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La Bomba

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3221 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-3715
+1 773-394-0106
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

While in the Tundra of Minnesota, any chance to drive to Chicago and find good PR food is not to be wasted. I had to travel to the outside of Chicago, about an hours drive out of the city and after my business was completed, I headed to the La Bomba. The one thing I just hate about this place... More 

Thank Rafael A
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going to La Bomba for over 10 years. The only food close to moms cooking. I just have not found another place like it. I've been to all the neighborhood restaurants, and they just don't compare. I often regret trying any new places, because disappointment is usually the result. Only drawback, maybe the decor is a little... More 

Thank Herminio G
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I had their food for the first time from their To go Truck in Humboldt park, and it was delicious! I decided to go back on my day off work and let me tell you it was great! Food is authentic, the place is clean and staff is super friendly. Highly recommend this place if you want good Puerto Rican... More 

Thank erivero63
Charlotte, North Carolina
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great service, great atmosphere, great Puerto Rican food. Truly authentic. Did not see any alcohol served but had all the usual Puerto Rican soft drinks.

Thank jjajc
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If your looking for a good experience and food the way your mom made La Bomba is the place, with very affordable prices.

Thank Eugene D
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This place has one of the best Jibaritos (plantain sandwich) o have had!! Their passionfruit juice is also delishhhh!!!

Thank travelheart220
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Excellent authentic Puerto Rican food. I had the Mofongo con Camarones and it was incredible. Don't miss this place.

Thank Chris J
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

La Bomba in my opinion is a perfect example of Authentic Puerto Rican Food full of flavor followed by Great Service and very reasonable prices If your in the area or are looking for Good PR food go to La Bomba

Thank David A
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

With its Latin music greeting you as you enter, la bomba offers authentic puerto rican cuisine at a great price. From the pork chops to the fantastic rice and beans nothing on the menu will disappoint you. Being a puerto rican with a picky appetite this place ranks 5 stars to its authentic cusine to its love and flavor in... More 

Thank Torres Consulti... F
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Very excellent prices and great food, you will get extremely full for under $12. I had the Lechon Asado. Service was awesome, nearly every worker I saw walking through the dining area asked if I was ok. Was greeted coming in and out. Will definitely come again and try something esle.

Thank JC0485

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3221 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-394-0106

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