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Cafe 28 (CLOSED)

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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Mexican, Cuban, Latin American, Cocktails
  • 1800-1806 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL60613 41.954489 -87.673317
  • (At N Ravenswood Ave)
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  • (773) 528-2883
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Starters, Soups & Salads

Black Bean Soup pico de gallo, sour cream  3.00 5.00
Sopa De Dia changing weekly  3.00 5.00
Guacamole avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, lemon   7.95
Tamales Verde roasted poblano & brick cheese tamales, crema, pico de gallo   8.95
Tortilla Cobb Salad romaine, diced tomatoes, sweet corn, green onion, bell pepper, queso fresco,, tortilla strips, garlic vinaigrette   6.50
House Salad spring greens, tomatoes, cucumber, radish, queso fresco, garlic vinaigrette   5.95
Black Bean Plate black beans, white rice, platanos maduros, side salad   8.95
Add Grilled Marinated Chicken $4, Grilled Domestic Gulf Shrimp $6.50, Grilled Hanger Steak $6.50


Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Brick Cheese, Garlic Mushrooms, Salsa Morita, Crema & Pico De Gallo

Sauteed Baby Spinach    7.50
Grilled Marinated Chicken    7.50
Grilled Domestic Gulf Shrimp    10.50
Grilled Hanger Steak with guacamole   10.50


Ropa Vieja braised flank steak, tomato sauce, grilled onions & peppers, green olives, white rice, black beans, platanos maduro   14.95
Masas De Puerco mojo-braised pork shoulder, black bean congri, plantains, red onion mojo sauce   14.95
Chilaquiles corn tortillas, salsa roja, pico de gallo, queso fresco, shredded hearts of romaine   
Cage Free Egg    8.75
Grilled Marinated Chicken    10.95
Grilled Domestic Shrimp    11.75
Grilled Hanger Steak    11.75


All Tacos Are Served With White Rice And Black Beans

Pork Belly Al Pastor chipotle glaze, pineapple salsa   9.95
Baja Fish Tacos seasonal fish, red cabbage escabeche, shredded romaine, chipotle aioli   10.95
Carne Asada grilled hanger steak, shredded romaine, queso fresco, red onion, cilantro, lime   10.95
Camarones Al Carbon grilled domestic shrimp, shredded lettuce, roasted corn relish, salsa verde   10.95
Marinated Grilled Chicken garlic chile marinade, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, queso fresco   7.95
Tinga De Pollo shredded chicken, grilled onions & peppers, shredded romaine, queso fresco, chipotle tomato sauce   7.95
Vegetarian peppers, mushroom & zucchini, shredded romaine, cilantro aioli, queso fresco   7.95

Tacos A La Carte

Add Crema $0.75 / Guac $1.50

Chicken Or Vegetable    2.75
Pork Belly    3.25
Baja Fish Carne Asada Or Domestic Shrimp    3.75

Tortas And Sandwiches

All Tortas Served With Choice Of White Rice & Black Beans, Side Salad, Tostones, Maduros Or Mariquitas

Torta De Pollo telera roll, chipotle mayo, lettuce, onion, tomato, guacamole – regular or spicy   11.95
Cuban Sandwich baguette, mojo roasted pork, honey roasted ham, house brined pickles, mustard   11.95
Torta De Pork Belly telera roll, chipotle glaze, apple, red onion, cabbage & watercress slaw, jalapeno   12.95
Cuban Steak Sandwich french baguette, grilled hanger steak, caramelized onions, sour orange mojo glaze   12.95
Ropa Vieja Sandwich braised flank steak on french baguette   11.95
Torta De Vegetable telera roll, portobello mushroom & zucchini, roasted pepper, onion, tomato, fried egg, cilantro aioli   10.95
Add Cheese $1 / Crema $0.75 / Guac $1.50

Side Orders

White Rice And Black Beans    3.50
Black Bean Congri    3.50
French Fries    4.00
Sweet Potato Fries    4.00
Sauteed Vegetables    4.00
Side Salad    3.50
Tostones, Maduros, Mariquitas    3.50




