Moe's Cantina River North

4.1
460 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located in Chicago’s beautiful River North, Moe’s Cantina is the only authentic Northern Mexican Restaurant in the heart of the city. It’s exposed bricks walls, custom-made wrought iron chandeliers, and open kitchens with wood-burning grills make for a warm, inviting atmosphere that is perfect for a meal with family, or a night out with friends! Equipped with state of the art sound systems and countless HDTVs, it is also the ideal spot to catch any of today’s top sporting events.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, the drinks were amazing. My only complaint was that the steak taco wasn’t too good. Everything else was great the chicken and the shrimp delicious

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Abigail
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience2

We had reservations for 9:30 got there at 9:20 they told us we made it just in time before they would remove our reservations and we also had to pay a $10 cover fee per person. The place was nothing special

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vipNicoleT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We paid $10 per person to get in. At least don’t disrespect me after charging me to get in. This whole experience was mind blowing. The TV was on max volume... no music just TV interviews. Wtf? MAX VOLUME. One thing if it was music... we didn’t need to listen to people basically screaming. Couldn’t hear the person I came with. Food was disgusting. We ordered nachos and they overcooked a big piece of tortilla and threw nachos toppings on top - how are you supossed to eat that? I have a photo, I can’t believe what they had the nerve to serve us. They didn’t give us napkins or plates for messy, hard tortilla nachos. Asked a security guard for napkins and he brought us 3 beverage napkins after rolling his eyes. Charged a gratuity to a table of 2... How is that a thing? every one that worked here had attitude. Wait... I thought you needed business during this pandemic? Why am I made to feel like you are doing ME a favor? My husband and I work in the service Industry and this was the most laughable waste of money I’ve ever spent. Shame on you, Moes.

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Claudiav19
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We waited in line even after checking in with our reservation. We stood in line for 30 minutes and even had someone come out to let us know we’d be seated shortly. But about 10 minutes after that the security manager came out and told us they weren’t letting anyone else in and that we all needed to leave. Very frustrating. So we went to a different restaurant and 5 minutes later the hostess from Moe’s called me to say my table was ready... I was confused and told her I thought there were at max capacity but she said that was incorrect. This was not handled professionally at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Music was to Loud

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing place! Food and drinks are fabulous!! Such a fun energy but the service for drinks is just a bitt slow! But the ambience makes up for the wait!

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Yessica
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just recently celebrated my birthday here with some girl friends and it was such a great time! The DJ played great music and all popular hits. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a good time, drinks and food!

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Christine
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

After 2 hours of eating and drinking our party was asked to pay for bottle service to continue to stay at the restaurant. I was highly offended that they asked us to do that since we were still all ordering drinks. Our poor waitress was asking them to let us stay but they said we had to buy the bottle or leave so we left. The food waitress staff were great, just management needs to figure out a better way to handle these situations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The drinks we got were super expensive and super strong, food was okay but 15$ for chips and guac not worth it guac wasn't even good. They charged about 30$ for gratitude to much. Honestly not worth the hype, Pink Taco was way better !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It was my birthday and our hostess was rude and unattentive

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FeliciaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu has changed but the tacos are delicious.

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Zamira
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Really nice place good drinks. However the food was cold especially the tortillas, they were even hard. What I’m most upset was that we were over charged. The waitress charged us for two more didn’t that we didn’t have. I believe we were charged about 30$ more. Sad I didn’t catch that while I was in there because that’s not cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good aside for the tail end of our service. Just trying to check out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic!

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CindyM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moe's Cantina was a lot of fun! The decor was very pretty and ornate. Our server, Maria T., was outstanding! She was super friendly, paid attention to detail, and made our dining experience better than we expected ! We would definitely ask for her again! We will be back soon!

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vipAshley
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quick & great services

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Altownfinest
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos and esquite delicious yummy yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so delicious and drinks were perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Carne Asada tacos were dry, bland and obviously warmed up and not cooked to order. Expect better when we were one of only 4 occupied tables in the place for lunch. Won’t be back. Also, they charge 75 cents extra for a tiny cup of salsa to put on the dry tacos!

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vipKC70
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Very energetic atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious with great presentation. Portions could use some work based off the price paid. Was able to accommodate a party of 15 on that same day.

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Ofelia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to eat and have fun, The bar tender was super nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Fun atmosphere good food and drinks

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vipChipsNSalsa
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food too so long over 40 minutes during lunch hour and chicken for my salad was dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit noisy with the music but food and drinks were excellent!!

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yikes
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, only the chicken was dry on the nachos..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was nice, servers were a little slow, but nice. The dolls were a bit long in their prance around the restaurant

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vipkathryns
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little too loud at dinner time but food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic, food was good, great location

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vipEet2liv
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Little noisy, service a little de-energized.
Food quality great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was ok, but food was not good. A few friends sent their food back. Some thought it was ok. Many thought it was very bland or has way too many unnecessary species. Will not be coming back here.

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BradyE
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 8 and our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Drinks were good, food was great. My only slight complaint was music (base) was a little too loud to enjoy conversation for the whole table.

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vipLauren
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time dining here. Food is a little expensive for what you get. Also our server was not very attentive. Food was good; but you definitely get less than you pay for. I was expecting like a laid back/bar vibe as it resembles a sports bar but the menu makes me feel it’s an upscale place.

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ShaliniD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice good food , good music, but wayyyy too loud! Can’t converse n that’s really annoying

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good but what made it even better was the staff. Friendly helpful with suggestions. Great place to go. Will return again

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vipErinC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold and terrible. Service was terrible. We sent our meals back and they were very gracious and took them off the bill. Would not go back or recommend to anybody.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience1

We actually didn’t stay to eat. The food looked amazing from what we could see, but the music was blaring so loud you had to shout. Even then, it was hard to hear people talk. We were there long enough to sit at the table. Then, we got up and left.

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Trixrich
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. We were early before a play and it was empty yet it still took forever to get a drink. Food was very mediocre. Disappointed with this place.

FAQs

Moe's Cantina River North does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Moe's Cantina River North is rated 4.1 stars by 460 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.