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Mom's Old Recipe

#669 of 7,857 Restaurants in Chicago}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin
5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646-6216
+1 773-467-1009
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“refried beans” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
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5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646-6216
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We really enjoyed our meals. This is a small neighborhood restaurant with great ambiance. Yummy margaritas. The presentation of the food is wonderful and everything was so fresh and tasty.

Thank matmul45
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in the mood for some Mexican food, can never go wrong with this place. The restaurant is in a good location and there is plenty of space to sit and a enjoy a meal. The service is great and the portions are...More

Thank DvsMrlo
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I have written glowingly in the past about Mom's Old Recipes. On our visit to Chicago this time, it was not up to our visits in the past. The chips and salsas were good as was our friend;s tilapia dish. The stalwart chiles rellenos were...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is our go-to Mexican place and it's not exactly close to home. It's a bit of a drive but totally worth it. Great combination of traditional favorites but nicely updated and always some interesting specials. They have live music on the weekends and had...More

Thank MikeDailey
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It is so hard for me to find authentic Mexican it seems, thankfully Mom's Old Recipe was perfection. This is one of the best Mexican restaurants I have been to in America. Excellent service and excellent food. I also loved the ambience and the neighborhood...More

Thank HK_Bun
Reviewed 14 July 2017

When my wife came home with a restaurant recommendation from a co-worker, it occurred to me that a co-worker of mine had recommended the same place—Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant on Milwaukee in Gladstone Park. Armed with two glowing reviews and the foreknowledge that this...More

Thank DMartin216
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food in a great setting. Upon entering, we were immediately greeted and seated. What a lovely place! Cute decor in a neighborhood location. We had margaritas and their signature guacamole- YUM! There were two pages of lunch specials. We all had variations on...More

Thank CFlo1
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Outstanding Mexican food in a lovely atmosphere. The resturant does not look like a typical Mexican resturant. It looks like a lovely upscale resturant. The food is great! The taco sauce is very different. The chicken nachos & guacomole are great appetizers. The steak tacos...More

Thank 625maryannm
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I must have passed this place a hundred times and never noticed it. Once I finally found it, I haven't stopped going back. Whether it's lunch or dinner, I can always bank on getting a great meal and friendly service. As soon as you walk...More

Thank Goinawae
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

In overall was good...The problem of being a cuisine conosieur as I know Mexican food, is that one becomes demanding and expect the good to be really good at all times. Loved the service, Alfonso is a hoot!! The man explained​ the dishes with such...More

Thank LaModena
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646-6216
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-467-1009
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