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Moe's Cantina River North

4.1
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Live Sports
  • Good for Birthdays
Moe's Cantina is a modern Mexican cantina -- Mexican fare with Spanish & South American flare. The menu features small sharable plate choices such as skewers and tacos, plus more substantial fare like banana leaf-wrapped halibut with chipotle sauce and parrillada de carnes, with rib-eye, rib ends, skirt steak and bone-in chicken served on a tabletop grill. Moe's has quickly become famous for the sangrias and margaritas. So who is Moe? He's a friend of the family who developed quite a reputation for his culinary skills.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Mon - Fri:
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat:
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun:
Reopen on Sundays March 8th
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Phone number
(312) 245-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
LaSalle
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Public transit
Brown line- Merchandise Mart
#156 LaSalle
#22 Clark
#36 Broadway
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Special events & promotions
please visit www.moescantina.com to stay update to with upcoming events & specials.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 370 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.5
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4.2
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I had my 30th Birthday dinner here and the environment was perfect. The music the food the people it was a really nice

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vipEgle (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a taste for Mexican on Valentine's. Ordered the Bistec a la Tampiquena to share. Told the waitress he'll eat the enchiladas & I'll make tacos with the steak. The dish came without tortillas. Had to ask a busboy to ask our waitress to come over as she was either on her phone or talking to someone. We asked for the tortillas that didn't come with the meal, more salsa, sour cream, lime, a glass of water without a chip in the glass, & a refill of Coke. Apparently extra salsa & sour cream costs extra $ so we said forget it. Steak was good but the chicken in the enchiladas was tough. Received the bill & were charged $2 for tortillas. Asked our waitress why the charge? Apparently tortillas do not come with "Grilled 6oz. skirt steak, four oven-roasted chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, corn TORTILLAS, tomatillo salsa." Huh. Honestly won't be back as feel nickel & dimed. Oh & the rest of the menu is tapas shared style. $16 for just a skewer of meat or just 4 tacos? Unfortunately the quality does not suffice the cost.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s beautiful inside however, the service was pretty bad. The seats are uncomfortable and when we asked to move to the booths we were told no. There were about 4 booths vacant during our time there which was about 2 hours.

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Alfredo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great time with friends there. Food is great. Must try try there Pastor tacos. They're one of the best we've tasted. Our waitress was on point and very attentive to us all night. Definitely will be going back..

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

They kicked us out.. not very nicely

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Moe's Cantina overall was sub-par. It was a nice, well-decorated place and it has lots of TVs. Not all the food was flavorful, especially the margaritas, However the tacos were good. The service wasn't great. Overall, probably won't come back...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was very good. Service not so much. You get chips but no salsa. Instead they gave us a sample of their soup in an expresso cup. I had to order salsa. Ok odd but she told me I would be charged for it and I told her that was fine.

After waiting 15 minutes I asked waitress about the salsa. She was very put out that I asked and told me she put in the order and it would come out when ready. I told her that seemed odd since most people eat the chips with salsa while waiting for food. She avoided us after that. In the end, they charged us $0.75 for salsa. Really? This place is a little upscale so I thought an odd approach for salsa ... what I consider a staple in a Mexican restaurant.

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Sanjay (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Very mediocre food

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and drinks were amazing! I love this place but the service unfortunately is hit or miss. Our server was very nice but equally inefficient. The drinks took a while because their amazing hand-made margaritas were time consuming to make and we were understanding of that. There should have probably been two service bartenders considering it was a busy Saturday night but that is not something anyone could have controlled. Well I guess management could but for all I know someone called off or got sick. What I don’t understand is why our server took half the tables drink order and then would come back for the other half when drinks were finally ready. Also why she asked if we would like more chips and then never brought them or why she forgot an entree. I guess an entree could be left out with a large party by mistake but had she ever come back to see if our food was ok she would have known that. Instead I had to finally walk the restaurant just to find her standing in the hostess station chatting. They did comp the meal and that is appreciated. I just think it could have been avoided or resolved more quickly had she been more attentive to our party. I would even be more understanding had she been running around helping multiple tables but she didn’t seem to have too many left. So like I said, nice but inefficient.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

The shrimp tacos were delicious!

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vipDanover (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Great Location, good food. Thanks for a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

It's a decent experience. The restaurant is pretty and cozy. The food is good, but overpriced. Went with a group of 9, they put us on such a big round table that it became very hard to interact with each other. We had to either yell or get up and walk over to the person across the table. The service was good, but if you go with a bigger group they won't separate the check which becomes very incovinient since later at night some wanted to leave and some wanted to stay. The music is good. Overall I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Great area for watching sporting events. Good drinks and good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place if you don't like food, service, or the sound on for sporting events.

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DeeAych (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good food & prices are reasonable. But ... WAY TOO LOUD! The DJ music was so loud we could barely hear each other. More akin to a club than dining... I just don't understand why the music is so loud at these places. Everyone's practically yelling just to be heard. I have an idea: turn the volume down, and the experience is much better.

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