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Zentli, Evanston, IL

Zentli

4.8
4.8
34 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Hear the joyful music of Mexico with a mix of Latin American and world rhythms, enjoy the colorful art, and taste delicious tacos in a warm community space.

Zentli (indigenous Nahuatl Language for "corn" or "maize"), is a casual restaurant that serves the best locally sourced Mexican street food in Evanston, Illinois. With fresh, natural ingredients and vegan & vegetarian options in eclectic, artistic digs, we’re your new local favorite.

We built Zentli to honor the ingenuity and hard work of Mexican people by bringing you the genuine flavors of street vendors through tasty food and mouth-watering drinks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (224) 999-7486
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Neighborhood
    Evanston
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mexican

  • North Suburbs

    Best Value

  • North Suburbs

    Healthy

34 Reviews
  1. SimonaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Mexican food and margaritas of my life! Everything super fresh

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  2. stevem

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stag was friendly and made good recommendations. The shrimp ceviche was delicious and there were very good veggie and vegan options.

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  3. karenf

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovey wait staff and the food is great. Especially love the Mexican street corn (ezquites) and the mushroom tacos (zetas).

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible & all of the servers were so friendly! We are definitely coming back to try the rest of the menu!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. The owner did all the artwork and everywhere you look is a masterpiece! Service was good could have been a little better but could have been an off night though. We all have them!

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  6. Pili

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! I brought friends and they love it, we are all definitely coming back!!!

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  7. SteveF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A terrific brunch. Great food, great value and service.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. RachelW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Make a reservation! Drinks are amazing, love the mezcal options. The decor is really great and atmosphere is fun , but loud. Not a “quiet night out” place, but great for fun with friends. Food is outstanding. Everything is fresh and homemade. Tortillas are amazing. This time we got the specials which were mole enchiladas (they know how to do a solid mole) and fish tacos. Both excellent.

    2 people found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is amazing. Decor is cool and trippy. I would turn up the lights a bit. Otherwise, highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Kriss

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice experience! Food was very good and great service.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zentli using the Order Online button. Zentli also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 999-7486.

Zentli is rated 4.8 stars by 34 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zentli

1813 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Evanston
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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