Macondo Colombian Coffee and Empanadas

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2965 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657 2965 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Directions
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94% of 363 customers recommended
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Report | 6 months ago
Its GREAT
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Report | 6 months ago
Food was good and Groupon helped. I got the carne asada plate with potato and yuca and was please. Service was ok but could've been more accommodating to our large group.
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Such a great place! Everyone is so pleasant and accommodating! My children even love to eat here!
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You have to try their steaks dinner it's really good!
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Bring your appetite!! Plenty of delicious food.
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Report | 7 months ago
Great food and friend service. I will return without a groupon for sure.
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Dont forget to try the coconut dessert. Te best!
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Get the skirt steak. It's fantastic and so juicy.
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The chicken was very tender & flavorful!
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The food is absolutely delicious and the service is great.
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From Our Editors

"Did I like it? Do you want to get slapped? I loved it."

That was one diner's response to Ted Brunson, the host of America's Best Bites, when asked about whether or not he enjoyed Las Tablas Colombian Steakhouse's signature dish, the Entrana. This South American take on skirt steak is downright beloved by some Chicagoans. One such guest admitted to living above one of the city's most iconic steakhouses, only to find himself trekking over to Las Tablas whenever he gets a craving for steak. The thinnish strip is scored along its generous length, allowing it to absorb the super-secret eight-spice blend that's rubbed into it—only two people know the recipe. It is then served on a warmed metal plate that rests upon a wooden slab (a "tablas"), as are many of the restaurant's other dishes.

Considering how much they've been through to get to this point—including an uprooting from Colombia in the 1980s and a fire—it's probably a relief for the Suarez family that their recipes are so revered. It also helps that their menu is refreshingly simple, yet flexible. There are a few beef dishes, a few chicken dishes, a few pork dishes, and so on, but guests can also order a combinaciones, which allows them to pair two proteins of their choice. The Entrana and shrimp make a classic match, though options such as baby octopus and pork loin lend themselves to more creative pairings. Vegetarians need not feel left out, either, as there's a veggie platter, 100% meatless napkins, and a paella that blends spiced rice, beans, yuca, plaintains, and potatoes. Those starches reappear throughout the menu, and are served with most entrees.

If you're inspired by the Suarez family's cooking, you can try to recreate the recipes at home with their new product line of sauces and seasonings.


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Many people described the Atmosphere as Cozy.
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Many people described the Beef as Amazing.
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Many people described the Appetizer as Great.
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Many people described the Banana as Delicious.
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Many people described the Cheese as Excellent. Others thought:
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  • Gooey
Many people described the Chicken as Flavorful.
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Many people described the Caramel as Best. Others thought:
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  • Best
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  • Gooey
Many people described the Coffee as Good. Others thought:
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  • Free
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  • Small
Many people described the Chorizo as Authentic.
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Many people described the Empanadas as Good. Others thought:
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  • Delicious
  • Free
  • Traditional
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  • Small
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