Best spot in Pilsen
Amazing cuisine and a great atmosphere. I like that it is smaller and more laid back, gives it a great personality. The owner is an extremely nice guy and bought my wife and I a shot and had the chef make us a lava cake for our anniversary. Really made the evening for us.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
May St Cafe looks terrible
May St Cafe looks terrible from the outside and we considered not even going in. once we got in, wewere plleasantly surprised! It looks great on the inside, but I imagine loses alot of business due to the outside. The food was tasty...a bit pricey especially for the outside view, but overall it is a good restaurant.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I absolutely was surprised
I absolutely was surprised when I steeped into this place, not what I pictured. The ambience was so nice, it's a romantic place. The service was great and the food, the food was GREAT. I loved it, and will definitely be coming back again.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent pork dishes! Great
Excellent pork dishes! Great guacamole. Good margaritas. The place is postage-stamp size so prepare to be close. I don't recommend taking a group of more than 4, and make reservations!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pearl in an oyster shell
When my wife's boss reported that May Street was good, that opinion put it on our radar. Investigating further we discovered the "Check Please" review. When some of the bad reviews started popping up online, rather than abandon the idea we proceeded with caution and are glad we did. The food was delicious, the service attentive and the ambiance appealing. We will be back and bring friends.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for a Romantic date night out with my wife on a Wednesday we were there from 6 to 7:15 and it was a quieter night - only half full. probably a slow staff night but it was nice to be left alone. I can only imagine they have more people during the weekends. my jalepeno / cilantro margarita was an outstanding recommendation! the Empanadas which are baked take time but were delish and so was the Salmon entrée I had that was cooked on a plank. overall my wife was pleased with the selection and I had been meaning to come here for years. next time I would come back on a Friday or Saturday night with friends when it would be more lively :)
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went as a result of seeing
We went as a result of seeing them on the Chicago's Best's show and it looked interesting. The pork dish that was shown on the show was one of the things we got. It was amazing. We also got the lamb chops with penne pesto pasta. Everything was wonderful. We will be going back and taking new people with us. Unique Latin gem. Very good margaritas.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites!
I love this place! The food is always phenomenal, the service is wonderful and did I mention the food is phenomenal?
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
WOW!!The food,drinks,and service
WOW!!The food,drinks,and service is GREAT.you can taste the Love.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Ceviche! All the food
Great Ceviche! All the food was great. My only complaint is because of the small size of the restaurant the tables are way to close together. Service was impeccable.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Plate cleaning food.
Food was excellent. One of my guests, who seldom cleans her plate, ate it all. White flan was outstanding. Chef Mario always comes out to greet the guests, a definite plus.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
May St. Cafe - worth the trip
This restaurant is in an odd location, but definitely worth the trip. They have wonderful, interesting, cocktails and delicious food that feels home cooked. It is a unique Latin menu and everyone is very friendly. Certainly not a spot for a quiet, romantic, conversation, but very fun and wonderful food.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine and Fun!
Went for dinner with our tween kids. We had fun, sat out on patio. The beef was delicious,we had steaks, fajitas, and sea food paella.
Relaxing and not rushed. Don't go here if you're in a hurry. The food is cooked to order and you're expected to relax and enjoy. The margaritas were good. This was our second trip, food consistently good, I 'd go again.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a funky context
Excellent food. If only Puerto Rico served Puerto Rican food that was this good. Service was spotty but always warm and friendly. Outdoor dining area is awesome and nice even on cool evenings.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Balmy summer evening on the porch
The ambiance could not have been better--the food was pretty good, too.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great flavors. nice size portions.
