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About Las Fuentes Restaurant - Chicago

Welcome to Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant in Lincoln Park. We have been serving authentic Mexican food in Chicago for more than 33 years. We have a beautiful indoor dining rooms and a spacious patio that will make you feel as if you're in a beautiful part of Mexico eating al fresco, enjoying a margarita, some guacamole, and the company of your friends.

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.

2558 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

please call 773-935-2004 to make a patio reservation

Cross Street:
Halsted and Wrightwood

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 935-2004

Website:
http://lasfuentesrestaurant.com/

Private Party Facilities:
We have accommodated many kinds of parties. We have had a private Patio party for an engagement party, where only invited guests were allowed, and we have had parties of 20 up to 120 people, where we have reserved an area of the patio or one of our inside dining rooms for parties. Please call the restaurant directly and ask for Daniel.

Private Party Contact:
Daniel: (773) 935-2004

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Las Fuentes Restaurant - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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3.9

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4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great patio and kid friendly! Would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

This was our 2nd visit to Las Fuentes. We went back because we enjoyed it a lot the 1st time - great food, good service. Can't be as complimentary on our 2nd visit, especially about the food, which turned out to be non existent except for a basket of chips & a cup of salsa. I would have given Las Fuentes zero stars for food, but Open Table requires the reviewer give at least 1 star. Our 7:00 reservation for 4 was honored. The waitress, who did a good job, took our orders about 10-15 minutes later. At 7:50-:55, with still no food in sight, she came by our table to let us know the kitchen was backed up and it would be a short while till we got our meals. She brought over more chips and drinks for the grandkids. At 8:15 she came by again to let us know our dinners hadn't even been started and it would be at least 20 minutes till we would be served! I asked for some guacamole to tide us over but they had run out! We left a couple of bucks for the waitress and got up to leave. We refused to pay the check for the two glasses of wine and sodas. We spoke to the manager who said he'd take of the check after agreeing with us that he would never wait that long for a meal. A very disappointing dining experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I want to like this place. Mainly because they make really good chile rellenos. But I don't. I hate it. Had a reservation on a Thursday night when the place was less than a quarter filled. Took a half hour to get margaritas and chips. Took another half hour to get our waiters attention to place our order. At which point in time we were told the kitchen would take between an hour and an hour and 15 minutes to make our food. Who manages this place? We left.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I can't write a very thorough review for this restaurant because of one major issue: we didn't actually get to eat here.

Even though I made reservations for 4 people on Cinco De Mayo, the wait time for a table (at our scheduled reservation), was over an hour. We arrived at 7:45 pm (time of our reservation), to a large line of people waiting both inside and outside the restaurant. One of our party members went in to let the hostess know we had arrived. Upon doing this, he asked the people around them how long they had been waiting, and was told over an hour. He then asked the hostess when we would be seated for our RESERVATION and the hostess could not even provide an answer but just shrugged instead.

I understand that the traffic of people on Cinco De Mayo is much greater than any other night for a mexican restaurant; however, that is the exact reason we made a reservation. Because of this, we left the restaurant (rather than waiting over an hour to be seated for our reservation) and had to find somewhere else last minute to eat.

Looks like the airlines aren't the only companies overbooking....

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 1, 2017

One of the best Mexican restaurants outside Mexico. I ordered the molcajete mixto - better than the one I had in Guadalajara. The smoky mezcal Margarita is for the history books. Will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I have been to Las Fuentes before and dined on the back patio . On that occasion the service was excellent, with the wait staff being very attentive and especially kind to the baby in our group. This time wait staff was ok but our meal took an hour to be prepared, which I thought was unacceptable for tacos. Despite this experience, the food here is good and reasonably priced, so I will probably give it another chance.

Tags: Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Our first time here and made to feel at home.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 20, 2017

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! I have already recommended it to two friends. The sopes that I ordered were delicious. of the 4 varieties , the fried plantains with sour cream and queso fresca were my favorites, but I really liked them all. The weather was beautiful so we ate outside and the patio is MASSIVE! Everything was very authentic and we're so glad we found it on Open Table. Definitely going back there when we are in the area again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great! Food was yummy and service was so attentive. Would definitely recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Que Bueno! Sangria was outstanding

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Beyond terrible experience

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Already looking forward to my next visit. It's a summer hit that's hard to beat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Great patio!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2016

We were seated and ordered almost immediately at 8:00 (our reservation time), but by 9:30 our food had still not arrived, despite the waiter coming around every 10 minutes or so to tell us it was "almost ready!" We had a show to catch at 10:00 so ended up having to cancel the order and leave without dinner and go to the show hungry. Manager offered no apology or explanation. Very disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2016

I'm not a huge fan of Mexican cuisine, but if you are I can say it was tasty. I enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. My date and I did not have to shout to hear each other.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Food was awful. Salsa tasted like tomato paste. Margaritas tasted like syrup. I will never go back here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2015

