Cafe Laguardia

A Premier Cuban Restaurant in Chicago


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Menu Selections

                       



Menu Highlights

  • Paella Valencia
    A traditional dish of moist and savory yellow rice cooked with an assortment of shrimp, clams, fish fillet, chicken, ham and pork.
  • Appetizers
    Plantains, Stuffed Mashed Potato, Ham Quesadilla, Ground Beef Empanada, Cuban Tamale, Nachos, Queso Fundido, Ham Croquettes, Guacamole and Black Bean Soup. The Café Laguardia Appetizer is a large sampler platter where you can experience the very best of the Island with this specialty prepared dish (2 person minimum).
  • Pork Dinners
    Roast Pork, Fried Pork Chops and Pork Medallions.
  • Beef Dinners
    Shredded Beef, Breaded Fried Steak, Fried Steak with Onions, Cheesy Beef Steak, Ground Beef and the Taste of Cuba, a dinner size plate filled with Cuba's very best!
  • Chicken Dinners
    Breast of Chicken Steak, Breaded Chicken Breast Steak, Chicken Fricasee, Chicken in Garlic Sauce and the Tropical Heatwave, for the spice lovers!
  • Seafood
    Jumbo Shrimp Catalina, Jumbo Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Jumbo Volcano Shrimp (hot), Rice and Squid Jubilee, Lobster Catalina.
  • Homemade Soups
    Cuban Style Chicken Noodle, Cuban Style Seven Seas, Caribbean Style Jumbo Shrimp, and Havana Black Bean Soup.
  • Pork Sandwiches
  • Cuban Sandwich, Roasted Pork Sandwich, and Ham Croquette Sandwich.
  • Beef: We also have beef sandwiches such as the Jibarito Steak Sandwich, Shredded Beef Sandwich.
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Breast and Chicken heatwave Sandwich.
  • Mexican Specialties
    Taco and Burritos including the Burrito Caliente!
  • Homestyle Desserts
    Flan, Rice Puddings (arroz con leche), Island Pineapple and Coconut Sorbets, and Tartufo.

Vegetarian Menu Highlights

  • Soup
    Havana Black Bean Soup
  • Appetizers
    Cuban Nachos
    Fried or Boiled Cassava
    Cheese Quesadillas
    Guacamole with Chips
    Plantains Sweet or Green Nachos
    Meatless Queso Fundido
    Chips and Salsa
  • Entrees
    Cuban Veggie Combo
    (white rice, black beans, sweet plantains, boiled cassava and a house salad)
    Burrito
    Burrito Caliente
    Taco Salad
    Chiles Rellenos
  • Side Orders
    Black Bean Stew
    White Rice
    Spicy French Fries

Cuban food, or Cuban cuisine, has as much energy as the music in the lively bar. Café Laguardia is THE place to go for great Cuban food, as authentic as you will get this side of Cuba. The House Specialty is Paella Valencia, a traditional dish of moist and savory yellow rice cooked with an assortment of shrimp, clams, fish fillet, chicken, ham and pork. Made to order for 2 people, it's fabulous.

Drinks Menu Highlights

We now serve many excellent Spanish reds (2003 Arret, Garnacha Rosado) and whites (2003 Laxas Albarino), Californian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Come and try them with your dinner or as an evening tasting; the "lovely Rosado" is perfect for the warmer months.
Happy times at Cafe Laguardia!

We also serve non-alcholic drinks for those who drive... or don't drink at all!

  • Caribbean Cocktails
    Try the Caipirinha – made with fresh squeezed limes, sugar and the best Brazilian Rum; the Caipiroska – same as above with vodka; Margarita de Cuba – a Margarita wearing her "summer dress"; flavored Mojitos – raspberry, coconut, lemon, mango, pineapple of apple; our Mai-Tai – a refreshing tropical drink made with Bacardi Rum and tropical juices.
  • Tropical Frozen Cocktails
    We also have deep freeze cocktails such as the Mango Margarita, Melango Colada, Piña Colada, Mocha Freeze, Strawberry Daiquiri and Mudslide among many others.
  • Martinis
    The Hypnotiq Martini – Grey Goose vodka with cognac; Laguardia Martini – see recipe below; Hemmingway Martini – Ciroc vodka, Chambord and a splash of pineapple; Caribbean Cosmopolitan Martini – Absolut Citron, cranberry juice, Rose's Lime Juice, Grand Marnier and a lime wedge.
  • Tequilas
    For your favorite Cadillac/Premium Margaritas: Cazadores, Herradura, Chinaco, Don Julio, Sauza Tres, Patron, 1800 and Jose Cuervo.
  • Non-Alcoholic
    From soft drinks to iced tea, lemonade to milk, San Pellegrino to Evian, cappucino to café con leche, we serve many drinks for those who drive, are nominated drivers... or don't drink at all! Try the Julian Special, a delightful and refreshing tropical drink poured into a Martini glass garnished with orange and a cherry!
  • Cuban Sangria Recipe
    Laguardia's very own secret recipe given to them by Juan Carlos of Spain... unfortunately remains a secret! Sorry. ;)
  • Laguardia Martini Recipe
    Myers Rum, Chambord, Midori, Peach Schnapps, cranberry with a hint of pineapple. An absolutely amazing drink, garnished with an orange slice and a cherry.

Wonderful Wine List!

Café Laguardia has our very own Grand Reserve wine. Made and bottled specially for Cafe Laguardia from the winery's Grand Serve selection.

As well as Cuban drinks, we now serve many other excellent wines including Spanish reds (2003 Arret, Garnacha Rosado) and whites (2003 Laxas Albarino), Californian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Come and try them with your dinner or as an evening tasting; the "lovely Rosado" is perfect.

Try our Cuban drinks and wines. You'll love them!