Las Tablas Colombian Steak House - Irving Park

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$30 and under
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Latin American
Originally founded over twenty years ago, Las Tablas is Chicago's premier Colombian restaurant. Our versatile and award-winning menu has something for all tastes, and our homemade sangria and other Latin cocktails are sure to delight your palate. Our signature house dish is the 'entraña' skirt steak, and was named 'Best Skirt Steak in the U.S.' by national food program 'America's Best Bites'. Try it alone or pair it with any number of choices including grilled chicken breast, grilled tiger shrimp, grilled pork loin, or several other choices. If you're feeling more adventurous and hungry, try our version of Colombia's national dish, the Bandeja Paisa (see photos). And for those not feeling so carnivorous, we also offer vegetarian options. We look forward to serving you, and showing you why Las Tablas is still Chicago's first choice for Colombian cuisine after more than two decades. Bienvenidos!
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DeKay
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and great place to take my husband for his birthday. I am a vegitarian and they have a great soup. The small was hardy enough for a full meal,
Also, they know how to make a martini!

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chris
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was charming and the service was amazing. Seriously mind blowing Lee wonderful. The food was delicious it was a great place to go and catch up with a friend highly recommend it. I will go back in a heartbeat

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Do not get the dinner for two!!!! Was disappointing.

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LlanetP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was great. Thank you to the wonderful staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was great, the service was slow. The music was lit!

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Choose Las Tablas (Out of the endless options in Chicago) after seeing their Valentines Day add, promoting live Colombian music. The stage was in the main dining room and we were seated in the back room. I explained wanting to be seated by the stage and I was assured that they would also be performing in the back room. That didn’t happen.

Appetizers were okay at best. Drinks were watered down and full of sugar. Waiters was not very knowledgeable about the menu options and admitted it was her second night.

We ordered and waited about an hour in the very cold dining room. Looking around, I saw many patrons wearing their coats with hoods up. Then the waitress informed me that they were out of the steak most of us had ordered.

Complete disappointment... The only thing positive was when management did the right thing and did not charge us for the appetizers and round of drinks.

Still terrible experience and had to come up with plan B after ride sharing from the suburbs.

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MariaF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The live music arrived kind of late so we were unable to enjoy it. We were seated near the window when there were plenty of other tables open. It was very cold our food got cold right away.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

This is my first tine coming to this place I koaho to the one on Lincoln now that Resturant is amazing but at this place it was ok don’t think I’ll go again stick wit there other restaurant

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vipvszech
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had appetizers and they were delicious: Shrimp ceviche with plantain chips, Empanada - Empanada Combination Plate - Sampling of our beef, chicken & cheese empandas, Traditional cheese-corn bread with either shredded chicken in mushroom sauce or pulled beef in salsa criolla.

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ANon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We met friends at Las Tablas on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was not crowded - perhaps eight to ten tables were seated with small groups. It appeared that there was only one server for the entire restaurant. The server tried her best, and I understand that it is difficult to maintain restaurant workers, but there were so many errors with our order that I cannot give more stars.

The food came out sporadically - my main came out while we were still eating the salad, two other mains came out after salads, and the fourth main came out at least 10 minutes after everyone else had their food. One order requested rice and beans instead of the potatoes and yucca, that substitution did not arrive. The one server was so busy, we had to literally get up and find her to get more condiments and drink refills.

The food that did come was tasty, but by the time everyone was served, most of the food was no longer hot.

Las Tablas has great steak, but needs to improve its staffing.

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DonnaO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went on a Saturday night during Restaurant Week. They had a great Price Fixe special going. Food was fabulous. They mixed up our empanada order but we all agreed that the ones we got were very tasty. On Saturday night, there's a live band - salsa. Band was very good, but a little loud depending on where you sat. But, when the band wasn't playing, the "background" music was even louder (dance club level) , so much so that it was difficult to have a conversation. I would definitely go back but perhaps earlier in the night or on a weeknight.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

SB
vipSBT5
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and tasty food- we will continue to go back

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premP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Excellent service. Cocktails are tasty as well

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place !

