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Guilty Pleasures: Las Tablas Six Corners

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 19, 2008 3:30PM


This city is at no loss for South American steakhouses. From smaller, long-running establishments like Tango Sur to newer downtown concepts like Brazzaz, there's a choice for any taste. One of our favorites for ordering a sizzling plate of churrasco or some steaming and fluffy empanadas is the Six Corners location of Las Tablas. In fifteen years Jorge and Soraya Suarez have managed to take Las Tablas from a small storefront in North Center to two large dining rooms in the city.

2008_02_churrasco.jpgThe main reason we prefer visiting the Six Corners location is that it's the larger of the two. Located on the corner of Irving Park and LaPorte and with two very large, airy dining rooms, it's capable of seating larger parties easier and with shorter notice. Las Tablas Six Corners is also the more casual of the two locations, probably owing to the neighborhood. Portage Park/Six Corners is still northwest side blue collar, and Las Tablas reflects that.

And the churrasco is a must-order here. This hearty New York strip, grilled to order and served sizzling with a starch lovers trio of baked potato, fried plantains, and yuca, is nowhere near as filling as it either sounds or looks. You know how you walk out of a fair amount of steakhouses pained and weighted down because of the portions? That isn't the case here. The portions at Las Tablas, while still sizable, are also reasonable. The churrasco is also reasonably priced at $18.95. We simply added liberal amounts of chimichurri sauce and enjoyed our steak while the rain poured down on a wet Sunday.

Las Tablas Six Corners is located at 4920 W. Irving Park Road. Phone Number is 773-202-0999.