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That Little Mexican Cafe

1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3623
+1 847-905-1550
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good53%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (22 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3623
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd heard the lunch buffet was good so I checked it out. There were a variety of hot food, cold foods and both flour and corn tortillas. I especially liked the veggie tamales but also the salmon. I've forgotten the names of the other items...More

Thank Toni R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We went out to celebrate a family event at that little Mexican cafe and had a great experience. Good food and margaritas and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Service is attentive and quick. We will be back!

Thank 276elizabethl
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I eat at the Little Mexican Cafe often, and I cannot say enough good things about the authentic Mexican food and service. This is not really a sports bar at all, but I often eat at the bar and enjoy sports on one of several...More

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We visited for a friend's birthday. My fish tacos were fine, margaritas were fine, salsa was a little bland. The ambiance inside is nice. Not a bad place for Mexican food.

Thank Mandamarie76
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I went to this restaurant yesterday. The staff was friendly & efficient. I ordered chicken enchiladas with verde sauce. The food arrived quickly, was plated attractively & tasted delicious!

Thank LKreiss
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Tacos, steak quesadilla and big salad were good, fresh mexican food we ordered. Typical stuff but done well with courteous service.

Thank Cheri Miller H
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Little Mexican is one of our 'go-to' places. Last night we had the duck fajitas [fantastic! -- better duck than you find in many restaurants at triple the price], plus their wonderful, made-to-order guacamole. They have a great selection of excellent tequilas, and of course...More

1  Thank Belle979797
Reviewed 3 March 2017

OK, Taco Diablo has some great mexican food too. But that place is SO NOISY!!! It was a relief to return to That Little Mexican Cafe again. Great margaritas and chips. Probably still the best guacamole bar around. Entrees quite good...and if you're feeling not...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I love to eat here and enjoy their great food. If you are a sports fan, you can eat at the bar and enjoy college hoops this winter. That is what I do weekday evenings. The food is great, and the staff are caring and...More

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My daughter was in a play at NU and afterwards we drove into town, parked on Sheridan, and walked over. It is located near the train station. It was quite late and we were one of just three tables with people still eating. The chips...More

Thank suzyd43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-905-1550
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