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26 E Congress Pkwy, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60605-1236
+1 312-922-2233
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
26 E Congress Pkwy, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60605-1236
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A large group of us came here in the afternoon. Service was fast, and the sandwiches were hot! My table was happy with everyone's meal, and we had a variety of sandwiches. The cortadito coffee was great!

Thank SB_from_SV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was staying at the hostel next door and this was my first meal in Chicago for my recent trip. Had the lechon plate and it was AMAZING! The beans are so tasty, the meat just falls apart in your mouth and the plantains are the...More

Thank evelilei
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We order several different sandwiches for lunch to our office. They were all delicious. And caprese salad!!!! High recommend. We will order again. A lot of options on the menu. And inexpensive!!!

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

After reading so many positive reviews about this place, we had high expectations which were all disappointed. First of all, what kind of legit Cuban place doesn't have fruity drinks and rice and beans? We were told - in the middle of the day -...More

Thank Punky05
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The word "cafecito" conjures thoughts of going for coffee with my Aunt in Costa Rica-- known for its fabulous coffee. First, the coffee is truly some of the best I've had in the world. More than that, their breakfast chimichurros are amazing and the Cubano...More

Thank Yvette N
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were looking for breakfast near our hotel and saw this place adjacent to the Hostel International. We each had a ham and cheese pressed sandwich. It's made on a french bread baguette and was quite good.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you decide to take a break from pizza and hot dogs, this Cuban cafe is a great place to try something different. I had the black bean soup and a delicious salad. My husband had beans and rice and a pork sandwich.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

First off, the food was really amazing. I would come back for the food alone. Bad BAD PUBLIC RELATIONS. Apparently, if you do not put a tip on your bill for, mind you cash register service, you are SCREWED. The gal behind the register would...More

Thank travnutz
Reviewed 17 June 2017

There were five adults and two children in our group Staff extremely nice. Wonderful variety of meals. DELICIOUS Cuban food! Would go back again and again.

Thank ritamarieschultz
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I expected more from reading other reviews, but average coffee. Busy morning with post race crowd so may explain avg taste. Worth another visit to confirm.

Thank Troon77
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 E Congress Pkwy, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60605-1236
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-922-2233
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