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That Little Mexican Cafe

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1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 905-1550
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Tequillas.

This is a good Mexican Restaurant with a great bar that has a great selection of fine tequilas. Service is prompt. You may need a reservation on week-ends. Menu has good selection of dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Farenzy
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Evanston, IL
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Evanston, IL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a good Mexican Restaurant with a great bar that has a great selection of fine tequilas. Service is prompt. You may need a reservation on week-ends. Menu has good selection of dishes.

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chicago
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31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Always know what you are going to get here and it never disappoints. Specials are sometimes interesting. Margaritas are tasty.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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197 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Located very near the Davis El stop, we had some time to kill while we waiting to pick people up so we stopped in for some drinks. It was after 10 on Saturday night but the place was quite slow. We do appreciate that they were open and let us order not only drinks but some thing from the kitchen.... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

This was the third time I went to The Little Mexican Cafe and I can't seem to find a dish with flavor, it all seems a little bland to me. The chips are pretty good but otherwise I'm not a big fan.

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Evanston, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love the food here, and go often. The atmosphere is cantina style, with a full bar and full restaurant. The service is very friendly and fast. There is a good variety of food-steak tacos, enchiladas, mole, etc. and it's all very good, but I usually get the scallops because they're fresh, delicious and fit into a healthier diet. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Overall the food is very good, like the tamales with mole sauce---yummiest! Yet, the fish tacos are awful. Chef needs to find another recipe-like a grilled or sautéed fish instead of fried & dried to a crisp fish. And then, add a fresh condiment other than a mayonnaise-based mess. Maybe fresh, spicy veggies with cilantro sauce and lime red cabbage.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This convenient location offers a wide variety of Mexican standards and their spin-offs at modest prices. Had a nice pitcher of margaritas too. Service was prompt and friendly. The decor is colorful, but not outlandish. Very handy to metra.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is the best Mexican restaurant in Evanston. They have a great menu, and the food is outstanding. You will not be disappointed. There are many healthy choices, including tilapia, scallops, and the Azteca salad. These are my favorite healthy choices.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good Mexican food - wide selection of Mexican beer. Guacamole made to order at your table-side. Nothing especially out of the ordinary but everything prepared nicely, ample portions and attentive service. Family friendly. A lot to like here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

It can be a little pricey but the portions are big too thankfully! We ordered the a la carte chorizo burritos and could only finish one half after chips, salsa and guacamole. I make my own salsa and guacamole at home so I know fresh. Their salsa and guacamole was so tasty and unique unlike the crap from Northern Florida... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: (847) 905-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?