Cuban Restaurant and Café · The Loop
26 E Congress Pkwy (at State St.), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Closed until 7:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Inkvasion C.
    "Love the Chivito sandwich, it taste so good!!!!"(9 Tips)
    jeff t.
    "Cubano is my go to and for only $4.99, how can you go wrong?"(34 Tips)
    Juan V.
    "The iced cafe con leche it's so good, don't think it, get the large"(4 Tips)
    "The ropa vieja sandwich is my fave"(3 Tips)
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  • sandwiches
  • coffee
  • café
  • chivito
  • authentic
  • good for a quick meal
  • lively
  • espresso
  • casual
  • tilapia
  • healthy food
  • steak
  • family-friendly
  • white bean soup
  • cozy
  • wifi
  • breakfast food
  • paninis
  • roast pork
  • daily specials
  • Eddy G.

    The hot cocoa can lead to a good date spot

    Eddy Gonzalez · 3 weeks ago
  • Erik R.

    The Cubano is one of my favorite sandwiches in the city, be sure to order black beans and white rice on the side.

    Erik Rowley · 3 weeks ago
  • Samantha R.

    Cortadito is one of my favorite espresso drinks in all Chicagoland. It takes the sugar and milk ur too afraid to add and serves it straight up. I go nuts for anything with their guava jam.

    Samantha Rangel · October 10
  • Amy R.

    Cubano was fine, not phenomenal

    Amy Robertson · August 28
  • Catherine H.

    The cafe con lech iced was perfect on a hot day. Also got the ropa vieja, which was insanely delicious on a hot day. I'd recommend it to anyone!

    Catherine Huffman · August 22
  • Fat Owl b.

    Three words: Delectable cubano sandwiches!

  • Leon P.

    Absolute best sandwiches in town!

    Leon Prior · August 12
  • Juan V.

    The iced cafe con leche it's so good, don't think it, get the large

    Juan Vivas · August 6
  • Juan V.

    Sandwiches, coffee, iced coffee

    Juan Vivas · August 6
  • Regan A.

    Steak sandwich 👌🏼

    Regan Alanes · August 4
  • Caroline A.

    bread and butter!

    Caroline Ambrose · July 23
  • Sean R.

    Cuban coffee, iced on a hot day. So authentic here. Be prepared for a line, and it moves fast.

    Sean Reed · July 11
  • Eddie B.

    Great Palomilla!

    Eddie Bastos · June 11
  • Sharon E.

    Cafecito, Desserts, Sandwiches are the best.

  • Jay W.

    The choripan is amazing. Argentine chorizo and chimichurri yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Jay West · March 31
  • Nik L.

    Chivito or Tilapia Criola, YUM!

    Nik Lizcano · March 30
  • Carolyn P.

    Great breakfast. Amazing Cuban sandwiches for lunch. The white bean soup is also delicious. And they make a great soy latte.

    Carolyn Pavelkis · March 24
  • Mike H.

    The Chimichurri sandwich is great! And the cafecito is a must have drink!

    Mike Hensley · March 10
  • Jessica S.

    The most delicious cortadito (espresso with milk) and lots of vegetarian options. I picked the Jardin. The service is very fast and the food is delicious!!

    Jessica Stapp · March 1
  • Nadia E.

    Ah, I haven't had a Cubano sandwich this good in years. A caldito gallego is the perfect side and finish it all off with a café con leche :)

    Nadia Elisa · March 1
  • Alexia M.

    The caldo gallego is absolutely a must! The service was great and the atmosphere really makes you feel like you're at a tiny Cuban cafe!

    Alexia Main · February 2
  • Fernanda A.

    Cuban! The (American) coffee is also legit

    Fernanda Alves · December 10, 2014
  • Devon H.

    Sandwiches and coffee are equally amazing! Try the Caramel Latte you will not be disappointed

    Devon Halliday · November 16, 2014
  • Luiz E.

    Cubano for the quick meal, one of the platters to go if you got some time.

    Luiz Eduardo · October 30, 2014
  • Kiran S R.

    Its a restaurant of passion &Rhythm

    Kiran S Rize · October 23, 2014
  • Ben A.

    The Cubano is the best I've had in the city

    Ben Albers · September 24, 2014
  • T H.

    I have no idea why the music is always so loud but it is so be prepared for that.

    T H · September 21, 2014
  • Carlos R.

    The Cubano panini is mouth watering! Love the music... did I just visit Havana?

    Carlos Rebellon · September 9, 2014
  • Kara H.

    Great food! Almost everything on the menu is worth trying. Worth the trek and wait.

    Kara H · September 8, 2014
  • Esteban P.

    Cortadito doble, very good Cuban coffee with a sweet taste!

    Esteban Pino · August 25, 2014
  • Amelia

    The ropa vieja sandwich is my fave

    Amelia · August 23, 2014
  • Heather S.

    The chivito was def the standout winner of the meal... The flavors just meshed together perfectly. The potato salad was also very good but the churro was stale & Cuban was burnt. I will be back!

    Heather Smith · August 15, 2014
  • Antonn H.

    Ropa Vieja platter or sandwhich

    Antonn Harden Jr · August 13, 2014
  • Pocket S.

    Great sandwiches at cheap prices. I like the churros and the salads too.

    Pocket Sun · August 11, 2014
  • noemi r.

    If you want a quick bite, come before noon or after 1pm. The Cubano sandwich is a must try. And if you like coffee, get the cafe con Leche.

    noemi roman · June 7, 2014
  • Rani

    Their iced cafe con leche is to die for. Order it.

    Rani · May 31, 2014
  • Cat G.

    This place is wonderful and super inexpensive. Get the Cubano or Lechon sandwiches and a café con leche!

    Cat Gao · May 10, 2014
  • Diddo A.

    Probably the Friendliest service in town..

    Diddo Atk · May 9, 2014
  • Pocket S.

    Good sandwich! Really want to try the salads next time. Nice Hispanic music in the background.

    Pocket Sun · April 11, 2014
  • Tim C.

    Everyone loves the sandwiches but try the exotica salad. It's one of the best salads I've ever had.

    Tim Chen · March 2, 2014
  • Vicki G.

    Anything guava is a must, especially the Guava-Q and the guava batido! :)

    Vicki Gerentes · February 16, 2014
  • Claudia O.

    You simply do not use chimichurri on authentic Cuban dishes

    Claudia Ocampo · January 17, 2014
  • Alex S.

    The ropa vieja sandwich is an absurdly delicious thing to eat.

    Alex Soble · January 13, 2014
  • Betty

    3 words: Ropa Vieja sandwich.

    Betty · November 2, 2013
  • Yangzhi Z.

    Get the Chivito! Best sandwich on the menu.

    Yangzhi Zhao · October 20, 2013
  • Brandi C.

    White bean soup... Amazing!

    Brandi Coffin · October 15, 2013
  • Keenan A.

    15% discount for staying in the hostel, so make sure you visit while staying

    Keenan Adams · October 13, 2013
  • Chrys J.

    Try the Cafe Con Leche. Cuban espresso combined with a teaspoon of sugar and steamed milk. A perfect combination of ingredients for a light, not to sweet cup of coffee.

    Chrys Johnston · September 29, 2013
  • Demi

    Absolutely amazing sandwiches and everything from the bakery!!!!!

    Demi · September 24, 2013
  • Jennie

    Cuban sandwiches. The spinach shrimp salad was also refreshing!

    Jennie · August 28, 2013

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