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Irazu

#433 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Wicker Park / Bucktown
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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1865 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4464
+1 773-252-5687
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Minot, North Dakota
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm originally from Costa Rica but l live in ND. During our trip to Chicago l told my husband l wanted to eat some Costa Rican food and before we went there l saw Irazu featured on DDD We really enjoy our lunch there food was awesome my favorite the chifrijo I also love the plantain with cheese the chef... More 

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Thank Fannifa
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Gracias! We take pride in what we do and your endorsement is our highest level of flattery. I agree.... the ChiFrijo is fan favorite. Thank you for the feedback! Henry Cerdas More 

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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This place is amazing. The food is Costa Rican deliciousness, the latin music creates a lively vibe and it's BYOB, including spirits! We brought vodka bottles from home and ordered Horchata, Watermelon and Mango pitchers for mixers. Be careful not to fill up with the mixers! We did and didn't have enough room for the delicious food. The Chifrijo appetizer... More 

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Thank Tomifer213
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you for your outstanding endorsement. Your kind words and recommendations inspire my staff and I to provide the cuisine and the venue that matches our homeland's vibe. We hope to see you soon. Gracias y Pura Vida! Henry Cerdas, Owner More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Laid back, delicious, colorful food! Exactly what my wife, my little guy (almost 1 yr) and myself were looking for. The vibe was great from the second we arrived. Parking was a breeze. We walked up to the host who greeted and seated us promptly in the outdoor patio. He accommodated the needs of a family from the high hair... More 

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Thank Joe J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

It was yummy. If you come from a small portions country (e.g. southeast asia) 1 meal is good for 2. Oatmeal shake was terrific!

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Thank Reginald Eli D
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you for you endorsement. It indeed our highest level of flattery. The grilled steak, the chops, and the oatmeal shake are not only personal favorites but they are also fan favorites. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see around shop again. Henry Cerdas More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Fresh, fast,filling, & inexpensive ,good place to take a friend, or family, nice people, good food, you, and your family and friends will enjoy !!!

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Thank Luis T
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you Luis for your positive endorsement of Irazu. Either for lunch or dinner we aim to provide an affordable, friendly, and tasty meal experience. Thank you for your feedback! Henry Cerdas, Owner More 

Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Where to begin. A must have is their Chifrijol and steak sandwiches! Great service and its byob. Have gone here for many years and will continue to do so for many more.

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Thank sandra092015
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you for your flattering endorsement and your years of loyalty, Sandra. The ChiFrijo is indeed a fan favorite. Your review definitely helps other locals and travelers alike discover our unique cuisine. Kind regards, Henry Cerdas, Owner More 

East Chicago, Indiana
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Dads bday dinner.. His first time here and he loves it. His empanadas were his fav. The waiter was really nice.

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Thank Angelica L
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Our diners' endorsement is our highest level of flattery and satisfaction. And yes I agree with Pops -- empanadas are a fan favorite. Please extend a birthday wish from all of us here at Irazu. Cheers, Henry Cerdas, Owner More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great food, great atmosphere, a bit small. Great that you have to byob. Awesome food for your buck. Had a good time with hubby.

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Thank Arselia A
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Delicious food + BYOB + good company = Irazu experience Pura Vida! Henry Cerdas, Owner More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I went here for a wedding rehearsal dinner and the place felt like you were walking into someone's home. They also treated you like family. They were warm pleasant and just wanted to make sure you enjoyed yourself. Besides the wonderful service the food was amazing. I didn't see the menu because it was a catered affair but I would... More 

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Thank Shannon W
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you Shannon for your kind words and feedback. A family run restaurant since 1990 knows no other way than to treat its guests like family. Mi Casa es su Casa. Come back and visit us! Henry Cerdas, Owner More 

Park Ridge, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I saw this place on the food network show diners, drive ins, and dives and we made a special trip to check it out. I had the Pepito chicken Sandwich and he had the Pepito steak sandwich. Our daughter had the cheese quesadilla (shes 5 and not adventurous). Soooooo worth the drive. Atmosphere and food was great!... More 

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Thank sdickey024
HenryChicago_IL, Owner at Irazu, responded to this review

Thank you acknowledging our effort. The pepito is indeed a fan favorite! Glad it was worth the trek. Many thanks. Henry Cerdas, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1865 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4464
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-5687

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?