La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse

4.5
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
This family owned contemporary yet casual restaurant and bar offers authentic Colombian cuisine featuring char-broiled steaks, grilled chicken, and seafood served with authentic sides such as rice, beans, plantains, yuca, and potatoes. Start with the family's specialty empanadas, which have been regarded as the "Best in Chicago" and move right into the "Bandeja Paisa" a huge plate heaping with grilled steak, rice, egg, beans, pork rinds, Colombian sausage, avocado, and arepa (white corn bread). Traditional Colombian desserts are offered and the restaurant also features a full bar with signature drinks including the Mojito La Parrilla, Amaretto Passion, and Pina Coladas. La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse also have "Jirafas de Cerveza" (beer tubes that are placed at your table in which you serve your own choice beer.) A high-tech flair has been added to the menus, which will have various QR codes that will link diners with smartphones to relevant content about Colombia.
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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience, good bang for your buck.. Lot of food. And $5 drinks on Thursdays! Can't beat that. I recommend the Colombian sausage and the steak.

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NS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought my girlfriend here for a birthday dinner and everything was delicious! Our waitress was friendly and attentive, the food was excellent, and everything was reasonably priced. Will definitely go back!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant had great food and service. We took my mom for her birthday dinner. Recommend the churasco steak!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food and service! I definitely will recommend this restaurant!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food. You can enjoy with friends

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a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place in the neighborhood
Steaks were great fish was awesome the decor is nice staff is super friendly and drinks are yummy great spot for a date or friends dinner

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed our steak dinner we will definitely come back.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was great. Small, yet cozy! Food was delicious!! Definitely returning again!!

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CS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent for people with food allergies.
Casual and cozy despite being on a busy street. Nice lunch special deals... Though I noticed most people ordered dinner portion! Everything was delicious .

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AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local restaurant with great service and great food. So happy that we finally tried it as it is so close to home. Wish parking was a little better, but that's not the end of the world.

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BH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service.. great food . Convenient location .

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to enjoy Columbian entrees but one thing they don't do reservations, when I arrived the lady behind the bar had no idea what I was talking about making a reservation.

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, friendly and attentive staff. We had a great time!

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AB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food- if you like steak, this COLOMBIAN steak restaurant is the place. Great value for your food too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went on a Tuesday so it was quiet, however, have been there on a weekend and quite a bit louder but a great place with good food and reasonably priced. Great drinks as well - very consistent.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The plate I ordered tasted super delicious. It was fully cooked, juicy, and perfect taste. I am 5 months pregnant and I was craving a good steak but none of the places I visited had such a perfect meat as this place. I will always come back just for their excellent steak !

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was peaceful, the jibarito was good but the other day is was perfect. Overall I loved the restaurant:)

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Most horrible experience I've had at a resturant.when we entered there was a family in front of us they got seated me and my husband stood for a good 10 mins no one acknowledged us sat us nothing. Worst experience!!!!!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit and the food was great. My husband and I shared the Picada La Parrilla. It is for 2 to share and it comes with beef, chicken, pork, and sausages. It was cooked perfectly and each of the different meats had a its own distinct great taste. I LOVED the Colombian Sausage and could not stop eating it. On top of that we could only finish about half the platter! The rest came home!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went there to celebrate Sweetest Day with my boyfriend and absolutely fell in love. Although the place is somewhat small I absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food ! Food was reasonably priced. We had the combination of chicken and steak. Not only was it superb but it was enough for both him & I (also comes with sides) but definitely varies according to how hungry or how much you like to eat. I highly recommend this place. You will not be sorry! 😋

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KC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Parilla was great! I loved the food. The empanadas were delicious. Alicia, our server was fantastic and she makes a delicious mojito. I will definitely be returning to La Parilla.

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B
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Wine list is pretty sparse and the mixed drinks are nothing to write home about. The meat dishes at this price point were good. The empanadas were a little disappointing.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife went out for a dinner date the food was excellent and the service was great and it wasn't as packed as me and my wife went out for a dinner date the food was excellent and the service was great.

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were good. Our server was nice and the food was good

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Z
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

had a great time there .. w my FRIEND.. it WAS QUIET. COZY AND THE PRICE WAS PERFECt
!THANK YOU

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RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the entree but the beef was cut too thin, 1/4"! Better to order the flank steak or skirt steak next time.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very laid back environment went out for date night and was very pleased when we arrived.

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place is small but very inviting. The service is excellent, quick and attentive with a pleasant attitude. The food was top notch.

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I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

La Parilla was a very cozy place with excellent authentic Columbian cuisine. It's not Morton's Steakhouse, but it doesn't pretend to be. If you only get one thing, try the empanadas! For desert try the hot chocolate, very good.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allí me tome uno de los mejores monjitas de Chicago . Es un lugar pequeño y acogedor. Muy buena atención. Fuimos varias amigas y la pasamos muy bien. La comida buen sabor y económica.

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Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We actually were to go to another popular Columbian restaurant and ended up at LaParrilla. The cocktails were great, the hostess was helpful because we weren't sure of what to order. The food was wonderful and you must get the Plantains , they were really delicious. This is a very relaxed place so don't come here and expect in and out quickly. They let you enjoy your dining and are a wave away to get there attention when needed.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been here a few times and I always leave happy.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times and it is always good. Brought two friends who just loved it. One is from the north shore and she said she can't wait to go back again even though it will be a long drive for her.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents are colombian and I have been looking for good colombian food in chicago. Absolutely delicious...everything was perfect. I recommend the bandeja paisa. The ladies are absolutely wonderful and pay outmost attention to detail. I wioo be coming back.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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AL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious, and the portions were very generous. I will return.

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LD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place and food was great. Clean fun place to visit with wonderful Colombian food.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great ambience with great food and great service. The staff was welcoming and friendly. It was a great overall experience and we can't wait to go back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Good service - not so good food

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

They really need to get rid of the server who served us. The entire experience was truly mind boggling. From not being refilled with water until I was done with my meal and my guest had to walk up to the bar to ask, to waiting 40 minutes for appetizers. When we did received our appetizers we had no setups or plates. We were told to wait by the server waving his hand in such a gesture. Meanwhile he served the table beside us their food and filled their waters. The server truly ruined the experience for us and I was hoping this last dinner with my parents before my mothers cancer surgery would be pleasant for her. Will never return.

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