Las Tablas Colombian Steak House

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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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M
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience today. The food was fantastic and a good value, there was a guitarist playing live background music and the service was great. They even surprised me with dessert for my birthday.

We had the Picara Colombiana with the added seafood. It says it’s enough for 2 but likely enough for 3-4. We are until we couldn’t eat any more and still took enough home for at least another meal for two. Great food, good value, caring staff - great overall experience. We will definitely be back

JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this taste of Colombia!! Beautifully seasoned steaks and great flavors on everything!

CJ
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dined here approximately four times and the food is great, especially the house special, Entrana. Portions are huge and the meals were all cooked perfectly. It was quiet when we were there this time, but it was early and not busy. It does get a little louder when it’s crowded but it’s not obnoxious or anything, just energetic. I enjoyed my meal and the overall dining experience.

NT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My family and I went on 8/31/19 for dinner. Our waiter was rude and our food (meat) was not as requested. When I told him about the food, he didn't say anything and just walked away, never came back to check up on us. I had to request check from the bus boy. Once I paid, I only left a 15% tip because of the bad food and service. This waiter had the nerve to loudly complain about the tip as we were leaving the restaurant. He stated we could of kept the tip. I asked for a manager at the front, but was told no one was available. We were visiting from Fl and celebrating with family, decided on this place since we are Colombia, but never again. Worst service ever.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Authentic Colombian cuisine, great atmosphere and highly personalized service.

D
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I expect to visit again with friends and family. I dined with a native Colombian who are very impressed.

V
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had relatives in from Norway and our server was more than happy to explain the dishes and to provide recommendations to the "most authentic" dish. The staff was warm and inviting and the food was superb!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Colombian food!!! The steak was super tender & Las Tablas Margarita was the besttttt

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch to celebrate a small wedding (party of 15). Service was great and food was delicious! Everyone in our party loved it!

f
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic server. Menu is full. Unless you are a very big eater it’s a lot of full. And cooked right. Delicious

FC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great mojitos and easy reservations on line.

5
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good value. Everyone in my group of five enjoyed their meal. Very generous portions.

FD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las Tablas never disappoints!

WW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First good thing, I was able to make a 12 person reservation through OpenTable; That is awesome, most restaurants require you call in for large parties. After I made the reservation a manager from the restaurant was nice enough to call me to confirm. Later on the day of the event I called ahead a few hours hoping to increase my reservation to 14 people. They gladly accepted the modification. When we got there we were seated immediately and the table was fully set up already. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the table sauces to us and explaining the menu and popular options. The food was all very good. They're known for their empanadas and steak here. The empanada sampler was good; Colombian Empanadas have a distinct crust not unlike an arepa. For my entree I had the Bandeja Paisa: Colombian-style rib-eye steak with fried pork belly, chorizo, rice, beans, fried egg, sweet plantain and avocado. I very good, filling meal. The steak was very tender and flavorful. I could have done without the pork belly though as the skin was very chewy and hard to swallow. The other really good thing about this experience was that our waiter took the time to make checks for every single person in our party. That takes time and is very much appreciated. Be sure to leave them a good tip if they give you the same great service.

FB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun local restaurant, welcoming and attentive staff, food portions very generous, steaks seasoned and prepared well, plantains and sides were delicious

KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love the lunch special, the chicken is always grilled to perfection. I recommend anything there as it is always great and seasoned extremely well.

NC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Anniversary

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Amazing service everything came out quick. But the food was horrible. None of it had actual flavor it was mostly salty. Never going back. There are plenty of better Colombian restaurants around the area.

YH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I would recommend Las Tablas to a friend, but the Irving Park location. The Lakeview location has become really sloppy with customer service and food quality. The staff is not attentive and have become rude. This is the second time I have come to this location and my order has not been correct. I’ve had to request for my food to be taken back and cooked at the correct temperature. Charged for items that we never received. I really enjoyed this location years ago, but it is not the same now.

e
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Greasy food, not authentic Colombian. Only the meat was tasty. Very disappointed.

RL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food! Get the steak entrana!!! Sangrias are very tasty

FS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

I was disappointed. Why do there have to be HUGE TV in the dining room - I was under the impression that it was a nicer restaurant, not a sports bar. The red wine was way too warm, and the salad was blah. For the money, I expected more.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Graduation dinner! Great service for a large party but the food was just okay

DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, would absolutely eat here again. Recommend the skirt steak

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here on a Saturday expecting it to be packed but to our surprise it wasn’t! We ordered the dish for two that included steak, chicken, chorizo etc. It was great and our waiter was amazing! Would definitely come here again!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service here has gone downhill the last few times I’ve been here. The people in our party ordered their steaks at varying degrees of doneness, and they all came out rare. No one at our table even ordered it rare.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was very good. Loved the food. We got to our table quickly (early reservation) and our server was pretty attentive. I love coming to this place.

NP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have been a few times before here and was great but last Sunday was terrible. We sit at our table in a normal way. They took 15 minutes to serve water and 15 to 25 minutes to take our order. Food was lukewarm. My wife order a matrimonio well done and steak came medium well worst cas scenario one of our guess was serve 30 minutes after they serve everyone food. Waiter was confused !
He knew he was terrible on his gratuity !
This time las tablas suck !!

AP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came on Mother’s Day and the service was great, the food was delicious, and I would definitely come back.

C
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was outstanding and cooked exactly as I ordered it. The ajiaco was absolutely delicious.

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow; we waited a half hour before anybody even took our order; and then waited another while before appetizers came out.

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was fantastic! Our party of 5 ordered a variety of dishes but our favorite was the specialty of the house - outstanding! We will be back!

AB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Pollo al Ajillo and it was the best chicken I have had in a long time! They brought out a flight of sauces and I used the chipotle mayo with the chicken. I was in town for a show and I am not used to paying that much for a drink. I would skip the alcoholic drink the next time. Overall I was very pleased with the service and our food!

B
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service with a diverse menu

CO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

loved it! Would go back again. The only complaint was the city turned their gas and water off and threw our dinner/show plans off. Not really their fault. Had to reroute dinner to after the show. Great experience otherwise.

MC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was energetic. The service was a bit slow and the hostess was rather rude but overall great experience!

J
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I’ve been to this restaurant about 8 times. Unfortunately, the last 3 times it seems like their food just isn’t what it use to be. The food isn’t warm when it comes out and the taste isn’t there either. Not sure what changed but I’m hoping they are becoming aware of the change.

VV
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice people working there, great service. I hope to return soon.

PK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice service
Good skirt steak

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