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Amerikas, Oak Park, IL

Amerikas

4.7
4.7
615 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Amerikas represents that very essence of American cuisine. Amerikas’ concept is dedicated to blend its Latin roots with flavors from around the world to create that unique taste

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 613-4254

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Armando Gonzalez

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Cross street

    Oak Park

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Oak Park Green Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Half Price Margaritas!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Half-price Margaritas on Tuesday's!

Popular dishes

What 615 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Near West

    Best Overall

  • Near West

    Best Food

  • Near West

    Best Service

  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Near West

    Healthy

  • Near West

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Near West

    Outdoor Dining

  • Near West

    Romantic

  • Near West

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  1. AL

    AngelicaL

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time at this restaurant. I love their cauliflower pastor tacos. This time I tried the risotto and was pleasantly surprised. Plus you can’t beat their 1/2 off margaritas on Tuesdays from 6-9. They are actually good and I normally like to drink my tequila neat.
  2. G

    Goodeater2

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amerikas has amazing food and cocktails! It’s really fun to order many choices off the menu and share. The flavors are so unique and delicious. Really nothing like it. My only reservation is indoor noise. I wish there was a way to tone it down.
  3. SA

    ShilpaA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had brunch with my teenage son and the food is always exceptional- we appreciate that we aren’t rushed, and there is so much for vegetarians… thank you!
  4. F

    Funsands

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best French Toast I’ve had in Chicagoland!!!!
  5. BW

    BrookeW

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine list, good always delicious, highlights Chilaquiles, tamales, surf and turf tacos and Taquitos.
  6. M

    Mateo

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Saturday was a beautiful night for dinner alfresco, and we decided to kick off our 6 yr wedding anniversary weekend with dinner at Amerikas. We arrived about 10min late for our reservation and I thanked our waiter Victor for helping us get seated without delay - off to a good start! Looking at the menu, I was surprised to see it was not what was posted on OpenTable (or Amerikas own web site) — some menu items were different/not listed and the prices had increased on everything. We still found our greatest hits to be available — the Pulpo and Robalo. They definitely did not disappoint from our last memory of 1yr ago! For something new, we also tried each of the tacos as a starter, but were unimpressed. Unfortunately it seemed like our waiter Victor was having an “off” night, maybe just with us? He didn’t ask whether we wanted another pour of wine, acknowledge our anniversary (which I reminded him of and put in OpenTable notes) or thank us when the bill came. So, 3 stars for the amazing entrees and table outside on a perfect night, minus 2 stars for not making it feel like the special experience we were hoping for.
  7. AL

    AngelicaL

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance- a must
  8. E

    Epidine

    Charleston

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Bronzino was delicious! Watch for bones, but rice and mushroom willing was perfect with the fish and the slightly spicy sauce. Pear salad was also excellent. Wine options could be better.
  9. M

    Mary

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Half price margaritas on Tuesday.
  10. K

    Kpay

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The cauliflower is a total sleeper and amazing. My second favorite thing was the scallops. I'd love to see more individual taco options but everything we tried was good and a few were even great.
  11. CO

    ChristopherO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. They could mix up the music, was all edm. We enjoyed our meal very much. The coliflor is amazing, tacos were yummy. Our server was attentive, recommended some great food and drinks and even suggested a place to go after.
  12. BH

    BradH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was remarkable, far exceeded expectations. Really pleasant surprise!
  13. LS

    LoganSquare

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and cocktails. Highly recommend for date night or outing with a friend.
  14. MF

    MaFerS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amerikas is always amazing. Armando is excellent and the food outstanding. I love the quality of the ingredients and the presentation of the food. Amerikas is a great compliment of food and drinks. Highly recommend it!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fresh, yummy and innovative with amazing service and drinks too!
  16. MB

    MamaBear

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in Oak Park. I highly recommend.
  17. J

    Jen247

    Chicago

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food and wine- the amuse Bouche Is always a delight - I'll just keep coming back with more friends.
  18. KG

    KimG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu offered primarily innovative combinations of ingredients that resulted in delicious food. There was no standard fare. Their drinks are equally innovative. I ventured to try a mescal margarita (which I usually don't do because too acidic from sour mix instead of fresh lime juice). The margarita was perfectly blended and was smooth as silk going down. They brought out a free serving of a hot leek and potato soup that had a light spicy kick at the end. It came out in a small espresso cup and I could have eaten a whole bowl; it was that good. I had the lamb barbacoa (essentially osso buco) which fell off the bone and had very little fat. My husband had the crab cake which was the best he's had outside of the East Coast; made entirely with delicious crabmeat and no discernible filler to hold it together. We sat outside and, aside from the cars passing (sometimes with loud music blaring), the ambience was typical al fresco dining with interesting people watching. You can sit inside as well. The prices weren't cheap but they weren't terribly expensive. It was clearly a "you get what you pay for" place with no unnecessary frills. The servers were attentive but unobtrusive. They kept an eye out for when you were finished with something and quickly removed the dishes from the table. We loved this place and will absolutely be back. They change the menu regularly so there will be new things to try!
  19. JO

