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About Las Tablas Colombian Steak House

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!

2942 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Latin American, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:


Monday - Friday11am to 10pm

Friday 12pm to 11pm

Saturday Breakfast 9am-4pm, Dinner 4pm to 11pm

Sunday Breakfast: 9am to 4pm, Dinner 4pm- 11pm

Cross Street:
Southport Ave/Wellington Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 871-2414

Website:
http://www.lastablas.com/

Entertainment:
Live Colombian music duo all Tuesday and Thursdays from 7pm to 9 pm

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Room available for your next special event up to 40 people. We also sell food packages from $25/person depending of your needs. Please call us or email us at events@LasTablas.com for more information

Las Tablas Colombian Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.1

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4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
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Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Romantic (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. One downside is the drinks were pricey but that’s expected anywhere these days. Would still go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great drinks (sangria), loved the environment, and great experience. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing skirt steak! Could have done with our the TVs even though they were near the bar. Food and service were excellent and great value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been here several times. Meat was tasty. Sides tasteless and not good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The skirt steak is delicious as are the thin fried homemade plantain chips. The drinks are great! It is a casual fun place to go.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my second visit to Las Tablas, the food and service were even better than the first time. Their signature Margarita was fantastic and my grilled shrimp were done perfectly. I also really enjoyed the dipping sauces provided for the table. Well done, Las Tablas!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had a really good experience there, it was my bday We went to do a little celebrating with my children, food was delicious they have a very nice customer service as well, definitely we will go back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

When our party arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before our reservation time, they were not ready to seat us. The two hostesses barely said three words to me and did not keep me updated during our 15 minute wait past our reservation time. We finally got seated in an awkward table behind the hostess station. One of our group is vegan and asked for the vegetarian/vegan menu (which is boasted as “award winning” on the regular menu) but the waitress just said sorry we don’t have that yet. Not sure how a menu can be award winning if it doesn’t exist. There weren’t very many vegan options on the regular menu, either. Overall, the food was good enough to give this place another try, but I really hope the service is better next time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We, a table of 4, ordered the "everything" dish for about $60. It had enough for all of us, but would say that the skirt steak was the star, the seafood was pretty good, the chorizo very good, the plantains, potatoes and roots OK and the chicken and pork both over-cooked (which may be ok with some people...) The wine was our own and good value given the corkage on weekdays. The wait staff very friendly and helpful. We all had a great time at a very reasonable cost.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall it was excellent besides the noise from a group of people..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made reservations over a week in advance for a large group. They called to confirm 2 hours prior. At the time of the event the table was not available. We had to wait another hour before being seated... other then that annoyance the food was good and everyone had a good time celebrating my husbands birthday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect place for a delicious birthday dinner for someone who loves steak and seafood 😋

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awsome Food for the price! You can 100% taste the authenticity with the flavors. The non-alcohalic fruit drinks were amazing. Definitely will return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

great food, great ambience, service was impeccable!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really enjoyed being there. Good food at reasonable prices. Service spotty at best. don't be in a hurry.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Other than them not having our table ready at our reservation time and having to wait 15 minutes, everything was perfect

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic! Easy off street parking. Quick check . Nice table. Busy but very quick service! Fantastic pineapple martini! Incredible Guacamole! The skirt teak is a must! Great recommendation from out waiter! And... a discount because we were going to a show at the Athenaeum Theatre 500 feet away! Fantastic!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I chose Las Tablas because I am vegetarian, but my friends are not. When I searched for vegetarian friendly restaurants in that area, to my surprise Las Tablas Steakhouse was listed. It boasted online that they were listed a Top 10 Vegetarian Latin restaurant and that they has an entire separate vegetarian menu. When we got to the table and menus were handed out I opened it and 2 vegetarian items were listed, however below them it said "Ask your server for our award winning vegetarian menu" So I asked and was told. We don't have one, you can choose from this menu. I was super disappointed. There was not even an apology for the false advertising. My friends enjoyed their steaks, but my Vegetarian Paella was lack luster. Not much flavor . Again, disappointed. I had really been looking forward to the experience and was happy to find a place where my non-veg friends and I could enjoy a great meal together. I'm usually not one to post negative reviews, but I feel that if you advertise something you should deliver on that. Or, at the very least apologize for the misinformation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, recommend getting a drink and meat dish if you go. Noticed a good mix of both families and daters. Soccer matches played in the background were a fun twist but by far the food was the main attraction.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Las Tablas has a great variety of Columbian inspired dishes. The menu is focused on proteins and the kitchen delivers. Chicken, pork, beef, fish were all cooked to perfection and well seasoned. Also, don't forget the arepas, they are little corn paties of heaven. All this for a great price too. One of the best deals I've found in the city.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very impressed

