Centerstage - Chicago's Original City Guide

Virtual L ®

Virtual L Locations Near La CondesaWhat's near La Condesa?

in East Village or Division on the Blue line

Chicago Dining
By Style
Restaurants A-Z
Dining Guides
User Reviews
Find an error?
Are you the owner?
Tell Us Here

CRUMB and FestFile is Centerstage Chicago's Weekly E-Newsletter.
Enter your email to get
our weekly newsletter:

La Condesa

View Map1003 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 276-5121
Details Find What Else Is Nearby La Condesa User Reviews

Editorial Review of La Condesa

The yellow stucco imposed over La Condesa's brick exterior gives the restaurant a less appealing veneer than your local Taco Bell. However, spend some time inside and you'll find La Condesa's food and ambience light-years beyond anything Taco Bell could achieve.

Pleasantly straying from the typical primary-colored Mexican decor, La Condesa's walls (and even parts of the ceiling) are sponge-painted with coral and sea green hues and dotted with indigenous masks. The menu features nearly two dozen appetizers plus entrees that run the gamut from steak, chicken and shrimp to tuna and tilapia. Most of the dinner options fall between $9 and $12 and come with rice, beans, salad and an order of tortillas.

The caldo tlalpeno, chicken soup with bacon, celery, vegetables and chipotle pepper, is highly recommended. Breakfast (mainly featuring eggs) is served daily from 8 a.m. to noon, but if you're craving early morning food outside that time frame, $1.50 extra will help you fulfill your desire. You'll frequently hear the clientele speaking Spanish, and, while it's not a necessity to be bilingual, in-depth descriptions of dishes may prove difficult to understand if the only vocab you know is "queso" or "pollo."

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: Laura Brown

User Reviews

Read other people's reviews and post your own opinion about La Condesa too!


8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

Directions to La Condesa

Our directions are included with our maps of La Condesa

chicago, metromix