02/27/2017Moe's Cantina River North
That guac! My god, that guac.I'm always impressed when a space impresses, and Moe's Cantina is gigantic, beautiful and comfortable. It's got a Mexican-border feel to it, with epic southern art everywhere.And I mean everywhere. This spot keeps going and I saw tables for two to 15 people. If you need to sit and want to eat, I imagine this place will do it for you, even when it gets busy.Now, I was there only for lunch, so cannot talk about the nighttime activities, but I loved what I saw. Classic menu of Mexican eats, including damn delicious guac and chips (do not miss the guac) and a lobster roll with a serious kick. Damn. Service was good and we were checked on often and I left away feeling full and very happy. If you're in the River North area, it's a solid spot to check out.
I'd live at this place if they'd let me. (Also if it weren't bizarre to have some random white girl sitting at a table 24/7.) They have an extensive menu of tortas- like, dozens upon dozens of them, all named after soccer (futbol) stuff. Every single thing we've ever ordered there had been delicious. Although, to be fair, I've only ever tried stuff of of other people's plate. My one true love is the Taco Pionero, an amalgamation of every meat, every cheese, and every add-in you can imagine (like cactus. Cactus!) Served with warm tortillas and a horchata big enough to serve a family of four, it's divine.Plus, my two year-old loves their ham and cheese quesadilla appetizer. And at 2 bucks a pop, that's a cheap date.
THE BEST Hispanic Restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood! This is authentic Mexican food, plus they have a few other, non-ethnic choices on their menu. El Ranchito in Avondale is clean, cozy and family-oriented for eating in, and their delivery is very fast and dependable, always arrives hot and delicious. They are also open very late, for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery. They will make your food to order, just let them know what you want!The staff speaks English and Spanish, and are very friendly and accomodating.Compared to restaurants I've been to in neighboring Logan Square, Avondale's El Ranchito is more economical, better-quality, and friendlier than any Hispanic restaurant I've been to.
I've never actually eaten in the restaurant. Instead, I've mainly used the delivery service which is excellent. They have always been extremely prompt, the delivery people have been polite, and the food has always been good. I will say the guacamole is a little inconsistent (great some days, less flavorful others) but that's just the sign of fresh food. The steak tacos are consistently awesome, and the refried beans are just like I used to get in northern Mexico. Excellent food, GREAT delivery hours, and good service make this a great deal and place to eat.
I give this place five stars because their menu is ridiculously huge and full of surprises, not to mention the cheap prices. Oh yeah, and they deliver until 5AM on Saturday. Yeah. Five. I've only ever gotten deliveries, and I've never been disappointed with the speed. The food is piping hot when I get it, and I have a hard time not burning my mouth while inhaling it.If you stay up late on the weekend and need any conceivable form of American fast food or tasty Mexican dishes, this is your place.
Love this place for delivery! Who would think a place that has Italian and Mexican would be so good and cheap!Great tacos,fajitas, tamales, whole deep fried fish and menudo. Delivery menu is huge, but lots of great plate specials, ie mixed tacos etc. they wrap all condiments individually and with care.Got a brochure on my fence , and so glad I gave hem a try!