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Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant

4.1
19 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem (36)
  • Good for Groups (16)
  • Kid-friendly (12)

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About

Simple dishes with authentic recipes is at the very heart of what you'll find at Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with several dishes to choose from. Start your visit off with some chips and salsa, or spice it up with some guacamole.

If you're coming mid-day, opt for one of the lunch specials which include popular Mexican fare such as tacos, burritos and enchiladas. Mom's specials are a bit more intricate, complete with one of two rice dishes. Popular options include pollo en mole, chipo-tilapia and mom's skirt steak tacos. Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant also offers a variety of desserts. Try the homemade flan or take a walk on the wild side with banana chimichangas. Coffee and juice options are available, as are standard soft drinks.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation

Monday – Friday:11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 467-1009
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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4.1
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4.3
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on April 18, 2014

This was our first visit to Mom's. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately. The initial service was prompt and courteous. I believe I ordered the chipotle tilapia. I think it would have been good but I couldn't taste the fish because it was swimming in so much sauce. The sauce itself was hot but didn't have a lot of flavor. We waited quite a long time after our dinner but no one came with our bill. We finally had to track someone down so we could pay and leave. I might give it another try though because it did have a friendly staff and a unique, quirky ambiance.

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Bcb1023 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on April 11, 2014

Love this place. Cute decor, excellent menu options, reasonable prices, great food and service!

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SOtto (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on April 5, 2014

Dinner was relaxed and delicious. We had reservations at 7:00pm on a Saturday and the restaurant was full. My husband had the Tequila Shrimp (special) and I had the Carne Asada. Flavorful dishes, steak was cooked perfectly. The salsa served before the meal has a great kick. Yummy Patron Margaritas! We ordered the Tres Leches dessert to go - it was moist and satisfied our sweet tooth with a good cup of coffee an hour after we returned home. We will be back!

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Margolis (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2014

I love this place. It's my go-to spot when entertaining friends and family. Guests are always impressed by the attentive and friendly service and the quality of the food. The salsa is unique and has a nice kick to it. Drinks are kept topped-off. The cuisine is elevated, not your standard stuff. Be adventurous and order something unusual. You won't be disappointed.

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more (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2014

We were a larger party that went on a slow night. Made a reservation in advance. Arrived and table was not ready, restaurant did not seem prepared despite the reservation. Food was good, but somewhat pricy. Service was extremely slow.

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Margolis (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 15, 2013

Mom's Old Recipe is one of those places one passes by a million times without noticing, but once you enter, you're hooked. The food is fresh and tasty. The service is friendly and efficient. This restaurant really is a neighborhood gem.

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DaveL (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on November 14, 2013

This restaurant does not grab your attention from the outside. Its a common store front, but the inside is clean, comfortable and relaxed. Service was quite good and the food was very good. The lunch menu was reasonable in both price and portions of food. I will be visiting again to try out their dinner menu.

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vipFantastic (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on November 11, 2013

The food was out of this world- combination of flavors, fresh, gluten free, complex, and made us want more! The enchilada trio BF ordered was so delicious I pushed my entire order of fajitas to the side and we ate his meal. Reheated fajitas were better than I have had in some restaurants. Highly recommend!

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vipLadyG (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on October 14, 2013

Great Mexican food with excellent service. Most items are reasonable priced, some are expensive. Menu is on their website. Street parking only which has not been a problem the two times we have eaten there. Definitely the best Mexican restaurant we have found in that area.

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dinnerpals (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on October 5, 2013

Meat dishes very tender and tasty. Food presentation great and portions perfect.
A special place!

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