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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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place !

HF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding Anniversary. Excellent server-Diana

CC
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
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.

F
Chicago
23 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
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.

j
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.

RF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

ED
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.

KA
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.

DC
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.

KR
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.

H
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.

BW
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
Chicago
4 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!

IR
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.

LA
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.

RT
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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is very good!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worst service I have experienced for a restaurant

SM
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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
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.

MG
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
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...

DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was spectacular. Live music way too loud. I had difficulty hearing the waitress and the conversation at the table.

ED
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

For lunch but if there not up for loud music this place won’t fit their needs.

SP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic carne asada, empanadas and fresh fruit martini's! Great value! Recommend!

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! The ceviche was delicious, the combination plate of their specialty skirt steak and the chicken breast was fabulous! I had the other combinations over the years and they are all great!

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a date night. Great live music. I like sitting in the back of the restaurant. A little warmer back there. Great food and serviceas well.

V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great, great delicious food! loved it.... and I will be back again!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner with fruends

NC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I made reservations for Valentine’s Day. I could understand the place being busy. What I can’t inderstand is how there was no structure to the service. I arrived early and sat just before 8:30, it took 15 minutes to get our first drink. After about 30 more minutes our order was finally taken and thought it was put in. 4 tables sat after us and were able to get their food and eat and leave before our food was served. What really made me mad was when the last people showed up an hour after we sat ordered food got their food had their food sent back and received it again before we got our dinner! 1 hour and 35 minutes later our food arrived at 10:20 pm. We never had anyone come over to refill our water. The service was so bad that even after waiting no one said anything to us. I had to ask for the manager to inform him I was not happy nor would I be coming back. The food was good but not great. They rushed our food out that the steak was under cooked. Overall not satisfied and would probably never go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!

YO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I was celebrating my husband birthday. 20 minutes waiting to get our drinks order. it took them 15 minutes to bring a glass of wine. we were charged for food that never makes it to the table. Never coming back there.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Wonderful food! Not the most attentive service but the staff was very friendly.

LA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good and authentic. We went to celebrate my sons 25th birthday. It was not my first time there, but I do feel it was overpriced. Our waitress Pricilla was good and attentive. The live band was great! They came over to the table to play happy birthday with the instruments. He loved it! I would go back for a special occasion.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The band during dining hours was too loud and hard to have a conversation with dining partners