A Toda Madre
A Toda Madre
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A Toda Madre

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.atmrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6308453015
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

    Reservations are encouraged but we always save room for walk-ins! Feel free to call ahead for availability!
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between S 4th and S 5th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from A Toda Madre
From the team that created Bien Trucha. “a toda madre” (ATM) introduces a totally new creative & modern take on Mexican cuisine with creations inspired by its’ chefs roots in regions across Mexico. Each dish centers around proteins, fresh veggies, herbs & spices from local farms, so menus will change seasonally to capture flavors at their peak.


“ATM” also features a full bar that includes a selection of tequila & mezcal, seasonal midwest craft & mexican beers, wines and signature house cocktails.


Literally our name translates to “all about mom”, but in Mexico it is also a slang for “totally awesome”. That’s just what we are going for here -- an eating experience that is “ !a toda madre!”
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A Toda Madre reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Takes reservations
    heandme
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The advantage A Toda Madre has over its sister restaurant, Bien Trucha, is the fact it takes reservations. The dishes are fresh, sharable, and beautifully crafted, as well as tasty. Service is brisk, especially if you're an early diner. Lingering over your meal is not encouraged, so if you're looking for leisurely dining make a late reservation or try another spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasions
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Food was good, but did not live up to the hype. Would order the grilled fish again. Next time will just stick with their little sister restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but tight
    EPRB
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The drinks and food were delicious. Unique flavors. Nice service. But it's tiny. If you don't like crowded places either go at an off time or choose a different spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    DateNight4Us
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Food and drinks were again amazing from this wonderful Geneva gem. During this visit we talked about having our rehearsal dinner in this location in December. We are certain our guests will enjoy the inventive menu items and experience. Our meal was amazing, as per the norm at A Toda Madre!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food aloof service
    PhryneVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    We go there because we remember the food and forget how disdainful and aloof the service tends to be. We wanted a tequila on the rocks with muddle limes and a splash of club soda and they refused to accommodate this simple request. It seems unreasonable. Snooty bar tenders and aloof servers.They cash in the trendiness they try to project. Who needs an attitude? Same applies for their other restaurant..."Bien Trucha", You have to put up with the attitude and if you choose, stay in a line that in spring/summer goes aorund a half a block b/c they don't take reservations, so the bar, once you get in, can really make a bushel on cocktails while you wait. Again, ludicrous, but as long as people support it...shame because we like their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, great service,
    Ramone
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Excellent food, great service, tasty drinks, very small and veerryy loud! Make reservations or expect to wait a long time, but the wait and noise are worth it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but in a cramped room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    After being written up in Chicago Magazine as one of the best new restaurants in Chicago, we wanted to give this place a try. Maybe because our dinner reservations were somewhat early (6:30pm on a Saturday night), but we were seated between two families with young children- not the ideal dining experience. The tables are small and since the menu is designed for small plates to be shared, we were constantly rearranging the table to fit the different dishes that were coming out. The chairs are also wider than the table is so you stick out into the isle and are very close to your neighbors. The room is extremely small, but the food is good. I just wasn't comfortable during the dinner so I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful upscale mexican
    chwylwy
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Wonderful upscale mexican cuisine in a very intimate setting (read: small). No more than 24 tables in the whole joint. But you won't notice once you start eating...and you won't want to stop eating. Drinks are pricey. Ordered Las Hadas...very sugary. Too much so for my taste--only had one. The guacamole is very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very special experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    A very special experience. Great food, great service in a quirky little space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is small and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    The restaurant is small and hurried but the food is fantastic and creatively prepared. The waiter at our table was so unbelievably rude; we were shocked. He was condesending and impatient. The food is small plates and each order is brought to your table one at a time. There is an urgency to make sure you get out quickly. The food is outstanding but don't come here for a relaxed dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic!
    Nana
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Very good food...too crowded for me. Pork belly tacos were fantastic and I would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went the Fri after A Toda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Went the Fri after A Toda Madre was featured in the Trib on Thurs. Started with margs which were made with fresh lime juice, great. Had baked oysters, no kidding - I think they were best oysters I've ever had, must have been the sauce on them, a don't miss item. Then had raw oysters - great. Next, duck tacos - great, then chili rellenos - a very comforting dish that I would highly recommend. Finished with key lime ice cream, very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fabulous--a different
    Carol
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food was fabulous--a different "take" on Mexican cuisine. My husband is rather particular about food and he loved everything we had: quacamole, roasted beet appetizers, Ahi tuna tacos, chili relleno, key lime ice cream desert. While not an extensive wine list, our choices were very good and reasonably priced. The restaurant is very small but we sat at bar tables and found it very comfortable. Seating along the walls was a little too close for us. Service was great, if a little too attentive in terms of removing dishes from the table. All-in-all, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Excellent food, Service Excellent! Chicago Magazine Great Find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very rushed,overwhelmed by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Very rushed,overwhelmed by wait staff,food very good. Reservation a must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A unique and excellent eating
    JES3
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    A unique and excellent eating experience. This was our second visit and our group was not disappointed. Unlike their sister, Bien Trucha, they take resevations - a big plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative but missing execution ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    While I appreciate the creativity, the food that came to our table was "trying too hard." The guacamole and chips - just average. Smoked Trout - too much trout and topping making it a difficult and unbalanced (flavor) to eat. Tuna tacos - very good! Chilequiles - not enough egg and way too much tortilla - again, unbalanced. The service was wonderful - very interactive and very timely ... the busboy at the table a bit too much ... but very polite! The tunes were cranked for an early Thursday night - would expect that later in the evening or weekend. All in all, I appreciate the effort but the food (which is my focus) was just OK and the atmosphere was a bit off for me.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Love the Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    Crowded, inflexible service, and a bit rushed (just like their other restaurant), but great food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best places we've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    One of the best places we've eaten in our area. Everything was exceptional from the oysters to the ceviche, pork burrito & desserts. Think I could eat there every week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After spending many dinners
    BobBVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    After spending many dinners next door at Bien Trucha, I was expecting to be blown away by A Toda Madre. While some things were pretty good, overall I was left a litte bit flat. On the night we went, it was extremely (and surprisingly) slow. So service was very attentive -- on the brink of almost too much. The recommendations for food were taken and 75% were pretty good....with one or two not quite hitting the mark. The drinks were outstanding and interesting. I will plan on trying again in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet