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Maravillas Restaurant

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5211 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615-4113
+1 773-643-3155
Today
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you want authentic lard-y mexican food you go to SW Chicago (Pilsen, Midway Airport area, etc.). But I'm never disappointed at Maravillas. We've tried some of everything - the meat is always well-cooked, the homemade tortillas are delicious and the beans and rice are well-done. The prices are pretty good and the service is always excellent. I don't love... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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426 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This place really caught me by surprise. The food was not tasty at all. The rice and beans were very bland. The chicken fajitas tasted like they were marinated in Chinese food. I did not enjoy this place. Won't be back. The hot sauce and chips weren't even good. Very chunky with no sauce. Not to mention the prices were... More 

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Thank Sadie D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went to the restaurant on a Saturday night, where told that the wait would be 45 minutes but to return in 20 minutes as if you weren't there your table would be given away. As we sat on the bench beside the outside dinning it was plain to see there was many free tables for people to be sitting at.... More 

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Thank Mark B
Grass Lake, Michigan
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The food is okay; service is okay; atmosphere is okay. Fine for a desperate need for Mexican food but only average.

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Thank asti439797
Chicago, Illinois
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223 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

this is a neighborhood staple, apparently, and being new in the neighborhood we needed to try it. the atmosphere is nothing special, could use an update, the bar area is in the back, which is nice for families that are looking to avoid that scene. The portions are plentiful, and the preparation solid. Salsa is hot, which is good. As... More 

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Thank dixonconsultinginc
Chicago
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012 via mobile

The good: the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful, the menu abundant. You can get a zillion varieties of burritos. Mine was huge and seemingly packed with every edible ingredient you could imagine. I was given a wide choice of tequila brands for my margarita. It was served unfrozen (with ice cubes), which is fine, and it was noticeably potent... More 

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Thank SouthsiEEED
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012 via mobile

The food was OK,service was great ,I would go back ,but the salad was old and the beens taste like they been reheated several times

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Thank Barakett
Carlstadt, New Jersey
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Generous & Good. Food was better than expected. A small sitting area with a full service bar in the rear. The staff had a hard time keeping up w/take out and dine in. Food came in a timely fashion, but bartender was helping wait staff. Will recommend for Food

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

I was disappointed in the way that this restaurant charges extra for everything! First of all, they won't give you chips unless you spend $10. If you want a refill that costs $1. The amount of salsa they served with the chips was less than 2 tablespoons, not even enough to dip your chips into. They charge .15 for cheese... More 

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Chicago, IL
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2011

I had the nachos with meat, cheese, and lettuce. It was great but it cost me $8.00 and I think that's a bit much for something I could have made at home for about $5.00. But it was either that or their $11.00 dinners. They have a bar and the margaritas looked good. Maybe I'll try that next time, hopefully... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5211 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615-4113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-643-3155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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