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Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant, Chicago, IL

Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant

4.1
4.1
18 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Simple dishes with authentic recipes is at the very heart of what you'll find at Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with several dishes to choose from. Start your visit off with some chips and salsa, or spice it up with some guacamole. If you're coming mid-day, opt for one of the lunch specials which include popular Mexican fare such as tacos, burritos and enchiladas. Mom's specials are a bit more intricate, complete with one of two rice dishes. Popular options include pollo en mole, chipo-tilapia and mom's skirt steak tacos. Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant also offers a variety of desserts. Try the homemade flan or take a walk on the wild side with banana chimichangas. Coffee and juice options are available, as are standard soft drinks.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Monday – Friday:11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 467-1009
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
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What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience

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18 Reviews
  1. DeniseJ

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit to Mom's. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately. The initial service was prompt and courteous. I believe I ordered the chipotle tilapia. I think it would have been good but I couldn't taste the fish because it was swimming in so much sauce. The sauce itself was hot but didn't have a lot of flavor. We waited quite a long time after our dinner but no one came with our bill. We finally had to track someone down so we could pay and leave. I might give it another try though because it did have a friendly staff and a unique, quirky ambiance.

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  2. Bcb1023

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Cute decor, excellent menu options, reasonable prices, great food and service!

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  3. SOtto

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was relaxed and delicious. We had reservations at 7:00pm on a Saturday and the restaurant was full. My husband had the Tequila Shrimp (special) and I had the Carne Asada. Flavorful dishes, steak was cooked perfectly. The salsa served before the meal has a great kick. Yummy Patron Margaritas! We ordered the Tres Leches dessert to go - it was moist and satisfied our sweet tooth with a good cup of coffee an hour after we returned home. We will be back!

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  4. Margolis

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. It's my go-to spot when entertaining friends and family. Guests are always impressed by the attentive and friendly service and the quality of the food. The salsa is unique and has a nice kick to it. Drinks are kept topped-off. The cuisine is elevated, not your standard stuff. Be adventurous and order something unusual. You won't be disappointed.

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  5. more

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a larger party that went on a slow night. Made a reservation in advance. Arrived and table was not ready, restaurant did not seem prepared despite the reservation. Food was good, but somewhat pricy. Service was extremely slow.

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  6. Margolis

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mom's Old Recipe is one of those places one passes by a million times without noticing, but once you enter, you're hooked. The food is fresh and tasty. The service is friendly and efficient. This restaurant really is a neighborhood gem.

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  7. DaveL

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant does not grab your attention from the outside. Its a common store front, but the inside is clean, comfortable and relaxed. Service was quite good and the food was very good. The lunch menu was reasonable in both price and portions of food. I will be visiting again to try out their dinner menu.

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  8. Fantastic

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was out of this world- combination of flavors, fresh, gluten free, complex, and made us want more! The enchilada trio BF ordered was so delicious I pushed my entire order of fajitas to the side and we ate his meal. Reheated fajitas were better than I have had in some restaurants. Highly recommend!

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  9. LadyG

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Mexican food with excellent service. Most items are reasonable priced, some are expensive. Menu is on their website. Street parking only which has not been a problem the two times we have eaten there. Definitely the best Mexican restaurant we have found in that area.

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  10. eatouter

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Meat dishes very tender and tasty. Food presentation great and portions perfect. A special place!

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5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Jefferson Park
  • Hours of operation
    Monday – Friday:11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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