Baja-Style Ceviche seasonal fish, shrimp, tomato, onion, cilantro, citrus -chipotle beer broth, avocado, tortilla chips   12.50
Salmon Tartare scottish salmon, avocado, pico de gallo, pepitas, herb vinaigrette, tortilla flatbread   10.75
Guacamole hass avocados, tomato, onion,jalapeno , cilantro, lemon   8.50
Bacon Wrapped Dates dates stuffed with chorizo and wrapped in bacon, over a tomato-basil sauce.   9.00
Empanadas Cubanas turnover dough filled with ground beef, raisins, olives, onion, garlic and tomato, served mariquitas and saffron cream sauce   8.75
Papa Rellena jalapeño mashed potato filled with chicken, green onions, morita sauce and brick cheese, with saffron cream sauce   8.75
Baked Goat Cheese spicy tomato-basil sauce, goat cheese, herbed crostini   11.00
Quesadillas sun-dried tomato pesto, brick cheese, garlic mushrooms, sour cream & salsa morita.   
spinach   8.00
chicken   9.00
shrimp   10.00
Green Tamales made with poblano peppers, corn & brick cheese served with sour cream & pico de gallo.   9.00
Coconut Shrimp shrimp, red bell peppers, green onion & maduros, sautéed with a touch of spice & a coconut glaze. served over a bed of curried rice.   12.00
Mussels En Chimichurri p.e.i. mussels, linguica portuguese sausage, green peas, white wine, crostini   11.00


House Salad spring greens, mixed tomato, green onion, radish, queso fresco   7.00
Roasted Beet Salad goat cheese crema, baby arugula, pepitas, guajillo chile-garlic vinaigrette   8.00

De Mexico

Carne A La Parilla grilled skirt steak, garlic-chipotle marinade, poblano rice, sauteed house vegetables, guajillo chile sauce, grilled tortillas   21.00
Puerco En Salsa Verde braised pork shoulder in a tomatillo salsa verde, white rice, frijoles borrachos, red cabbage escabeche.   18.00
Comal served on a sizzling cast iron skillet with seasonal vegetables. served with flour tortillas, sour cream, black beans & salsa morita.   
vegetarian   15.00
chicken   16.00
steak   17.00
shrimp or combo   18.00

De Cuba

Mariscos Al Mojo De Ajo scallops, shrimp, p.e.i. mussels, fennel, garlic, white wine, citrus, tomato, crostini   
Masas De Puerco mojo-braised pork shoulder, black bean congri, caramelized red onion mojo   18.00
Ropa Vieja choice flank steak slowly simmered in a garlic tomato & bell pepper sauce until it falls apart. served with white rice, black beans & sweet plantains.   16.50
Bistec A La Cubana thinly pounded choice sirloin steak, caramelized onion mojo, black beans, white rice, sweet plantains, yuca   23.00

Estilo Nuevo

Scallops Al Tamarindo spice-crusted jumbo sea scallops, sweet and sour tamarind glaze, vegetable risotto, cilantro oil   24.00
Honey Jalapeño Pork Chops 12oz bone-in pork chops, jalapeño-honey soy marinade, baked sweet potato with cream and cinnamon (single chop) 17.50 26.00
Scottish Salmon grilled salmon, roasted pepper and rice vinegar relish, garlic and herb israeli couscous   19.50
Pistachio Crusted Chicken oven-roasted chicken breast, jalapeño mashed potatoes, sauteed swiss chard, string green beans, goat cheese-port wine sauce.   19.50
Blackened Duck jalapeño mashed potatoes, pasilla chile-portobello mushroom sauce, sauteed string green beans   

Side Dishes

Maduros sweet plantains   
Rice & Black Beans    
Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes    
Sweet Potatoes    
Sauteed Vegetables    
Pico De Gallo    


Dinner Specials


Carrot Soup carrot, ginger, leeks, chicken broth and cream   


Grapefruit And Fennel Salad mixed greens, manchego cheese, caramelized spicy pecans, sherry vinaigrette   


Seafood Paella risotto-style paella, shrimp, scallops, p.e.i. mussels, saffron, roasted red bell peppers   




Taste Of Cafe 28 chicken papa rellena, empanadas de picadillo, mariquitas saffron sauce   10.00
Fruit And Yogurt Plate lowfat vanilla yogurt, strawberry, mango, pineapple, house made honey pecan granola   8.00
Brunch Salad mixed greens, tomato, green onions, radish, queso fresco, pumpkin seeds, crispy tortilla, garlic vinaigrette   7.00
Guacamole And Chips hass avocado, onion, cilantro, tomato, jalapeño, lime   9.00
Sopa Del Dia    

For The Little Ones

Mickey Mouse Pancakes fruit topped, sausage or bacon, syrup   4.00
French Toast powdered sugar, sausage or bacon, syrup   4.00
Mini Breakfast Burritos scrambled egg, cheese, house potatoes   5.00
Chaparito one egg, sausage or bacon, toast, house potatoes   4.00

