Bien Me Sabe

4.8
181 Reviews
$30 and under
Venezuelan
We are a traditional Venezuelan cuisine restaurant located in Ravenswood.
We have interpreted the taste of Venezuelan homemade food, offering local dishes from our country and fused them with a modern touch for our customers.
Our “homemade” philosophy is to offer fresh food prepared with quality ingredients with the best combination of Caribbean flavors.

Experiences

  • Arepa Wednesday

    $7.99 per person

    Multiple dates available

    AREPA NIGHT BEEF | Shredded beef CHICKEN | Shredded chicken PORK | Roasted pork Pelúa | Shredded beef & Gouda cheese La Catira | Shredded chicken & Gouda cheese After Party | Roasted pork & Gouda cheese TROPICAL | Shredded chicken, sweet plantains & black beans DOS QUESOS | Caribbean & Gouda cheese TROPICAL VEGAN | Tofu, black beans & sweet plantains DOMINO | Black Beans & Caribbean Cheese

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 181 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.7
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very chill and sweet Mother’s Day dinner! Food and service were great.

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EmilieB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the ceviche - which is brimming with all kinds of seafood, a passion fruit batido, and, of course, the arepas. The atmosphere is easy and casual and the prices are reasonable. So it works as a weekday meal or a planned dinner/lunch meal out. We love it.

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MattS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. One of our favorite spots in the city.

TK
vipTanyaK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The beef in the stew was overcooked. The server wasn’t very attentive and the restaurant only had 2 other tables. We had to get up to ask for spoons, etc. BYOB was a plus.

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ChitownDiner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with helpful & attentive service, furthermore it is BYOB. Super value!

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vipYaVe
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessy was awesome! Will ask for her next time I come in.

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vipCarrieS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good, like always. Great food, great place, great people!!

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Mare
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great but it is pretty expensive! My check for two was almost $86 including tip.
This is not a place to go to if you want your delicious standard Venezuelan food on a BUDGET

That being said- the service was great, the food tasty, and it was well worth a date night experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing people and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch with my broyfriend and we had the best time. The batidos smoothies and the food is amazing, great service as well! Will come back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special on arepas every Wednesday

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vipIcedancer
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was awesome and helped us to navigate the menu. We enjoyed ourselves. Kid friendly as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All was delicious but very heavy. We enjoyed the empanaditas. Good bang for your buck food wise. Service was amazing. Tables are very closely seated together. More of a casual place. Would come back!

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kerrys
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant and go there more than once a month. I've taken numerous friends and family there. Their food is delicious and their servers are all top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cute space, a little noisy but vibrant. Welcomed promptly, our waitress checked in with us enough without overdoing it.

The food was great. Good price point and variety. And it is BYOB!

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AdrianaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. feels. It taste like homemade. Great service too.

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TRVentura
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some friends to experience Venezuelan food and they loved it!

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dcrowdy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good!!! Absolutely love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good! Very simple, but still very tasty. The server took a little time before greeting our table, but the place was so busy (and rightfully so) that everyone was running around trying to give service to all tables, so it didn’t bother me. The hostess was incredibly sweet, and seemed very attentive to the needs of the tables seated and the people who were waiting to be seated. Our reservation was for 6:45. We arrived a little less than 10mins early and were seated five mins early, which was great, and our server, (Richard or Ricardo, sorry I cant recall it exactly) was very prompt with getting our food rung in and out quickly. I’ll definitely be back again.

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lesnkoc
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Can't wait to go again to try a main dish item.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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SarBru
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food! Very crowded however, and service left a little to be desired. Was checked up on once despite ordering an appetizer, mains, and desserts. Perhaps it was just an off day, but I would have appreciated a water refill that didn't come just as we were finishing our meal.

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AdrianaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Good food. Good ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing like always 🥰
Can’t wait to go back for special on Wednesday’s

BD
vipBrittanyD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO delicious! We will absolutely be back, but with our friends and family!

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Huertola
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food. Looking forward to dining there again!

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JamesE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We have been to Bien twice and on both visits our experience and our food was outstanding. I notice some people not sharing food but this is a mistake as you'll want to have at least one bite of every fabulous dish on your table - come and plan to share and over eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food presented well. Lunch menu excellent value.

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MaxS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great to dine at. It can get busy at times, like Friday night, but as long as you make a reservation, there are no issues.

The appetizer is really good to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great but that's nothing new for my wife and I! We've been coming here for years and in fact 2 years ago we actually got engaged here! Great food, great staff, great service. 5 Stars all around the board

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vipPaulW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food and varied selections were great. The empenadas were especially delicious. Will return again soon.

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NeilS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding find. Delicious, creative food in a lovely spot. Service was right on. Would certainly go again. Just wished I lived in the neighborhood so I could drop by often.

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vipKatrinaA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was great! I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

LC
LaChama
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. The menu was slightly misleading and it was super expensive for an arepa that would probably be about one fourth of the price. It’s kinda crappy that they are taking advantage of people to have good food that isn’t expensive at all (as I’m Venezuelan and know how much an arepa cost to make).

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kasias
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food in a casual setting. Loved my dessert. I went for dinner but i would recommend it more for a lunch spot.

JF
JohnnyF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

DS
DianeS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time, try the arepas so good! The shrimp appetizer also delicious. I hope to rerun and explore more of the menu.

FAQs

Bien Me Sabe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Bien Me Sabe is rated 4.8 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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