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Moes Cantina

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Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Pub
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155 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4514 (LaSalle)
+1 312-245-2000
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriends and I wanted to do something different for our yearly birthday dinner. So one of the birthday girls selected Moes....what an excellent choice. The food was great and the music was off the chain. We had an reservation for 7:30pm but because there was a private party on that day, we had to wait until 8:00pm to get... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First my glass was cracked... obviously that can happen but the waitress was nasty about having to replace it. When my new drink came back it was basically all mixer and no booze. For a $30 pitcher that was full of booze to a no booze drink, unhappy. Then the guac was so-so. The ahi tuna tacos were bland and... More 

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Thank Scott K
Singapore, Singapore
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Chanced upon Moe's Cantina on a Tuesday night when there were loads of discounts going on on the menu. Had a great time sat at the bar and tested out all kinds of dishes on the menu. Some elotes, quesadilla, quest fundido and of course some tacos. All the food was really fresh, good quality and had that great tang... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stumbled upon Moe's while walking around Chicago. Even though the place was packed with people, we were able to get a table on the 2nd floor, where its quieter, right away. The staff was quick, attentive and friendly. We tried several different items so we could all try things. Everything we had from the tacos to the drinks and... More 

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Thank Daniel K
Fort Worth, Texas
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is the 3rd time I have eaten at Moes. While the food is good I have yet to have a server who was good. My last visit I sat for 10 minutes before leaving since a server never showed up even to take a drink order Tonight I visited again the food was good. I ordered the shrimp tacos... More 

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Thank Janine W
native NY
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Moes while navigating the magnificent mile in Chicago. The music was excellent, live electric accompaniment to DJ - really excellent We sat at the bar and sampled a variety of house cocktails -my wife had a Vijito, strawberries lime mint she thought it was excellent -I had an Addeli; A type of Mezcal martini with chili pepper... More 

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Thank heavy113
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice atmosphere, casual better than average Mexican style dishes. Shrimp and steak were both prepared nicely and at an affordable price. Nice bar in the back for small gatherings as well!

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Thank lkieft
Wadenhoe, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good food, big portions, excellent choice of beers, efficient service, background music could have been more varied.

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Thank David P
Elmhurst, Illinois
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a great find, just north of the River in downtown Chicago. We stopped here for lunch, and were very pleased with our choice. There was a nice variety of food and drink on the menu, and we all felt that they were very generous on the serving size. We will definitely visit again.

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Thank Gordo
Dallas, Texas
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Found this nice place and really enjoys the taco plates and fajitas. Wonderful atmosphere and specialty drinks. If missing good Mexican food in the city, I highly recommend this cantina.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4514
    (LaSalle)
  • Public Transportation: Brown line- Merchandise Mart #156 LaSalle #22 Clark #36 Broadway
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-245-2000
Description
Established in 2010 Moe's Cantina is located in the River North area, just north of the Loop and the Main Branch of the Chicago River. It features Mexican fare with Spanish and South American influences, including mesquite-grilled skewers, sharable hot and cold plates such as tacos, flautas and Mexican sliders, and full-sized entrees including fajitas, paella and steamed mussels in a spicy white wine-tomato sauce. The cocktail menu has selections such as housemade sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, domestic and imported beers, and more. Inside are concrete bars and flooring, exposed brick walls, custom-made wrought iron chandeliers and open kitchens with mesquite-burning grills. Oversized retractable glass doors open for an alfresco vibe in the summer months and offers outdoor seating on a spacious sidewalk café. Easily accommodate large groups with booth seating and communal tables. Semi-private and private party options are available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?