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Yolo Mexican Eatery

5111 Brown St, Skokie, IL 60077-3631
+1 847-674-0987
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“mole” (11 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
5111 Brown St, Skokie, IL 60077-3631
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Terrific little family run Mexican restaurant off the beaten path in Skokie. Been coming here for years, and it is consistently excellent. Not your typical bean and rice place - interesting and varied menu. The mole is outstanding! It's BYOB and cash only so be...More

Thank Kip S
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Yolo Mexican Eatery is an intimate dinner restaurant located in downtown Skokie. It only seats about 30, so it might be worth your while to make reservations and not just show up for dinner. Before I say how good the food was, there are two...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Small restaurant with wonderful food and staff. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. There were 5 of us and everyone ordered different dishes. All were delicious. The fact that we could BYOB made it a very affordable restaurant....More

Thank terry_1chicago
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a lovely, intimate, family-run restaurant that we have visited several times. Not your standard taco/enchilada type menu; far more interesting and artful. We went last night for our anniversary, and feasted on the shrimp ceviche, grilled tajin filet (steak) that was done perfectly,...More

Thank Connie115-11
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Excellent gourmet Mexican food in the downtown area of Skokie that is BYOB. The decor is interesting, the staff very friendly and the food definitely delicious. Make sure to try something from each category on the menu, or have a starter if you are not...More

1  Thank Anna H
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Yolo is a tiny jewel on a Skokie sidestreet. Our group of six visited on a Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and had a table overlooking the sidewalk. Miguel made us feel right at home, answering our questions and offering helpful suggestions. The guacamole appetizer...More

1  Thank Cliff N
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Before seeing a play at the Skokie Theater, we ducked into a neat storefront restaurant called Yolo. Small, intimate place serving Mexican dishes WAY different than what you would expect. It's BYOB if you want an adult beverage, but I had cucumber/lime flavored water which...More

2  Thank Chuck E
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Yolo is a small (cash-only) restaurant. The restaurant wasn't fancy and a lady does the dishes by hand. But we were happy with our food. Service was a bit slower than we would have liked due to the restaurant having only two servers for everyone....More

Thank hungrytoo
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Spotted this little restaurant when visiting the yoga studio across the street. Read the menu in the window and was impressed by the sophistication of the offerings. It didn't take long to persuade my husband to stop in for a meal on a Saturday night....More

Thank arriveanddepart
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We hadn't been to downtown Skokie on a weekend night for awhile and were pleasantly surprised. A free concert, people strolling with ice cream cones, traffic jams. Yolo is in the same building with a popular pizza joint; we thought the throngs of people siting...More

2  Thank cdub333
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5111 Brown St, Skokie, IL 60077-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-674-0987
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