Mexican Restaurants in Illinois


Mexican Cuisine During Lunch or Dinner at La Quinta De Los Reyes (65% Off)

La Quinta De Los Reyes

Downtown Aurora

Traditional Mexican restaurant in the heart of Aurora featuring tropical margaritas, table-side guacamole, mariachi music, and a nightclub

$20 $7

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Northeast

Seafood specialties such as octopus in spicy sauce and whole red snapper complement classic tacos, enchiladas, and drinks

$20 $11

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar

Sunset Park

Mexican specialties—such as mole poblano or cheesy chilies rellenos filled with ground beef—served in Sammy’s colorful dining room

$30 $16

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Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 43% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

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

$50 $35

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Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 43% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

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

$50 $35

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Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at Los Arcos Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Los Arcos Mexican Grill

Palatine

Traditional assortment of tacos, burritos, tortas, fajitas, tostadas, chimichangas, and more

$20 $12

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Dinner for Two or Four at La Española Tapas (Up to 45% Off)

La Española Tapas

Berwyn

Diners sip sangria and snack on hot and cold tapas plates, including imported cheeses, smoked salmon with capers, and grilled octopus

$20 $12

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Mexican Combo Meals with Margarita Flights at El Sombrero Restaurant (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

Enjoy Mexican combo meals with sizzling chicken or beef paired with three 4oz margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

$64 $35

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$12.50 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at Salseria

Salseria

Elmhurst

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

$25 $12.50

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Mexican Dinner at Casa Real Cocina Mexicana (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Casa Real Cocina Mexicana

Lombard

Mexican food includes tuna tacos, pork fajitas, quesadillas, philly cheese burritos, and grilled pineapple stuffed with chicken and steak

$30 $18

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at El Alamo Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

El Alamo Mexican Grill

Wheeling

Pineapple filled with fajita-style shrimp and octopus, whole chickens grilled with onions and peppers, and beef loin in ranchero sauce

$20 $12

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Mexican Food and Drinks for Two or More or Four or More at Lupita's Cocina (Up to 50% Off)

Lupita's Cocina

St. Charles

Creative margaritas, including one with hibiscus extract and one with tamarind, pair with shrimp tacos, mole, and fajitas topped with nopal

$20 $12

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Mexican Meal for Two or Four at Los Arcos Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Los Arcos Mexican Grill

Woodridge

Classic Mexican tacos, burritos, and fajitas alongside spicy seafood creations

$20 $12

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos ($30 Total Value)

Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

Tacos and burritos stuffed with various vegetarian and meat fillings, such as carne asada, carnitas, and coconut shrimp

$10 $5

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$25 for $45 worth of Mexican Cuisine for Two or More at La Casa De Isaac

La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

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

$45 $25

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

Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

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

$20 $10

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$16 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner ($30 Total Value)

Taco Grill & Salsa Bar

Westmont

Eatery offers cuisine such as burritos, tacos, and meat that is marinaded for up to 12 hours; 18 to 20 different salsas freshly prepared

$15 $8

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Mexican Food for Two or Four or More at Los Angeles Café (Up to 43% Off)

Los Angeles Café

Multiple Locations

Sizzling fajitas, hefty burritos, and generous dollops of fresh guacamole

$20 $12

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

CiNe

Hinsdale

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

$99 $65

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Mexican Cuisine for Dinner for Two, Four, or More at Aguamiel (Up to 39% Off)

Aguamiel

Clarendon Hills

Former Frontera Grill chef whips up empanadas stuffed with rotating fillings, salmon in a peanut-mole sauce, and braised short ribs

$40 $25

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$11 for $20 Worth of Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Grande Lettys

Grande Lettys

Antioch

Diners chow down on a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchiladas, burritos, and tacos with fillings such as steak or beans and cheese

$20 $11

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Lunch or Dinner at aXcan Mexican Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

aXcan Mexican Grill

Forest Park

Mexican eatery in a brand new location boasts an on-site mixologist and infuses their own tequila into drinks.

$20 $12

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Mexican and Italian Food for Takeout or Dine-In at El Ranchito (35% Off)

El Ranchito

Multiple Locations

Eclectic mix of Mexican, Italian, and American specialties such as steak burritos, Hawaiian pizzas, chicken wings, and spaghetti dinners

$20 $13

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Mexican Food and Seafood at Mai Quesi (50% Off).

Mai Quesi

Aurora

Impressive plates of pineapples stuffed with cheese and tropical seafood and mounds of crawfish make up the Mexican menu

$30 $15

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Two Fajitas and Two Margaritas at Alvarez Restaurant (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Alvarez Restaurant

Cherry Valley

Pairs sip margaritas and dig into seafood, chicken, steak, or vegetarian fajitas in a funky Mexican restaurant

$35 $19

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Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Chorizo Grill

Chorizo Grill

Grant Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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Pre-Game Fiesta, Late Night Bites, or Table Tequila Kit at Ay Chiwowa (Up to 57% Off)

Ay Chiwowa

Near North Side

Michelin-rated chef Kevin Hickey brings his careful touch to the new menu, with bacon al pastor tacos and guacamole with mango and pepitas

$117 $55

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$24 for Six Tacos and Two Margaritas at Taco Joint ($37 Value)

Taco Joint

River North

Six kinds of tacos, such as al pastor or garlic-infused shrimp, wrapped in hand-made tortillas and washed down by el Jimador margaritas

$37 $24

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$12 for Mexican Food for Two or More at Tacos Tequilas ($20.45 Value)

Tacos Tequilas

Logan Square

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

$20.45 $12

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Mexican Food at Tuxpan Mexican Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tuxpan Mexican Grill

