Moe's Cantina River North

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Located in Chicago’s beautiful River North, Moe’s Cantina is the only authentic Northern Mexican Restaurant in the heart of the city. It’s exposed bricks walls, custom-made wrought iron chandeliers, and open kitchens with wood-burning grills make for a warm, inviting atmosphere that is perfect for a meal with family, or a night out with friends! Equipped with state of the art sound systems and countless HDTVs, it is also the ideal spot to catch any of today’s top sporting events.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CindyM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moe's Cantina was a lot of fun! The decor was very pretty and ornate. Our server, Maria T., was outstanding! She was super friendly, paid attention to detail, and made our dining experience better than we expected ! We would definitely ask for her again! We will be back soon!

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vipAshley
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quick & great services

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Altownfinest
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos and esquite delicious yummy yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so delicious and drinks were perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Carne Asada tacos were dry, bland and obviously warmed up and not cooked to order. Expect better when we were one of only 4 occupied tables in the place for lunch. Won’t be back. Also, they charge 75 cents extra for a tiny cup of salsa to put on the dry tacos!

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vipKC70
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Very energetic atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious with great presentation. Portions could use some work based off the price paid. Was able to accommodate a party of 15 on that same day.

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Ofelia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to eat and have fun, The bar tender was super nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Fun atmosphere good food and drinks

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vipChipsNSalsa
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food too so long over 40 minutes during lunch hour and chicken for my salad was dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit noisy with the music but food and drinks were excellent!!

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yikes
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, only the chicken was dry on the nachos..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was nice, servers were a little slow, but nice. The dolls were a bit long in their prance around the restaurant

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vipkathryns
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little too loud at dinner time but food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic, food was good, great location

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vipEet2liv
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Little noisy, service a little de-energized.
Food quality great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was ok, but food was not good. A few friends sent their food back. Some thought it was ok. Many thought it was very bland or has way too many unnecessary species. Will not be coming back here.

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BradyE
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 8 and our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Drinks were good, food was great. My only slight complaint was music (base) was a little too loud to enjoy conversation for the whole table.

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vipLauren
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time dining here. Food is a little expensive for what you get. Also our server was not very attentive. Food was good; but you definitely get less than you pay for. I was expecting like a laid back/bar vibe as it resembles a sports bar but the menu makes me feel it’s an upscale place.

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ShaliniD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice good food , good music, but wayyyy too loud! Can’t converse n that’s really annoying

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good but what made it even better was the staff. Friendly helpful with suggestions. Great place to go. Will return again

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vipErinC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold and terrible. Service was terrible. We sent our meals back and they were very gracious and took them off the bill. Would not go back or recommend to anybody.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience1

We actually didn’t stay to eat. The food looked amazing from what we could see, but the music was blaring so loud you had to shout. Even then, it was hard to hear people talk. We were there long enough to sit at the table. Then, we got up and left.

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Trixrich
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. We were early before a play and it was empty yet it still took forever to get a drink. Food was very mediocre. Disappointed with this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The ambience and the service is the only thing good about this place. The shrimp was just rolled in hot sauce and grilled. Really tasteless. My partner had the chicken fajita, completely lacked flavor, and it was so loud we had to shout at each other. The cocktails were watered down for the price paid for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After waiting for my friends to come, it was amazing, I definitely love the service here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Server barely checked on us. We waited forever to order. Waitress was not kind

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service from waitress was excellent. However they only had one bartender for the entire bar and one waitress for the entire floor. We went at 630 PM and it took longer to get drinks than it did food. Drinks, even beer, took 20 minutes bc they only had one bartender. Unacceptable

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our Al Pastor tacos for the Taco Tuesday special! Drinks were creative and delicious and the staff was very friendly, definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Surprised they only give a tiny amount of salsa with a large basket of chips and charge for more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Wouldn’t honor website listed happy hour prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Long wait for drinks and food. It took almost 30 minutes to get our drinks. Once our tacos were finally brought to our table, they were cold and dry. Other patrons spent even more time waiting for their food. Noticing that my friend was upset, the waitress told my friend that she “ sensed some frustrations.” When my friend complained about the slow service and quality of food, the waitress blamed the hostess for over seating people in her section. But how is the hostess to blame for errors done by the cooks and bartender. We saw the bartender walking aimlessly behind the bar as we waited for our drinks. Avoid if you can.

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SheilaB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Summing up, service was slow and i was denied a bag to carry my left overs in

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for a bachelorette party, had a group of 14 and it was great!

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vipBeezbob
Chicago
207 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was truly a horrible experience
The sight was terrible understaffed and nothing was done by the Manager on shift to ease the customer dissatisfaction

Horrible, we we never even afforded the opportunity to order dinner because there was no wait staff

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babs1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our server was great but she was too busy and couldn’t keep up. When we were ready to order, she was no where to be found. Again, not her fault. Plus the food came out at different times. When the last one got served, everyone else was finished eating. I don’t think I could convince the others that we were with to go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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kasimai
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. Tacos nothing to write home about. no water service. our poor waitress was just so frazzled and it wasn't even busy. cevice was served without a serving spoon, when asked for it we got a fork and a knife wrapped in a napkin. We were celebrating a friend's b day, they only had churros for dessert --on a Saturday night. Ended up walking to Eataly. will not be coming back. What a waste of beautiful space.

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