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“Good modern mexican restaurant”
Review of Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo
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Ranked #205 of 9,832 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed July 29, 2013

On a sunday night, just in the middle of town, we wanted to eat some simple mexican food, avoiding the typical heavy dishes you sometimes have.

This place is a so-called modern mexican restaurant. I have to agree with this. The dishes are tasty as they should be, but instead of having one huge taco, you get three smaller ones, allowing you to exchange the different flavors with your neighbors at your tables :-) So that's perfect.

A fun thing is that they have a table on wheels that they bring to you to prepare the guacamole in front of you and this allows you to choose the way you want to have it done.

For the cocktails, thumbs up :-) Not to sweet for one, just the way i like it.

For desserts, a brownie. Delicious. The weird thing though is that they bring it on a skillet and pour butter around it. I'm less of a fan of that, but I guess other people love it ;-)

As for service, nice and friendly waiter.

For the location: perfect location near the magnificent mile.
The place is decorated in a modern and clean way, with plenty of space between tables.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Went there with a group of 10 friends. Service was perfect. Food was great! Atmosphere was jumping. Drinks were stiff. Mission accomplished - lol!

Thank murphym35
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Saw all the positive reviews on trip advisor so I had to try this place. Great drinks and food, service was wonderful. Loved the guacamole that was made right at your table. Roberto did a great job. While it was pricey, it was worth the price. It was a great experience

Thank MIchelle H
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I had the Carnitas and the meat was so tender it fell off the bone. It was delicious to say the least. We also loved the salsa and guacamole. The surprising thing about this restaurant was how empty it was. We will definitely go back next time we are in town.

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Thank Jhobackatl
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a very non mexican looking restaurant-very modern, light wood, modern and inviting.
We ate here twice, while on vacation in Chicago-perhaps more a testament to their Margaritas, than to their food.
The guacamole is prepared table-side and it was delicious.
I enjoyed the shrimp enchiladas, served with rice and my husband liked his shrimp, chicken and steak fajitas, served with rice, sour cream and rice.
We enjoyed our charming server, who clearly enjoyed his job.
Cute and fun,(the restaurant and the server).

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Thank Katherine E C
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