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Pueblito Viejo

) #3,578 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Latin, Colombian, Caribbean
5429 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2222
+1 773-784-9135
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good6%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
3 Jun 2016
“Good time”
23 Feb 2017
“Road trip for a meal”
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Latin, Colombian, Caribbean, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American
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5429 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2222
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
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Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome food!!! Well worth the 2hr dive we did to eat here. Off the street parking is limited. It is across the street from the police department.

Thank Carrie H
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hi Carrie! Wow, two hour trip! Thank you so much for coming in and thank you for your kind words. We're so happy to see it was worth it :) Please let us know when you'd like to return!

Reviewed 1 February 2017

In our trip to Chicago we couldn't pass a good Latin food, this restaurant was great, delicious fruit juice, and the bandeja paisa, the picada and the fish were to die for. I will recommend this place 110% the server Jorge was friendly, funny and...More

Thank maxim01974
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hi Maxim, thank you so much for this awesome review! We're so happy you got to experience Chicago and chose our little spot for the latin food part of your trip! :) If you're ever back in town, please let us know and we'll make...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I went to have dinner on a Friday night to this very nice Colombian restaurant. The Menu has very typical Colombian dishes like empanadas, fruit juices from Colombia, picadas, very nice "bandeja paisa", and multitude alcoholic drinks. The food was very good...More

Thank Ramon N
Jeffrey E, Manager at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hello RamoN! Thank you for this wonderful, detailed review. We're thrilled you enjoyed Pueblito Viejo. We hope you took part in the dancing! :) Please let us know the next time you'd like to visit so we can make it extra special! :)

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Waiters A plus! Edgar and David are winners! Manager was great and smelled good, as well. Decor, kind of scary yet interesting. Very dim lights, but made the ambiance nice. Good was great for our first experience, especially the sweet plaintains and hot wings, along...More

Thank Tasha T
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hi Tasha! Thanks for your awesome review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and first experience at Pueblito Viejo. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and work hard to satisfy out customers. Expect some fun new changes coming soon, please let us...More

Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Came with a group of friends here for a birthday gathering, it is a nice place , food is good , servers were nice, good music, nice place for group of friends to gather and enjoy.More

1  Thank gigibella13
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hello Gigi, thanks for your kind and detailed review of Pueblito. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and experiences we provide. Please let us know where our shortcomings are so we can reach that 4/5 star review. If you'd kindly email me...More

Reviewed 1 December 2012

Pueblito Viejo could be a much better restaurant if it was not for a few things... On the plus side, the food is good, and our waiter was very nice. On the other hand, the restaurant does not offer any glasses of water (first I...More

Thank jeanmarc3
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hi Jean Marc! Thank you for your detailed review. You literally hit all the points why we released our then management team from their contract. I'm excited to share with you that we've removed the water, coffee and BYOB policy they had implemented without ownership...More

Reviewed 9 January 2012

We have the editor of one of the largest Hispanic Publications as a guest at our table. When he showed up he was wearing a baseball cap and was asked to take it off. He politely indicated that all the men in the next table...More

3  Thank Tato2128
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hi Tato, thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Pueblito Viejo. I apologize for your experience with our then management team, which we've since removed. I apologize it's taken this long to get back to you and to learn of these...More

Reviewed 2 July 2011

I wish I could give this place ZERO stars. Bad food; bad atmosphere; discriminatory. I ordered a dish that sounded very good on the menu, but when it arrived everything was deep fried and hard including the rib portion which had bone in it. Even...More

Thank foodcritic60645
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hi Foodcritic60645, thank you for taking the time to review Pueblito Viejo. I apologize your experience was so bad, we've since removed the management team that then had control of the restaurant and mismanaged it terribly. We pride ourselves on providing a wonderful product and...More

Reviewed 12 February 2011

I love this restaurant everyone is friendly the food is great and fast. Well if the place is full you have to wait a little but is well worth the wait. Thank you pueblito viejo for your great food prices and service your friends from...More

Thank Magp78
Jeffrey E, Owner at Pueblito Viejo, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your awesome and kind review. We're thrilled when we read of experiences like these. Thank you again! :)

Reviewed 29 October 2007

This one of a few Colombian restaurants in the Chicagoland area. While I have been to its cousin in the Southport Area, Pueblito Viejo has a friendlier staff, and the management, headed by Wilson, does go out of its way to cater to the diner's...More

Thank Caravaggio057
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Maria S
Hello,what time does the music start on Saturdays and is there a parking lot?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey E | Property representative |
Hello Maria! Thank you for your question. Our DJ kicks off at 9pm and we employ a valet company for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 26
Latin, Colombian, Caribbean, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5429 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2222
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: +1 773-784-9135
  • E-mail
We're a Colombian restaurant and bar, offering traditional Colombian fare with a full bar menu, DJ and dancing. We specialize in providing our guests with a memorable experience they're sure to enjoy. Please be aware, our restaurant can get rather loud on weekends due to our popular DJs and live musical guests. We offer a comedy show and two musical guests each weekend night. We pride ourselves on offering this entertainment to our patrons for free. It's part of our charm.