Bienvenidos to the House of Empanadas in Chicago!

At Rapa-Nui Restaurant (formerly Latin Sandwich Café) we are proud to serve parilladas (grilled meats served on a table-top grill), the finest fresh baked empanadas, seafood and salmon dishes, sandwiches and other delectable Chilean dishes. As a family-owned and operated restaurant, we provide the most authentic Chilean cuisine in Chicago.

We also feature:

  • B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Beverage ($4 Corking Fee)
  • FREE Internet Wi-Fi Connection (ask the hostess for password)

For our latest specials and reviews, please visit our Recent News section.

You can find us on 4009 North Elston Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, with metered street parking.  We are six blocks east of the Irving Park – CTA Blue Line.


Monday:  11AM – 5PM
Tuesday:  11AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 11AM – 10PM
Thursday: 11AM – 10PM
Friday: 11AM – 11PM
Saturday: 11AM – 11PM
Sunday:  1PM – 9PM

Basic Information

  • Cuisine:  Chilean (South American)
  • Meals Served:  Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch
  • Price Range:  $ (Under $9), Mastercard and Visa accepted
  • Reservations:  Accepted
  • Alcohol:  BYOB
  • Audience:  Couples, Families, Groups
  • Carryout:  Yes
  • Catering
    (Welcome, in the Rapa Nui language)