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Cafe Central

  • $$
    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Puerto Rican/Dominican, Latin American
  • 1437 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL60622 41.89584 -87.663825
  • (At N Bishop St)
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  • (312) 243-6776
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Puerto Rican Breakfast two eggs with your choice of two of the following: ham, farmer’s sausage, vienna sausage, green plantains, sweet plantains, or french fries   6.75


All Omelettes Are Served With Your Choice Of One Of The Following: Green Plantains, Sweet Plantains, French Fries, Tomato Slices, Rice, Or Stewed Beans

Puerto Rican Omelette sweet plantains, ham, farmers sausage, green peppers and onions   7.85
Denver Omelette green bell peppers, ham, onions, and american cheese   7.75
Meat And Cheese Omelette ham, farmer’s sausage or vienna sausage, and american cheese   7.95
Veggie Omelette tomatoes, green bell peppers, onions, and american cheese   7.25

Sandwiches $6.75

All Sandwiches Are Served With: Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise On French Bread

Ham egg, and american cheese   
Farmers Sausage egg, & american cheese   



Alcapurria fried plantain fritter stuffed with ground beef   1.90
Pastelillos fried pastry pocket stuffed with ground beef   1.90
Relleno De Papa fried potato ball stuffed with ground beef   1.90
Pionono fried sweet plantain fritter stuffed with ground beef   1.90
Mofongo green plantain ball stuffed with garlic fried pork rinds   3.85
Morcilla spicy blood sausage (1/2lb) 4.00 lb 7.50


Soup Of The Day  cup 4.95 bowl 6.75

Caribbean Style Soups

All Caribbean Style Soups Are Served With Your Choice Of One The Following: Green Plantains, Sweet Plantains, French Fries, Or Mofongo $2.50

Chicken Soup with rice   10.50
Pigeon Pea Soup with farmer’s sausage   9.15
Shrimp Soup    11.75
Cuttlefish Soup    10.50
Octopus Soup    10.50
Two Shell Fish Soup    16.50
Three Shell Fish Soup    19.75


All Sandwiches Are Served With Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Mayonnaise On French Bread. Jibarito Sandwiches Are Served On Green Plantains Rather Than French Bread

Steak Sandwich    7.85
Ham And Cheese Sandwich    6.75
Roast Pork Sandwich    7.75
Roast Pork Jibarito    7.95
Steak Jibarito    8.25
Vegetarian Jibarito    6.80
Chicken Jibarito    7.80
Shrimp Jibarito    8.75

Specialty Salads

All Specialty Salads Are Served On A Bed Of Lettuce Garnished With: Capers, Green Bell Peppers,Tomatoes, Boiled Eggs, And Come With Your Choice Of One Of The Following: Green Plantains, Sweet Plantains, French Fries, Or Mofongo $2.50

Shrimp Salad    12.75
Cuttlefish Salad    12.25
Octopus Salad    12.25
Two Shell Fish Salad    16.95
Three Shell Fish Salad    19.95
Lobster Salad    19.95

Specialty Rice Dishes

Yellow Rice Mixed With Chicken    8.25
Yellow Rice Mixed With Shrimp    11.95
Yellow Rice Mixed With Cuttlefish    10.95
Yellow Rice Mixed With Octopus    10.95
Yellow Rice Mixed With Two Shell Fish    16.50
Yellow Rice Mixed With Three Shell Fish    19.50


All Creoles Are Served With A Side Salad And Your Choice Of One Of The Following: Green Plantains, Sweet Plantains, French Fries, Or Mofongo $2.50

Shrimp Creole    14.95
Cuttlefish Creole    13.50
Octopus Creole    13.50
Two Shell Fish Creole    17.95
Three Shell Fish Creole    19.95


Half / Reg. All Mixtas Are Served With Your Choice Of Rice, Stewed Beans, And One Daily Meat Special (Ask Your Server For Daily Specials). Daily Meat Specials Include: Beef Stew, Chicken Stew, Goat Stew, BBQ ribs, And Roast Pork (Thursday - Sunday)

With White Rice   6.75 8.95
With Yellow Rice   6.85 9.00
With Yellow Rice & Pigeon Peas   7.00 9.20

House Specialties

Each House Specialty Comes With Your Choice Of Two Of The Following: Green Plantains, Sweet Plantains, French Fries, Rice, Stewed Beans, A Side Salad, Or Mofongo $2.50

Fried Chicken Or Rotisserie Chicken    8.95
Fried Pork Chops    10.95
Loin Steak With Sautéed Onions    12.95
Breaded Steak    13.25
Fried Halibut    12.00

Friday Specials

Half $7.20 / Reg $11.25.

Cod Fish Stew With Root Vegetables    
Cod Fish Salad With Root Vegetables    

Side Orders

Daily Stew    6.85
Goat Stew    7.50
White Rice    2.65
Yellow Rice    2.75
Yellow Rice with pigeon peas    3.30
Pastel stuffed pork puerto rican tamale   2.75
Green Plantains    2.85
Sweet Plantains    2.50
French Fries    2.50
Side Salad dressings: french, ranch, italian   2.50
Avocado  half 1.25 2.25

Desserts $3

Vanilla Flan home made vanilla custard with caramel   
Tembleque home made cinnamon custard   
Papaya Chunks With White Cheese    
Guava Shells With White Cheese    

Soft Drinks And Juices

Malta India  (7oz) 1.30 (12oz) 2.00
Coconut Soda    1.35
Coconut Water    1.75
Bottled Water    1.50
Orange Juice    1.50
Cranberry Juice    1.35
Goya Juices pear, guava, mango, peach, apricot, tamarind, guanabana, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, strawberry banana  (11.5oz) 1.30
Kola Champagne coke, diet coke, pepsi, diet pepsi, 7-up, diet 7-up, sprite, rc, grape soda, orange soda, hawaiian punch, lipton iced tea   1.15

Coffee And Tea

Hot Tea    1.15
Coffee    2.25
Cappuccino    2.75
Espresso    2.00
Hot Chocolate    2.00
Chocolate Milk    2.00
Milk    1.50
Cafe Central
1437 W Chicago Ave
At N Bishop St
(312) 243-6776
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