Las Fuentes Restaurant - Chicago

4.6
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Welcome to Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant in Lincoln Park. We have been serving authentic Mexican food in Chicago for more than 36 years. Our beautiful indoor dining rooms and unique open air patio will make you feel like you're in Mexico. Come enjoy some margaritas, friendly service, and a neighborhood favorite. Perfect for large parties. Call us at 773-935-2004 to book your next party .

please call us to book your patio reservation. thanks.


You can also Find Las Fuentes Restaurants in Alsip, Stickney, Morton Grove and Palos Hills, Illinois.
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PD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful entrees, drinks and guacamole. The server was awesome

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MD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food average. But I just had tostados

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, as always. A lifetime favorite. Have been here sor once a month for years

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ME
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our waiter simply was not pleasant. My date and I felt unwelcomed and rushed when the place was not crowded in the least. Terrible customer experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Only thing they desperately needed was citronella candles as we were seated outside and there were flies and bugs everywhere , we spent most of our time swatting them away , watching our drinks profusely and eating our meals quickly as to not have an insect contaminate it. It was terrible!! My date who happened to be celebrating her birthday loved the ambience but quickly got over it when we had to fight for our food. We would go back but ask for just indoor seating only!!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service isn’t that great. Food tastes good, and the portions are huge. Their patio is huge and really nice. However, when you walk into the restaurant, there is no one at the door or inside to greet you. You have to walk to the patio to finally find an employee. Kind of a weird experience overall.

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Q
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for a quick beer and snack. Always great service. Beer garden is nice!

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LT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My food was pretty good! The margarita pitcher was nice and strong, but tasted a bit like lemon-lime cleaning chemicals rather than fresh margaritas.

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LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is average to above average but the lively patio is always a good time and is beautiful on a warm summer night.

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SM
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

One of the best patios to enjoy a margarita in Chicago. It’s too bad they are never staffed appropriately. Sat ten minutes before approaching the host and asking for our server. After he took our order we never saw him again until it was time for the check.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Patio!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. A great place for an afternoon birthday lunch!

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N
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great back patio to enjoy some Mexican food and margaritas. The margaritas were great and it was a great day on the patio!

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Whilst the staff were very nice, the food and drinks were a let down. We were a party of 4, not one of us finished our food due to the bland taste and terrible way it was cooked. The queso was a thick layer of waxy cheese with a ring of oil. It was so hard it broke every chip it was served with. The rest of the food was microwaved, or warm plated to dryness. The passion fruit margarita was best but nothing more than your average premix drink. Nothing authentic or special. Would never go back or recommend.

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LW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Worst dining experience I have ever had. I never got to taste the food since it never came but from previous experiences there I know it’s good. It’s a shame because their patio is great but I have never had such a terrible experience. We were there for almost 2 hours before we gave up. And this was after speaking to 3 people about the issues. Not sure if I’m willing to risk going back. The customer service was lacking especially from the manager. If he came over and spoke to us and told us what the issues were, we’re reasonable people, things happen but he ignored us and that’s the fatal mistake. Customer service should always come first, don’t place blame on others and be transparent about the issues.

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MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Took an hour to get our meal.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible terrible service. We waited over an hour for food. Each time we asked for an update from the waiter he was rude and had a major attitude. When we asked to speak to a manager, we were directed to the waiter’s friend, who was not a manager. When our food did come out it was cold and undercooked. We then waited over 30 min for a check to be processed. Don’t be fooled by drink specials and patio space, this place is not worth the time or money

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I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Mediocre, nothing great.

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MR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Exceptional service! The food was very good and we will return on future visits to Chicago...

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

Waiter delivered food then ignored us from then on .

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and portions were Huge! We all ended up taking home leftovers that the waiter thought we weren’t happy with our food!
We just ate too much chips with salsa and guacamole before our entrees! Definately plan on going back!!

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RH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've probably driven by this place a million times..never gave it much thought.
My wife and I were looking to meet my folks for dinner and we all enjoy trying new places, so I looked up Las Fuentes and saw the reviews...
Wow!
Great service - super nice guy, but the food...If it was appropriate to swear here, I would!
The food was Outstanding! The margaritas (Las Fuentes Especial's) - Outstanding!
Will be going back soon and often..would like to try the majority of the menu!
Very happy with the new find!

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MT
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hadn't been to Las Fuentes in many years went for birthday lunch - food was really good, service was super (margaritas were amazing), and cute sombrero with tequila shot and song for birthday,Will go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

There was a chicken bone and a hair in my girlfriend’s entree.

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DG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our dining experience was very good. This was the second time we had been there in as many months and were delighted both times. There were four of us, each ordering a different entree. Everyone loved their dish! (I really don’t understand the negative reviews on Open Table!)
I wish they had beer on tap but their offerings are fine! Definitely will be back, especially in the summer when they will be serving on the outdoor patio.

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FA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh, delicious Mexican food served by a friendly, accommodating staff. Generous portions at very reasonable prices. The Al Pastore flautas were flavorful, with tender meat in a crispy she'll. Excellent mole with chicken, which could have been a little more tender. Great tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa. Family friendly. We would definitely return.

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N
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great local option for solid Mexican fare, with a nice number of vegetarian options.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! Love coming here when we’re home in Chicago

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JB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food. Could not have hoped for anything better. Thanks!

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A
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The veggie fajitas were the best i've ever had anywhere....

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DG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful find in Lincoln Park! We went here before going to DePaul theater. Food was some of the best Mexican I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to go back when the outdoor patio is open!

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JB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very consistent. A great local place and patio. Try the mole!

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except was annoying small flies around while dining. I know its outside and challeng with volume of people, but there are things that can be done. We always enjoy ourselves, good fun food, drnks, and nice festve patio. Thank you

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel and Louis are our favorite , they treat you like family. Always great service and great food!

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SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Las Fuentes three times now, whenever I am with a big group, I suggest going here. It is so much fun and accommodating!

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AD
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

The ambiance is great, the food was TERRIBLE!!! Service was bad too. Only going back for drinks if anything

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great patio and kid friendly! Would definitely go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful experience. Heard great things about this place and took a chance... will never go back! Our service was horrible. Waited over an hour and a half for our entree that was cold. The waiter was rude and didn't acknowledge our concerns. We tried to voice our disappointment to him and we were shrugged off. I'm sure this place is good if you go in the middle of the afternoon with no one else in the restaurant .

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N
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The hostess disappeared for 15 minutes at a time, left a line out the door and around the corner, then directed me to a different hostess. There were multiple large parties that were not able to be seated for 45 minutes, maybe longer. By the time we were given a table, we were told a waitress would be with us shortly; after asking where the waitress was twice, we were informed that there was only one waitress in the area and it would take awhile. Their service was extremely poor. Unless you're okay waiting an hour to be seated and risk not being served at all, I'd find a different place to go.

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