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Mia's Cantina

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143 W Prospect Ave, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-3135
+1 224-764-2433
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and family have gone there often and never have been disappointed. The food is fresh and the service is prompt. I suggest reservations on week-ends as it is very crowded now the word is out.

Thank jhults2016
Chicago suburbs, Illinois
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have been a couple of times. Fish tacos are nice, as are the carnitas. Nice beverage selection, though I guess the margaritas could be a tad bigger. Tables pretty close together, so conversation might be a little tough, but not too bad. Of 4 different dishes so far, there's not been anything we didn't like. Nice little bar there too.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love this place. You have authentic food with a twist. Their home made salsa is one of a kind! I can truly have it as a meal replacement!

Thank 687marala
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great tacos but no water or soda refills. Chips were greasy and old. Salsa was bland. Food served only marginally hot. Overpriced for the total experience. Do not plan to return.

Thank tahitibluemg
Des Plaines, Illinois
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101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Very small place with average food. Service is very slow and prices are "OK". Not a place for me, to many others Mexican places around.

Thank dicksayad
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A few months ago, it was the best Carnitas I have ever had. Roasted crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. I tried it again in Sept and Oct to find the Carnitas had dramatically changed. What was once an unctuous experience was replaced by soggy pork that lost all it's character as it seems to have... More 

Thank Keith C
mt prospect
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have been there several times. The food is always delicious. We have ordered several different items on the menu and have never been disappointed. The only drawback is that it is a small restaurant that is extremely popular because of the food they serve. During normal dinner hours you will have to wait to be seated. Recommend going before... More 

Thank jdogmtprospect
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We wanted a stay-at-home kinda night, and we wanted some Mexican food. Found Mia's Cantina and ordered for carry-out. Now, while I can't comment on the service, sometimes carry-out is a great way to see if their food is legit. If you get carry-out and then decide that you want to come back...then you know it's solid. Which it was.... More 

Thank sanojmon
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346 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The tacos are excellent ! We had the shrimp and the carnitas tacos and split them. It's a cute hole in the wall with outdoor seating in the summer .

Thank Michael A
Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Although the waiter highly recommended a dish called "Sincronizada," it was disappointing. I chose chicken for the filling, which was simply cubed and flavorless. The refried black beans were good, but the rice seemed dry and undercooked. Also, the portions were small for the price. Most of us did like freshly made chips.

Thank windycitywoman2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 W Prospect Ave, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-3135
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
  • Phone Number: +1 224-764-2433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?