocre reviews in here, and then a few fantastic ones as well. Add this one to the "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" pile! \r
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Music: Relaxing (during dinner.. around 7:00) but not droaning ... you know, because

Pros: very prompt seating and food preparation, friendly/knowledgeable/professional staff, awesome mojitos

Cons: could have a little bit more decor... it felt a bi

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I went to Nacional with my boyfriend. The food was excellent, though he complained he didn't get enough. They had a cuban band. The ambience was romantic. I would go again.

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★★★★★

I went to Nacional with my boyfriend. The food was excellent, though he complained he didn't get enough. They had a cuban band. The ambience was romantic. I would go again.

Pros: Music

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My wife and I were there recently to have tapas. None of the dishes were satisfactory, and a few of them we actually decided not to eat. Our server was pleasant and helpful though. I am very surprised that people have been rating National

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★★★★★

My wife and I were there recently to have tapas. None of the dishes were satisfactory, and a few of them we actually decided not to eat. Our server was pleasant and helpful though. I am very surprised that people have been rating National

Pros: Service, Music

Cons: Food, Price

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I had enjoyed N27 for drinks and music so I decided to give them a try for Valentines Day dinner. Instead of live music, they played latin pop too loud for the number of people. The lighting was like a dentist's office and the decor

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I had enjoyed N27 for drinks and music so I decided to give them a try for Valentines Day dinner. Instead of live music, they played latin pop too loud for the number of people. The lighting was like a dentist's office and the decor

Pros: Tasty latin food, Creative drink list, Pleasant staff

Cons: Overpriced, Sub-par service, Unimpressive ambience

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I called in advance to book a party for up to 16 ppl. The person who answered the phone would not take my reservation and I was told leave a VM for someone else. After several days of calling and sending an email, I finally reached

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I called in advance to book a party for up to 16 ppl. The person who answered the phone would not take my reservation and I was told leave a VM for someone else. After several days of calling and sending an email, I finally reached

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THE BEST PLACE TO DANCE LATIN MUSIC...BEST DJ...YOU CAN DANCE ALL NIGHT WITHOUT GETTING BORED.

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THE BEST PLACE TO DANCE LATIN MUSIC...BEST DJ...YOU CAN DANCE ALL NIGHT WITHOUT GETTING BORED.

Pros: BEST LATIN MUSIC, BEST DJ, BEST MUSIC

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Beautiful upscale restaurant serves cuisines of 27 Latin nations in one location (in Chicago even!). The menu features starters including a variety of ceviches, empanadas, tapas and the like. Try the tuna and watermelon and the orange

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Beautiful upscale restaurant serves cuisines of 27 Latin nations in one location (in Chicago even!). The menu features starters including a variety of ceviches, empanadas, tapas and the like. Try the tuna and watermelon and the orange

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We came in on a recommendation for the latin dancing after 11:00. The clientel was very friendly and the drink prices were what you would expect in that area. We had $9.00 martinis that were fairly decent. Crowded dance floor full of

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We came in on a recommendation for the latin dancing after 11:00. The clientel was very friendly and the drink prices were what you would expect in that area. We had $9.00 martinis that were fairly decent. Crowded dance floor full of

Pros: Friendly atmosphere

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It was love at first bite when they brought out a "taste," smoked salmon and cucumber seviche. The pork shoulder entree was particularly good, and the espresso flan was to die for. Ambiance was hip and unique, service was good overall.

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★★★★★

It was love at first bite when they brought out a "taste," smoked salmon and cucumber seviche. The pork shoulder entree was particularly good, and the espresso flan was to die for. Ambiance was hip and unique, service was good overall.

Pros: Inventive food, Good parking, Great value

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If you have 8+guests, expect a prix fixe dinner. You will not be bowled over by the food. The dishes are "trying too hard". After 11:00pm, the remove the middle tables and becomes a nightclub. Not especially romantic with hungry men

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★★★★★

If you have 8+guests, expect a prix fixe dinner. You will not be bowled over by the food. The dishes are "trying too hard". After 11:00pm, the remove the middle tables and becomes a nightclub. Not especially romantic with hungry men

Pros: Decor, People Watching, Trendy Latin

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I had a wonderful time with my friends, the food was amazing as was the service. I will for sure be back!

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I had a wonderful time with my friends, the food was amazing as was the service. I will for sure be back!

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I read some of the negative reviews and must admit that I was a little apprehensive about going here, especially with my girlfriend, but tried it anyways. I can honestly say those who gave Nacional 27 a poor review must have been on

3
★★★★★

I read some of the negative reviews and must admit that I was a little apprehensive about going here, especially with my girlfriend, but tried it anyways. I can honestly say those who gave Nacional 27 a poor review must have been on

Pros: Great food, Excellent atmosphere, Great service

Cons: Little Pricey

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I got to say the waiter was one of the best I ever had. He was entertaining and made some great suggestions on food and wine. He even kept us entertained and checked on us just the right amount. Its on the top of my list for a

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I got to say the waiter was one of the best I ever had. He was entertaining and made some great suggestions on food and wine. He even kept us entertained and checked on us just the right amount. Its on the top of my list for a

Pros: great presentation, ambience, service excellent

Cons: better to valet, wine prices

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This place has nice atmosphere, but the food absolutely ruins it. do not come here to eat--the dancing was ok, but i'd rather go to somewhere else for tapas than here.

3
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This place has nice atmosphere, but the food absolutely ruins it. do not come here to eat--the dancing was ok, but i'd rather go to somewhere else for tapas than here.

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came for the salsa and the food...everything was done wrong. the food was not prepared well and the salsa dancing was limited to 20 minutes...we won't be back.

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came for the salsa and the food...everything was done wrong. the food was not prepared well and the salsa dancing was limited to 20 minutes...we won't be back.

Cons: food

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Normally a fan, my most recent trip to Nacional 27 fell shy of expectations. We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation and seemingly it didn't appear to be "crowded". Our table, just outside the kitchen door, was cramped and being

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★★★★★

Normally a fan, my most recent trip to Nacional 27 fell shy of expectations. We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation and seemingly it didn't appear to be "crowded". Our table, just outside the kitchen door, was cramped and being

Pros: Ambiance, Food presentation

Cons: Can be pricey, Service inconsistent

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Tasteful and creative dishes nested within chic decor. This place is a must for Chicagoans. A generous wait staff compliments each dish with helpful suggestions. The freshest lime juice enhances flavor in many dishes. Clearly, this

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Tasteful and creative dishes nested within chic decor. This place is a must for Chicagoans. A generous wait staff compliments each dish with helpful suggestions. The freshest lime juice enhances flavor in many dishes. Clearly, this

Pros: delicious, helpful staff

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I'll start with desserts :-) Excellent Churros and Ice cream, Banana Split and my favorite Tres Leches Cake. The menu has a lot of offerings with great descriptions. The beef tenderloin tapas were wonderful. Fun eating experience and

3
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I'll start with desserts :-) Excellent Churros and Ice cream, Banana Split and my favorite Tres Leches Cake. The menu has a lot of offerings with great descriptions. The beef tenderloin tapas were wonderful. Fun eating experience and

Pros: food quality, food descriptions

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We've always looked to trying some many of the resturants in Chicago. Sometimes we stick with a favorite but here's a good one for any occasion (even date night with the spouse!). The food was good enough to make us come back. However

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We've always looked to trying some many of the resturants in Chicago. Sometimes we stick with a favorite but here's a good one for any occasion (even date night with the spouse!). The food was good enough to make us come back. However

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