Jefferson Park

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

$20 $10

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$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

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

$10 $6

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

Ramirez Fast Food

West Humboldt Park

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

$8 $4

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

Fiesta Grill Chicago

Chicago

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

$18 $9

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Authentic Mexican Dinner with Appetizers, Entrees, and Margaritas for Two or Four at Tortilla Soup (43% Off)

Tortilla Soup

Chicago

Appetizers such as shrimp cocktail or guacamole precede entrees such as chicken mole, carne asada, and the pork ribs with red or green sauce

$61.48 $35

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at Sergio's Place (Up to 47% Off)

Sergio's Place

Chicago

Mexico City native who learned to cook from his mom crafts nine salsas, handmade tortillas, fish tacos, and tamales

$52 $28

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New American Lunch for Two or Four at Azul 18 Restaurant (40% Off)

Azul 18 Restaurant

Pilsen

Housemade guacamole, margherita flatbread, mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon and arugula, steak salad, and tuna niçoise salad

$20 $12

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

Taco Chino

Albany Park

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

$10 $5

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DeColores Mexican Restaurant is the worst-kept culinary secret in Pilsen. Shortly after the eatery opened, reviewers began to shout the praises of its family-style Mexican dishes; Chicago magazine even placed DeColores on its 2010 list of the Best New Restaurants, lauding the guacamole as “reason enough for a trip to Pilsen.” The restaurant continued its meteoric rise by earning Bib Gourmand awards in the Michelin Guide Chicago in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

The Reyes family members behind DeColores Mexican Restaurant choose to keep the menu humble, basing many of the dishes on closely guarded family recipes that span generations. Made from a blend of 20 ingredients plied from Aunt Alicia, the menu’s rich, chocolate-based mole won the People’s Choice award at Pilsen’s 2012 Mole de Mayo festival and cook-off. The homestyle flavors of the tampiqueña—grilled skirt steak served with a queso chihuahua enchilada—managed to catch Chicago magazine’s attention yet again, earning a place on the publication’s 2010 list of its 30 Favorite Mexican Dishes in Chicago.

Not every dish comes from the Reyes recipe book, though. The restaurant regularly invites neighborhood residents to submit their own interpretations of traditional Mexican staples, honoring any standouts with spots on the menu. This vibrant community spirit radiates from DeColores’ very walls, which routinely change to accommodate new pieces of Mexican-themed works by area painters. Further supporting the artists of Pilsen, the sound system plays recordings of local musicians between dramatic readings of the restaurant’s reservation policy.

1626 S Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

The beats of lean cuts of meat sizzling on the grill and ladles clanking against trays of zesty vegetables fill Qdoba Mexican Grill during construction of made-to-order Mexican fare. As healthy-eating devotees, Qdoba's staff stocks its kitchen with nutritious ingredients, seasonal flavors, and 100% cotton candy–free tortillas.

4430 Fox Valley Center Dr
Aurora,
IL
US

Though picturesque beaches provide the most scenic reminder that Mexico abuts the ocean, Mexican-style seafood provides the tastiest. Bahia Mexican Restaurant specializes in the latter, which diners can sample by ordering a piping-hot mixed grill for two that combines shrimp, lobster, fish fillets, scallops, and octopus. However, the eatery’s kitchen staff also concocts Mexican staples, such as sizzling fajitas, tacos stuffed with succulent cuts of meat, and piquant chilies rellenos. They also sling refreshing margaritas, which slosh around in goblets rimmed with your choice of salt or pulverized diamonds.

6116 Mulford Village Dr, Ste 13
Rockford,
IL
US

El Burrito Loco's staff dishes out the authentic flavors of Mexico in a low-key setting, with a wide-ranging menu that accommodates ample appetites. The restaurant fills its namesake dish with everything from tongue to chorizo to veggies, whetting whistles with the baby size ($4.90) and appeasing augmented appetites with the giant portion ($5.95). The specialty dinners showcase the eatery’s eclecticism, slinging meaty chilaquiles ($5.99) or chicken flautas ($9.35) with rice, beans, and tortillas. Vegetarians can order from a meat-free menu, kinder than a tofu dinner prepared by herds of unionized cows. Tamales ($2.10 each), enchiladas ($1.85 each), and tostadas ($2.65) can brandish beans or cheese, or both in the stead of meat. Many locations of El Burrito Loco keep late hours, giving sustenance to the musicians that play hold music round-the-clock.

351 East Cass Street
Joliet,
IL
US

Owner and executive chef John Borras stokes his love affair with New Age Spanish cuisine by crafting a constantly evolving, seasonal menu of more than 40 classic tapas and fresh, unique dishes. Sweet sangria and wine flow as freely as newly paroled poetry while gustatory gurus sling such favorites as goat-cheese croquettes, mussels in spicy marinara, and beef tenderloin with manchego cheese and toast points. On the first Monday of each month, Macarena Tapas celebrates Lab Day, an event in which the flavors of nascent prospective menu items are paraded before discriminating guests, who nibble and offer advice on the ingredients' love lives.

618 S Route 59
Naperville,
IL
US

The kitchens inside La Bamba look a bit different from most. That's because they don't have a freezer or a fryer, and instead focus on fresh food cooked right in front of the customer. The restaurant's chefs start with traditional bolillos?a soft Mexican roll?or tortillas that are made specifically for the restaurant each day. In addition to the as-big-as-your-head La Bamba burrito, they craft tacos and tortas with meat or vegetarian fillings. Chefs then add a spicy touch and splash dishes with their hot sauce, which is so popular people ask for it in bottles or pepper-spray form.

1731 S MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield,
IL
US

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