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Mom's Old Recipe

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Northwest Side
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5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646-6216
+1 773-467-1009
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I live in the area and was trying to find a good Mexican restaurant. I stumbled across this place and the name kind of threw me off but I was intrigued. It is a small place with a lot to offer. There are nice white table clothes on the tables and they serve your water in wine glasses. The food... More 

Thank Rachel K
Chicago, Illinois
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367 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

As always moms old recipe doesn't disappoint love there fajitas and there tacos to die for i had the steak torta and that was pure goodness drinks are always delicious and on point great service great food great atmosphere you cant ask for more mmmmmmmmmmmm

Thank luna6373
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We enjoy coming to Mom's every time we visit Chicago. If anything, it's just gotten better. I'm afraid we're a bit stuck as we almost always have the chiles rellenos in an excellent red sauce beautifully presented. Be sure to ask for the "frijoles de olla", whole beans rather than the refried version. Excellent! The margaritas are very good as... More 

Thank John M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing! Tried this place for a birthday dinner. Wanted something delicious but fancier than just a 'taco joint'. So glad we gave this place a try! We tried the appetizer sampler, loved the 3Huarachitos. I got the chicken fajitas, so good... juicy chicken and deliciously seasoned peppers and onions. My husband got the Tampiquena. The meat was so good! Potatoes... More 

Thank jessz1717
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. My husband and I both had the enchiladas verdes; his with steak and mine with chicken. They also came with a side of pinto beans that was unexpectedly delightful. I also cannot speak high enough of the service there. Everyone was extremely friendly, especially Lalo, the bartender who also happened to be our waiter as we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was our third visit and each one has been a great experience. Between my husband and me we have tried four different entrees and each has been delightful. On the other hand, a friend we were with the last two times is so in love with the Enchiladas Trio that he won’t try anything else. The prices were moderate... More 

Thank Mary Kay S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Eduardo is great! Avion tequila is my favorite and it wasn't listed on the menu but they had it. Eduardo got me a marg w Avion. Food and service is always great here.

Thank StefanieU28
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We always try to eat here when visiting Chicago. It has excellent Mexican fare in a friendly and arty environment. The margaritas were very tasty. It is cheaper to buy them by the glass rather than pitcher. We had the excellent chiles rellenos, which came with rice and beans. We asked for whole beans (frijoles de olla) rather than the... More 

Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Inconspicuous place on Milwaukee Ave far North. I gotta tell you, the food is really good and fresh, the place is clean. Has a full bar and great margaritas and mojitos. Try the Carne asada. Charcoal grilled, served with these really good kind of hash browns....mmmm getting hungry writing this. My partner and I go at least once a week.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I always try to eat at Mom's whenever I visit Chicago. This time was no exception due to storms that canceled my flights for a day. I had an OK margarita although I missed the slight sting in the throat from an adequate amount of tequila. Too much sugar seemed to be the substitute. As usual the chile relleno was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646-6216
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-467-1009

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