Mexican Restaurants in Illinois

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food and Tequila at Blue Agave

Blue Agave

Multiple Locations

$40 $23

(406)

Traditional Mexican fare including burritos and jalapeño chicken skewers, along with 200 varieties of tequila

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food and Tequila at Blue Agave

Blue Agave

Multiple Locations

$40 $23

(406)

Traditional Mexican fare including burritos and jalapeño chicken skewers, along with 200 varieties of tequila

Up to 49% Off at Tacos Tequilas

Tacos Tequilas

Logan Square

$20.45 $11

(10)

Groups dig into chicken, beef, pork, fish, or vegetarian tacos along with a side of chips and guace or cheesy queso fundido

50% Off Mexican Food & Margaritas at Cesar's Restaurant

Cesar's Restaurant

Chicago

$20 $10

(398)

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

50% Off at Taco Chino

Taco Chino

Albany Park

$10 $5

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

Half Off at Tuxpan Mexican Grill

Tuxpan Mexican Grill

Jefferson Park

$20 $10

(22)

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

47% from The Salsa Truck

The Salsa Truck

West Loop

$1,500 $799

(14)

BYOB salsa-making class features hands-on cooking demos and a taco feast

50% Off Mexican Food at Mi Tierra Mexicana

Mi Tierra Mexicana

Lakeview

$30 $15

(232)

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

$4 for Mexican-American Cuisine at Ramirez Fast Cuisine

Ramirez Fast Food

West Humboldt Park

$8 $4

(10)

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

Up to 47% Off Mexican Food at Tecalitlan Restaurant

Tecalitlan Restaurant

Northwest Side

$30 $16

(294)

Mexican dinner plates such as skirt steak with an enchilada and guacamole or fish tacos with mango pico de gallo

Half Off Mexican Food at Don Juan Restaurante

Don Juan Restaurante

Edison Park

$40 $20

(80)

Traditional recipes for street-style tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas join weekly-changing contemporary plates made with seasonal ingredients

$69 for Dinner and Margaritas for Two

Frontera Grill

River North

$97.75 $69

(2292)

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

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Backed by shout-outs from Midwest Living and The Mix, the black-clad crew at Dos Diablos weaves mesquite-fired meat and hand-shaken margaritas into a menu of Mexican and Tex-Mex fare sans the mole sauces. Rough wood beams and big, boxy lighting fixtures hover overhead as diners dig into hefty portions of enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas. A fully stocked bar, framed by decorative steel, houses specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. Every Thursday is dedicated to lobster and its many uses, from thickening up tacos to silencing squeaky door hinges, and every Saturday finds Dos Diablos' chefs whipping eggs, bacon, fruit, and cheese into scrumptious brunches. The restaurant’s resident mechanical bull entices patrons to snatch a sombrero off the eatery’s walls before hopping atop the faux beast for a ride.

15 W Hubbard St
Chicago,
IL
US

Head chef Edgar Torres and his kitchen crew bedeck handmade corn tortillas with braised meats, homemade salsa, and fresh vegetables. Frosty imported brews tower over steaming tacos, huaraches, and tortas, and more than 50 tequilas made with blue agave serve as the foundation for margaritas, cocktails, and the logic behind carrying silly straws everywhere. Frequent visitors snag favored firewaters from rented tequila lockers to fuel revelry over plates of barbacoa tacos, which the Chicago Sun-Times called an "instant hit." Natural wood accents, distressed walls, and festive murals parade rural color, and waiters deliver water in liquor-bottle-shaped decanters with oversize shot glasses for quick imbibing. Tendrils of mouthwatering aromas tickle passersby late into the evening, drifting from overstuffed tacos that reporters from Where reported "wowed" taste buds.

1969 N Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

Chili's was founded in 1975 after owner Larry Lavine converted a former Dallas postal station into the original burger joint. Since then, Chili's all over the world have spread the original restaurant's quirky sense of humor, emphasis on hospitality, and flavorful fare. They even uphold traditions such as flipping a framed photo upside down, imprinting the saltillo tile floor with dog-paw prints, and staying open during Tell Your Coworker A Lie Day. Chili's menu has a wide selection of Southwestern eats and drinks, including fajitas, quesadillas, and several flavors of margarita, as well as classic American fare such as burgers and baby back ribs slow-smoked and slathered in barbecue sauce. Committed to using its resources to help those in need, Chili's has partnered with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and raised more than $30 million for the hospital in the past four years.

2 E Ontario St
Chicago,
IL
US

Jaime and Mary Cianca, owners of Tuxpan Mexican Grill, create a menu of authentic Mexican fare based on recipes from their hometown of Tuxpan, Mexico. Inside the kitchen Jaime, also acting as head chef, fills tacos with steak, seasoned pork, and cilantro, and prepares signature dishes—including chicken topped with house-made red or green mole sauce. Meanwhile, Mary, also working as a server, delivers plates of the popular shrimp fajitas and tall glasses of horchata to diners, leading the bilingual staff with instructions in both English and Spanish. Additionally, customers may choose to bring in a favorite bottle of wine to uncork during dinner thanks to the restaurant’s BYOB policy. The dining area’s orange-hued walls are adorned with butterfly decorations to mimic the famous winter migration of monarchs to the forests of Tuxpan, before for they head to their retirement community in Florida.

5540 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

This Boystown favorite specializes in vegetarian and vegan comfort food, including delectable vegan ice cream. Chicago Diner’s shakes vary from vanilla chai to blueberry to chocolate peanut butter, and many are also gluten-free.

3411 North Halsted Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Recipes from South-Central Mexico inspire the chefs at Amelia's Mestizo Grill, but the menu also incorporates familiar Old-World flavors. The spirit of innovation undergirds their commitment to traditional Latin-American staples, with dishes such as the grilled pork tenderloin with roasted quince that the Chicago Reader claimed, "could have come out of a far more pretentious kitchen." Stuffed poblano peppers arrive with a sherry-pecan sauce, and smoky chipotle peppers add a distinctive kick to the Mediterranean-tinged flavors of the grilled rack of lamb and potato gratin.

Coming back to its roots once again, the restaurant's dining room embodies a down-to-earth ambiance, complete with exposed brickwork and simple wooden chairs. A red accent wall adds a splash of color to the space, as do vibrant paintings of flowers, children, and Mexico's first rainbow.

4559 S Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

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