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Rumba - CLOSED

351 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4943
+1 312-222-0770
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average29%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Jun 14, 2013
“Great times!! When is Rumba opening again??”
Jan 20, 2013
“More for the dancing than the food...”
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Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, South American
$$ - $$$
351 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4943
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Yes, its closed.... Rumba was a landmark for the Latinos of Chicago; the moment you stepped inside, you got the feeling of being on the Caribbean with palm trees and congas and great music, the beautiful décor and the caring staff created a unique ambiance....More

1  Thank Felo69
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I wanted to go where we could hear live Latin music while we dined. The atmosphere is very tropical with large booths with red velvet and colorful decorations. It reminds you of the 1950's big ban era with the sense of stepping back into time...More

Thank ChulitaTravelChica
Reviewed February 23, 2012

I've been to Rumba many times -- once with my cousin to celebrate birthdays --and several other times with friends. I love the food, the drinks, the music and the service is friendly and attentive. It's a beautiful space with great music and a nice...More

Thank LucyRicardoChicago
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Go here is you like Latin Music and Food. Good Atmosphere.

Thank John G
Reviewed January 18, 2012

The food was very good. We had a lime-chili jumbo shrimp appetizer and mussels. The sangria was quite tasty and worked well for dancing. My advice is to check the featured band style of music. First time we were there it was really moving, second...More

Thank tulu
Reviewed January 15, 2012

If you like having dinner relatively late like I do (9:30ish) and like to be able to hear what the people sitting across from you at your table are saying, I would avoid Rumba. By the time our appetizers were served, the place was so...More

Thank Sunny77777
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Rumba has a beautiful Miami-Beach-inspired decor, very romantic, with deep sofas, palm trees, pillars, intimate lighting and a few conga drums around for people to beat on while accompanying the band. We went on a Sat. night. with 7:30 reservation (must have reservation to get...More

1  Thank snorkel-luvin
Reviewed August 7, 2011

Last night I went to Rumba for the first time w/ 2 other people. Our reservation was at 6pm & I noticed there weren't that many people in the place...it was practically empty for a Saturday night in downtown Chicago....I found that be a little...More

1  Thank Mrs_Dango
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Northbrook, Illinois
Reviewed November 12, 2008

Fun place, but the food was average. Then again, we only had appetizers, so I'll have to go again for the main courses. Amazing dancers and very fun to watch or participate.

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Reviewed August 5, 2008

good drinks

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4943
    (Between Orleans / Kingsbury)
  • Public Transportation: Merchanise Mart - Grand (Brown Line) - Clark / LaSalle bus routes
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-222-0770
  • E-mail
Rumba is the premier Nuevo Latino cuisine restaurant in Chicago. From live Latin Jazz to the ultimate Chef's table, there is no other dining experience quite like Rumba. Chef Benjamin Soto's menu is as eclectic as it is inspiring and one that has to be experienced to fully appreciate.

Reservation Requirements for Friday’s and Saturday’s only.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: For parties of 10 or more if reservations are not cancelled by 3:00pm on the day of the reservation then a $10.00 per person cancellation fee will be applied to the credit card on file.

Dining Policy: All dinner reservations for Fridays and Saturdays require a minimum of one entrée per person. If an entrée is not ordered then a $10.00 per person fee will be charged to the final bill.
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