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Cantina Laredo - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Cantina Laredo - Chicago

4.3
4.3
2757 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Located in a stunning stone and glass freestanding building at the corner of State and Illinois, Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes and drinks utilizing only the best ingredients. Upon entering the bustling restaurant, dining guests are welcomed with stellar salsas paired with complimentary, house-made chips and tortillas. While sipping a specialty cocktails, enjoy Cantina Laredo’s signature service: made-to-order Traditional guacamole, now offering Seasonal Specials!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 955-0014

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Espinoza

  • Catering

    We offer catering for small or large groups of any kind! Please contact our Sales & Events Manager, Alex Hall at 312-955-0014 or by email - chicagoevents@cantinalaredo.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple private dining spaces, as well as semi-private dining spaces. Please contact our Sales & Events Manager, Alex Hall at 312-955-0014 or by email - chicagoevents@cantinalaredo.com

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    State & Illinois

  • Parking details

    Minor City of Chicago street parking, multiple garages and valet companies for ample parking.

  • Public transit

    Red Line - Grand

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 2,757 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    This was about the worst Mexican food I’ve had in a long time. We’ve been to this restaurant several times before so I don’t know what happened. They don’t serve fresh made table side guacamole anymore so when I ordered it, it looked like 3 scoops of ice cream but it was guacamole that was made a while ago because some parts of it were brown. The food was tasteless and was horrible. The server was great and accommodating but we will never go back to dine here again nor would I recommend it.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Crowded on weekends. Noise level is high. Food is good. Chips and salsa at your table is a nice touch and they're very tasty!

  3. AS

    AbbyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food was wonderful but besides that I felt that the service was slow. Our waiter wasn’t very attentive and was very slow. Our table was not sturdy which made it hard to eat. It Took forever to get our drinks. We were sat at 7:30 and didn’t get our drinks until close to 8 and out food 8:30. Wasn’t impressed at all.

  4. FE

    FEGAR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great... nice place

  5. M

    Mariana

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My boyfriend and I sat near the fireplace on a Tuesday evening. The food was very good, the service was wonderful, the ambience was fantastic and where we sat was quiet and relaxed.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family and Friends celebrating life!

  7. CD

    CasualDiner47

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a great time overall. Restaurant was busy and a bit loud (was a Saturday night so expected as much) and we were a bit disappointed in the Casa-Rita cocktail but our entrees (Carne Asada plate, and combination Fajitas) were excellent and the service was very good! The desert (warm Apple Pie with Brandy Butter and Cinnamon Ice Cream) was also very good. Atmosphere was lively and enjoyed the experience overall. Will be back to try more of their menu!

  8. VM

    ValM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! Drinks were strong and tasty. Great music too. I like forward to going back and would highly recommend this place to my family and friends.

  9. SD

    ShaunD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great date night for my wife & I

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great atmosphere, incredible margaritas and top notch service. Would definitely recommend!!

  11. FM

    FrankieMermaid

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food tasted preheated. Ingredients didn't taste fresh. Very disappointing for the price point. Will not be coming back.

  12. BB

    BruceB

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Certainly not the best restaurant in Chicago for Eclectic Mexican fare. Chips and salsa were definitely the highlight. The guacamole was bland and tasteless. My entree, the Mole, was once again lacking any unique flavors. The Margaritas sounded great on the menu but in fact had an over abundance of mix to alcohol. The atmosphere is relaxed and contemporary. Our waiter, Mark, was extremely obnoxious and just wanted to hear himself talk. The staff tries to rush your dinner in order to turn tables so if your looking for a relaxed dinner this is not the place. Chicago has a plethora of amazing restaurants, unfortunately, I would not include Cantina Laredo among them.

  13. CD

    ChazD

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great! Love the food here...and the margaritas!!

  14. SD

    SusanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was good, fresh and healthy as it has been every time I’ve been there. I was disappointed they no offer table side guacamole preparation.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good service. Love that our group of nine was given a private room.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Service was Poor, not many servers available. It was not busy so I don’t know why service was not great. Food used to be good, menu changed and food was flavorless.

  17. CV

    ChrisV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They don't have valet anymore which is a problem

  18. DS

    DianeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks and friendly staff. It’s our second time back and will be back in the future.

  19. TM

    TrishM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love everything about this restaurant! We had such a positive experience booking our reservation for 9 people. We were seated in a private room with a big round table (I love round tables!)! Our meal was delicious. The service was wonderful. The whole evening was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant!

  20. j

    jamesb

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome outing Excellent server Delicious food. I plan on visiting again very soon.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative dishes. Open and stimulating environment. More noisy than we like

  22. HM

    HannahM

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great way to spend a Sunday late afternoon!

