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1. Lalo's Mexican RestaurantMenu

5700 S Cicero AveChicago, IL 60638

(773) 838-1604
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2. Taqueria San Jose IncMenu

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3253 S Halsted StChicago, IL 60608

(312) 225-7386

the beast tacos quesadillas and carne asada in bridgeport try one of taqueria san jose famous san jose breakfast everyones favorite

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3. Manolos Tamales

4706 W 63rd StChicago, IL 60629

(773) 884-8000
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Tacos Erendira Inc

4. Tacos Erendira IncMenu

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3207 S Halsted StChicago, IL 60608

(312) 567-0202

I grew up in Bridgeport. Have been going here for at least 35 years! They've been around for at least 40 years, I believe. Great family owners, g…

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El Salvador Restaurante

5. El Salvador RestauranteMenu

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4125 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60632

(773) 579-0405

I love it all the food here is made to order,so it takes a littel longer, but when you get your food it is the best... I like the POPUSAS it is som…

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6. El SombreroMenu

5220 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60632

(773) 582-0821
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7. Taqueria Los ComalesMenu

3623 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60609

(773) 890-4307
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8. Amelia's Bar & Grill IncMenu

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4559 S Halsted StChicago, IL 60609

(773) 538-8200

This is a real winner. A creative cook, who does not limit himself to a particular genre. A seafood crepe, for example, that defies labeling but i…

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La Palapa

9. La PalapaMenu

2000 W 34th StChicago, IL 60608

(773) 376-9620

From Business: My seafood heaven !!!!Rated Patio #15 by Time Out Chicago on 2010. BYOB. Featured in Chicago's Best Channel 11This sweet little casual place reminds me a of a beach…

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Pancho's Pistolas

10. Pancho's PistolasMenu

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BBB Rating: A+

700 W 31st StChicago, IL 60616

(312) 225-8808

This restaurant is known for it's skirt steak, carna asada. It is a healthy portion, grilled to perfection. The prices are reasonable. Margaritas…

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11. Taqueria Los Gallos

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6222 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60638

(773) 585-8835

Don't go:I did 5/8/09 7pm Was cold inside, Slow service, wait staff was more concerned with selling nachos. The skirt steak was like old cow.…

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12. Zaca TacosMenu

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BBB Rating: A+

5925 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60629

(773) 581-9481

Great food, great service! Highly recommended if you wish to experience authentic Mexican food. Not fancy, but a great fast food joint. 3 locations:…

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13. El SolazoMenu

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BBB Rating: A+

5600 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60629

(773) 627-5047

QUIERO DARLES LAS GRACIAS POR EL BUEN SERVICIO QUE DAN EN SU RESTAURANT APARTE DE QUE LA COMIDA ES DELICIOSA LAS PARRILLADAS SON MUY BUENAS ADEMAS D…

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14. Birrieria JaliscoMenu

2462 W 47th StChicago, IL 60632

(773) 376-5117
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15. La Hacienda

3000 S Ashland Ave Ste 400Chicago, IL 60608

(773) 254-4289
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La Cebollita

16. La CebollitaMenu

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4343 W 47th StChicago, IL 60632

(773) 247-0910

The food is so good my mother became friends with the owner. The chicken gorditas with lettuces and cheese are amazingly delicious. The staff is fri…

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17. Mariscos El VenenoMenu

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6651 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60629

(773) 582-5576

UPDATE: This location was re-located to a larger place with parking lot. (two blocks south of the original) 6835 S Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL 60629 …

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18. Las Picosas

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6430 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60629

(773) 735-1954

I love their tacos specially their hot sauce it the best! Great service very friendly.

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19. Hacienda Del SolMenu

5315 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60632

(773) 585-9700
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Cocula Restaurant

20. Cocula RestaurantMenu

BBB Rating: A+

5241 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60632

(773) 582-2900
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21. Taqueria Y Birrieria Morelia

5620 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60629

(773) 498-6960
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22. Favelas Restaurant

5004 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60632

(773) 424-4126
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Lunada Mexican Grill

23. Lunada Mexican Grill

4888 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60632

(773) 376-3613
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24. Mezquite Pollo Express

4888 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60632

(773) 321-9143
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25. Machetes Big QuesadillasMenu

4888 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60632

(773) 321-9143
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26. Benja's Tamales

3143 W 51st StChicago, IL 60632

(773) 912-6812
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27. Las Islas MariasMenu

4781 S Archer AveChicago, IL 60632

(773) 869-9100
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28. Birrieria ZaragozaMenu

4852 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60632

(773) 523-3700

From Business: We are a family-owned restaurant specializing in Birria Tatemada (oven-roasted goat). We are located 5 minutes north of Midway airport.