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We like the atmosphere here and excellent grilled skirt steak and charred shrimp! The coconut flan was also very tasty! We ordered rice and beans- not great and not necessary since steak came with yucca, potato and plantain. Service was friendly could be a little more attentive and the music was a tad loud for my taste...we will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Oh my now one of my favorite places to eat! Too bad I don't live in Chicago. Great food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We came before a show at the Athenium and it wasn't too crowded at a 6pm on Saturday, which was good because we were running a little late from huge crowds. The service unobtrusive but pleasant, we had the combination platters which were generous and filling (note: you don't need the extras or appetizers, it's a lot of food on the plate). I thought it was nicely done, simple meats and starches with a few spicy/tangy sauces to mix in as you wish. The berry cocktails blended fresh fruit drink with vodka and were so refreshing! A great neighborhood restaurant, good before the theater.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Much better than our first experience when the service was AWOL and they forgot salad. Maybe they pay better attention to larger groups! The house specialty skirt steak was excellent! Recommend the grilled mix seafood appetizers. Very good Sangria.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was great. Service with phenomenal. Waiter was excellent. Will be back.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was very good. Guacamole served with plantain chip was great. The entrana and pollo de ajillo were awesome. Mojitos were also very good. Server got lost a couple of times.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was good and service was great! It was just so loud that it was hard to talk.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good food, good ambiance....TERRIBLE service. Asked to speak with a manager as we were walking out and were told they were not available. If we ever recommend to friends we would share servers name to ensure they don't receive same terrible service. Did Observe great servers handling tables around us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food but the service was slow.
We were a big group and they did a good job accomodating us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The skirt steak and grilled calamari was outstanding! The service was very disappointing. We had to flag our waiter down several times. Our salad came after our entrees were delivered. If I go again, it will be for take out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent grilled meats and seafood with tasty sauces and different cocktails. Servers are very friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went with the combo of skirt steak and shrimp. Had enough to take home for lunch. My 11 yr old daughter tried a crab cake for the first time and has fallen in love. Appetizer of empanada was good as well. Will definitely be coming back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was delicious overall (with the exception of some slightly over-cooked shrimp.) The service however, was not good. We had a reservation for 7 and were lead to a table with six seats. After we finally flagged someone down to ask for a chair, it seemed like we were inconveniencing them and there was no apology for the mix up. Our first order of drinks took a very long time to arrive. While we were still waiting for our drinks, the waiter told us that if we didn't order food soon, a party of 15 might got get their order in before us and then the wait would be an hour and a half for our dinner. So we rushed to figure out what we wanted. We never saw a large party come in after that, and when we asked our waiter what happened to that party at the end of the night, he just said "Oh, they already left." Every time food or drinks came out items were placed in front of the wrong person and we were left to sort out what was what (after we'd already accidentally sampled our friends' orders.) At one point we had to waive to try to get out waiter's attention for a long time while he stood chatting with another staff member watching videos on his phone. Perhaps the worst part, however was the fact that there was little or no air conditioning on a hot summer night. Our entire party was drenched in sweat by the time we left. It made it hard to enjoy the hot food. Again, the food was delicious and the decor, lighting and music were great, so I really wanted to like this place. If they could improve on the service/AC issues I would love to give them another shot.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

All around fantastic. The food, the wine/drinks, the service were all excellent.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Lots of food for a fair price. Good variety of drinks and a diverse menu. Great service and a great space for groups.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The steaks are very thin. Quite sad as they used to be a bit thicker and had more flavor.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our reservation was probably the latest, 7:15pm on a Sunday. So I could understand if the waiter was maybe a little tired and our service was a bit delayed, but the restaurant was out of guacamole and chicken, so i found it a little odd on account of it being Mother's Day. Other than that, the food we did order was delicious and the waiter passed out roses to the moms in our group. I'd definitely try it again and suggest it to others.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food...waiters need to be more attentive to customers needs, silverware, napkins etc.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I've been here several times, my son's love the variety of grilled meats and they really like the food. I love the seasoning on the meat, we usually get the combo which is really good. We choose Las Tablas for birthdays, I decided to come again for Mothers Day!

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