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“Surprise Party”

That Little Mexican Cafe
Ranked #32 of 276 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surprise Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Above and Beyond anything I could of imagined! I threw a surprise party for my wife and the owner, manager, bartender and servers made it PERFECT! The food and beverages were Superb as always and the owner and staff made it special. It has only been a week and my friends liked the restaurant so much, they have gone back with their families to enjoy it. There are other Mexican restaurants in Evanston, however That Little Mexican Cafe is anything from little on service and style. I'd do it again tomorrow if I had another birthday to celebrate.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Evanston, Illinois
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is one of our regular favorites. I love the chicken burritos. Their guacamole is delicious, too. Always busy on weekends but you can enjoy a tasty margarita while you wait.

Visited January 2013
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal here but dinner for 2 was over $60 which is just too high for Mexican. Good service, food was good. During the warm months you can sit outside. Would go back but just for a drink and an appetizer.

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tamales and Guacamole done right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

That Little Mexican Cafe is a favorite pre-flight dinner restaurant during the week, just a couple of blocks from the Davis Street El station and the Purple Line Express that takes you to the O'Hare Blue Line or Midway Orange Line. Freshly prepared guacamole is a must as an appetizer (admittedly, they're not the first - Adobo Grill may hold that honor in the Chicago area), remember to save some for your enchiladas, etc. My favorite is the tamales, one of the few Mexican restaurants to still feature them (order one pork, one chicken if you can!). Their margaritas are great, not too strong but not watery, either.

  • Visited October 2012
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NJ
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275 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Fun, Tasty, Holy Guacamole”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Fun and tasty Mexican restaurant in Evanston, Illinois. Good lunch or dinner location. Close to major Evanston multi-plex cinema, so good choice - pre/post movies. Great Guacamole - they create to your specifications. Extensive menu, very good desserts. Recommended in a town full of restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
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