La Luna

4.3
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84 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
located in chicago’s vibrant and historically significant pilsen neighborhood, la luna stays true to the communities cultural, ever-evolving roots and offers a place for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy traditional mexican recipes in a creative space that pays homage to the diverse, artistic vibe of the neighborhood. situated in a prime location on 18th and racine, la luna’s interior is reminiscent of the spirit of the community, featuring exposed brick, living walls of greenery and an open kitchen that invites guests to enjoy a front row seat to the culinary experience. a bifold garage door opens up to 18th street, merging the indoor and outdoor space and allowing patrons to take in the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood while enjoying their locally-inspired meal. the intimate, downstairs lounge features a mezcal bar, shuffleboard and antique board games; creating the perfect atmosphere to unwind and enjoy cocktails and conversation with family and friends.

Specials

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Take advantage of our industry night !! 40% off TAB!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-7:00PM

WEDNESDAY SPECIAL

Get wild on humpday with our $6 cocktails and 1/2 off wine bottles !!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-7:00PM

THIRSTY THURSDAY

Come take a break with us and enjoy our $7 TACO&TEQUILA combo!!!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

TACO TUESDAY

Enjoy $2.50 Tacos or a platter of 12 tacos for the whole party for $25!!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-7:00PM

PILSEN BEST HAPPY HOUR

Enjoy $4 TECATE
$5 HOUSE RED & WHITE WINE
$6 MARGARITAS
$ 4 ELOTE
$10 QUESO FUNDIDO

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 84 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Torta was delicious but a bit on the Spicy side just a heads up lol, food in general is awesome though.

R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was horrible but the food & drinks made up for it.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The torta was really good! The enchiladas were ok, nothing special. Kind of disappointed in their cocktails. Also, they were out of ceviche.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot to dine in and enjoy good company

BO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Food was mediocre. Service was very slow. Drinks weren't good at all. Waited a long time to be acknowledged. Food took forever and our order was wrong.

C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a fun place to go on a weekend evening. The food and drinks are delicious and the ambiance is lively. You could throw a dart at the menu and enjoy what you get! The service was a little slow and a few times I had to flag down our server. They have been slammed each time I come in, so slower service makes sense. I love bringing my friends here and can’t wait to come back! Definitely worth the wait. DO NOT sleep on the tacos de pescado!

HB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I left a 3 star review on each category because I unfortunately was unable to dine at La Luna. I surprised my boyfriend with a “Pilsen taco crawl” and had La Luna as our final destination as I’ve heard only amazing things about the restaurant (you save the best for last right?). I was disappointed when I received a voicemail only a few hours before our 5pm reservation saying that the restaurant had plumbing issues and wouldn’t be able to stay open for our reservation. I totally understand that things come up that are out of our control, but was so disappointed that we weren’t able to experience La Luna as many of my friends have told me they have the best taco in the city. This would have been the perfect last stop to our special day! Hopefully we’ll get to check you guys out soon so I can leave a review on our experience!

JV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. Authentically Mexican.

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere, solid & strong margs and delicious tacos.

BA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Went on Tuesday and enjoyed the tacos, elote and a great mezcal drink.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a awesome place this was, we will definitely be back for some great food and drinks

AC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

3rd time here. the food has been good, but the drinks are outstanding. Taco alert fail... crumbling tortillas! very disappointing!

MQ
Chicago
137 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have had some great experiences in Pilsen so I just knew La Luna would continue the trend, but unfortunately, we were not impressed at all.
We received great service from Lysette, but the food was bland and just not impressive. The guacamole was good as were the pescado tacos, however, the clasica tostada with chicken was very bland and lacked any seasoning, and finally the flautas were too fried and ended up being dry.
I am very confused on the 4/5 star reviews, but they're cumulative is only 3 1/2 stars, so I guess I am not the only one not impressed.

DM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, but I asked for something not spicy, and the server recommended the broccoli tacos without the spicy onions. It was still way too spicy! Everyone else liked their food, but didn't think it was spectacular. Drinks were super expensive!

A
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was soooo nice! The food was great! Never been on a Taco Tuesday. Definitely going back for the elote, el queso fundido and margaritas!

