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La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse

This family owned contemporary yet casual restaurant and bar offers authentic Colombian cuisine featuring char-broiled steaks, grilled chicken, and seafood served with authentic sides such as rice, beans, plantains, yuca, and potatoes. Start with the family's specialty empanadas, which have been regarded as the "Best in Chicago" and move right into the "Bandeja Paisa" a huge plate heaping with grilled steak, rice, egg, beans, pork rinds, Colombian sausage, avocado, and arepa (white corn bread). Traditional Colombian desserts are offered and the restaurant also features a full bar with signature drinks including the Mojito La Parrilla, Amaretto Passion, and Pina Coladas. La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse also have "Jirafas de Cerveza" (beer tubes that are placed at your table in which you serve your own choice beer.) A high-tech flair has been added to the menus, which will have various QR codes that will link diners with smartphones to relevant content about Colombia.
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41 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(41 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 41 reviews
5 stars
(17)
4 stars
(13)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(21)
  • fit for foodies(14)
  • great for lunch(13)
  • good for groups(8)
  • kid-friendly(8)
  • romantic(7)
La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse Reviews List
Review 1 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great ethnic food!

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"A great ambience with great food and great service. The staff was welcoming and friendly. It was a great overall experience and we can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
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Review 4 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 5 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 6 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2013
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Review 7 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and drinks, service is a little slow

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Dined on 11/14/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2012
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Review 8 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 10/23/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good service - not so good food"
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2012
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Review 9 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/14/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/06/2015
 2013
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 11 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/22/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 12 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Horrible service

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2007
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"They really need to get rid of the server who served us. The entire experience was truly mind boggling. From not being refilled with water until I was done with my meal and my guest had to walk up to the bar to ask, to waiting 40 minutes for appetizers. When we did received our appetizers we had no setups or plates. We were told to wait by the server waving his hand in such a gesture. Meanwhile he served the table beside us their food and filled their waters. The server truly ruined the experience for us and I was hoping this last dinner with my parents before my mothers cancer surgery would be pleasant for her. Will never return."
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2007
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Review 13 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2008
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Review 15 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was very flavorful and well as the drinks. The service was very attentive. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant. A great neighborhood find in an area that's not know for it's food."
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 17 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 18 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/01/2015
 2005
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 7/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2010
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Review 20 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Don't miss it.
Although there was no AC on a very hot day.
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Dined on 7/30/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Poor service poor food long wait not good

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Dined on 7/08/2015
 2011
Dined on 7/08/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/08/2015
 2011
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Review 22 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Obsessed with this restaurant! Delicious food 5/5!

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Dined on 6/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Best restaurant in Chicago for some real but classy authentic food! Great service and great bar options!"
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 23 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great find on Open Table

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Dined on 6/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/24/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a party of 9, last minute reservation. Seated within minutes of arrival. Service was tremendous , food was delicious ( MUST HAVE THE EMPANADA'S) and bill was reasonable to say the least. I will definitely be back the next time I am in the Chicago O'Hare Airport Area!"
Dined on 6/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

La Parrilla was OK, nothing special

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"La Parrilla was just OK. The portions were small for the price, but, the empanadas were fresh and we ordered the beef and chicken. We went at lunch time and the server seemed to be overwhelmed at times, though he was polite and got our order right. if I went back, I would try the specials, but, nothing happened to make me want to come back."
Dined on 6/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/20/2015
 2009
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food! Great menu options!

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Dined on 6/18/2015
 2006
Dined on 6/18/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/18/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 27 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/22/2015
 2013
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2013
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 28 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
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Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

la parrila was more than i expected!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great restuarant great food. The empanadas were amazing and so was the steak."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 31 for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

fun atmosphere

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Fun atmosphere and great food but service is lacking"
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for La Parrilla Colombian Steakhouse
Based on the average of (10) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
7 out of 8 recommend this product
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
2.5 / 3
Energetic