Habana Libre

★★★★★
West Town locals make this charming West Town storefront their regular stop for roast pork and the classic Cuban sandwich.
  • 1440 W Chicago Ave

    Chicago, IL 60622

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  • 312-243-3303

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I have driven past HABANA a few Thousand times on W. Chicago Ave ... The best review has to be you - Very good food the staff circus was not a wild event with waiters running around blind this was very very good .. You make

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★★★★★

I have driven past HABANA a few Thousand times on W. Chicago Ave ... The best review has to be you - Very good food the staff circus was not a wild event with waiters running around blind this was very very good .. You make

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Habana Libre brought tears to my eyes! Being Cuban; but never having learned how to cook Cuban food. The food here couldn't be more authentic. It tasted exactly the way my parents would have prepared it. The atmosphere is simple; much

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Habana Libre brought tears to my eyes! Being Cuban; but never having learned how to cook Cuban food. The food here couldn't be more authentic. It tasted exactly the way my parents would have prepared it. The atmosphere is simple; much

Pros: great food

Cons: parking

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I grew up in Tampa, FL so I feel justified in claiming to know a thing or two about Cuban food. That said, Habana Libre was excellent and authentic. \r
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The dining room has a comfortable vibe, a touch tacky (in a good way). The tostones

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I grew up in Tampa, FL so I feel justified in claiming to know a thing or two about Cuban food. That said, Habana Libre was excellent and authentic. \r
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The dining room has a comfortable vibe, a touch tacky (in a good way). The tostones

Pros: good food, good service, good prices.

Cons: Getting to the west loop can be a pain, depending on where you're coming from

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I live in the west loop and had seen a blurb about Habana Libre in Chicago magazine--having been itching for a cuban sandwich since my last trip to Florida, I had to try them out. The wait was LONG, but worth it! Next time I'll call

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★★★★★

I live in the west loop and had seen a blurb about Habana Libre in Chicago magazine--having been itching for a cuban sandwich since my last trip to Florida, I had to try them out. The wait was LONG, but worth it! Next time I'll call

Pros: Cuban Sandwich, BYOB

Cons: Sloooooooooooooow

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I'd been wanting to try Habana Libre for a while and I am so glad I did. The service was friendly and the atmosphere and Cuban music were enjoyable enough that I didn't mind that it was a little slow. The food was great. I had the

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★★★★★

I'd been wanting to try Habana Libre for a while and I am so glad I did. The service was friendly and the atmosphere and Cuban music were enjoyable enough that I didn't mind that it was a little slow. The food was great. I had the

Pros: great food, friendly service

Cons: sometimes slow service

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The food is well above average, as evidenced by its popularity and full dining room. Problem is, they obviously have a small kitchen, and tables are served one at a time. Better plan on waiting at least an hour for your entrees, if you

3
★★★★★

The food is well above average, as evidenced by its popularity and full dining room. Problem is, they obviously have a small kitchen, and tables are served one at a time. Better plan on waiting at least an hour for your entrees, if you

Pros: Red Snapper Filets with Creole Sauce; Roast Pork with Garlic Sauce; BYOB

Cons: Crowded, and Slooow Service of Entrees

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Both family and date friendly, gringo and Cubano friendly, this warm restaurant is a pleasant respite for classic Cuban comfort food. The empanadas are light and flaky, not greasy; the lechon asada (thinly sliced roasted suckling pig) is

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★★★★★

Both family and date friendly, gringo and Cubano friendly, this warm restaurant is a pleasant respite for classic Cuban comfort food. The empanadas are light and flaky, not greasy; the lechon asada (thinly sliced roasted suckling pig) is

Pros: solid and fresh Cuban comfort food

Cons: A little heavy on the garlic

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Mango-colored walls, vintage posters and gorgeous handpainted tiles with scenes of churches and palm trees conjure Cuba at this warm storefront in West Town. A row of linen-topped tables divides the single-room space,…

 

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