Las Tablas Colombian Steak House

4.6
483 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
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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pairleed
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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DvDDvD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love The 🥩 Unfortunately The Steak Didn't Come Sizzling Like It Usually Does.

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Carolina
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Great food, great drinks, and great service.

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NathanO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Sauces came to the table almost empty— were they reused? Appetizer came with no sauce. Steaks came out not sizzling on the iron plate and were warm but not hot like they were just cooked. Our waters were never refilled the entire time. Printer wasn’t working and waited 20 minutes for a check and finally just said we would pay cash it would be walking out.

I understand restaurants have had to change with Covid, but the choices made here have been to serve subquality food, not cooked to order, with terrible hospitality but still charge full price. No thanks.

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vipImirz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I can tell they were short staffed so it’s not the host/hostess fault but everything was slow and we had to cancel a few dishes since they never came. Also forgot the sides to my main entree. It was horrible.

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Martitravels
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciousness!
Great food with pleasant and vibrant flavors. Generous portions so I was able to enjoy a 2nd time from my home.

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Tiffany
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! Also, I don't drink, and they were able to make me a fabulous mocktail on the fly...most restaurants it's like pulling teeth! Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a good experience. There was only one waiter so at first it took some time for someone to come to our table but after that it went well. Food was good, but the meat was somewhat undercooked. Desert was delicious, we had the tres leches cake!

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Sandra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff & food!

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LaurenM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for restaurant week and will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This used to be a fabulous Colombian restaurant. I used to fast before I came here to eat. The picada Colombiana was my jam. I don’t know what happened to it. The chicken was dry. The steak was burnt, the services was slow. Maybe the cooks changed after Covid i don’ know. I hope they make changes to restore their old glory!

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vipArmand909
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that place. A little pricey and small entraña steak with the combos. But overall a good place.

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SMFox
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience! I would recommend them anytime!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had to wait for like 20-30 mins to be served, they need more servers for such a big place. Other than that The food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Service was excellent!

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ArturoB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service... yummy food... what more can you ask for now and days 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love love this place!!!

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Fabian
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on February 8th for Valentine's day. Got all dressed up and nice. Showed up on time in which the Hostess asks, "Did you have a reservation?" She then continues with informing us they have sold out of food! No steak, no chicken, no phone call.... spent $50 in Uber rides in what was undoubtedly the worst Valentine's Day dinner (or non-dinner) ever.

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Jhon
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I took my date on Valentine's day and they ran out of most of their menu items. Their steak was the whole reason I went and they had none. They also ran out of other meats and didn't even have avocado left. Desserts were limited also. I was expecting at least a complementary item due to the evening being ruined and none was given.

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Chicagoan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Our first experience at Las Tablas was an absolute terrible one. My girlfriend and I thought we were making the right choice when picking this steakhouse to accommodate us on our very first Valentine's Day together. We made reservations a week in advance at the Lincoln Ave location. We drove an hour from the suburbs in snowy conditions to celebrate our Valentine's Day there. We parked along the street on Lincoln Ave and paid the parking meter. When we arrived in Las Tablas, we were greeted and brought to our table. Everything seemed great at the moment. However, we soon would find out from our server that the restaurant was all sold out of Steak, Fish, and Shrimp. Which, as you could imagine, was incredibly disappointing (given that their sign logo/sign includes the words "Colombian Steakhouse" on it). The thrill of dining in this restaurant instantly turned into embarrassing regret. Our server attempted to sell us on the chicken, but we explained that we already ate chicken for lunch and were anticipating a steak dinner on our special day. Due to the disappointing limitations, we decided to pass on dinner entrees. In all, we only ordered two drinks and Empanadas before paying our bill and then leaving. The drinks and appetizers were delicious, however, our night... was ruined. We had looked forward to our visit, but we now plan on never going back.

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vipOkay
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious food!!!

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frank
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I enjoyed the food, as usual and the waiter was very attentive, we had to wait too long to be seated. At the time we arrived, restaurant was not that crowded. Only had one hostess and she was busy seating another party.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was so delicious and presented well. The drinks were fresh and balanced. There was only one server so the service was a bit slow. Overall it was a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating here and it was absolutely fantastic!!
The food was amazing and such professional service!
You guys made my birthday truly special!
Driving 1.5 hours to the restaurant was so worth it!
I will be back soon!!
Gracias por todo!

Maj

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time here. Servers are super sweet. Food is consistently good. Wine is very nice as well, especially the “Los Haroldos Cabernet reserve!”

CE
vipChgoEater
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Consistently good food. Great exposure to Columbian cuisine. Most entrees should be shared. Service can be a little inattentive.

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vipJP121975
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even better service! Fernando was the best!

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StephanieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had my eye on this place for a while and I'm so glad I finally went! I got the regular platter for two and it was well worth the price. I definitely plan to come back to try their seafood.

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CamarayeC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We made a reservation for 7:15 and upon arrival were told they had overbooked and even if we had a reservation the wait was still +2 hours. We did not stay and left immediately.

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SteC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I have been to Las Tablas on 2 prior occasions and both times the wait was not as bad as this time. I had reservations to which we had to wait to be seated for like 15-20minutes after we checked in. The restaurant doesn't have like a waiting area, so you have to wait at the door and since the bar and some tables are there you are constantly moved to make room for people to pass by. Once we were seated our waitresses introduced herself and was attentive. Nonetheless, we had to wait over an hour for our food to be served. The food was delicious, but having to wait for so long can prevent you from tasting and enjoying the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was just ok. Not really worth the money. Much better places for the same value.

CS
vipClaudiaS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were amazing. Definitely will b going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my boyfriends first time trying out Colombian food. He loved it.

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vipLarusa4
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the vegetarian options were abundant. Loved the fresh fruit smoothies and especially the coconut lemonade! We’re definitely coming back soon!!

CE
vipChgoEater
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good pork & shrimp combo. Wide selection of other items. Something for everyone. Consistently good.

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Abby
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday-great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A near perfect dining experience. The staff was friendly and attentive. The prices were beyond reasonable and the portions generous. The wine list is somewhat limited (not a bad thing!), but we were able to get a wonderful Malbec for about $40 (I think that was the most expensive bottle on the list too!). My steak was a perfect steakhouse medium-rare and well-seasoned. I personally would have liked a little salt and pepper on the potato and yuca, but being a traditional Colombian restaurant I wasn't about to embarrass myself by asking. Besides, they also provided a nice mix of sauces with our appetizers that worked just as well. They offer a nice selection of desserts should you have room (the Tres Leches was definitely one of the better ones I've had). Would definitely dine here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service !! To bad I forgot my coconut flan on the table 😱

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!

SB
SarahB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Las Tablas for Restaurant Week and LOVED it. Getting seated was pretty hectic/disorganized (I presume because of Restaurant Week), but once we were seated the service was excellent. The decor and ambience were great, and we absolutely loved all of the food. The regular menu is a bit pricy, but the Restaurant Week menu is a steal. Highly recommend!

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You can order delivery directly from Las Tablas Colombian Steak House using the Order Online button. Las Tablas Colombian Steak House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Las Tablas Colombian Steak House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 871-2414.

Las Tablas Colombian Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 483 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.