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Nacional 27

$$ - $$$
Near North Side
Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
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325 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654-3636 (Orleans)
+1 312-664-2727
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 03:00
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We tasted plenty of their dishes and concluded that apart from odd flashes of excellence, most were mediocre and confused. Not a good advertisement for Latin American cuisine.

Thank Michael B
SocialBD, General Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

Michael B., we appreciate your feedback and value your business. If you could contact me at jvoss@leye.com, I would like to find out more about your experience. I look forward to hearing from you soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I seriously go to Nacional 27 for their Empanadas. I LOVE the chicken Empanadas. I have heard that all the food here is great, but I go for one thing. The chips and salsa are also a hit. Parking is weird, but get there early enough and you'll find a space. They do offer valet. The place does get packed... More 

Thank MonroeWise
SocialBD, General Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

We love the empanadas too! Hope to see you again soon, MonroeWise! More 

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446 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Extremely attentive and friendly staff. The interior appeared outdated. Only 3 tables (including ours) were occupied, therefore, the wait was too long for my taste. The food was very good, although some of what we ordered sounded better than it actually was. A mishmash of various cuisines. Too expensive since nothing we ordered was outstanding, and in the end OK... More 

Thank cibiem
SocialBD, Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

Hi, Cibiem, We value your feedback! I am interested in speaking with you more about the food items you did and did not like. Please contact me at jvoss@leye.com so we can chat more! More 

Springfield, Illinois
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957 reviews
616 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a good Latin American restaurant that turns into a dance hall for Latin and Salsa music after dinner. Always check with the staff how much consumption you need ahead of time in order to keep your table, otherwise they remove you and give your table to someone else. The food was good and was a fun and different... More 

Thank Clevlander
SocialBD, Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was looking to take my wife out for her birthday and we were invited to join 2 other couples to nacional 27. You had to spend 35 per person so you were not charged the 20$ cover. The food was very good although the portions were small. The place turns into all dance after 9pm. The music selection could... More 

Thank eliseo g
SocialBD, Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

Hi Eliseo G., We appreciate your feedback! Please visit us before 9:30pm on the weekends, when there is no cover and there are no minimums on tables. We hope to see you again! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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241 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The lamb tacos were outstanding. The size is small so order a few. The Talapia was truly out of this world! Oh, and the restaurant made chips are to die for. The waiter was excellent. He served a glass of champagne after dinner on the house. After dinner on a Saturday night the restaurant turns into a night club. To... More 

Thank MicheleC106
SocialBD, General Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

Hi MicheleC106, Thank you for your feedback! We hope to have you back again! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was just a so-so for me and I will explain why. We were there for a work event and had a private room and a set menu. I believe my experience may have been different in a different setting. The white sangria was delicious and the enchiladas were yummy. Service was actually quite good for a large event. The... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
SocialBD, Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Burlington, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We went on Saturday night, reserved our table for 9:00 pm. Figuring the dancing started at 11:00pm so we would have plenty of time to meet the $55 a person minimum to keep the table for the night (more about that later). Our waitress was amazing! Very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. The food was delicious! We did the... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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721 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Seemed to be a very slow night, so we didn't feel rushed at all by the wait staff. We enjoyed the entrees (Adobo Shrimp and Skirt Steak), along with two appetizers (Empanada Flight and Peru Ceviche).

Thank islandexplorer
SocialBD, Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I used to come to Nacional 27 in the late 1990's and it was one of my favorite Latin restaurants in Chicago. I think it's gone a bit downhill. The decor struck me as dated. The servers don't seem to take as much pride in the restaurant (jeans, untucked shirts). They also had a problem with our order, albeit they... More 

Thank Witness2000
SocialBD, Manager at Nacional 27, responded to this review

Hi Witness2000, We appreciate your feedback regarding your recent visit to Nacional 27. I have discussed your feedback with my Chef and management staff. We appreciate your business and hope you will give us another try! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654-3636
  • Public Transportation: CTA Brown Line or Purple Line Train to "Chicago and Franklin" stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-664-2727
Eat. Drink. Dance. Celebrating 10 Years as Chicago's original Modern Latin Restaurant featuring a fusion of flavors from 27 nations and islands from Central and South America and award-winning cocktails. Dancing from 11pm - 2am on Fridays and 11pm - 3am on Saturdays.

Check out n27chicago.com for our action-packed schedule of salsa lessons, live bands and nightly happenings including 'Dinner and a Show Tuesdays' and 'Wino Wednesdays'.

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