El Llano

El Llano

4011 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 478-1650 serving: Irving Park, Northwest Side
open:Sun-Thu 11am-10pmFri-Sat 11am-11:30pm

Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Carry Out, B.Y.O.B., South American, $$, Colombian, Lunch Spot,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: Don't fret if you're not up for a hefty meal; you can satiate a light appetite with reasonably portioned side orders. We like the dainty potato- and shredded beef-filled empanadas.

Save Money: As the street-facing window broadcasts in brightly colored ink, there are some killer lunch specials. Among them, a $5 ribeye that’ll feed you for two days. Call ahead to ask about current offerings.

What to Drink: There’s no booze on the menu, and you can BYOB without a corkage fee. If you’re looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic libation, try a fresh juice. Our fave is soursop; a tropical fruit that combines the flavors of strawberry and citrus with the creamy essence of banana.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Citysearch Editorial Review
by Carly Boers at Citysearch

The second outpost of this Colombian spot, named for the region one of the owners hails from, doles out the same meat-heavy grub, gargantuan portions and nice prices that made its North Center sib a dining destination. Colombian ditties…
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