    JillO

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think Amerika’s is one of the best restaurants in Oak Park. The food is awesome and the staff is as well. Whether for brunch, lunch or dinner, I am never disappointed.
  20. G

    Goodeater2

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amerikas consistently delivers delicious and innovative food with a Latin flair and fabulous cocktails.
  21. BB

    BillB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here after reading an article in the Forest News. We started with the cauliflower vegetarian dish, then a Sea Bass plate and then the Barbacoa lamb shank finishing with the chorizo ice cream dessert. My wife and I split each of the menu items and it was plenty of food. Some of the best food we have had in a restaurant in months. We are taking friends there as soon as we can pick a date. You can sit outside along Lake Street or inside, we ate inside. Great restaurant.
  22. N

    Nonickname

    New Orleans

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, the cost very $$$$. Should have asked 1st for market price for the fish. Would love to return, but will have to wait for a special occasion.
  23. RA

    RandallA

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Though the noise level was sometimes high at our table on the sidewalk, the door and pleasant demeanor of the server more than made up for it. The avocado salad had a light but distinctive and wonderfully flavorful dressing, and the tacos that each of the three of us had were all wonderful, perfectly prepared and wonderfully seasoned. All in all, a great experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of dishes were flavorful and well prepared. Best meal in Oak Park in a while.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Hummus and Chile Relleno were new interpretations and worked very well. Especially the hummus with chapati was delicious. The Branzino was some of the best we've ever had, with crispy skins and flavorful rice. The food was pricy, but when it's this delicious and thoughtful the expense can be worth it. However, the $14 cocktails were honestly ridiculous. I'm not even sure they had the standard 1.5 oz of liquor in them. It felt very cheap and definitely not up to the caliber of the rest of the meal. Amerikas needs to do better considering it seems to be a frequent complaint. If you don't care about an alcoholic beverage actually having alcohol in it, go for the food. It was truly delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food here is always great and inspired. It is maybe the best place in Oak Park - I’ve lived here for 15 years and eaten at possibly every restaurant in town. The fried Chile Relleno is one of my favorite dishes ever - anywhere - and I order every time I’m here. Some dishes are better than others but everything is always good to excellent to outstanding. The service is adequate. Can be a tad pricey but I think is worth it. Would highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and the best waiter I’ve had at a restaurant in years.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amerikas is a great neighborhood restaurant with amazing Mexican food. Bottomless mimosas are available every day which is a plus. The Carne Asada tacos and tamales are highly recommended! The servers are very nice and attentive as well.
  29. KL

    KatieL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The scallops can not be beat! Drinks were fabulous. The service was perfect. Worth a trip to beautiful Oak Park.
  30. ML

    MarcyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Will definitely come back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent food - wonderful flavor combinations and fresh ingredients. Great cocktails - friendly staff. 10/10
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuesday brunch at a streetside table. Food was *delicious,* service friendly and attentive. I know it's nice and quiet inside, so that's why I clicked that. Sidewalk dining on Lake Street is bound to be noisy -- that's Oak Park's busy Main Street, after all.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Everything was wonderful, except for the fact that they sat us at the only table without an umbrella and now I’m soothing my sunburned face and arms.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and attentive service.
  36. MM

    MaryMG105

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess Lisa was wonderful in accommodating me for a window table with my date. Andrea was an awesome server and it was especially great to have Owner, Armando, stopping over our table and welcoming us to his beautiful restaurant. Food and wine was fabulous! Will definitely be back for this modern fine dining take on Latin fare!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    11/10 new favorite spot
  38. M

    Molly

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to come back! Service was excellent, drinks were perfection and very good food. The coliflor was OMG! Was too full for dessert. Prices are higher so I will save this place for drinks after work and special occasions.
  39. L

    Lisa

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. I had only had their hot chocolate and churros previously due to the pandemic, so was quite pleased with how good their food is.
  40. TC

    TomC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for comfort food! Highlights were the Butternut Squash with Wild Mushroom Risotto and the Lamb shank was very tender (fall off the bone deliciousness)!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amerikas using the Order Online button. Amerikas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 613-4254.

Amerikas is rated 4.7 stars by 615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Amerikas

734 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301-1407

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak Park

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Oak Park Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Armando Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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