Mom’s Old Recipe is a family owned and operated restaurant on Chicago’s North Side. We Use Recipes that have been passed down through generations to create a delicious and comforting dining experience for you. Come join us today and see the difference yourself.

Named for the co-owners’ culinary gifted mother who once oversaw her own restaurant in Mexico, this homey looking Gladstone Park storefront offers south-of-the-border favorites.
Malena Basave and Ana Arriaga, sisters from the small town of Tilzapotla in the state of Morelos, grew up in their mother’s kitchen, learned from Mami to make enchiladas verdes and tacos acorazados, and moved to the United States, where the memory of Mom’s food pulled them back into the kitchen.


“In Gladstone Park, Mom’s knows best
Simple, rich dishes a worthy detour at Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican”Chicago Tribune



“I love love love Mom’s. Unlike any Mexican restaurant you’ve ever tried. And family run. Exquisite taste.”Chicago Reader



Huarachitos at Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant
Every meal at this cute Gladstone Park spot should start with an order of these delicate, oval-shaped fried masa cakes spread with tomatillo salsa, cotija cheese and sprightly red onion.Time Out Chicago


Mom’s Old Recipe
Mexican Restaurant
5760 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60646


Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat: 4:30 PM – 3:00 AM
Sun: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Awards and Honorable Mentions
Regional Mexican Restaurants – Featured on 190North
Best Mexican Restaurants In Chicago – Chicago Magazine
30 Favorite Mexican Dishes In Chicago – Chicago Magazine
100 best things we ate: Small bites – Time Out Chicago


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