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Cafe 28 - CLOSED

1800 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2406
+1 773-528-2883
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good53%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
1 Feb 2013
“Great food”
3 Dec 2012
“Great food - No liquor license (temporary?)”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
1800 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2406
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

I have been here several times and the food is great every time. The bacon wrapped dates are a must have appetizer. Be sure to order a Mojito from the bar if you are in the mood for a drink, terrific.

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 3 December 2012

It appears that they have temporarily (?) lost their liquor license. They do allow you to bring your own alcoholic beverage and they will prepare the mixer for whatever type of drink you would like. But you will have to add the liquor to the...More

Thank Lennis D
Reviewed 20 November 2012

This place is awesome! While you do have to BYOB right now there is a liquor store right across the street. Otherwise, great nouveau green chile tamale cakes, best Ropa Vieja ever! The guacamole and chips were perfect. The skirt steak with palomillo sauce and...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 15 November 2012

I have been here several times, for brunch and dinner and am always satisfied. Their honey jalapeno pork chops are SO GOOD as are the jalapeno mashed potatoes. They have a very good drink menu & I love the raspberry mojitos. On my last visit,...More

Thank jahhp
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Be careful not to miss this place, on the corner by Ravenswood and Irving Park (just 1/2 block from the el). Go past the bar in front to get to the dining room. Ropa Vieja was great, Salmon nicely done. The room can get a...More

Reviewed 20 September 2012

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant after driving past it for years. My husband is Cuban and we've hit almost every other place in the city. We arrived around 1:15pm or so on a Thursday afternoon. Apparently, we walked into the "wrong"...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We were suggeste this restaurant by my husband's coworker and I'm so glad we finally decided to go. We were a small party of 4 and made a reservation, which was a good idea becuase they seemed full by the time we left. The atmosphere...More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Had a meeting before I went to the Cubs game, so a friend suggest I try this place. Right on Irving Park, at the end of a building , parking is a little difficult, but wow what a surprise. Great authentic Mexican and Cuban dishes,...More

Thank bgsu1980
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Friends took us to this terrific restaurant in their neighborhood. The food was delicious and the service excellent, with friendly staff. The next time we visit Chicago, we'll head back for more Cuban style food.

Thank Mimmyg
Reviewed 4 April 2012

The menu and food were excellent, great for sharing small dishes or a couple of main plates with a small group. The service was fair at best, friendly but slow, had to wait with empty drink glasses a few times

Thank spartymatty
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2406
    (Ravenswood Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Located steps from the Brown line-Irving Park Rd. stop. #80 Irving Park Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-528-2883
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