Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant
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Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://momsoldreciperestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7734671009
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Friday:11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant
We serve the most succulent, delicious and fresh Mexican food in the Chicago area! Featuring recipes from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant boasts a large menu of traditional Mexican dishes that will leave you wanting more. Whether you are planning an intimate date, a family outing or meeting with friends after work, our dishes will satisfy everyone and our relaxing atmosphere is simply perfect for any occasion. Stop in and have a look! We're certain you'll find something to make your taste buds ecstatic! Our dishes are also available for take-out and catering.
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Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Not a bad option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This was our first visit to Mom's. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately. The initial service was prompt and courteous. I believe I ordered the chipotle tilapia. I think it would have been good but I couldn't taste the fish because it was swimming in so much sauce. The sauce itself was hot but didn't have a lot of flavor. We waited quite a long time after our dinner but no one came with our bill. We finally had to track someone down so we could pay and leave. I might give it another try though because it did have a friendly staff and a unique, quirky ambiance.
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  • Best Mexican in the neighborhood
    Bcb1023
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Love this place. Cute decor, excellent menu options, reasonable prices, great food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    SOtto
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dinner was relaxed and delicious. We had reservations at 7:00pm on a Saturday and the restaurant was full. My husband had the Tequila Shrimp (special) and I had the Carne Asada. Flavorful dishes, steak was cooked perfectly. The salsa served before the meal has a great kick. Yummy Patron Margaritas! We ordered the Tres Leches dessert to go - it was moist and satisfied our sweet tooth with a good cup of coffee an hour after we returned home. We will be back!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint Neighborhood Gem
    Margolis
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I love this place. It's my go-to spot when entertaining friends and family. Guests are always impressed by the attentive and friendly service and the quality of the food. The salsa is unique and has a nice kick to it. Drinks are kept topped-off. The cuisine is elevated, not your standard stuff. Be adventurous and order something unusual. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a larger party that
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    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We were a larger party that went on a slow night. Made a reservation in advance. Arrived and table was not ready, restaurant did not seem prepared despite the reservation. Food was good, but somewhat pricy. Service was extremely slow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Fails To Impress
    Margolis
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Mom's Old Recipe is one of those places one passes by a million times without noticing, but once you enter, you're hooked. The food is fresh and tasty. The service is friendly and efficient. This restaurant really is a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    DaveL
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    This restaurant does not grab your attention from the outside. Its a common store front, but the inside is clean, comfortable and relaxed. Service was quite good and the food was very good. The lunch menu was reasonable in both price and portions of food. I will be visiting again to try out their dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    The food was out of this world- combination of flavors, fresh, gluten free, complex, and made us want more! The enchilada trio BF ordered was so delicious I pushed my entire order of fajitas to the side and we ate his meal. Reheated fajitas were better than I have had in some restaurants. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant
    LadyGVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Great Mexican food with excellent service. Most items are reasonable priced, some are expensive. Menu is on their website. Street parking only which has not been a problem the two times we have eaten there. Definitely the best Mexican restaurant we have found in that area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • upscale mexican
    dinnerpals
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Meat dishes very tender and tasty. Food presentation great and portions perfect. A special place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the better neighborhood
    Howardr48VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    One of the better neighborhood Mexican restaurants. My friend and I found the food to be fresh and tasty particularly the guacamole and the steak fajitas. The shrimp tacos were also a hit. For this type of restaurant the portions are not huge, but there is certainly enough food served and of a quality that would make me gladly forgo the quantity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Margolis
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    If they delivered, I would weigh 500 pounds. Good, high-end Mexican food. Great, friendly service. Nice, casual atmosphere. Sidewalk dining, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but No A/C:(
    RichMVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    I really like this place and enjoy the fresh Mexican food made here. My problem is with the Air conditioning. This is the second time I have been here and there was no A/C. It was unbearably hot and ruined our experience. I will be back in the winter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cosy Mexican Restaurant
    DangerossVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    My husband wanted to eat Mexican Food, so we found Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant on Open Table and decided to give it a try. It was a good choice. It's a neighborhood place and luckily there was lots of street parking. The hostess and our waitress were very pleasant and accommodating and the food was fresh and tasty. The margaritas were great, too. They were extremely generously sized. One was enough for each of us. I had the fish tacos and since I can't eat gluten, I asked them to grill the fish and they were very accommodating about that. My husband had the Mom's Chili Rellenos. He said they were delicious, but a bit rich and next time he would stick to the traditional cheese. All in all a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Mexican food with
    ygritte
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Authentic Mexican food with excellent and knowledgeable service. Small, intimate, friendly, and quiet. Chocoflan dessert was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent First-Time Experience
    Margolis
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    I've driven by this place a million times and always wondered about it. A friend and I decided to finally try it, and I'm glad we did. The staff is super warm and friendly. The food is delicious. The prices are reasonable. The decor and atmosphere is great. I am sure this was the first of many visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We had a group of eight for an early (5 pm) dinner on Mother's Day. The food was all very fresh and homemade-like and interesting. Everyone liked their food very much, and the service was very courteous and friendly and helpful. It did take quite a while - around 35 minutes - to get our food from the time we ordered. But that was not a problem for us. Great spot - we'll likely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • This was our first visit and
    WoodMan
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    This was our first visit and we will be back. This was some of the most fresh 'Home made' food we have at a neighborhood Mexican restaurant. They truly use Mom's recipies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WE waited a hour in a half
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    WE waited a hour in a half for our food and then only 2 of us had are food while the other 5 still had to wait. really 35.00 for a pitcher of sangria fill to the top with ice and the glasses fill to the top of ice. That is such a rip off. Then they off er to buy us a drink at the end of the evening all we wanted to was leave. We were celebrating three birthdays and they only brought out 2 deserts and they charge us for them. Would never go back.
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