T
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, too noisy. We'll go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made this reservation weeks ago only to arrive at the restaurant which was closed for a private event. No one ever reached out prior to let me know this or confirm my reservation.

w
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I made reservation for Sunday night through open table. No mention of very limited Sunday menu was made. It was apparently disclosed on their website - but we learned of it when we arrived.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The service and food was great, will definitely come back to try other dishes in the menu!

y
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with the great tastes, warm vibe, and how the server took care of us quickly so we could make it to a show across the street.

SL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The appetizers were good, underwhelmed by the tacos and overall just not impressed with everything. They don't have a ton of options for tacos and 2 of them were out the evening we visited.
Service was pretty slow as well. When initially taking our drink orders she asked about 2 people if they wanted drinks out of 8 and then turned to leave without asking everyone, we had to flag her back. Then during our entire dinner I had one drink because the server never came around asking if I wanted another. No one at our table had a second round of drink during about a 1.5 hour meal.
All in all, I probably wouldn't visit again. There are so many places to try in Chicago with better food and service.
Cute decor though!

h
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited La Luna before a show at Thalia Hall. The food and drinks were great. Lovely place!

V
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was a nice place to grab a bite and drinks before the show at Thalia Hall.

PD
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We made a lunch reservation for 5 people using the app and when we arrived the restaurant was closed. We wasted time and money on a 15 min. Uber ride from River North.

g
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for a party of 8 at 5 right when the restaurant was supposed to open. At 5:00 a waiter came outside and said they were not opening until 6 or 6:30 even though I told him I had a 5 pm reservation. He went inside and never came out again and didn’t open. Don’t know why he gave me the dining points since we didn’t dine there. Would never return, bad business, no customer service,

G
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Colorful, flavorful food, professional and fun servers, would definitely go back! Great for vegetarians(maybe not vegans) - the veggie taco was fantastic especially. We were all really happy with our meals and drinks!

s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Luna: delicious, fun, great service, beautiful space, vibrant 'hood!

AE
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not a big menu but what we had was good. Nice offering of drinks as well. Perfect before a show at Thaila Hall

TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It’s was our father’s birthday dinner. We let them know and we expected a dessert maybe a candle not looking for free but just the typical. He got his “birthday dessert” mid dinner. We thought it was a little off but he carried on. Later we see them serve a nice dessert with a candle and clapping? Fun times. I had to explain to our parents those guests brought their own candle. It’s the details that count and we were kinda disappointed.

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. The only negative was the paella. It was okay but overcooked. The tacos were amazing, as were the staff and drinks. We'll definitely go back.

MN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great. I wish I remembered our servers name but she was amazing. Food is basic nothing to write home about it is very much a one and done type of restaurant.

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch last Sunday. Could not be more pleased. Sat at the bar and got awesome service. Samantha, the hefe, made a special point of saying hello and making me feel welcome. Susanne was all over the place taking great care of her guests.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice as always. We really liked the tacos and drinks. Thanks for a good night.

CM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was a lot better this time, drinks were great as always, but there is still room for improvement in regards to service. They are a little forgetful.

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randomly stopped by on Tuesday. Boy am I glad I did. What a cool venue. It was happy hour and I took advantage of Taco Tuesday. Best pork tacos on the planet. Miguel provided expert service. Sam, Samantha, the owner is the picture of grace, charm, and hospitality.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience5

La Luna has gotten progressively worse since they opened. They started off with an AMAZING menu and continue to slash things that were delicious and add odd choices. They got rid of all their best tacos except one and keep changing their appetizers. Their brunch was amazing but the quality and flavors went way down most recently. GO BACK TO WHAT YOU DID WHEN YOU OPENED!!!! We raved about them and went constantly whenU they first opened and now not sure if we will go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience5

La Luna has gotten progressively worse since they opened. They started off with an AMAZING menu and continue to slash things that were delicious and add odd choices. They got rid of all their best tacos except one and keep changing their appetizers. Their brunch was amazing but the quality and flavors went way down most recently. GO BACK TO WHAT YOU DID WHEN YOU OPENED!!!! We raved about them and went constantly whenI they first opened and now not sure if we will go back.

EK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Vibe, simple menu, good food, margaritas with a heavy dose of tequila... yum!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My lactose intolerance kept me from giving more stars.