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La Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant

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1340 N Homan Ave, Chicago, IL 60651-2318
+1 773-862-0886
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We drove over 30 miles each way to eat here. Worth every mile! Highly recommended if you like Puerto Rican food. Tostones, carne asada... All great!

1 Thank dkaplan435
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

They catered our pre-wedding party & everyone raved - including my Puerto Rican in-laws. The Pastleon was the biggest hit. Their staff went out of their way to make this a great event.

Thank tmkuecker
Prescott, Arizona
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

As a gringa, I have no knowledge of Puerto Rican food. I just know American cheese when I taste it. The concept of using fried plantains is a welcome alternative to bread on a pork sandwich. The rice has great flavor (like dirty rice). As others have noted, the venue is a no-frills corner diner (which is a plus in... More 

Thank ZamGram
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2014

I called and the lady answered and said i got a big order in front of me! With a hyper tone of voice - i was just caling for their hours - geez - this was my first time contacting business to consider giving them a shot - not going to now - rude!!!!

Thank ChiTownMichelle
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2014

My husband is a picky Puerto Rican and he really enjoyed this place. It is nothing fancy, it reminds you of the food places you actually find in PR, with murals of El Morro,and coquis painted on the walls and with salsa music playing in the background and staff cooking (you can see the cooks while you are eating) speaking... More 

Thank Eva C
Minneaopolis, MN
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Loved the beans, tostones, bacalao & goat stew, the flavors were as good as mi abuela's; prices good, cozy, NOT fancy . Although could use a good cleaning.

Thank T O
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

We had a profound and unresolved sense of being wronged, so I thought to post this review and let readers decide for themselves. $16 for a plate of food that normally costs $9-$10!?! We entered La Palma to discover the traditional buffet-style service sitting behind the display case. Being Puerto Ricans from New York who currently live in Detroit, we... More 

2 Thank Scoutings
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

My wife and I enjoy the food. We drive an hour and half twice a year to get our fix of some Puerto Rican cuisine. We usually spend between $25.00 to $50.00 at the resturant in the cuisine we like. Before we leave we will spend up to $60.00 in purchases of item to take home for special meal and... More 

1 Thank 902Jose_R
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

The place does not look like much, I mean is not a fancy place by far. Food is serve sort of cafeteria style but it is REALLY good! I travel an hour for it! The carne guisada is better than my mom's shhh! And their Jibaritos are Delicious too!

1 Thank KMValles
St Louis
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244 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The Puerto Rican part of Farm2Fork was craving some authentic Borinquen food and the farmer has become quite fond of it too and today's visit to La Palma did not disappoint. So many options made it difficult to narrow down what we would try and of course when that happens, we got a little overzealous and waddled out. The arroz... More 

3 Thank farm2fork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 N Homan Ave, Chicago, IL 60651-2318
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-862-0886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?