Mexican Restaurants in Pilsen

Mexican Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Zapatista (Up to 44% Off)

Zapatista

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

Shrimp or skirt steak fill fajitas served in heated lava-stone; tacos and enchiladas brim with chicken tinga, beef, or sauteed vegetables

$4 for $8 Worth of Mexican-American Cuisine at Ramirez Fast Cuisine

Ramirez Fast Food

West Humboldt Park

$8 $4

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Chicago-style hot dogs, high-stacked triple burgers, amply stuffed chicken burritos, and juicy skirt-steak sandwiches

$69 for a Mexican Dinner for Two at Frontera Grill. Groupon Reservation Required.

Frontera Grill

Near North Side

$97.75 $69

Celebrate with margaritas and a two-course dinner at "Top Chef Master" and James Beard Award–winner Rick Bayless's flagship restaurant

Appetizer, Two Mexican Entrees, One Petite Flan, and Two House Margaritas at El Nuevo Mexicano (Up to 26% Off)

El Nuevo Mexicano

Lakeview

$74 $55

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Margaritas complement a Mexican dinner with dishes such as enchiladas, veggie burritos, or sizzling fajitas with free-range amish chicken

Mexican Food and Margaritas at Cesar's Restaurant (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Cesar's Restaurant

Chicago

$20 $10

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Oversized margaritas and classic Mexican dishes such as enchilladas, fajitas, and rellenos, all served in plentiful portions

Mexican Food at Mi Tierra Mexicana (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mi Tierra Mexicana

Lakeview

$30 $15

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Diners dig into traditional Mexican dishes, such as enchiladas, beef tongue in ranchero sauce, and vegetarian burritos

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food and Drink at Best Taco & Burrito Joint ($20 Value)

Best Taco & Burrito Joint

Logan Square

$10 $6

Gooey, spicy chilaquiles with salsa verde; steak and pork burritos with sour cream; assorted American standards like burgers and hot dogs

Taco Meal for Two or Four at Fiesta Grill Chicago (Up to 56% Off)

Fiesta Grill Chicago

Chicago

$18 $9

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Diners choose a choice of meats and side their tacos with rice and beans and a soft drink

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Fusion Food at Taco Chino ($30 Value)

Taco Chino

Albany Park

$10 $5

Tacos and burritos made with spicy pork and Mexican sausage, plus Korean crossovers such as kimchi quesadillas

$17 for $30 Worth of Mexican Dinner and Drinks for Two or More at Margaritas

Margaritas

Oak Park

$30 $17

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Shrimp ceviche, tamales, tilapia in Veracruzana sauce, tacos, chicken mole, burritos, enchiladas, steak fajitas, and chilis rellenos

$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

$20 $10

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Traditional Mexican cuisine includes homemade chips and salsa, tacos and burritos chock-full of meats, and huevos rancheros

Mexican Food at Tuxpan Mexican Grill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tuxpan Mexican Grill

Jefferson Park

$20 $10

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Authentic Mexican eats including tacos, carne asada, and tortas at bilingual BYOB restaurant

Prix Fixe Mexican Dinner for Two with Margaritas, Starter, Entrees and Desserts at CiNe (34% Off)

CiNe

Hinsdale

$99 $65

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Sip margaritas while exploring a selection of house specialties such as guacamole, red snapper, chicken in mole sauce, and tres leches cake

$12.50 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at Salseria

Salseria

Elmhurst

$25 $12.50

Fresh salsas and signature seasonings flavor Mexican favorites; hand-squeezed lime juice and 40 types of tequila flavor margaritas

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Fajitas and Margarita Flights at El Sombrero Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$63 $29

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Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Fare at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in Homer Glen

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

Homer Glen

$20 $12

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Burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican favorites with vegetarian options

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at La Casa De Isaac (Up to 44% Off)

La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 40% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

Lauded Chicago chef crafts Mexican & Latin dishes such as ceviches, empanadas & moles paired with margaritas, mojitos, & sangrias

Mexican Food and Drinks Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Grande Jake's Fresh Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Grande Jakes Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Salsa bar with ten types of salsa, along with dinner plates that include chicken enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and flautas

