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Melao Latin Cuisine
Melao Latin Cuisine

Melao Latin Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (773) 868-4501
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Colombian, Latin American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Irving Park Rd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Melao Latin Cuisine
Authentic Columbian cuisine. Choose from a wide variety of regional small plates, great to share with friends! The house special is Parrillada, grilled striploin and chicken breast with yucca and sweet plantain.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food served fresh and hot - one of our party had a shrimp dish with a very ample serving of medium sized shrimp. Arroz con pollo had huge chunks of chicken. Only complaint - not enough plantains on the side! Next time will order an extra side."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Colombian cuisine: unique, tasty, plentiful. The atmosphere is more like a diner than a restaurant; tables, settings and presentations are very functional. It's also BYOB. But the food itself is a delight, very unusual (I would guess, for someone who's not been to Colombia). All-in-all, an experience worth repeating."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Melao is the best. I cannot believe the restaurant is empty, the food is fantastic. The flavors are wonderful and it is a nice place to catch up with friends. I recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonably priced dining experience wanting to WOW your taste buds"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Loved Melao. Started with plantain balls, chorizo, fried plantain and an empanada. Got the pork plate, steak and chicken and the flank steak. Fantastic flavors and be sure not to miss out on the onion and tomato house sauce!! I could not believe there were not more diners in there Saturday night. This place is a hidden gem. I cannot wait to go back! Service was excellent. I really enjoy Latin food. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had a delicious and very filling meal at Melao Latin. Servers were very attentive and service was quick. Loved that they played Spanish music! Place is small, so get in there quick. It's also BYOB!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Came here for an early NYE dinner (they were closing at 8pm). Brought our own champagne as it's BYOB and enjoyed a delicious meal. The picture window allowed for a nice view of the snow falling outside on Lincoln Ave."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very nice little restaurant. Not fancy, but interesting and good food at an extremely reasonable price. The empanada appetizers were particularly nice. Three of us ate there the other night; two of us split a dish with plenty of food and out the door for $30!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Excellent Latin cuisine...BYOB a plus - excellent prices!"
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "Really delicious food - churrasco, arepas, empanadas. And all at great prices! Perfect for lunch or just easy dinner night. Unfortunately we were the only ones dining, so ambiance was quiet. But it's still a beautiful and warm restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/19/2013
  • "Great friendly Colombian neighborhood BYOB. Grear for groups (we had 8). Will be back."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "This was my second visit to the restaurant and I loved it. The food is outstanding - I had the big steak and it was delish! The staff is super friendly and the ambience was fun."
    Dined on 12/8/2012