Las Fuentes Restaurant - Chicago

4.2
103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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Welcome to Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant in Lincoln Park. We have been serving authentic Mexican food in Chicago for more than 36 years. Our beautiful indoor dining rooms and unique open air patio will make you feel like you're in Mexico. Come enjoy some margaritas, friendly service, and a neighborhood favorite. Perfect for large parties. Call us at 773-935-2004 to book your next party .

please call us to book your patio reservation. thanks.


You can also Find Las Fuentes Restaurants in Alsip, Stickney, Morton Grove and Palos Hills, Illinois.
What 103 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.9
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4.4
Ambience
3.8
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

We always went Las Fuentes but the food had gone down hill!!! Beans were watery and they skimped on both the rice and beans. The steak tasted like it had been reheated in microwave as it was tubby! I’m so sad bc it was our go to place and it was a big birthday celebration. No one liked the food.

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great place...Very loud food was very average. Service was outstanding.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was very good— apart from the male hostess. He wasn’t very warm and would get somewhat hostile when anything about asking for the patio would be brought up.


Again other than that it was a great time!

CD
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I love love love the patio at Las Fuentas, but was really disappointed to see they have majorly updated their menu to be more limited and far more expensive. And I didn't feel like the quality of food went up to justify the price amount. For tacos to be $17 for 3 of them and they were not very good was a bummer. and $14 for guacamole that had some diced pineapple and jalapeno on top was aggressively expensive. I wish they would go back to the food they had before!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Very i accommodating. Chips were stale. Will probably not go back.

JK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very hectic on the weekend. Service can be very slow.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Still love las Fuentes and their patio but their menu has changed. And some of their pitchers are $60! Seems like a lot to me!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Made a reservation 4 days in advance and requested to be on the patio. No go for the patio due to long wait. Slow waitress, took my dates margarita away before it was finished, table was sticky, air conditioning was on but still uncomfortably warm.

Las Fuentes Restaurant - Chicago
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I'm sorry that it was not up to par to our standards here at Las Fuentes. The weekends the patio is extremely popular and we try to accommodate our customers as best as we can. We do first, come first come serve on the patio. We would love to invite you back so you can enjoy the patio experience. Give us a call whenever you would like to come in and ask for any of the managers( Daniel, Gerardo, Carolina) so we can take care of you.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Food took over an hour to come and waitress messed up several things in our order without apologizing. Patio is great but be prepared for extremely long wait times on a weekend.

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Limited menu and not enough waitstaff. Nice patio, good for large groups.

SS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Bad waitress who kept responding to me over and over when I said the food was terrible, "Yes, how did you like the food". No one in her young life ever said anything except you are so great that she never heard or understood the word "terrible" The appetizers were the same size and plates as the mains. A soggy mass of beans, cheese, and overcooked poblanos with a piece of chocolate added to packaged mole. Used to be a fairly decent place years ago but not now. Too bad they are wasting a great pation with current food and menu management. Avoid, avoid, avoid. Any hole-in-wall taco place beats this dump hands down.

TW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The patio, which had a lto of tables, is really nice.

N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had 4th of July dinner on the patio, which they keep improving.
Great meal, great service. The best mole.

RB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was a wedding that got rained out so they had to come inside instead of the patio. But the wait wasn’t long and the food was great, as were the Margaritas.

HK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most important for any Mexican restaurant, the margaritas, they were spot on. The food and service were great also. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover applies here too.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The food used to be excellent. It appears that the kitchen has changed. The guacamole had no taste it was like eating an avocado with no seasoning. The main course lacked taste and seasoning. We have placed the restaurant on vacation.

J
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very vibrant scene; Al Fresco dining is great here

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Our waiter was great but the kitchen was slow and it took 40 minutes for out food to be brought out on a random weeknight. Our waiter kept apologizing and offered an extra drink which we did not take. He also brought dessert on the house for my kids.

g
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We went here with a small group of friends and were unfortunately disappointed. The restaurant did not feel clean and was rather run down, the space is excessively loud, and the food is nothing to write home about. They have a big outdoor patio and the drinks are strong, so if you're coming for that, this would still be a good place. We won't be coming back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with a crew of my friends & we loved it here. The ambiance was awesome & the food was dope.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I used to pass by this place everyday and I finally decided to go in. I went in for lunch, around 3.30pm on a Monday..I even made a reservation just in case it was busy..I was surprised to walk in an be the only customer..I had to look around for someone to ask if they are even open. Finally someone asked me if I need help. When I said I was by myself the server was very surprised. It took a while to place an order..food was great but there was a gentleman in the restaurant that was singing and not that he had a nice voice, I would have enjoyed it if he did. It was pretty disturbing.. again food was great..service was a little slow..I am sure that at night time and over the weekends the place it booming. I might give it another chance when it’s warmer out so I can enjoy the patio.

OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Used to love this place but went for my birthday this past weekend and was extremely disappointed! We had 18 people and the bill was already over 700. We brought a cake and the waitress informed us if they cut it and served it to us it would be an extra 2.00 fee per person. We declined and said we would cut it ourselves. Then AFTER the bill came (which they refused to split), the waitress tried to claim that even though we cut and served our cake ourselves, using their plates was an additional 2.00 service fee and she was going to add that to the bill. We then asked for a manager and he was extremely rude to us. On top of that, no one came to sing, no free dessert or anything! We will take our service elsewhere next time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place!

F
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Had a reservation on Open Table & they said we'd have to wait 1 1/2 hours for our food bc the kitchen was backed up. Chips were soggy, they were understaffed & appetizer was awful. Bathroom wasn't filthy.

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Please please please turn the music down. The food and margaritas were good. However, the experience was ruined because we could barely hear each other over the music - even though we were seated at a very small table.

TE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place really good food like the fact that there wasn't an upcharge to make guacamole without onions. Drinks were also great.

S
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I had a 5:30 reservation on a Friday night, pretty empty when we got there, started filling up by the time we left at 6:30. Our server was fantastic, my friends liked their cocktails. I had a quesadilla which was really good, chunky chicken pieces. Don't remember what my friends had but we all left full and happy.

PD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful entrees, drinks and guacamole. The server was awesome

MD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great. Food average. But I just had tostados

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome, as always. A lifetime favorite. Have been here sor once a month for years

ME
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Our waiter simply was not pleasant. My date and I felt unwelcomed and rushed when the place was not crowded in the least. Terrible customer experience.

C
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only thing they desperately needed was citronella candles as we were seated outside and there were flies and bugs everywhere , we spent most of our time swatting them away , watching our drinks profusely and eating our meals quickly as to not have an insect contaminate it. It was terrible!! My date who happened to be celebrating her birthday loved the ambience but quickly got over it when we had to fight for our food. We would go back but ask for just indoor seating only!!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The service isn’t that great. Food tastes good, and the portions are huge. Their patio is huge and really nice. However, when you walk into the restaurant, there is no one at the door or inside to greet you. You have to walk to the patio to finally find an employee. Kind of a weird experience overall.

Q
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stopped in for a quick beer and snack. Always great service. Beer garden is nice!

LT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My food was pretty good! The margarita pitcher was nice and strong, but tasted a bit like lemon-lime cleaning chemicals rather than fresh margaritas.

LS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food is average to above average but the lively patio is always a good time and is beautiful on a warm summer night.

SM
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

One of the best patios to enjoy a margarita in Chicago. It’s too bad they are never staffed appropriately. Sat ten minutes before approaching the host and asking for our server. After he took our order we never saw him again until it was time for the check.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great Patio!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. A great place for an afternoon birthday lunch!

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