90 Miles Cuban Cafe - Lincolnwood

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226 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 226 People Are Saying
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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Wait staff had trouble understanding questions/requests. Service very slow.

Good just ok.

Won't come again.

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B
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

MaitreD didn’t know anything about my reservation when we arrived; I had made it a few hours prior. Despite that we were seated without any problem that Saturday night. Later live music in the main room was an unexpected treat. We will return to try more items on the menu.

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I have been here several times in the past year. We like several things about this place. Good food, good service, reasonable prices, and for us it is convenient. I try something different every time we go. My husband likes the Ropa Vieja and Palomilla sandwiches.

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H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We have a reservation for 6 people at 6 pm. Everything was good until we were told that we needed to leave our table because The table was reserved for 8:00. We probably would have left early if it wasn’t that our desert too so long to come. It would have been nice to know of the 2 hours limit on the table? No nice to be told after the effect.

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P
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We were celebrating a birthday. We were there during happy hour. Our waitress did not know what the specials were. We even asked the manager to tell us what the happy hour specials were because we could not understand the waitress. When the food and appetizers came, it was not as we had asked. I asked her to not put the garlic and the food. It came out with the garlic. When we ordered the desert, we mention to her that we were celebrating a birthday. The cake and the flan was nicely decorated with a candle and happy birthday. The waitress walked away, she disappeared for over 20 minutes. It was a slow night at the restaurant, so everybody in the manager were in the kitchen. The bartender was the only working staff in the front making drinks. We tried to get his attention so that we can ask our waitress for silverware to eat the cake. Before we could get his attention he disappeared into the kitchen. Now we had no wait staff, manager or bartenders in the front of the restaurant. When they finally came out of the kitchen I waived my hand for them to come over. The waitress went to another table, and the manager went to help another customer I was waiting to be seated When I finally got to the manager I explained how upset I was. I told him that I should not have waited over 20 minutes to get silverware In order to eat the cake that we ordered. I told him all the things that happened above and he apologize. I believe that this was one of the most unhappy experience at this restaurant.

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HB
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a great lunch at a great price!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very loud. Staff was not in synch. Ran out of skirt steak at 8pm.

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KP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I was a bit surprised at how high the rating was. Honestly the food was not that great in my opinion.

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RB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The food and service are great and the environment is fun.

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MW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food wasn’t as good as this summer. Mango sauce on the salmon was like something from subway sandwich squeeze bottle
The black beans are good
The appetizer calamari was in a plain tomato soup like spaghetti os
The mall is a little deserted but it’s cool that it’s in the mall and easy access

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Y
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing . She made sure we were very well taken care of .

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Drinks where awesome. Service was poor, no one checked in on us! Food was okay, I expected more from a place like this.

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JW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our first time there. Somehow they didn’t see our Open Table reservation and we got seated in the back room where there several very large parties. We sat for quite a while and it became apparent that we were not going to be getting good service. They honored our request to be moved to the main room where we’d be able to see and hear the live music. Service continued to be very slow but the music made it enjoyable. I highly recommend the tostones appetizer. The shrimp in garlic was really good too.

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LS
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cuban sandwiches are the best in Chicago... fruit margaritas seemed watered down.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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TG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

We are a party of 10 celebrating several birthdays the service was terrible the food was fair and when we complained nobody seemed to care. Two of us actually got sick on the food and when I called to complain and make them aware it didn’t seem to matter

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good , service was meh, but I didn’t expect it to be since it was a busy night. The environment was great!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole set up is great. We all felt like we were in Cuba. Great food, drinks and Live Music. I would reccommend this place to anybody that would like to Experience a moment in Cuba. The Servers were kind and Courteous we were even lucky enough to meet the owner. A true gentleman. There desserts and coffee are also amazing!

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L
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our lunch at this Cuban restaurant. The food was tasty, servings ample, and service prompt. The negative was the noise: the music was too loud, and the overall noise level wasn't acceptable. We asked to be moved but speakers are all over. If you're looking to be entertained by music and TV screens, this would be a fun place for you, but it's not a good selection for quiet conversation.

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LS
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cuban sandwich among the top ten in the country!
The accompanying chips however had an off night... 1/2 were fresh and crispy and 1/2 were limp and cold.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Was Celebrating my sister's bday, the band was awesome but a lil bit to loud for conversation. Even the owner and his guest came over to our table to wish her happy birthday and danced with us. I loved the energy in the place.

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this food !

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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 22, 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 15, 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 15, 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 24, 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 17, 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 20, 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
20 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
49 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 15, 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 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and helpful with explaining the menu

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LS
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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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