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La Pena Restaurant

$$ - $$$
South American, Ecuadorean, Latin, Spanish
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4212 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-1640
+1 773-545-7022
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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3,161 reviews
2,471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

La Pena Restaurant is located along Milwaukee Ave between Irving Park Rd. & Montrose Ave. I would not have expected an Ecuadorian restaurant here, but it is and it is very good. It is a family owned and operated restaurant. There is a large dining area when you walk in, and a good-sized dance floor, as well. When we were... More 

Thank Allen21096
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

very good family restaurant good food exelent perfect for family gatherings amazing food very good for dates. The customer service is great

Thank Maria C
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Very wonderful food excellent customer service delicious food. The dancing is wonderful and very fun definitely recommend for family and friends

Thank melany v
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We had great food and service. Chicken with rice, beans and plantain; Shrimp in coconut sauce, Ceviche. Everything was very tasty and fresh.

Thank TravelLover1977_11
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

This is one of those best kept secrets in Chicago. Wonderful environment, great food, great staff! To top it off it is BYOB! We love this place!

Thank naomh
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had heard good things about La Pena on Yelp, and it was also reviewed on WTTW's Check Please show. The place is huge, many tables, a large friendly bar, and an impressively large dance floor with disco light a-flashing even though it was only about 6pm, and the dancing likely wouldn't start for hours. Our server put down a... More 

Thank Susan H
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I went to La Pena for my birthday with my sister and friend. We received paper thin plantain chips and a blended tomato and herb type of salsa. We were now even more excited if this was an example of the food we were to eat. As a mojito snob, I haven't had many good mojitos outside of Florida or... More 

Thank balima

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
South American, Ecuadorean, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4212 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-1640
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-545-7022

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