Brunch Entrees

Chilaquiles corn tortillas sautéed in salsa roja & pico de gallo topped with queso fresco, sour cream & two cage free eggs   10.00
marinated chicken   12.00
skirt steak   13.50
Café 28 Omelet cage free eggs, spinach, tomato, bell pepper, scallion, mushroom, goat cheese, petite salad, house potatoes   12.00
Mexican Omelet three cage free eggs, mexican chorizo, green onion, bell peppers, brick and cheese, salsa verde, house potatoes   12.50
Southwestern Benedict mexican chorizo, roasted tomato, red potatoes, english muffin, poached cage free eggs, signature hollandaise   12.75
Vegetarian Benedict sauteed spinach, roasted tomato, english muffin, poached cage free eggs, signature hollandaise   11.50
Old Faithful two cage free eggs, choice of meat, choice of toast, house potatoes   10.00
Green Tamales And Eggs roasted poblano & corn tamales, two cage free eggs, pico de gallo, sour cream, salsa morita, warm corn tortillas   10.00
Comal De Rajas Y Huevos a skillet of red potatoes, roasted poblano, hominy, sour cream and brick cheese, topped with two cage free eggs   12.50
Barbacoa Con Huevos guajillo chile braised beef, poblano cornbread, frijoles pintos, two cage free eggs, corn tortillas   14.00
Huevos Rancheros two cage free eggs, over a crispy tortilla topped with salsa roja, served with mexican rice, frijoles pintos   9.00
add chorizo   2.50
Pork Belly Jalapeno Hash diced potatoes, sweet plantains, jalapenos, scallions. queso fresco, two cage free eggs, white toast, tomatillo jam   13.50
Honey-Jalapeño Pork Chop And Eggs house potatoes, two cage free eggs please allow extra cooking time   16.00
Breakfast Burrito cage free scrambled eggs, brick cheese, onions, peppers, frijoles pintos, sour cream, salsa verde   11.00
add chorizo   2.50
add avocado   2.50
Raul’s B.L.T. bacon, shaved ham, fried egg, romaine lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise, multigrain bread, house potatoes   10.50
Torta De Carnitas toasted telera roll, shredded pork shoulder, crispy onion, poblano, queso fresco, tomatillo marmalade, mexican rice, frijoles pintos   12.50
Sandwich Cubano french bread, roast pork, shaved ham, pickles, swiss cheese, mustard, mojo dip   10.50
Stuffed Brioche French Toast brown sugar & banana stuffing, raspberry coulis   10.00
Lemon Ricotta Buttermilk Pancakes blueberry compote, lemon curd   9.25

Side Orders

Bacon    3.00
Maple Pork Sausage    3.25
Mexican Chorizo    2.50
Shaved Ham    3.00
House Potatoes    2.00
Cage Free Egg    2.00
Toast white or multigrain   2.00
Tomatillo Jam    1.00
English Muffin    1.50
Tortillas Corn/Flour    1.50
Griddle Cake    2.25
French Toast    3.00
Mexican Rice & Frijoles Pintos    3.50
Fruit Cup    5.00
1/2 Avocado    2.50



Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake strawberry compote, chile chocolate ganache, soft whipped   6.50
Radius 28 Fruit Crumble seasonal green city markey fruit, buttery crumble topping, soft whip   5.50
Catalan Pudin De Pan bruleed orange bread pudding, vanilla-cinnamon creme anglaise, candied orange, shaved chocolate   7.00
Pistachio Rum Cake fluffy cake mix, pistachio nuts, soft whip, strawberry compote   7.00
Tres Leches brandy spiked traditional tres leches cake, toasted coconut, whipped cream   7.00
Classic Flan classic vanilla custard, caramel sauce, seasonal fruit   5.00
Gelato vanilla, burnt caramel, chocolate chip inquire about our seasonal flavors   
Radius 28 Sorbet inquire about our seasonal flavors   

Weekday 3 Course Prix-Fixe $33 Per Person

Tue-Thu: 5:30-10:00pm. (Select One Per Course)


Coconut Shrimp shrimp, red bell peppers, plantains and scallions sauteed in a sweet- spicy coconut sauce, served over curried rice.   
Bacon Wrapped Dates medjool dates stuffed with chorizo and wrapped in bacon, served with tomato-basil sauce.   
Green Tamales made with poblano peppers, corn and brick cheese, served with sour cream and pico de gallo   


Soup Of The Day    
Pear Salad fresh slices of pear, mixed greens and crumbled blue cheese with a champagne vinaigrette.   


Cuban Style Chicken marinated chicken breast served with a roasted garlic sauce, over congri (beans and rice) and sweet plantains   
Carne A La Parilla grilled skirt steak served over poblano rice, seasonal vegetables and grilled baby onions, topped with guajillo pepper sauce   
Honey Jalapeño Pork Chop marinated and then grilled to perfection, served with sweet potatoes.   


Cafe 28
1800-1806 W Irving Park Rd
At N Ravenswood Ave
(773) 528-2883
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