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La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse

4.3
61 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Perfect For:
  • Cozy
  • Great for Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Steakhouse, South American
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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
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Phone number
(773) 777-7720
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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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
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
3.9
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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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4.0Dined on October 21, 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! 😋

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5.0Dined on August 11, 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 12, 2016

Great food and service.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined on October 23, 2015

Good service - not so good food

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2015

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2014

Fun atmosphere and great food but service is lacking

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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