Irazu

1865 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647
$ Caribbean

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1865 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647
  • Cross Street: Oakley
  • Location: Chicago - Central
  • Cuisine: Caribbean | Latin | South American |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (773) 252-5687
  • Features: Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, BYOB,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

Irazu - Chifrijo

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Friday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
False

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.8 out of 5 stars based on 281 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2022
edwardo H.
Friendly and efficient service . Great food . Yuca fries are amazing with the roasted garlic

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
Marisol M.
Great! Food was delicious, amazing staff. Over all great everything. Brought family that was visiting from out of town and they greatly accommodated the ten of us. We will come back often, we loved it. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2022
Cecile S.
Irazu is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Always solid. Patacones are my favorite

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2022
Jason F.
Great experience....attentive service. Nice to see the owner engaged with patrons. It was good to learn the history of the food.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
Bryan D.
Amazing as always!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jan 16, 2022
Chris B.
Had a great time. Our waiter was excellent. Unfortunately he was the only one for a while so he was running around a lot but he was really cool and made it a wonderful experience. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2021
Shevan W.
Delicious food and an amazing staff. Recommend 100%!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Paulina R.
Great service !

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2021
Chicago E.
The staff was welcoming and efficient. Our waiter gave us lots of good suggestions from the menu. The food was delicious and fresh. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the beautiful surroundings.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 01, 2021
David W.
really pleasant staff... fantastic food...a Gem!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2021
Mark D.
First time there and it was great!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2021
Sarita B.
Fresh food, fantastic service and a lovely experience-can't wait to come back

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2021
Philip F.
Amazing place!! Great food and can't wait to go back again soon. This place is a hidden gem and I loved the steak pepita.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Peggy C.
It's not always perfect, but I love this place. The covered patio dining suits my pandemic requirements and the BYOB element suits my pocket. The service was great -- friendly and efficient -- and the food is fresh and delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2021
Kathy P.
Loved the food. Staff friendly and helpful

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2021
Jack W.
Amazing food! Great service!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2021
Lauren P.
Loved the vibe, people staff and food!! Only comment would be to space out apps and food!! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2021
Brian F.
Amazing! In every way.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 01, 2021
Julia C.
Everything was great, service was a little slow but understandable considering the circumstances with Covid and all.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 23, 2021
Maria H.
We had such a nice time. The food was really good, the people were nice and the ambience was casual and fun.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 21, 2021
Odile S.
I wouldn’t mind some cushions on the wood benches

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2021
Isabel L.
Food was great and service was amazing. Definitely would recommend to others and will come back

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 04, 2021
Pam F.
Great place. Great food! Friendly staff!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 19, 2022
Gretchen B.
Great time at Irazu! Parking was super easy on Milwaukee Ave. Went with a party of 7 and tried several apps (the shrimp ceviche was my fav, but the empanadas were also great!). We also shared a few main plates. The skirt steak casado and chicken &rice were our favorites. We also had the tilapia casado which was delish. Loved that it was BYO. Overall a wonderful and fun night with great food and friendly service.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Michelle P.
The food was really good & big quantities = we took tasty leftovers home

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 7/10
Aug 21, 2021
Mary T.
In my memory the food was really good. Last Friday it just seemed OK. I had the chicken and rice which I guess is not that exciting but I had hoped Irazu could have made it exciting. And prices just a little bit too much, I get it, pandemic, but come on.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2021
Jessica K.
Irazu has been a favorite for a while, but I was shocked to see how crowded it was- I don’t even remember it ever being like that pre pandemic- and someone in the restaurant kept coughing. I wish staff had said something to them, it made me very uncomfortable. Because of the crowd, it was so loud I could hardly hear the person I was there with at times. I guess we will be switching back to takeout.