Melao Latin Cuisine
Melao Latin Cuisine

Melao Latin Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 7738684501
  • 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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Melao Latin Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.2
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance2.8
    Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (2)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Wonderful find!
    ViolaladyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance2.7
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Melao Latin Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Always fantastic!
    laura
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    laura
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Colombian, Casually
    Becca
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    mwolff
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value
    Char47
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeeLiCious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Excellent Latin cuisine...BYOB a plus - excellent prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really delicious food - churrasco,
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great friendly Colombian neighborho
    HillymdVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Great friendly Colombian neighborhood BYOB. Grear for groups (we had 8). Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second visit to
    Tazeen
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate