Mexican Restaurants in Maywood

Half Off Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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

50% Off at 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

Jefferson Park

$20 $10

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

47% from The Salsa Truck

West Loop

$1,500 $799

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

Up to 50% Off at Fernando's Tequila Bar & Restaurant

Chicago

$40 $22

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Sample Mexican specialities such as char-grilled carne asada steak and bubbling-hot molcajetes

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

Multiple Locations

$40 $23

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

Up to 49% Off at Tacos Tequilas

Logan Square

$20.45 $11

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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 at 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

$4 for Mexican-American Cuisine at Ramirez Fast Cuisine

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

Up to 42% Off Brunch at Moe's Cantina

River North

$42 $25

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Breakfast burritos and signature, Mexican-influenced brunch entrées paired with micheladas, mimosas, or bloody marys

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Though there may be more than one way to skin a cat, there’s only one way to roast a goat—learn from a master. According the Chicago Reader, once John Zaragoza became interested in making birria, he sought out Miguel Segura, a renowned birriero in La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico who roasts his meat in backyard brick ovens. Two weeks studying with Segura taught him the varying cuts of birria and how to cultivate trust at the counter by chopping the meat in full view instead of pinkie swearing to each customer that the knives are clean.

Today, John and his family have their own recipe down pat. Kosher salt seasons the goat, which they seal in a steamer for up to six hours before covering it in an ancho-based mole sauce and transferring it to the oven. The cuts also yield a clean consommé broth that doubles as a garnish, which can be sprinkled on top alongside onions, cilantro, lime, and peppers. Handmade corn tortillas add the finishing touch to a birria meal at both Birrieria Zaragoza locations.

The goat can be ordered bone in or out, on a plate or in a taco—Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine ranks the restaurant No. 2 in the Midwest on a list of The 64 Best Tacos in the Country. For a spicy side, John's son Jonathan brews a signature fire-roasted salsa from scratch. Imported Mexican sodas wash down savory bites, whose popularity causes the Zaragozas to go through as many as 22 goats in a single weekend—more than the average caged T-Rex eats in a month.

2211 W. Lake Street
Melrose Park,
IL
US

Most of the steak, chicken, and seafood morsels that star in La Majada Restaurant's hearty dinners spend quality time with the grill before taking on equally fiery accents of chorizo, peppers, and chile sauce. Along with dizzying combinations of burritos, tacos, and tostadas, the enormous menu also finds room for less common specialties of Mexican smoked ribs and Pollo Cancun: chicken baked in a paper bag and covered in a blend of spices and tequila. Vibrant paintings peer across the expanse of the brick-walled eatery toward a fireplace whose crackling logs occasionally spook nervous piñatas.

226 Harrison St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Equestrians and Mexican food lovers alike will enjoy today's $35 Groupon to Lalo's on N. Clybourn for just $15. If Ben Franklin was on the $20 bill, you'd be getting a free Benjamin with this deal. As it is, two free Hamiltons ain't bad.

804 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US

Tamale Hut's owner, Jaime Flores, has been schooled in the delicate art of tamale construction by his uncle Tony and aunt Emma, ensuring an authentic experience for cornmeal connoisseurs. With each use of their punch cards, customers may choose one tamale from the menu, whose creations are bedecked with tasty fillings such as a hearty bean stuffing made with pintos and fresh green salsa, and a piquant crab-meat stuffing with jalapeño and red salsa. Sugar-seekers can also opt for a cordial dessert of pineapple or blueberry via Tamale Hut Café's sweet tamales, which are served without a drop of salsa or hint of sarcasm. Punch card feasts pair each maize-laden morsel with a side of chips, a can of pop or bottle of water, and a choice of side item: corn, rice, chili, or tinga—shredded chicken draped with chipotle sauce, topped with sour cream and cotija cheese, and served upon a crispy continental shelf of tortilla chips.

8300 W Cermak Rd
Riverside,
IL
US

Melding classic regional Mexican recipes with the spice and energy of a cantina, Alejandra's chefs craft a menu that provides travel-hungry taste buds with a passport to flavor. Jumbo shrimp sizzle with the piquant spices of homemade salsa in the a la veracruzana (a $10.95 value), and the grilled skirt steak tampiqueña satisfies meat cravings with a sliced poblano chile and a cheese enchilada on the side (a $13.95 value). The costillas a la parrilla invite appetites to admire a generous, full slab of Mexican-style barbecue ribs as they lounge saucily on a bed of rice, vegetables, and optional throw pillows (a $17.95 value). Satiate an herbaceous appetite with the chiles rellenos, which offer up a sumptuous stuffing of cheese and corn, encased within a green-pepper shell (a $7.95 value). Or, discover the shredded chicken center hidden beneath the soft surface of classic enchiladas, colorfully topped with cilantro, green onions, melted cheese, and a choice of rojas, verdes, or mole sauce (a $9.95 value). Chilly fruit lends color and a heady sweetness to red wine in the included pitcher of sangria, a vivid and robust concoction perfect for sharing with a date or for distracting a charging bull.

400 E North Ave
Northlake,
IL
US

The rhythm of knives chopping tomatoes and peppers for salsa and pans sizzling fajitas fills the kitchen at Bravo Restaurant as chefs prepare an array of traditional Mexican recipes. Patrons share plates of fish ceviche marinated in lime and lemon juice as well as hearty entrees such as tender chicken breast coated in mole sauce and cohinita pibil––marinated pork slowly cooked in banana leaves and topped with a fiery habanero salsa. Behind the full bar, staff members keep up with the tempo of orders with their margarita shakers and glasses of mojitos with fresh muddled lime. On Friday nights, those refreshing cocktails help guests build up the nerve to get onstage and sing karaoke tunes or announce their candidacy for Mr. Universe.

240 E North Ave.
Northlake,
Illinois
US