  23. j

    jaybrooks

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The food was okay. It didn’t blow my socks off. The service was lackluster. It was also a little pricey.

  24. E

    Esie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was DELICIOUS! and so were the margaritas!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined in to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful experience! We will be returning :)

  26. D

    David

    Cincinnati

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice restaurant, but very loud. Loved the chips and salsa. Got the steak fajita, and thought the condiments portion (guacamole, sour cream, etc.) was pretty small. But all-in-all, very tasty. The server we had was perfect. We'll be back.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Everything was good. Lot of vegetarian options. Service was bit slow though. Will certainly visit again.

  28. KO

    KatieO

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oh great ambience and tasty margaritas!

  29. C

    Cabfood67

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Went there for Sunday brunch. The food was excellent. Service was a little slow. There was only one other table at the time we were there. :-( Overall good experience.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Had a 9:30 reservation in a Sat night. Waited at the desk where it says wait here to be seated for 10 minutes with another group of people that came in right after us. Finally a server that walked past us 3 times already asked us if we had a reservation while all the other servers tried to not see us. We asked if we could be seated in one of the booths near the bar and were told they were trying to close that section down yet plenty of people were still there. Moved us to a big open area next to a loud private party. Glad they were having fun and happy for the restaurant to be busy but impossible to have a conversation. Thankfully the food made up for the lack of service. Our dinners were good as we all had tacos. Small tortillas but delicious fillings. Our tamale appetizer came with the dinners and that too was delicious. Had a margarita and had to flag down a waiter from the party to ask if he would have our server get us another round. All in all good food but service that did not care if we were there or not.

  31. PP

    PaullyPaul

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    The portions were small but good the drinks out standing

  32. KC

    KathyC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went with a group of my girlfriends and loved it! The server, Michael, was wonderful, he knew the menu well including the cocktail menu and was helpful when making our selections. The food is so good, very fresh, not the heavy Mexican food you might find elsewhere, but fresh, light selections. The cocktails are top notch as well! My only down side would be it's a active, lively atmosphere and that can make it difficult if you want to catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while. We will definitely be back though!

  33. KP

    KennethP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. The food is fantastic and the service is great. It is not traditional Mexican food. It is a modern take and it is delicious.

  34. M

    Mikeb

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    The 1030am brunch reservation that is on open table meant the restaurant was 30 minutes late because they don't open until 11am. And the people at the restaurant didn't care. Food quality went downhill, all kinds of things that make Mexican food non gluten free (which is hard to do). I will be hard pressed to go back for anything more than a margarita. A while lot of we don't care at this place.

  35. k

    kappy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service. Loved the service. Price fair. Guacamole amazing and so were chips. Has chicken quesadillas and they were good but could have been great if a little more moist. The decor super cool and sat by fire for warmth and ambience. Would go again when in city.

  36. JL

    JennyL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I met a friend for happy hour. The bar area was full when I arrived, but the staff was very accommodating and offered the HH menu at a table nearby. I was disappointed that the guac cart is no longer available - but all good and drink was still great!

  37. HL

    HanaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Cold food, when we sent it back it was still cold. Ok service but gross food.

  38. NM

    NicholasM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Service was quite slow. We were freezing as we were sat by the fireplace — sounds wrong but there is tons of ventilation to have the fireplace and it was all cold blowing air.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience5

    Me and my boyfriend love this place, the food and the vibe never disappoints! I particularly love the Combination fajita plate and all the margaritas. Today, we came in for our anniversary and booked a table through OpenTable specifically indicating that it was our anniversary, however nothing was mentioned about it. Additionally, our server, Jesse, gave the table next to us very attentive service - greeting them first (despite us coming in earlier), asking for drink refills, refilling the chips and salsa - while stopping by our table only a handful of times (and us having to ask multiple times for the same items). As a server myself, I am beyond disappointed in this experience and will be choosing to dine elsewhere on special occasions.

  40. M

    Mrs073

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Cantina has been one of our go to restaurants. Now they don’t do table side guacamole anymore even though they increased the price. Now you get half the amount and it’s not that special. They’ve reduced the amount of items ...some of our favorites are no longer available.

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Cantina Laredo - Chicago is rated 4.3 stars by 2757 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    State & Illinois

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Minor City of Chicago street parking, multiple garages and valet companies for ample parking.

  • Public transit

    Red Line - Grand

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Espinoza

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 955-0014

  • Catering

    We offer catering for small or large groups of any kind! Please contact our Sales & Events Manager, Alex Hall at 312-955-0014 or by email - chicagoevents@cantinalaredo.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple private dining spaces, as well as semi-private dining spaces. Please contact our Sales & Events Manager, Alex Hall at 312-955-0014 or by email - chicagoevents@cantinalaredo.com

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