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Las Tablas: "Not just another steak joint" Las Tablas Tip by midnight_mike

Las Tablas, Chicago: 4 reviews and 1 photos

Whenever the words "ethnic food" are mentioned, most people start to think of heartburn and indigestion. But what makes Las Tablas, a Columbian steakhouse, a success is its ability to turn simple meals into culinary expressions. Customers sit on wooden benches and are served their meals on wooden cutting boards. When you order Churrasco, the house specialty, you can hear the thin New York strip steak sizzling all the way from the kitchen. Because the restaurant does not have a liquor license, customers are allowed to bring their own alcohol. This option has made Las Tablas a popular destination for people in their 20s and 30s, as they can save money by bringing in their own bottles of wine. (There is no corkage fee and the waiters will gladly serve your wine to you as if it was their own.)

Favorite Dish: El Churrasco (Specialty of the House): Juicy char-grilled New York strip served with plantain, fried yuca, baked potato and chimichurri sauce. .

Address: 2965 N. Lincoln Ave OR 4920 W. Irving Park Rd
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Both locations are on the North Side of Chicago. There is also a Las Tablas in Miami.
Phone: (773) 871-2414
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Steakhouse

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2006
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