Mambo Grill

Best Mojito

G. McMorris (Albuquerque, NM)

"Authentic Latin cuisine, top of the line drinks, cool, comfortable atmosphere, great music and service. A must, every time I’m in Chicago."

The Largest Rum & Tequila Selection in the Country

Dear Loyal Customers, Friends and Family of Mambo Grill,

It is with much regret and sadness that I have to close the doors at 412 North Clark Street. However, have no fear!  It’s just a temporary close until the new location at 410 North Wells Street opens its doors sometime in 2010.

Here’s the story behind it:

Mambo Grill has been around for fourteen years and I have owned it for over ten. I’ve had plans in the works to move it to a bigger space just two blocks west of the current location, and two doors down from Kinzie Chophouse (my other restaurant).  We simply outgrew the existing space. Originally, with a planned opening date in 2009, the current landlord granted me a lease extension. Due to some construction delays, the estimated date for the reopen moved to 2010. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, my landlord has refused to grant additional time, even with no future plans for the space. Therefore, I must temporarily close.

Don’t worry though, the new location will be a breath of fresh air! The menu will remain the same with a few new exciting additions, and the restaurant itself will be 50% larger! I’ve designed the digs myself and I can’t wait to share it with each and every one of you. I will be posting updates and changes here on the website as well as a timeline for the grand opening.  I look forward to reuniting with each and every one of you sometime in the very near future, and toasting to the new Mambo!

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Warmest Regards,
Susan Frasca


Walk through the doors of the charming Mambo Grill and experience a celebration of color, atmosphere and mouth watering pan-Latin cuisine. It is the spot where Latin America meets Chicago neighborhood, with authentic Latin flavors and the largest rum and tequila selection in the country. Like a work of art, the charming and cozy interior blends with dynamic flavor fusions for an unforgettable dining experience. Live life to the fullest and indulge yourself in this remarkable and unique Chicago culinary treasure.


  • Zagat Excellence Award: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Best Mojito Spot:
  • "A sensational dance of flavors with Latin flair": CBS Channel 2 Chicago


Monday – Thursdays: 11:00am-10:00pm
Fridays: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturdays: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sundays: Closed


412 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610 between Hubbard and Kinzie
tel: (312) 467-9797
fax: (312) 467-0634

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