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Cafe Chilingo - CLOSED

227 Cherokee St, Leavenworth, KS 66048
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Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Tapas, Contemporary
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Description: I am not the owner, nor representative. Just glad to see a new restaurant open in our town! Cafe Chilingo phone number - 913-758-1715. Info from their Facebook page: Welcome to Café Chilingo in Leavenworth Kansas. We are a family owned and operated establishment, and strive to gain an unparalleled reputation as one of the best hot dog and chili restaurants in the U.S. We offer a variety of dogs including Kosher, veggie, all beef, Turkey and Chicago style dogs with a "snap". We offer a unique Greek meat sauce, "chili", over pasta or hot dogs topped with cheddar cheese, onions and crackers. Its delicious and unforgetable! We hope to see you at our new location in historical downtown Leavenworth!

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English first
Blue Springs, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was in town for a few hours and wanted something better than fast food. This ended up being WAY better! They have a great selection of sandwiches and pastas, along with several choices of homemade dessert. I only wish I lived closer...this place would become a regular choice.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Firstly, it should be noted that this place is now The Family Bistro and the menu is quite different from Cafe Chilingo's. The Family Bistro is open from 7 AM to 2 PM. On Fri and Sat they stay open to 8 PM and add a dinner menu. I was there on a Tuesday afternoon at about 1 PM. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

I did not like it at all very dirty. Me and my family where very sick after we left. My sister barfed I whouldent go there for any type of money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Cafe Chilingo is a gem! The food is wonderful -- flavorful, fresh, locally sourced and beautifully prepared by the owner, Elena, who is delightful and attentive to food allergies without sacrificing texture/flavor. I'll definitely be back and am already telling people about this place!

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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I liked the food alright. I ordered a shrimp po boy but had four shrimp that were not peeled all the way. But for the unpeeled shrimp it would have been a good sandwich. The ambiance is not what I expected. I hoped for an eclectic feel but it was not.

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food! BUT concerned about the quiche causing the paper it was served on to be eaten with the food. One hour to be served. The quiche on the black board was not the one we were served. Kept being promising the food would be right up. Server kept apologizing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

They have a new menu which includes a hot dog buffet which seemed interesting! We got the family dog and Chicago dog... Both were good but the family dog was amazing... French fries were also excellent and hand cut(a must!)

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Leavenworth Kansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The food was excellent, but the price paid for the very small portions was way to high! I have no intenions on returning simply because of this factor.

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Chilista, Owner at Cafe Chilingo, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the Compliment about excellent food in your review. One of our goals is to always maintain the integrity of our product and not compromise the quality because of costs. Unfortunately there have been times when our learning curve has effected our customers as well as our bottom line. For example this week we offered a cherry... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Just what we needed. Locally sourced produce and community spirit. Warming good quality food served by friendly staff, who have a passion about what they are doing. Excellent experience, enjoyed by us all

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stopped in for a quick lunch. I had the coney dog with Cinci chili, which was excellent. (Cinci chili is not like TX chili, so be prepared). Chili was fresh and there was plenty of cheese. They use Nathan hot dogs, which is also a plus (high quality). The menu is pretty large for a hot dog joint, so there... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Chilingo

Address: 227 Cherokee St, Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone Number: 913-758-1715
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Leavenworth
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Tapas, Contemporary

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