Cafe Central

$ $
1437 W Chicago Ave (at Bishop St)
Chicago, IL 60642



  • FYI - this a Puerto Rican restaurant not Cuban.
  • Pork jibaro on Saturday, bacalao stew on Friday.
  • Roast pork jibarito is magic.
  • Very authentic flavor! Try the alcapurrias, rellenos de papa, pastelillos and tostones! Rice with roasted pork is fantastic!
  • This place is awsome they have the most incredible food :);) my fav place
  • Get the Fried pork chops!
  • Carne guisada, nothing else to say...
  • Really nice people, and great food. Love the chicken plate and steak jibarito.
  • That green salsa is #everything!
  • hibaritos ;)
  • Fishing for gandules in my " Arroz con gandules" :(
  • The Pigeon Pea Soup is Puerto Rican Comfort Food that gives your hungry belly a great big hug. A full meal by itself!
  • Food was great
  • The Puerto Rican Omelette is delicious! And served all day!
  • Great PR food. Try the fried pork chops, sweet plantains and chicken stew.
  • This place reminds my friend of his grandmothers cooking from Puerto Rico. Great Puerto Rican Restaurant. Try the Pork Chops or the Fried Chicken.
  • This I not authentic Cuban restaurant. Average at best, sweet plantains were greasy, espresso was terrible, and cafe cubano they hadn't a clue. :(
  • Shrimp creole, seafood soups, and maduros! Much more welcoming than it looks from the outside.

Nearby places

1444 W Chicago Ave (at Noble)
802 N Bishop St (at W Chicago Ave)
1330 W Chicago Ave (at Noble St.)