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Amerikas, Oak Park, IL

Amerikas

4.7
4.7
597 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

11:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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 - 8:15 PM
    Half-price Margaritas on Tuesday's!

Popular dishes

What 597 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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    Best Food

  • Near West

    Best Service

  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Near West

    Healthy

  • Near West

    Great for Lunch

  • Near West

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Near West

    Romantic

  • Near West

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  1. KG

    KimG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  2. JO

    JillO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  3. G

    Goodeater2

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

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

    BillB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  5. N

    Nonickname

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. ML

    MarcyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent food - wonderful flavor combinations and fresh ingredients. Great cocktails - friendly staff. 10/10
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and attentive service.
  18. 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!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    11/10 new favorite spot
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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)!
  23. GE

    GoodEats

    Chicago

    273 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    273 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the new pork chop on the menu! Such a terrific restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been to. The food and service were AMAZING. Can’t wait to go back again!
  25. SL

    SheilaL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food!!
  26. W

    Wyoomal

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, Would have ordered more, but became too full on hummus, another yummy app, and a delicious steak that we all shared. Looking forward to returning.
  27. NV

    NVP1

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Menu is limited but the server is superb! He is extremely accomplished and accommodating. At times when we dine, especially when I dine, I go for well mannered servers and he is exemplary. He also manages the cashier and takes orders and serves, I mean how excellent is this. To me, I would definitely go back just to have that wonderful experience with his kindness again.
  28. GL

    GraceL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    So I want to say I love this place but I can't. The food is very good but the last 2 times I've been there they struggle with getting orders correct. Once I got a super rare steak when I wanted it medium..so I had to sit there while my sister finished her meal waiting on a new one.The next time I ordered the omlette and told the waitress are there lots of onions inside of it because I don't like them. She said no..then I received an omlette FULL of onions...again had to wait for it to be redone. I really hope they fix these issues.
  29. AB

    AudraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Food service ambiance, ask of it. I went with 3 relatives and we each shared all of the plates. I would order any of them again!
  30. M

    Mary

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious fine Latin American food served as small plates in a casual space. Sampled 6 between three of us and it was plenty. Stuffed pepper, braised lamb, rice stuffed squash, octopus and veggie medley were all flavorful and unique. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Somewhat expensive but it’s worth it!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner at Amerika’s. The food was delicious. There were 10 of us so we ordered 12 entrees and shared with each other. It was really Fun to do. The drinks were great and so was the service. We will definitely be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful. We were there for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful time!
  33. PH

    PeterH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simple menu, but excellently prepared and very tasty and authentic.
  34. E

    Eddebabba

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great cocktails and delicious food.
  35. AM

    AlexM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food !!! Great service !!!! Great chef !!!!!
  36. RR

    ReyRey

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Close your eyes and just point at the menu because you can't go wrong with any choice at Amerikas. Our go-to starter is the Coliflor, but that Chile Relleno is outstanding too. If surf and turf is your jam, I recommend ordering the Carne Asada and the Pulpo. And while you're waiting, try the Surf and Turf taco, which is a combo of shrimp, chorizo, and potatoes.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was okay, our server was great and the place wasn’t too crowded. Even though they have high chairs the dinner menu wasn’t kid friendly.
  38. MP

    MarkP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great spot, fun place to share entrees and apps alike.
  39. G

    Gabriela

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for a graduation celebration! Thank you for accommodating our large group and for providing a memorable experience. Food and drinks were fantastic!
  40. JJ

    JenJen

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Great spot for date night, girls night out, family, whatever.

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 597 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 24 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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