HF
vipHenryF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding Anniversary. Excellent server-Diana

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ClaudiaC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Colombian food in town! Skirt steak is delish... make sure you try it with the chimichurri.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

So upon walking in I was not even asked if I had a reservation nor was I properly welcomed, there were 2-3 people on staff. Once seated, me yes we’re place on the table and there was about a 5 min wait till our waiter came to the table, we ordered two cocktails, a arepa with beef and cheese and a combination plate for two. Here’s where the experience takes a turn, once’s drinks where delivered to the table one Columbia’s Sazerc and a Mojito. The Sazerc proportions where off and the drink was over powered by armaretto a Colombian take on the classic, the mojito had rock like pieces of sugar in the drink, the beef filled Arepa was good the meat was well seasoned and tender the condiments provided were good and resemble authentic Colombians toppings, now once the appetizer was cleaned from the table there was quite a long wait before our main course was served in that time we were not asked for a second round nor was our table checked on for any order for additional drinks before the course and our waiter visited two tables a 4 top and a two top in our section, the dish was finally served and still we were not ask about beverages, the plate was great chicken seasoned well and cooked to a proper temperature, the steak was served as ordered, the yuca was a bit dry, the fried plantains good, the sweet plantain was good as well, my date enjoin the chorizo sausage and the pork ribs. Now we were never checked on I waited 10 min after we where both visibly done with our food I had to walk to the bar and request my check. All in all I will not be back this was my third time there and my prior experience was very similar. A $90 bill for quality food which frankly is slightly over priced for the cuts and very poor service I will not be back.

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vipFalander
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was good but service inconsistent. The waitress was basically alone on a Friday night and I think there was a bit of a language barrier.
Live music as well. I was unaware as we were originally supposed to go Thursday night.
The Colombian food, steaks, empanadas, arepas were very good.
I will go back, just not on a weekend.

EG
ElenaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made reservations through open table a week ago. Got there no reservation. Set us by bar which was very uncomfortable. I kept telling the waiter that we were very uncomfortable and they did nothing to move us. The only solution was to sent us to the back room that is used for parties I guess. Very disappointed.

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vipjojo
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was friendly and fast. No steaks ordered but three of us had different chicken dishes, all excellent. My wife had a vegetarian dinner and she enjoyed it. We will be back.

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vipRussellF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good. The service was excellent but the prices are too high

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EDub
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Service was not great, but there was only two people in the floor in a Monday night.

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KristinA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I used to love this restaurant. The food has since taken a decline. The service was subpar and at times rude. The restaurant was extremely hot. If this had been my first time there I would have never been back. I probably won’t despite the fact that in the past I had the exact opposite experience.

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vipDatCommons
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a group of 9 on a Sunday. Great food and drinks. Excellent service Long time neighborhood gem.

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KathyR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place!! Amazing food and atmosphere. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience. This place does not disappoint.

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Hank
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were extremely disappointed by the food this time. The entrana was rubbery and undercooked as was the calamari. The latter had little to no flavor and had the consistency of sliced rubber duck. Very chewy. The chicken was overcooked and dry as were the potatoes. For the steep price and quality of the food there are many many better choices. We will not be back.

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BeckyW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

I have been going there for years and it seems that on Saturday it has turned into a club....which is fine if they would let you know this on the reservation. I am all about the music etc. but it was crazy loud at 7pm. I was trying to enjoy dinner and conversation with my sister and we could not hear one another. I get putting music on and letting folks dance but it absolutely did not need to be that loud. It ruined the dinner. If I wanted to go clubbing that is what I would have done.

Love the food but this experience definitely will make be choose another restaurant on a Saturday at 6:45pm.

JF
vipJennyF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter was horrible. So rude and condescending. We asked for extra sauce and he kept rolling his eyes because we asked for more. If the steak was not so dry we would not have to ask for extra sauce!

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IvetteR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The only thing we didn't like or enjoy was the yucca it was super dry could not eat it. It was horrible. It was beyond over cooked.

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LydiaA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing and the waiter named Daniel is amazing with serving the table. Would always come back here.

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ReneT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a busy Mother's Day, however the server took really good care of us. Food and environment are great!

RR
RRodz777
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is very good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, the food was excellent and the music was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worst service I have experienced for a restaurant

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SoniaM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food is always Fantastic. The server was too over wheeled. We waited a long time for her to bring our bill to the table. I understand it gets busy though.

JS
JanessaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food & Atmosphere! Wonderful customer service!
Can’t wait to be back!

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Jimmy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We thought the food was a little pricey but great. We love the live music; a especially it being mostly acoustic (and unamplified). It was very tasteful.

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MinaG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of seven had a fabulous meal with attentive staff and a desire for more.

We want to come back to talk to you about holding an event at Las Tablas. We are a nonprofit and we hope if we can strike a mutually beneficial deal!
Your new friends from the Polish American Association

MA
MATTB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Food was over cooked/charred, no Colombian drinks, not even Colombian beer, service would disappeared for 20 minutes at a time, getting a drink involved us raising our hands and flagging down whoever walked around...

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Las Tablas Colombian Steak House - Irving Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 202-0999.

Las Tablas Colombian Steak House - Irving Park is rated 4 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.