Las Tablas Colombian Steak House

4.4
385 reviews
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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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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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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 !!

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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.

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C
Seattle
11 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.

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M
Chicago
3 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.

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j
Chicago
1 review
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!

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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!

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

Friendly service with a diverse menu

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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.

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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!

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J
Chicago
20 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.

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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.

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

Nice service
Good skirt steak

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R
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food was great, we both had the skirt steak and sangria. The sauces were good, however my friend did have some stomach issues after eating for the next day and thinks it was the hot sauce, since I had the chimichurri and chipotle sauce and was OK.

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d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Great value. Way to disappeared at times.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I made reservations for my boss and visiting clients for lunch at 11:30am CST. When they arrived at 11:35am, the restaurant was not open. The cook showed up and made them sit in the dark while they waited for the manager to arrive.

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J
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us had a great meal on a slow Monday night. Servings were huge and service was friendly. No alcohol was allowed to be served, so check to see if BYOB is an option. Didn’t matter because we enjoyed Limonada con Coconut, a great drink! We would definitely return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Miguel our waiter was attentive even though it was a busy night. The Entrana is very flavorful. Loved the chicken empanada. Drinks are great too.
Would recommend this place to my friends and for sure we will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu is absolutely exquisite! Zuriel was our server and he was super detail oriented and knew exactly when we needed him. Every time I go to Las Tablas I ask so sit in Zuriel’s section!

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AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS IS EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY's FAVORITE RESTERAUNT IN CHICAGO....so every celebration happens here!! NEVER A BAD EXPERIENCE!!!

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HF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely come back to this place. The food was excellent and accommodated all our dietary preferences (including plant-based and even Whole30), and the beautiful Spanish guitar created a warm and subtle backdrop to our conversation. We loved it!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

They gave away our table even though they had said that our reservations were for 745 pm and we got there right on them so we had to wait a whole hour to be seated for our party of 8, it was a friends birthday. They kept forgetting our orders , they never even brought out the dessert that I had requested for my friends birthday. The drinks are good , the ambience is good and the food is decent but the service is a no go for me.

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d
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a party of 8, and started out with the Auras, Empanda's and crab cakes - -all were fantastic, for the main course, a large variety of the steaks, chicken, veggie empanadas and red snapper -- food was plentiful and delicious, great value -- dessert was the tres leches cake, coconut flan, and oreo cake -- great way to end the meal -- and the coffee was excellent -- loved the service, kept all of our water and iced teas filled, and was attentive and not intrusive -- would definitely come here again and again, great place

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SC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great value. Definitely will be heading back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience and food was great.!

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

Excellent service, amazing food in generous portions, accommodating to dietary needs/preferences

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AM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place!! Food is wonderful and plentiful!! Reasonable for the amount of food and the quality of the food! Definitely will go there again and again!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for my wifes birthday

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EG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I highly recommend the sampler platter - it kind of makes it like eating at a Brazilian steakhouse but it all comes out at once. We added the seafood option and split it among three of us and still had some leftovers. Everything was delicious and I'm glad I didn't have to choose only one meat for my dinner. Small but nice wine list. Great margaritas and mojitos.

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ER
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and so was the service!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

great place. food needs to be a little hotter but overall was good experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good but not for large groups at all. Service was horrible and not tended properly.

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YG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

No tenian colombianas sodas, muy costoso todo, la paella colombiana no tenia sabor
, el arroz con pollo con sabor a quemado

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We ordered a combination plate that was supposed to include ribeye, but they brought churrasco instead. We thought it didn't look quite right, so we asked the waiter, and he said it was ribeye. By looking at pictures online afterward we figured out it wasn't correct.

We also ordered an appetizer that never showed up (when our meals showed up, we asked the waiter to cancel it, so that was fine).

The food was also a little cold.

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AO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service overall

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J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant.

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KB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We waited more than 20 minutes to be asked what we'd like to drink which we immediately ordered our food knowing it would likely that it be awhile before we saw our waiter again. We didn't get our drinks until 40 minutes into sitting there. We didn't get our food for more than an hour, and when we did they messed up our order. We didn't get our appetizer, they tried to tell us they ran out of what we ordered even though we saw the same dishes coming out of the kitchen. Eventually we did get our appetizer but by the time we got it we weren't really hungry.

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l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I would recommend it for the food however the service was very slow (an hour to bring our food). Also the drinks were very watered down (we tried multiple).

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NW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Overall: We live in Chicago. There is much better steak to be had.
More detail: Service was lacking: It took nearly 20 minutes to get our order in, another 30 to get our food, and another 20 just to get a check. They only have BYOB M-Th, and made no exceptions, even despite the fact that we were willing to pay the equivalent of one or their priciest bottles to drink from ours (a far superior vintage, BTW). We were serially ignored after this.
Food: We ordered the duo sampler. The only delicious part of the meal was the skirt steak. The ribs were dry and bland the yucca unremarkable. The chicken was, well, chicken. Overall, a boring, long, crowded, uneventful experience.

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C
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and service were all amazing. The bartender was extremely welcoming...greeting and chatting with me as we waited to be seated by the host.

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