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“A good go to spot for consistent Mexican” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of That Little Mexican Cafe

That Little Mexican Cafe
Ranked #1,519 of 9,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A good go to spot for consistent Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012 via mobile

Like too many places in Chicago it needs a happy hour...food is good, fresh and tasty...great tequila selection and margaritas insures everyone will get what they want... My opinion 3.5 out of 5

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent Margaritas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

Fish tacos are spectacular. So are the Margaritas. Near the Bryn Mawr EL stop....don't be put off by the street people. They are mostly harmless.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Very good, but not authentically Mexican cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

We had a great time at the Bryn Mawr location of That Little Mexican Cafe. The atmosphere was vibrant and loud, but we were still able to have conversations. Our server was excellent, as were the margaritas and the table side prepared guacamole.

The food was very tasty, but in all my trips to Mexico and all of my years of Mexican dining, I'd moreso call it Mexican made for Americans than Mexican, as I didn't really see/taste one 'authentically Mexican' dish.

We were happy to learn that they had parking in back, but were disappointed at the price point of the restaurant; even for good food, it was over-priced.

I'd return expecting a more of a fusion type cuisine, and with folks who aren't terribly familiar/concerned with authentic Mexican cuisine.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“BRING ON THE GUACAMOLE CART!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

Pretty good Mex cuisine, but the real highlight is their rolling guacamole cart. Table-side service allows diners to choose the hotness and much of the specific taste. The restaurant has a very friendly, festive atmosphere and our wait staff took great care of us. Oh, yes, the shaken margaritas are quite tasty, too! Ole.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Good margarita's and tasty, fresh guacamole”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2009

Good margarita's and tasty, fresh guacamole

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