90 Miles Cuban Cafe - Lincolnwood

4.4
204 reviews
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Cuban
The Gonzalez family came from Cuba on June 13, 1980 on a shrimp boat from the Mariel Harbor Cuba. After 15 hours in a stormy black sea they finally reached Key West, only 90 Miles from their beloved Cuba. They immediately started working towards their American dream. Their dedication has given them the opportunity to be able to share their essence of Cuban culture and authentic Cuban cuisine right from their kitchen table to you. They hope that at the end of your visit they have made a cultural impact on you that will make you come back to share it with family and friends.

Specials

Happy Hour

$5 Cuba Libres, $4 Mojitos, $3 Draft Beer, $4 Sangria, $1 Select Empanadas & More. See server for Details. Valid Monday-Friday 4:00-7:30PM

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 21, 2018

Ends: August 22, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:30PM

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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 204 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible place, terrible service. Would not honor my reservation. I will never go here again

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W
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I was a little disappointed tht they didn't have my reservations I made for 2. And end up being seated too far from the band had to ask to switch my table once one was avail and it wasnt the best seat

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

90 Miles is a fun, energetic, high energy blast. I Loved the music, the dancing and the great atmosphese!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 1

We reserved for two birthdays and had a poor experience. Service was mediocre, food overpriced and they couldn’t remember to put a candle in the desert (even though we requested it). Bummer overall

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tried a variety of offerings. Food was excellent. Service was a little slow. First time patrons. Would definitely go again.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place. Great food and ambiance. Live music was amazing

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SW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating due to changes in group size. The staff was very friendly, food very good, and we all had a blast.

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p
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Shame on Open Table! This "date night" recommended restaurant turned out to be located in a shopping mall. Somehow Open Table failed to recommend that ... the restaurant description makes you believe that it is a Cuban-family run restaurant .... no .... it is a chain restaurant! The Ruby Tuesday of Cuban restaurants.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional! The staff was amazing ! They ran out of there guava cake and offered their famous cream cheese guava empanada and still made the cake afterwards !

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ID
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been thier 4 times in the last 2 months, live music is the best. Every time we visit we bring more people with us.

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AR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the service! Definitely will be back!

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A
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. We loved it.

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JJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went on a Saturday night. Great live music and the waitress was very helpful.

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IT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and helpful with explaining the menu

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CE
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant and go for the best Cuban sandwich in Chicago! Unfortunately this visit the two Cubans ordered only got one delivered and the other was a chicken sandwich w/lettuce and tomato???
The waiter realized it when he came to check on the food 10 min later and brought us another Cuban to take home...

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. Great conservation, laughs, education....and was overall a memorable experience.

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K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a really wonderful meal, with such kind service to my grandmother and me. The one note I would add is that the vaca frita is shredded, fried steak, so my grandmother was disappointed that it was a bit tough. That being said, I thought it was really tasty, and the waiter offered her both another entree and a free dessert. They really know how to take care of people here

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NC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

They should update the menu... not too many choices.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food. Lechon was incredible as was everything else we had

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the food was really good but the breaded steak was dry. The sinks were great as was the service. The live music was a great touch and wasn’t too loud so we were still able to talk to one another.

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c
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are not many Cuban restaurants in the Chicago area and when there are they tend to be less than authentic. Coming originally from South Florida I have to say this was absolutely spot on. The only thing lacking was they don’t have real Cuban bread. Will definitely return even though this is a fair distance from our home.

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m
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Very authentic Cuban food. (I know I’m Cuban!)
It was delicious and the waitress was amazing.
I will highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience

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t
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun environment and delicious food.

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JB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was just ok. I’ve been to the city location. Lincolnwood was fair.

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farewell party

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CE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

I’ve always enjoyed 90 Miles. I didn’t have quite as stellar a time Friday night as I usually do. My favorite meal has always been the Churassco (I don’t remember how to spell it) It’s skirt steak, yummy yucca with a garlic sauce and great rice. For $27, the steak got so tiny, it’s not worth that anymore. The appetizers and the drinks are still good but the piped in music prevented us from hearing the waitress and my family and I had to practically shout to one another to be heard.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 1

A good meal was ruined by the insanely loud volume of the live entertainment. We moved to a far table, but we're still overwhelmed by the noise level.

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a
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Fifth visit here was a let-down. Special pig roast was overcooked--too tough on outer pieces even to cut with knife. Service was hit-or-miss; it was hard to flag down server, even for drinks refills. Food not quite up to snuff. Waiter's calming "nothing here is spicy" was wrong, thank God. One of our dipping sauces had a bit of piquancy. Steak sandwich tasty as were caramelized platanos and fried plantain chips. Way too noisy for our long table of seven to converse end-to-end; should have had a round one or arranged into an L-shape for easier get-together for Fathers Day. Touted cigar roller never was seen; didn't really matter, however.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What’s the point of asking me if we are there to celebrate anything if you don’t do anything?

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KT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely time. Live music, excellent cocktails, and great food. The Lechon was incredible.

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l
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything here taste good. The staff is friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about this place we will be returning for sure

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R
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best cuban sandwhich this side of cuba

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CO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy having dinner with my husband here. They have the best cocktails! The is really flavorful and authentic Cuban. The live music is not bad on Friday night.

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e
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we enjoyed our visit very much, the food was absolutely fabulous. We had lechon, ropa vieja and camarones al ajillo, plus appetizers and drinks. I had been to their other locations and I'm happy they have this location too as parking is convenient and they have full service bar! It was a bit of a drive but we're coming from the burbs so any drive into Chicago is a hike for us.

Service was excellent, the waitstaff are very attentive. It did get a bit loud and difficult to talk above the live music. But that won't stop us from returning.

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Cuban food at 90 miles and especially with the Latin live music.

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JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was fine but menu was limited.
Service was terrible. We had a large group so the gratuity was going to be included. I feel like the server knew regardless of how good or bad he did his job he would get the 18% gratuity and did not put much of an effort. We had to get the bus boys to take some of our follow up orders. I would understand if it was busy but the restaurant was about half empty.
I will not be returning to this location again and will share my experience with others. Food and atmosphere was good but beware. Large parties= bad service.

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed. The food took very long to come out and was Luke warm. The server tried his best but it seemed there were issues with the kitchen. I probably would not go back anytime soon

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