Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville

3.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Moe’s Cantina is located in the heart of Wrigleyville just steps away from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Moe’s offers a menu of shareable small plates, traditional full-sized entrees, signature tacos and a cocktail list featuring house-made sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, and more. The cantina features exposed brick walls, concrete-topped bars, an open kitchen with wood-burning grills, retractable glass garage doors, a state-of-the-art sound system and a plethora of HDTVs showing the day’s top sporting events!
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.3
service
3.4
ambience
3.3
value
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52% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I wouldve liked it to be more upbeat. Also, they close at 5 and kick you out

RA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The space looks great, the menu looks good but it was pretty empty and the service was poor. Our server was nice, knowledgeable about the menu and happy to make suggestions. Unfortunately, the was the ONLY server there on a Friday night. Drinks took forever (there was one bartender) and food also took forever. The wait times for drinks and food was not her fault, but tough to recover from that. I suspect this place is super fun and better staffed when the Cubs are playing. I would not return on a non-baseball day.

S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Stay Away!! Booked a party of 10 3 weeks out, tried unsuccessfully 5 times to adjust reservations but no one would return phone call. Showed up Friday at 8pm place was near empty except for a wedding party and the service, host, food, drinks, and staff was horrible. This place seems to be more of a party/gathering spot catering to large overflow crowds from wriggly and not dinner destination. Around 9pm the lights were turned down and it clearly was shifting to a latin themed dance club which seamed to have a good vibe. It took over 30 minutes to pay the bill; server charged us double the bill which was just pure incompetence. I heard the downtown location is completely different and wroth going. PS margs were made form a mix and again horrendous.

T
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before or after a Cubs game. The rooftop is awesome! Great margs and tacos!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and not super busy !!

E
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This was a terrible experience which is unfortunate because the food was actually slightly above average. We came in at around 6 PM, an hour before the Cub game and the restaurant was surprisingly empty which should have been a clue. There were 4 of us and we ordered a round of drinks. 3 of the drinks came. We kept waiting and waiting and finally went to the gentleman by the door who chased down our server who got the drink. The drink that was forgotten was the one where we had a specific discussion about its contents. Than when we ordered, the server did not take notes and failed to successfully get the order correct causing more delays. Finally, it was my wife's birthday. I put that in my reservation and we mentioned it to our server. She said we could get a little something with a candle. It never happened. Despite all of this, the restaurant did not offer to comp anything. I won't be going back.

l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere is very cool. The rooftop was great. The food was pretty spicy for someone who doesn't do much spice. Even the guac was too spicy for me and I love guac. The steak kabob was wonderful. The price was a lot for what you get. The service - very nice but inattentive and had to be requested and repeated, even though the rooftop was nearly empty. Overall - it was a beautiful day in a nice location with great sangria ... but the value for the dollar was subpar.

KW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We sat on the rooftop with one other large group. The bartenders/server were slow to provide service and had an attitude when we went up to change an order that hadn’t been submitted yet, then two of the female bartenders scoffed at my friend.

I’ve been here many times for game day, but was very disappointed with the service this time around and especially for not being busy.

F
Chicago
170 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Close. To Wrigley Field. Really liked the shrimp tacos. Quesadilla was fair. Margarita was not super authentic. Price for beer was fair. Nice rooftop.

J
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and good food.

OS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful
I will never come back here again. Tacos tasted like dog food and drinks had minimal alcohol in it. Worst experience. Would not recommend.

CK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Way too loud. Could not hold a conversation because the music was wayyyy to high! Also, limited menu for a Mexican Food restaurant (and for a Moe's Cantina). Soft tacos and skewers and that's about it. They must not make their own chips because they were stale and tasted like store bought. The queso fundido and salsa were very good. Only redeeming qualities...

JN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool place. We expected to wrestle with a big crowd and be hurried. Quite the opposite. We felt at home and doted on.

Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review John! We hope to see you at Moe's Wrigley soon!

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GW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and very accommodating. Food was yummy!

Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review Grace!

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made this 10/22 back in August. I called several times to confirm my reservation but no one answered and the voicemail was not set up. I showed up early and was informed that Moe's is no longer on Open Table. I showed the manager the reservation and he repeated that Moe's is not on Open Table. I told him I understood Moe's is not now on Open Table but that I made the reservation 2 months ago and never received a cancellation email or phone call. In fact, I received a confirmation email from Open Table on 10/21. The manager said there's nothing he can do for me.

G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The DJ had the music so loud you could not hear anyone talk. We asked then to turn it down but our request was ignored. The decibel level was unhealthy and we will not return to Moe's

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was super slow.

M
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Great food. Loud. Hard to talk to your guests but overall great place.

SA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went before the Cubs game. Loved the atmosphere. Food was good, service was a little slow.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I went with a friend to grab dinner. When the lights went down and music went up, we could no longer enjoy our conversation. I'd go again, but only for a quick drink, then move along.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall2food1service2ambience2

There is just not enough food serve for the amount they charge. We had to go eat some where else after leaving Moes bar. Defenetely it's good for a drink but not for dinner.

j
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We arrived late due to traffic! they did manage to find us a booth. The waitstaff was really running and we placed our order for drinks and food as soon as someone stopped at out booth. It was super noisy - a lot of TVs with SPORTs showing. We almost had to body slam a waitstaff to get our check. We were in and out in 40 minutes though. enjoyed the shrimp skewers!

NY
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with Moe's in that they were very accommodating to my party of four. Driving here from Joliet to watch the Hawks, traffic was horrendous, it took us 2 hours to get to Chicago. It was game two of the Stanley Cup so they were very busy...I called to let them know we would be late, about 30 minutes) and they help my reservation. While there we had a great time. The food was excellent as were the drinks. We tried almost every skewer, it would be difficult to pick my favorite as they were all delicious.
The service was great(Katie), very friendly and not easy that night. This was my second visit here, both times were great.

w
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2015
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waitress was not very attentive. I asked her four times for water and finally received after an hour.

a
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The restaurant was understaffed and our waitress was hardly visible. The food is served tapas style, but after 10 minutes of everyone at our table having food except one person, we were finally able to flag down someone to ask about the last order. It took at least another 15 minutes to get the final plate. I understand that it is tapas style, but waiting 25 minutes (after everyone else has their food) for the final plate to be served is not acceptable. And, the food was sub-par...who serves tortilla chips without salsa? The restaurant did comp the overlooked meal, which was appreciated.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation through open table and it was not honored by this restaurant. I'm very dissatisfied.

J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a great spot if you're looking to get drinks and some quick dinner/apps before a night on the town.

w
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was my first time at Moe'. I found the food and the atmosphere perfect for a pregame party with colleagues. I recommend their meat and seafood skewers.

r
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience3

first, the menu on their website is completely different than what they have. the guacamole was great, the salsa was the worst I ever had, the quesadillas with "steak" was like little hard to chew turds, and the chicken in the flautas was stringy and inedible. don't waste yourtime and/or money on this place!

F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2014
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We met at Moe's as a group of friends looking to have dinner ad drinks before heading to a show later that night. The music was so loud we couldn't hear our waitress or better yet the person sitting across from you. I would not suggest going here if you are wanting to actually talk to the people you are with.