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La Pena Restaurant

#2,679 of 7,936 Restaurants in Chicago}
$$ - $$$South American, , Spanish
4212 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-1640
+1 773-545-7022
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“chicken” (3 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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South American, Ecuadorean, Spanish, Latin
$$ - $$$
4212 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-1640
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice find. The food was delicious (loved the plantain chips and dip on the table). The ambiance was very pleasant with a live band and dance floor - too bad we had to leave before the real partying got started. The service...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 15 September 2016

La Pena Restaurant is located along Milwaukee Ave between Irving Park Rd. & Montrose Ave. I would not have expected an Ecuadorian restaurant here, but it is and it is very good. It is a family owned and operated restaurant. There is a large dining...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

very good family restaurant good food exelent perfect for family gatherings amazing food very good for dates. The customer service is great

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Very wonderful food excellent customer service delicious food. The dancing is wonderful and very fun definitely recommend for family and friends

Thank melany v
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We had great food and service. Chicken with rice, beans and plantain; Shrimp in coconut sauce, Ceviche. Everything was very tasty and fresh.

Thank TravelLover1977_11
Reviewed 30 May 2012

This is one of those best kept secrets in Chicago. Wonderful environment, great food, great staff! To top it off it is BYOB! We love this place!

Thank naomh
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had heard good things about La Pena on Yelp, and it was also reviewed on WTTW's Check Please show. The place is huge, many tables, a large friendly bar, and an impressively large dance floor with disco light a-flashing even though it was only...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I went to La Pena for my birthday with my sister and friend. We received paper thin plantain chips and a blended tomato and herb type of salsa. We were now even more excited if this was an example of the food we were to...More

Thank balima
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
South American, Ecuadorean, Spanish, Latin
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4212 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-1640
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-545-7022
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