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That Little Mexican Cafe

1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3623
+1 847-905-1550
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good53%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (22 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3623
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a friend's birthday. My fish tacos were fine, margaritas were fine, salsa was a little bland. The ambiance inside is nice. Not a bad place for Mexican food.

Thank Mandamarie76
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I went to this restaurant yesterday. The staff was friendly & efficient. I ordered chicken enchiladas with verde sauce. The food arrived quickly, was plated attractively & tasted delicious!

Thank LKreiss
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Tacos, steak quesadilla and big salad were good, fresh mexican food we ordered. Typical stuff but done well with courteous service.

Thank Cheri Miller H
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Little Mexican is one of our 'go-to' places. Last night we had the duck fajitas [fantastic! -- better duck than you find in many restaurants at triple the price], plus their wonderful, made-to-order guacamole. They have a great selection of excellent tequilas, and of course...More

1  Thank Belle979797
Reviewed 3 March 2017

OK, Taco Diablo has some great mexican food too. But that place is SO NOISY!!! It was a relief to return to That Little Mexican Cafe again. Great margaritas and chips. Probably still the best guacamole bar around. Entrees quite good...and if you're feeling not...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I love to eat here and enjoy their great food. If you are a sports fan, you can eat at the bar and enjoy college hoops this winter. That is what I do weekday evenings. The food is great, and the staff are caring and...More

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My daughter was in a play at NU and afterwards we drove into town, parked on Sheridan, and walked over. It is located near the train station. It was quite late and we were one of just three tables with people still eating. The chips...More

Thank suzyd43
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stopped here for lunch. Everything was very fresh and good. Enchiladas were excellent. Great make your own tacos. Very fresh salads. The meat was absolutely grilled to perfection and everything tasted very so fresh. Good value. Cool south of the border decor. Recommended!

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch before going to a movie. Everything was very fresh and good. My husband had the enchiladas mole and loved it. I had two soft shelled chicken tacos. The meat was absolutely grilled to perfection and tasted so fresh. Extremely friendly...More

Thank LizBethob
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have eaten at TLM a few times since our original review of 1/06. 2013 but decided to do take-out to our hotel nearby because we were pretty tired. My companion ordered her favorite chicken enchiladas with mole sauce while I opted for the chorizo...More

Thank garydpdx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-905-1550
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