Cantina Laredo - Chicago
Neat spotAuthentic Mexican but upscale and a unique twist on the usual fare. Tacos, enchiladas, tortas but quite cool, trendy and great flavor.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceTook the family to Cantina Laredo in Chicago for a Mothers Day Lunch. I was expecting the same menu as dinner but it was a scaled down version. Everyone in our group (including 1 vegetarian) found a tasty entree. The tableside guacamole was excellent as was the chips and salsa.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food, Great Service,Amazing Food, Great Service, Gorgeous Venue, def coming back real soon!!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyWould recommend this place in a heartbeat. Seriously don't have one bad thing to say. Ambiance is wonderful, food was delicious, and was NOT expensive at all!! My fiancé was stunned when he saw the bill. We are a couple that has regular Saturday night date nights, and this was very reasonable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCantina Laredo for Friday night dinWe had a great time. Loved the ambiance. Food was delicious.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Great addition to the neighborhood...Homemade guacamole is outstanding!
I definitely plan to return!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good time!As usual Cantina Laredo didn't disappoint. The food was delicious & fresh, that is my favorite thing the food quality is always fresh and delicious! Our server was awesome, she did an excellent job!! Thanks again!! :-)5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodI had the best shrimp enchiladas I have ever had. The service was great and the food and drinks were fantastic.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMModern Mexican BrunchI dined at Cantina Loredo with a group of girls recently for brunch. We were in town from St. Louis and wanted to find a place within walking distance of our hotel (the Marriott Magnificent Mile). We were pleasantly surprised with our experience. The atmosphere is very modern compared to many Mexican restaurants, and the food was very fresh and tasted great. Though it's a little pricey, the table side guacamole was delicious. The brunch menu is reasonably priced. You can get an entree and a drink (mimosa or bloody maria) for around $15.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!This was our second time and it was as good as the first. Great food, great service. Love the guac made fresh at our table.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTraditional Mexican With A Flair!!Beautiful space. Open and modern. Energetic crowd for a Wednesday night around 7:00 p.m. Chips and warm salsa are very good!! Must have guacamole made at your table (watch out for the jalapenos)!! Ceviche very good. House margarita is pre-made daily, but is still very good!! Try one of the specialty margaritas they are excellent (I had several). I had the carnitas dinner... it was very good except needed much more sauce to put in a tortilla. All in all... a very good experience and will be going back for!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCantina Laredo is a good restaurantCantina Laredo is a good restaurant. We had the Quesadillas for a starter, and they were well prepared. I had the Asada Y Enchillada for my entree, and my steak was cooked just the way I like it. Our drinks were very good, as well. The only problem that I have with this restaurant is that they do not have valet parking, which is not good if you want to enjoy a Friday or Saturday night dinner there. Other than that, this is a good restaurant to try.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, as always. We dineGreat, as always. We dine here quite frequently because we enjoy the food and it is in our neighborhood. Consistency is key here. We haven't had a bad experience yet. We will be back again soon...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good, serviceFood was very good, service was great, we just felt a little rushed. It was a Saturday night, so I'm sure they were trying to get people in and out. I guess we could have determined the pace by waiting to order, but I seriously didn't think the food would arrive 10 minutes after placing our order. I do have to compliment the restaurant with good organization and structure, to turn around a table that quickly. I would certainly go back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe wanted a booth, and itWe wanted a booth, and it was accommodated for us. Food and drinks were awesome.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the weekdayReally enjoyed the weekday Happy Hour. Our server Hayley was excellent. Food was tasty and love, love, love their salsas.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery awesome restaurant. TheyVery awesome restaurant. They make guacamole to you specifications at your table. Food is absolutely amazing and the speciality drinks were very good.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe venue is large - but yet,The venue is large - but yet, the table placements were perfect that next tables' conversations were not overheard. Brightly colored wood decor was uplifting! :)4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here for a date onI came here for a date on a suggestion from multiple co-workers, and I owe them big time because we had such a great dining experience!
Their mixed drinks are refreshing and fun. Great twists on Mexican classics like margaritas, mojitos, sangria, etc. You MUST start with the fresh guacamole. We got tacos and fajitas. The seasonings were fabulous and the sauce on the tacos was AWESOME! Very filling, good portion sizes.
And not to mention we had a great server. Very attentive, friendly, and always making sure our table had enough chips and salsa (the salsa was AMAZING). Definitely coming back with friends! Huge restaurant, good for any occasion.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove that place. Food andLove that place. Food and service is always outstanding.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Mexican restaurant withFun Mexican restaurant with a contemporary feel. Great Mojitos. The food was very good. Second floor is a bar area with tapas. I recommend this restaurant.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGuacamole is phenomenal, fajitasGuacamole is phenomenal, fajitas are great, and tacos are delicious as well. The drink menu also offers a great amount of options.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very good meal andWe had a very good meal and outstanding service from Luis and the crew here. We were entertaining clients from the Rockford area and they loved it also! We will definitely be recommending Cantina Laredo to friends and family alike.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on a Thursday got seatedWent on a Thursday got seated right away, food and service were outstanding, I would go back.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought two work colleaguesI brought two work colleagues (in town from Iowa) here and we had a great meal. Our server was very friendly and efficient. We had the guacomole prepared medium spicy - it was delicious. We gave the guacomole "chef" license to make it the way he thinks tastes best and he enthusiastically produced a delicious bowl for us! Among the three of us we had the carnitas tacos, enchiladas mole, and enchiladas verdes. All were pronounced excellent by their respective diners! For dessert, we shared the Mexican apple pie which is served on a piping hot iron skillet with a delicious brandy butter sauce, accompanied with a cinnamon ice cream that has a very strong cinnamon flavor -- which complemented the pie perfectly. The restaurant is lovely as well.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were short on time, andWe were short on time, and the service team delivered an outstanding meal in short order. From the margaritas to the guacamole to cheese enchiladas, the food would outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an early (6pm) FridayHad an early (6pm) Friday night dinner with wife and 2 kids (10&3). Great food options, tremendous service, stuff margaritas and they will make guacamole dip directly at your table just how you would like it!! Going back in 3 months with a group of ten adults and eager to see how the evening turns! If u r in the mood for Mexican ( a little pricey) give this a shot...4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambiance and food.They make guacamole table side to your specifications that is a must have! The selection of tacos, enchiladas and specialties are a mouth watering delight. We were not disappointed! The kids menu has a few
Mexican entreés to introduce your little one to the cuisine, but the rest of the kids menu is the usual (chicken fingers, corn dog???, fries, etc).
Very open dining room with a tolerable noise level, and overall nice ambiance.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOOD, VERY GOOD SERVICEThis is a great restaurant! very impressed with presentation of food. The food is to die for and you can't leave without the apple pie for dessert. will definitely eat here again when visiting Chicago.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous guacamole preparedFabulous guacamole prepared right at your table With your choice of ingredients. Tacos are spectacular. Service was terrific. We will definitely come back here.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to get back!Great atmosphere, food is fresh, not complicated, guacamole made fresh at table side! Chips are fresh, thin, salsas are good too! In the warm weather the windows move and the whole second floor becomes open air dining! Bar staff is friendly and helpful we went for drinks one night, they kept the great chips and two types of salsa coming! Highly recommend the Blood orange sangria!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a must stop for drinks,This is a must stop for drinks, appetizers or dinner. You can go wrong! Always energetic, great food and awesome margaritas!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome food. great service.awesome food. great service. moderately priced GOOD drinks!! I will definately be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu selection is alwaysThe menu selection is always interesting and delicious.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM