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Melao Latin Cuisine

4.1
24 reviews
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$30 and under
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Colombian
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Authentic Columbian cuisine. Choose from a wide variety of regional small plates, great to share with friends! The house special is Parrillada, grilled striploin and chicken breast with yucca and sweet plantain.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Colombian, Latin American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 868-4501
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Irving Park Rd
Additional
Full Bar, Non-Smoking
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.7
value
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Frenchie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Maybe we were lucky that it was a quiet Sunday night with only a few other patrons? Not sure but it was so pleasant, quiet and relaxing. I noticed TVs bu they were not on. The food was plentiful and delicious! Our waitress was great at recommending dishes...we knew it was BYOB ($7.00 cork fee) so we brought wine, HOWEVER their SANGRIA was so good, we didn't open our bottle of wine! Will go there again.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious with amazing wait staff

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LesleyS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

We came here for a birthday and ad a lot of fun. The tapas menu was plenty for our group and the sangria was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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vipNick (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Awesome food!!! Very friendly and the best service. Everything on the menu is great and our entire party enjoyed. Definitely will go back!

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vipMike (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

My wife is from Colombia and we're always interested in finding a new Colombian restaurant for "comfort food"...Melao was awesome! Small place, great authentic food, and a friendly staff...we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Had a wonderful time at Melao! The food was delicious and the live music was great! Would definitely recommend. Worth the hour drive.

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vipBarbara (Naples)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Food and staff were wonderful; sangria could use more rum...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Great attentive service. Fabulous skirt steak, can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Service was good. The evening ambience was very romantic with bolwros and tangos sang live by the very talented Diana Mosquera. The only down side was we waited more than an hour for our food. But when it was there it was amazing! I super recommend the bandeja paisa!

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Jgmoran (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2016

This is a BYOB with Colombian cuisine. We went on an arctic, Chiberia evening. It was quiet, but busy. Lovely Empanadas and Arepas and fried Yucca for appetizer. The Chicken soup was huge ( you could share it) and the Parrilladas were delicious. We brought a nice bottle of red wine and it was a perfect paring to the lovely meal. I loved my Flan de Cafe for my Birthday treat.

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