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26 E Congress Pkwy, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60605-1236
+1 312-922-2233
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cuban sandwich” (28 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (18 reviews)
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Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
26 E Congress Pkwy, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60605-1236
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant atmosphere, with tables and comfy chairs. The music was rather loud for people carrying on conversations.

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and the staff makes it that much better. Kuddos to the guys in back and women up front!

Thank Preach2014
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We ate a lot of good food on our trip to Chicago last summer, some at very fine restaurants, but these sandwiches are what I keep coming back to when I think about our trip. They were amazing. We went one morning for breakfast and...More

Thank viajero5
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Cafecito is a good place to grab a sandwich or some rice and beans. The food is good and the space is clean. The two people I went with said the coffee is out of this world and well worth the visit.

Thank kfountain44
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I've tried Cubano sandwiches every chance I get, and I haven't found one better than the ones at Cafecito. And my search included Cuba!

Thank 11DDare11
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This place is just across the lobby of Hostelling International Chicago at the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel which is a phenomenal place to know about if you love to travel and don't have a lot of green (see my review on Tripadvisor)....More

Thank dalijon
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I went to the one on Chestnut and the food was amazing, the ambiance relaxed and the prices were great. The one on Chestnut served wine and the staff was helpful in picking a meal. When I return to Chicago, I will return here. Great...More

Thank avidtraveler1976
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Opening Weekend for the bakery. The area had to wait a bit, but I believe it was worth it. Small, local, and filled with a group that is obviously working hard to be successful. (And maybe help a few dentist friends out as well). Great...More

Thank FamilyRun
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I've sampled Cuban food in Miami and in Southern California so while I'm not an expert, I've had my fill of good comida de Cubana. I had spotted the Cafecito on Yelp and Tripadvisor, the rating was very high, so I thought we would give...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to eat something green, some salad, as I was stuffed eating friend chicken meat in general. I asked waitress for help and she was very helpful. I got huge mixed salad with some chicken. It was tasty and fresh. I recommend it.

Thank auhamada
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 E Congress Pkwy, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60605-1236
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-922-2233
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