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About La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse

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.

6427 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60634
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American, Steakhouse, South American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 12am (Midnight)
Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 777-7720

Public Transit:
We are close to the corner of Narragansett and Irving Park Road which makes it easily accessible by bus.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.1

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3.8

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4.5

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (67)
Fit for Foodies (34)
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Kid-friendly (25)
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Romantic (15)
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Hot Spot (11)
Great for Brunch (7)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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! 😋

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 21, 2017

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 15, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2016

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)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2016

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

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Great food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2016

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2016

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Good service - not so good food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2015

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2015

The food was very flavorful and well as the drinks. The service was very attentive. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant. A great neighborhood find in an area that's not know for it's food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2015

Don't miss it.
Although there was no AC on a very hot day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2015

Best restaurant in Chicago for some real but classy authentic food! Great service and great bar options!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2015

Had a party of 9, last minute reservation. Seated within minutes of arrival. Service was tremendous , food was delicious ( MUST HAVE THE EMPANADA'S) and bill was reasonable to say the least. I will definitely be back the next time I am in the Chicago O'Hare Airport Area!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2015

La Parrilla was just OK. The portions were small for the price, but, the empanadas were fresh and we ordered the beef and chicken. We went at lunch time and the server seemed to be overwhelmed at times, though he was polite and got our order right. if I went back, I would try the specials, but, nothing happened to make me want to come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Great restuarant great food. The empanadas were amazing and so was the steak.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2014

Fun atmosphere and great food but service is lacking

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2014

So this restaurant did not meet my expectations. I was lead to believe this would be upscale dinning; when it's more like a nice family restaurant with a bar. The restaurant is on the small side and the menu is not exspansive. My food was served warm. I had chicken breast that was not juicy or plump. My boyfriend had steak; which he loved. His only objection was it was not hot as I stated earlier. I would recommend this restaurant for a night out with the family or catching an early dinner with friends. But not for upscale dinning or serious foodies looking for a great menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2014

I went here for my birthday with my family and I quite enjoyed it! The service was great and always on time. The food came in a reasonable amount of time and the restaurant setting was nice. The waitress answered any of our questions and concerns promptly and even one of the owners came by and asked us how our meal was. Definitely coming back here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2014

Took 10 minutes to be acknowledged at our table and another 10 for water to arrive. Our appetizer order never came and our steaks were over done. The place was empty when we arrived, but packed with larger groups midway thru our meal. I understand larger groups need attention but a 2 top deserves service too. Food overall was good, but not a great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2014

la parrilla restaurant was a very nice place the minute you walk in the people made you feel welcome the service was great , we had a great time the food was excellent can'nt wait to try others dishes.The restaurant look very nicely decorated very welcoming,would be a good place to hang out on the weekends the staff were very attentive definitely we would go back. Will tell all my friends about this place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2014

Restaurant was clean & quaint and the staff was fairly nice, but the food was nothing exceptional. This is the 2nd time I've been here & wanted to see if it was any different from my 1st visit. It wasn't. I've never had Columbian food before so I was excited to try it. Both times when I went, I had a meat dish (like a carne asada), & both times the meat was cooked to almost being dry. The sides of rice, cassava & potatoes were ok & the presentation on wooden boards was nice. My companion had a chicken/rice dish similar to a paella and she too said it was nothing exceptional.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Food was good and the environment seemed festive. We had an enjoyable time. Very affordable. I will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2014

Staff was very welcoming and friendly. Full bar, bartender was willing to give it a try to mix a drink we wanted a certain way, great attitude. The appetizers were so good, tostones topped off with tomato base sauce and avacado and mini empanadas.

For dinner we had one churasco order and a skirt steak ; both perfectly seasoned and delicious. Food was filling and looking around everyone seemed to enjoy their dinners as well.

The place is on the smaller side but its nice and clean. I would not recommend this place for toddlers or babies; older kids ok more of date night type of place.

I live in Berwyn but am willing to drive all the way North to try some of their other plates.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 2, 2014

Companion ordered the salmon and it was over cooked and dry. Didn't eat it and didn't want to send it back. I was limited on time. I ended up splitting my dish. Server kept asking if we were ready to order 2 mins after getting to table. Gave us no time to settle in. Will not be returning. I'd rather go across the street to Burger King.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2014

Food is decent, service is poor. Had to wait a long time for our food and drinks. Even water took a long time to get brought to the table. Asked for sauces for the meats - gave us a hard time, waited a long time then gave us a small saucer for a table of six.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Great food for the price!!
service was excellent and really cared!
Great choice for dinner and ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2013

Not great. No diet soda available. AC not working. Steak was well, well done and tough. Difficult street parking.

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