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Cantina Laredo - Chicago

4.5
2344 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. We offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sauteéd artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation Sunday-Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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(312) 955-0014
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2344 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great overall experience and will definitely go back when in town again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I where introduced to Catina Laredo a few months back and we make a special trip from the suburbs at least once a month we LOVE it! I recommend the ahi tacos for a starter and the Cameron poblano asada or fajita tres for main the steak is marinated in a chimichurri seasoning which makes it amazing. This is a hidden jem!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I was sad to hear your only bringing over one Salsa now. Having to salsas at your table was a nice luxury

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very good and flavorful food especially at this price point.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great drinks! Food and service was just OK. I had the stuffed bell pepper steak. Although it was good, I was somewhat disappointed that the food didn’t match the marketing messaging identifying it as upscale Mexican food.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was great, it surpassed my expectations and I loved the ambiance . My date couldn't stop talking about the fireplace as we dined. I will definitely return in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love Cantina Laredo but something needs to be done about the noise level. It’s impossible to hear people sitting just one foot away. Management should consider hanging sound absorbing tiles or tapestries from the ceiling.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent night for my family and I. We had a party of six and it was great with awesome food.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was cold
Took over 30 minutes to get a second margarita

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

6 colleagues together after a long fligh. Half of us there for the first time by reccomendation from the rest of us.
All very happy with our meal. The guacsmole and chips is fantastic, great drinks and food. Cool architecture and like the atmosphere. Good value. Reccomended and we all look forward to another visit when we vome back to Chicago.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Ottimo cibo , personale giovane e simpatico , cibo più che buono : da provare

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Best Mexican in Chicago! Very tasty and great margs!

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very disappointed - lady who greeted us said to wait while she looked for a table then fiddled with her computer for ages. When asked what was wrong eventually, she said “oh I’m waiting for the other lady to take you to your table”!. This was at least inept - she could have spoken to us!! It was bordering on rude - not a good start! Then the fish my wife had was expensive, not especially fresh, over cooked and dry (mentioned to waiter but not discounted from bill). Guacamole table side was comfortably best bit but not that special. Beans seemed canned to me. Tortillas did not seem freshly made. My son’s steak strips in his tacos were dry and lacked flavour. The rest was acceptable but only just about. This place seems popular, probably due to the place itself, which is very nice but eventually people will wise up and move on to the countless other eateries in Chicago that offer better food, fresher ingredients, better service and better value than this place. My advice if you’re thinks by about eating here - think again!

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Server was terrible. Went for lunch, only three tables were seated, never saw server after order, except when she brought the bill. She forgot our appetizer, had to track her down to the far corner of the restaurant where she was texting on her phone.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I come here a lot and it's great every time. The facilities are beautiful. The food is good and the margaritas are amazing. Either the house margarita or the one with Grand Marnier are great.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server was great but the food was terrible. Completely bland with many a short cut taken. I ordered the rellleno that claimed to have fresh shrimp and Mexican street corn but it was basically canned corn and it was absolutely drenched in cheese. Also, the people who gave one star reviews and said the chicken was the frozen Tyson precooked strips are absolutely right! Who can’t even make a fresh chicken breast to dice up for tacos?! We’re from LA so we know “authentic” Mexican and this place does not have it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good food and location

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great drinks and fresh guac made in front of you was awesome

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food quality was good and portion sizes was right for diet conscious eaters like us. Place was packed on a weekday - people do like this place. Disappointed with quality of drinks - too high priced for the quality of drinks served -order beer or wine - you will be safe. May be a bartender issue - otherwise - a great place to dine in River north.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and service. I can't wait to go back and it's sure to be one of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Birthday!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was great. Service a little slow but they were busy.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good food, great service, good value. Will go there again when I’m Chicago.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great meal, loved the table side guac, service was fantastic. Reasonable prices, good ambiance, good location.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Cool atmosphere. Definitely order the guacamole - Food is really good and reasonable

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food. Good veggie options.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Ive been heR several times and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing as is the service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was an important occasion for me since my mom was in town visiting me in Chicago. I wanted to take her somewhere trendy but still something simple as far as food goes. The atmosphere and architecture of Cantina Laredo is impeccable and the food is unbeatable! The prices are also extremely reasonable considering location, venue and the fact that it is in Chicago. 10/10 would recommend! Thank you for making my mom's visit part of the wonderful experience!

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Been several times, it’s usually great. They had the nicer side of the room closed and put us at a table with the sun glaring in on us, very uncomfortable. The we ended up surrounded by large groups of loud folks. Out table of three was overwhelmed, we couldn’t have a conversation.

The food was not what we’re used to at Cantina Laredo, honestly, Taco Bell is better than the tasteless and bland fare we were served... Since it’s been great in the past we’ll go again but my hope is the manager has sense to open the side of the room that’s not on the glaring sun and to watch fur how they seat people. Small parties never do well when placed in the middle of multiple large seatings, it’s restaurant 101....

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere! Great happy hour specials! Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great for families

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The waiter was attentive. I asked for chips to go home, he kindly gave me a fresh bag to go...no charge. Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The fresh guac made tableside is everything!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very nice place! Good food and drinks! Temperature could have been warmer.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Very popular restaurant, recommended by my colleague. Food was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Never been disappointed at Cantina Laredo. Food is excellent and service is spot on. One of my favorite restaurants to dine with a big group of friends.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I’ve been to Cantina Laredo several times and have always enjoyed it. I don’t know if they were having an off night, but it wasn’t quite the same when I went with my family on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday.

Our waiter was good, but the service was a bit slow. He did apologize for the wait, which is nice. It’s also a good thing that they bring nachos & salsa to the table right away. My two boys would have been miserable otherwise.

The food was fine, but not quite as I remember. I don’t know if I ordered something new or what. I had one of the combination dinners, and I was left full but underwhelmed by the fish overall.

Since I’ve had better experiences at Cantina Laredo, I’ll definitely give them the benefit of the doubt. It was good, but not as good as I remember.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Love coming here! Every time I’m in the city I try to come! Great good and great drinks!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very nice surrounding, comfortable venue.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We came to Café Laredo to celebrate my daughters birthday. There were 6 adults. The table that we were seated at was very nice. It was a cold evening in Chicago and we were seated by the fire place. The margaritas we had were delicious and the table-side guacamole was great. When I go to a Mexican restaurant I almost always get the taco dinner. The traditional taco dinner at Café Laredo was horrible. I had better tacos at Taco Bell for much, much less than what I paid for here. I was very, very disappointed. Very little flavorless meat covered up with lettuce and tomato. Bad choice. However, my daughter got the Cancun which looked pretty tasty. I usually rate a Mexican restaurant by their tacos and Café Laredo failed. I may return, but I would not get the traditional taco dinner EVER again.

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