Wholly Frijoles is a family owned restaurant by the Villegas Family. Chef J. Carmen Villegas and his wife first opened their doors in September 11, ... More
Wholly Frijoles Mexican Grill
Wholly Frijoles is a family owned restaurant by the Villegas Family. Chef J. Carmen Villegas and his wife first opened their doors in September 11, 2000 with a desire to offer food made with traditional Mexican ingredients, but with a gourmet twist. Chef Villegas has 17 years of experience with Lettuce Entertain U where he began his career at the Pump Room in downtown Chicago. He later helped open and manage several Lettuce Entertain U restaurants including Jim McMahon's, Maggiano's, and Papagus.
I have been to this restaurant probably a hundred times and I have never had a bad or inconsistent meal. I know what to expect every-time I go. Never go without a reservation or without an idea of how long the wait is going to be. If you don't like to wait, get over it because the food it well worth it along with the price. The presentation is beautiful and the salad is fabulous! It is always clean and my servers are always polite and friendly. I think if your an arrogant yuppie who can stand to wait you won't like it. Cheers!
We were going to go to a popular restaurant in Chicgo South side, but opted to go here instead. Fellow workers and Boss went with and we all had a great time and enjoyed the food (cuisine). It restaurant has expanded and it was much easier to get it, since the no reservation policy is strictly adhered too. Parking was ample, the service good and we all left satisfied with our selection.
Wholly Frijoles serves great Mexican food unlike anything else in the area. You get great food for a great price. It is BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite Mexican beer or a bottle of wine. Walk-in wait is usually over an hour, but you can call ahead and get on the waiting list.