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29. La Haciendita Taqueria

5924 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL 60629

(773) 284-8002
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El Asador

30. El Asador

4117 W 47th St Ste 102Chicago, IL 60632

(773) 254-9983
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Helpful Reviews 
Don Juan Restaurante
mediatordave1 rated
Taste The Difference

For those Chicagoans who think that all Mexican food is basically the same: YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO DON JUAN'S !! As a native of Glencoe who has travelled throughout Mexico on several occassions and who has been practicing law in Southern California for over 25 years, I promise that you will find the food here to be of exceptional quality and rare variety, with service that is family-friendly and knowledgeable. I have a very busy schedule, and I hate to waste time, so I wouldn't bother to write this review if I didn't passionately believe in what I say. One of the best features of the restaurant is that it caters to all palates, including the simple desires of children. You can get tacos (including vennison tacos for the discerning patron), enchiladas(including mole, which are fabulous) and a variety of tamales-all of which are decidedly superior to any I've had either in Chicago or Southern Callifornia (where the competition amongst Mexican restaurants is intense)-or you can "kick it up a notch" with a superlative chicken mole, where the chicken is (God forbid) never overcooked but always succulent ! The steak cubes simmered in a complex red ancho-chili sauce are so tender and the flavor is sublime, and the other beef and poultry dishes are of equal stature. Moreover, the seafood creations are both inventive and feature something still not tasted very often in Chicago: very fresh ocean seafood ! The appetizers range from deliscious clams and shrimp to traditional guacamole, and having lived for decades in the midst of the nation's avocado groves, I assure you that Don Juan procures only the pick of the harvest and knows how to let the rich and nutty flavor of the premium avocados speak for itself, eschewing the habit of other restaurants who have to use spices and hot sauces to mask the mediocrity of their dishes. The desserts are equally interesting and tasty, and the variety of tequilas, and availability of top-grade mescal, might lead you to drift off and believe that you're in a bar in Oaxaca or Vera Cruz rather than Edison Park. The prices are quite reasonable, ranging from rather inexpensive for the top-grade popular fare to higher for the beef and seafood, though still decidedly less than you'd pay for inferior quality dishes of similar ilk at a fancier place. I know many colleagues from Los Angeles who fly through O'Hare on business trips and actually hope they have a layover long enough to allow them to take a taxi to Don Juan for lunch or dinner, so the place is rapidly gaining a national exposure, and for good reason. Chicagoans: It is long past time for your taste buds to tell you what so many of us already know, which is something you will know forever when you walk out of the restaurant with a satisfied stomach and a big smile on your face: "Mexican" food and "fine dining" co-exist in perfect harmony in Edison Park- at Don Juan Restaurant !

Tecalitlan Restaurant
kitykat rated
This place is the Best!

It has now been two years since my love affair with Tecalitlan began. I moved to Chicago from San Francisco and was new to the area and so one day I went to explore my new hood. I walked by this building and saw a lot of people going and coming. I looked up to see that it was a Mexican food resturant, only my favorite type of food in the world! I walked in not knowing what to expect and was pleasently surprised by the decor and the homey feel to it. I was greated and seated in the front room with the spectacular ceiling that I want in my apartment!! I ordered the veggie burrito with cauliflower and broccoli and was hooked. The chips and salsa are amaizing and once you start munching away there is no stopping until you reach the bottom of the basket. I come from California and I have never had better mexican food than Tecalitlan. Sorry Tia Margarita's Mexican Restaurant you are still my favorite when I'm in town, but my new favorite all around and the new standard which I hold all other Mexican restaurants is Tecalitlan. I love it here! I have never been dissapointed and hope I will never be. There was only once time where I ate fast and got out as quick as I could. I sat at the bar to have a lunch special with a margarita on a wednesday. The whole time I was there, this really anoying customer could not keep his mouth shut. He was butting into everyone's conversations and almost screaming from one side of the bar to the other to get the end people to notice him. You could tell he was getting on everyone's nerves, even the bar tender. I guess he is a regular there because I have seen him a few times at the bar when I go, but had no idea how unpleasent he was. Never again will I sit at the bar if he is there! Oh well, it's not the resturants fault, there are always anoying peole everywhere! Go to Tecalitlan and enjoy the food, drinks and the atmosphere, its worth the money you spend!

Cesar's
newtnewt10 rated
GREAT PLACE FOR FUN!!!!!

My husband and I have been going to Cesars Restuarant for at least 10 years. The place is casual and with very good wait staff, they are very warm and welcoming. We personally have gotten to know Cesar, the owner. He comes out of the kitchen and welcomes and thanks his customers. They have a varity of music that they play, and if you are a sport fan, they have two or more big screen t.v.s. My favorite is the mini burritto's. My husband likes the huge regular burritto's. The complimentory chips and salsa is out of this world, they make their own homemade salsa and fry their own chips ( they are still warm when they come to the table). My friends have had there fajitas, the portions are so big ,you can share with someone or bring a very big appitite. They also have great soup and even a mexican pizza that is to die for!!!! The beef they cook is on an open flame and it is fabulous. Let's not forget what they are famous for....... The Killer Margaritas. They come in all flavors and frozen or on the rocks, what ever your fancy is. They have great views from their window seats, if you are a people watcher. I can't say enough good about this place, I go every chance I get. Try for yourself....you won't be dissappointed. Just a little warning..... they are very popular on the weekends. Susan and Robert Scott

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