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“Off the Beaten Path” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of May St. Cafe

May St. Cafe
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Ranked #2,040 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Pilsen
Cross street: May St.
Transit: red line chinatown cermak bus 21 blueline to uic halsted bus to cermak cermak west to may st or ashland bus to cermak bus west may st
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Off the Beaten Path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

You must try their jalapeno margarita! As far as food I have never had anything I didn't like. I am a big fan of their seafood paella!@!

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank dzylzy70
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18 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredibly beautiful , delicious, creative and great value in eclectic Nuevo Latino yummy food. Our favorite for many years.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

5 minutes west of downtown Chicago tucked onto Cermak Road in Pilsen, this spectacular place consistently puts out the most beautiful and creative dishes at very friendly prices. The ambience is smart and comfortable and conversation friendly, to boot. Food ranges from fabulous Allen Brothers steaks and really yummy thick pork chops, to creative seafood dishes and even cinnamon, chipotle fajitas, my favorites. Add a full bar with creative drinks, mojitos & wine and this place is a secret winner.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stephenstillman
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Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

It's a modern fusion of Puerto Rican and Mexican food . bit overpriced but food is great love the ambience and servers are very nice

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jon R
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Kingsley, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome Little Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Latin food with a flare is terrific. The owner and head chef, Mario, is extremely friendly and inviting. Will go back here every time we visit Chicago!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JRoberts20
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River Forest, Illinois
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Totally Overrated. Save your $ and go somewhere else!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

This was very disappointing. Service was outrageously bad. The worst I've had in a very long time. Prices were way too high and food was OK. If you know Puerto Rican, Mexican and Latin cooking, you wont like this. Boring menu. Go somewhere else.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank WindycityMe
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