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As the mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley was not one to throw around his endorsements lightly. That makes the signed token of praise on May St. Café’s wall even more remarkable. Though Mayor Daley was duly impressed by chef Mario Santiago’s blend of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Cuban cuisines, he might have been equally taken with Santiago’s personal story. The chef’s ascension through Chicago’s culinary ranks began at his family’s restaurant and continued during his stint at the renowned Graham Room at Chicago’s Civic Opera House, where he served as captain of the kitchen. Today, Santiago draws on more than three decades of experience to craft a veritable quilt of Latin American flavors. One exemplary dish is the French double-cream brie quesadilla, which takes an unexpected turn with winter pear and chipotle sauce fillings. In a similar pairing of sweet and savory, the cinnamon chipotle chicken fajitas balance spicy peppers with a tinge of dessert flavor. For a full-blown dessert, try the homemade white chocolate flan, which can be enjoyed by the spoonful or sculpted into an edible bust of Mayor Daley.

1146 West Cermak Road
Chicago,
IL
US

Raul Lopez always wanted to be a bullfighter. Growing up in Mexico City, he participated in the sport as much as possible, but economic reasons led him down an altogether different path—making tortillas. He brought this business—and the nickname “el torero,” which means bullfighter—with him when he moved to the United States in 1942. What began as a small operation peddling tortillas to his neighbors turned into El Milagro tortillas, still well known today for a spread of Mexican tortillas, chips, burrito shells, and caseras, distributed throughout the Midwest. True to Lopez’s original process, the company’s current staff—including his wife and seven of their children—grinds only the finest kernels to create their products; they never use processed corn flour or aged corn, despite impressive resumes that list previous work in popcorn bags. Locations throughout Chicago also sell fresh tacos atop Lopez’s famed tortillas.

1923 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

When Jerry Lombardi moved his small grocery store to Pilsen in 1960, he immediately recognized the local market for authentic Mexican ingredients. To satisfy the cravings of the neighborhood’s Hispanic community, he began importing cilantro, jalapenos, serrano peppers, and canned goods directly from Mexico. A few years later, Doña Maria took Lombardi’s baton and ran with it, setting up a small taqueria inside the grocery store. Maria’s take on Mexican cuisine proved to be a bigger hit than a piñata at a baseball game. Long lines soon forced her to assume a larger space just next door, where today her daughters continue to pay homage to her original recipes for tacos, sopes, and chile rellenos.

1834 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Restaurant La Casa Del Pueblo

“If you have a Mexican grocery store near you, the taquería that’s inside is really a good bet” noted Rick Bayless on a Time Out Chicago tour of his favorite Mexican spots in Pilsen. The taqueria in question was Restaurant La Casa Del Pueblo––located across from the grocery that shares its name––, a place Bayless praised for it’s “super homey” eats. TimeOut seems to agree, calling the eatery’s tamales “incredible” and “tender” in a separate review. All of the authentic northern Mexican recipes served here—tacos, tortas, burritos, twice-baked piñata—have been perfected by the owners, a family that has run the restaurant since 1962. To accompany the spicy menu, patrons can bring their own beverages or keep the authentic tastes coming with a cup or horchata or Mexican hot chocolate.

1810 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

A mounted goat head keeps watch over Birreria Reyes de Ocotlan, an 18th St. eatery frequented by famed chef Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill. In the kitchen, cooks stew shredded goat meat with bay leaves, garlic, and onions, and wrap tender morsels from the tongue or head in tortillas. Diners can customize these meals with pinches of lime, chopped onions and cilantro, and sides such as consomme or spicy pickled onions.

1322 West 18th Street
Chicago,
IL
US

The house specialty carne asada dominates Mexico Steakhouse's selection of recipes honed over 40 years of service. The kitchen concedes to morning cravings with a battery of egg breakfasts and frantic signals with a white napkin, and traditional dishes, such as pork tamales, travel to tables later in the day. A bright-blue awning and a row of arched windows distinguish the brick restaurant, where a jukebox recites an encyclopedic compilation of tunes for diners inside.

2983 S Archer Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Pilsen Scene