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Lena Brava

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin, Seafood
900 W Randolph Strret, Chicago, IL 60607-2208
+1 312-733-1975
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (21 reviews)
“plantains” (16 reviews)
“rock crab” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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900 W Randolph Strret, Chicago, IL 60607-2208
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a word? Sublime! I've been there 3 times now, sampled at least half the menu and I can honestly say it's all outstanding! It has the service and passion you'd expect from any Rick Bayless driven venture, but this one, surprisingly, feels even more...More

Thank MattS4974
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure how to rate this restaurant. I am giving it a 3 because the food was outstanding. We arrived when they opened at 5:30, early for us because we we were on our way to a Bull’s Game. We asked for cocktails and...More

1  Thank Moogerita
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A newcomer from old timer Rick Baylee’s. Your appetizers come with cracker thin flatbread. Aim for any of the fish for two. Really serves 3 or 4. Swordfish A+

Thank nycmom22
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Every single item from the menu sounds good and the ones we tried were outstanding. The chef is bringing out the flavors in all dishes. And the drinks are just as good. We'll definitely be back.

Thank cjay-27
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Definitely five star food, cool atmosphere, really creative menu including lots of interesting cocktails. We chose to sit at the bar and that was fun. Service was good until a local celeb sat next to us, and they sucked up all the attention from staff....More

1  Thank Craig J
Reviewed 14 September 2018

In London we are used to Mexican flavours being dumbed down so this was GREAT! a good amount of spice. The Mexican white wine by the glass was excellent. Not something you would imagine!! The crab salad was a favourite dish. I have to admit...More

Thank LisaMDL
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I recently visited Lena Brava on a Sunday night wth my boyfriend and his parents for his birthday dinner. We have been meaning to visit the restaurant for awhile now and were very excited we got a reservation. The restaurant was busy for a hot...More

1  Thank Madeline K
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just had our tenth anniversary dinner at Lena Brava in Chicago. I know the the Bayliss’s are to be admired in the world of Mexican Food but this was my best experience yet in one of his restaurants. Service was warm...More

1  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A great fire-grilled dining experience, but not my favorite of Bayless's foodie experiences. Cocktails were very good, but I regret not trying a wine pairing with our array of dishes.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Food cooked using wood as the heat was outstanding. Just enough choices on the menu, to provide something for everyone in our part of four. Having dinner with people that want to experience different choices made this resturant a great choice, our server provided us...More

Thank 617td
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Patrick D
31 October 2018|
Response from Mary Z |
Not that I saw posted anywhere
31 December 2017|
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Response from AlrightAlreadyLetsGo |
Casting no judgment, but don't dumb down food for your children. Wish I had not, to introduce their palate to a variety of smells, tastes and likes/dislikes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 W Randolph Strret, Chicago, IL 60607-2208
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Side
  • Neighbourhood: West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-733-1975
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