No idea why we needed a reservation. Place is HUGE. Mostly full of DePaul students and that terrible forced office birthday party mixer. Decor looks like the 1980's and the service and menu looks the same. Drinks are huge and just keep coming which helps numb the pain. Great for people watching and watching them get drunker and drunker. Then the after bar crowd shows up from all the local bars and it's time to leave. If your looking for standard, run of the mill, every day, bland, expected, Mexican food then this is the place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2015

Great food. Friendly and helpful server. Las Fuentes is as good now as it was 35 years ago and the enlarged garden with murals on the walls is a great atmosphere. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2015

I took my mom here to celebrate her Birthday with another one of my friends. We had an amazing time. The food was excellent but what made our experience was memorable was because of the outstanding service we received from Othelio. He truly made our evening special and we had fun with him. I know it just wasn't just us that he was giving special treatment to. I saw the way he interacted with his other tables and he is definitely a top-notch server. He is warm and friendly and gets a personal level with his tables because he really cares. Also, the ambiance on the patio was so beautiful. I will be back, definitely a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2015

I made a reservation for 4 on Friday night at 8pm using Opentable and when I got to the restaurant they said they do not accept open table reservations on Friday nights. When I showed her my reservation she said she would move me to "priority" and "honor my reservation" which meant finally getting a table 1 HOUR after our reservation at 9pm!!! I think this is completely unprofessional and wrong and they need to be held accountable for their mis-information. If they don't accept these reservations on the weekends, then don't allow people to actually make the reservation on this website.
I warn anyone trying to go there on the weekend to be careful since they will likely not "honor" your reservation

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2015

The food was great, and exactly what I expected. I really liked the patio area, it was not crammed at all. Our waiter was busy, but still took a moment to answer our questions. I will recommend this place and go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2015

This used to be my go-to summer spot. No longer. Outside seating is no set up in many spcommunsl rows....you are literally on top of one another. All ambience is gone! Rude hostess and I was told they would not make a tequila drink I requested...even though every other bar does. We didn't even stay for the chips. Left and had a much better experience at Tarascas down the street.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Took hubby here for father's day. .he love it ..my kids too they said they want to come back sometime. ..

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful lunch at Las Fuentes - Morton Grove.
The service and the food was outstanding. You can tell it is made fresh.
Las Fuentes has become our favorite Mexican restaurant.
We will see you soon...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 10, 2015

The service was spectacular and the food was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Great place for groups and outdoor dining. We celebrated Mother's Day with dinner the evening before and although it was too cold to eat outside they were easily able to accommodate a group of 5 adults and a child. Service is quick and you usually see the same wait staff there which to me is a sign that they at least treat them decently. The inside is spacious enough that you don't feel mashed together. When warm out, the outdoor dining area is beautiful and large. Very friendly and attentive waitstaff without being the type that you feel are interrupting you every 5 minutes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2015

Reservation was at 7:15. We received a basket of chips that had sour cream on some of the chips. It seems as though they reuse them. The first food that arrived was at 8:30 and our appetizers and entrees came all at once. Even though we asked the person that brought us the food for silverware, he never returned with it. Finally 10 minutes later our waiter brought silverware but no steak knife and I had ordered steak. We had to get up and locate our waiter to get a steak knife. I asked for a check immediately and we left after eating just enough food to survive the margaritas we had been drinking on an empty stomach. No apologies were ever offered to us. The service was about as bad as it gets but the lack of apology was what will keep us away for good and share our experience with anyone we can.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2014

When we sat down we had to ask multiple times for water, silverware and napkins. The server also changed my tip amount on my receipt even though I still tipped him just under 20% even with his bad service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. From the beginning we were greeted enthusiastically. It was summer, and the outdoor seating area was great, a little kitchy, but with two kids, fit the bill for entertainment. Service was prompt and orders taken immediately. They were very friendly with the kids as well (4 and 2,5). Food is classic Mexican dishes--enchiladas, rellenos, etc, but was well made and tasted homemade. Service did slow a little bit after our meals were served, but we would return again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2014

Upon arriving we had our choice of seating on the spacious patio. Service was quick, almost too quick. Prices are reasonable - we would go back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2014

As you enter the restaraunt at the corner for the first time, you don't realize that it consists of three buildings and a huge outdoor courtyard in the rear. The food was fantastic. The price was affordable (with drinks, dinner for 2 and 20% tip - $45). Service was attentive and supportive (we had a show to attend, the Apollo Theatre is 4 blocks away). The courtyard and namesake fountain is decorated well. Felt like I was in Mexico City. The restaurant could be a destination in itself. The interactive wait staff and attending "Patrons" meeting in the bar area pointing the way to the courtyard gave it the authentic Mexican atmosphere.

We will return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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