great flavors. nice size portions. sat outside and it was wonderful. friendly wait staff and chef spent time with us. out of the way location yet easy to get to.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around success
It would be difficult to match May Street for a relaxing, mid-week meal on a summer evening. The open-air portion of the restaurant is wonderfully comfortable, the service is outstanding, and the food quality is excellent.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
surprising gem in an offbeat neighborhood. worthwhile going out of your way for
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful "find"
This little place is off-the-beaten-track, and that adds to its charm. The neighborhood is not picturesque, but the May Street Café has created a lovely island of atmosphere (we ate outside, on the covered patio), warm, welcoming staff, and authentic, interesting, delicious dishes. The flavors and preparations comfortably span Mexican and Cuban influences, with rich flavors and balanced spiciness, but without the gratuitous "hot and spicy" that Americanized "Mexican" food sometimes uses to make up for true complexity of flavor. We will return again, and will bring friends, and will help "spread the word" about this great spot!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
seafood lovers take note
The seafood selections were particularly impressive and inventive.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
May St. Cafe Keeps Getting Better
May St. Cafe keeps getting better and better - the food, the service, the ambience. They have enclosed their outdoor area and it is indeed very pleasant and enjoyable.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty and Imaginative
I've been wanting to get to May Street Cafe since it was on "Check Please". The guacamole was so tasy and smooth we wanted to lick the bowl and spoon. Both our entrees were tasty. The shrimp and scallops and rice inside a scooped out pineapple was something different and delicious and enough food there to take home for another meal. The chocolate cake with chiles special for desert hit the spot in the mouth and in the tummy. The service was friendly, attentive and just right.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is at least our 3rd time at May Street Cafe for a special occasion celebration. The food, the service, the ambience are all top-notch. It's like dining at a friend's house, if that friend was a gourmet chef. We love it and will be back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined on a Sunday @ 7. Food
Dined on a Sunday @ 7. Food was delicious. Hands down the best mole I have ever had. The guacamole was fantastic, as were the empanadas (thought the crust was better than the filling). Only disappointment was they were out of 2 out of the 4 desserts we tried to order, as well as the tequilla we ordered. Also, they close the kitchen at 8 on Sunday, so don't show up too late!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great sophisticated menu, but it's there unique take in mac and cheese that has me craving them! Truffle and chorizo is my favorite this far.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The patio is fantastic and
The patio is fantastic and the food was delicious. Always a great meal!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful As Always!!!
What can I say? I ALWAYS have A great time at the May St Cafe the food is great and the white chocolate flan is world class !
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is completely off the crowded hipster areas, but that makes it even more charming. Over the years, simple additions to their outdoor seating has made this a wonderful dining experience. It is easy to spend several hours here, just enjoying drinks and good conversation. The food is impeccable, as is the service. I highly recommend this place!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent experience overall!
My friends and I came in on Marathon weekend and had a late 9:30 reservation. We sat in the outdoor covered patio, which was a perfect temp on an October evening. Service was outstanding and wonderfully polite. The guac was excellent, and the chicken mole was phenomenal. My friends raved about the chicken fajitas that were flavored with a touch of cinnamon and crisp, not soggy vegetables. We topped it off with the chocolate flan, split between the three of us. The lovely owners sent a complementary round of the smoothest tequila I've ever had over to our table, as they were sharing some down time with their friends at the table next to us. We felt very welcomed in their restaurant at the end of the evening and had a lovely evening overall.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better and better
Imaginative and fresh approach to Latin/American cuisine. Top notch ingredients and thoughtful preparation. Don't be in a rush, but the enclosed patio is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the appetizers and really good drinks. Honest portions means you may want to skip desert. That would be a mistake! Have some of your dinner packed to go so you have room for at least sharing the flan or cake. Enjoy!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best High End Food in the Area
Always a great experience, Chef Mario goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. May Street offers a unique variety of
culinary delights that are never run of the mill. Great Steaks, perfectly cooked from Allen Bros. and the best Puerto Rican Paella
you will find anywhere. Try the berry margarita.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Town
May St. Cafe never disappoints. The food is always outstanding. The service is impeccable and the owner Mario couldn't be more welcoming and friendly to the guests. Wish we could eat there every night.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a little
This restaurant is a little off the beaten path but well worth it! We found the margaritas to be wonderful (try the jalapeno/cilantro marg) and the food was fantastic. Definitely try the guacamole!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my Favorites
Food delicious, great presentation. Staff - always on point, makes you feel like you have come home for dinner.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM