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(24 Reviews)

3166 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 248-2835

Today: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tomorrow: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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General Info
Cesar's is a family operated restaurant that specializes in Mexican cuisine. The restaurant maintains a bar and dining rooms. It organizes various special events, including receptions, family reunions, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, business meetings and cocktail and bachelor parties and can accommodate up to 100 people. The restaurant s menu features a variety of starters, including flour tortillas, chicken quesadillas and nachos, as well as dinner entrees that includes charbroiled steak, chicken breasts, Mexican enchiladas and prime rib. Cesar's also serves burrito, tacos, tostadas and homemade tamales. Its bar offers a selection of beer, including Miller, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Bud Lite, Heineken and Corona. Cesar's maintains a restaurant in Chicago.
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Extra Phones

Phone: (773) 248-4733

Phone: (773) 296-9097

Fax Number: (773) 248-4733

Fax: (773) 248-4733

Payment method
all major credit cards, diners club, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
North Side, Lakeview

Cesar's Restaurant

Cesar's Home of the Killer Margaritas

Cesars Killer Margaritas Clark

Other Emails

Mexican Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Grocers-Ethnic Foods, Caterers, Latin American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

Pets Allowed: No


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst experience ever!!

This is the most horrible place I've ever been to!!! So My boyfriend and I went into to Cesar's to have a nice diner after the Cub's game today (I live a block away on Halsted and Briar). We sat down at the bar, ordered our drinks and our food. My boyfriend, noticing his phone was almost dead, asked the bartender if he could charge his phone. The bartender told him to ask the manager in the front of the restaurant. He left to go ask the manager and disappeared for a few minutes. He came back noticably upset saying that they refused. Maybe a minute later an older man comes up, takes our drinks and tells us to ""Get out! We don't want your kind here!""! Can you belive that?! What does ""your kind"" mean?! Paying customers you mean?! This place will probably fail it's next sanitation test!

Eddie b


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Do not eat here

This place has the worst customer service that I have ever encountered.
The food at best is average and extremely expensive.

DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS PLACE... if you do not believe me read some of the other comments post it by past customers. There are so many choices in the Lakeview area that this should not be on anyone?s list.

The owner is rude, inattentive and unappreciative it. I believe that he has a Napoleon complex and I am sure that plays allot into the way he believes he should treat customers. He is under the impression that he can dictate how you should pay in the restaurant and if you do not like it then too bad. I am in the Hospitality business and the last time I checked ""THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT"" THEY TRULY BELIEVE THAT THEY DO NOT NEED YOUR BUSINESS BECAUSE THE WAY THAT THEY TREAT CUSTOMERS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

All I want to do was have an open tab in the bar while I was having dinner with friends and family, but instead the owner told me that if I kept that tab open he would charge the entire dinner on my card. There were at least 20 of us and I did not feel like taking on such a high bill. I asked him what the problem was if I kept it open and he told me that he did not want to mix the bar with the restaurant...?????. Any way you look it he is still getting my money but he told me that if I did not obliged I needed to leave.




Provided by Citysearch - 
Rude people, bad service, awful food...

It's been my 6th time there... since they are right around the corner, every other year I'd give it a try thinking ""maybe they are not so bad... it was just that night...""..
Although the Margaritas are OK ( by OK I mean OK,.. not good by any means) .. the food is awful, by far the worse Mexican food I've ever tasted...when you think that nothing can go wrong with chips and salsa, there is a place where that will prove you wrong.. they have the most oily, unsalted, bad tasted chips I've ever seen.
And above all that.. The service is unbelievably bad, Mean and Rude people working all over the place, if you have any problem... please.. take my advice and never call the manager... you will definitely get a rudder person. and after reading other reviews.. really, what's with the moving table thing...I thought that was with me but as I see it's like part of their service...Unbelievable Best advice I can give is to Avoid the place, just do a research and read other reviews..



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THEN, our original waiter comes up to us and apologizes for moving us... UH HUH... UH--WHAT?!? You want us to move AGAIN to the other side of the restaurant at the other bar?? and you'll give us another drink on the house? OH NO. We are not moving. He tells us that he hasn't put in our next round of drinks with the bar, yet. We tell him we're not moving. Our drinks come. Then, our waitress returns with our check telling us thank you and whenever we're ready to pay would be great. And they charge us for those final round of drinks. UMM.. I don't know why we even ended up staying there... I don't know why we even PAID our bill. I don't know why we TIPPED our waiters--- I know it's not their faults, but their tips should have reflected the total service that was provided all night... We paid cash with a small overage on a credit card-- and of course, the waitress returns to tell us we cannot use our credit card unless the charge is over $10. We should have just walked out. If you want margaritas that do NOT taste like they have used the Patron that's promised, go only for the drinks, sit only at the bar. If you want awesome margaritas with awesome food and pleasant service, try CAMPECHE on Lincoln and Jersey on the north side of the city. by the way, spaghetti o's soup that's watered down served with a wedge of lime was free at Cesar's.""




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 won't be dissappointed. Just a little warning..... they are very popular on the weekends.

Susan and Robert Scott



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Terrible food and service

When I dined at this restaurant with a friend, the service proved to be as abysmal as the food. My vegetarian burrito was incredibly plain and boring (how do you mess up beans and vegetables?), and my friend's wrap was unappetizing. When she complained to our server, he curtly replied, ""Well, no one has ever complained about it before,"" as if that should make everything all right. The margaritas were good, but easily the worst Mexican I've had in the city.



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avoid it like the plague

This place is the pits. The food is horrible and the management is equally as bad. I would say easily the worst mexican food I've ever eaten.



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Terrible service I have ever seen. I have been waiting for 40 min. for the table - and was told to get out the place after all this. We were 2 and I asked for table for 3 , my friend wanted to join us. After 40 min, (I so the other people been seated right away) I?ve been told that I have to wait for the 3rd person to come in case to bee seated. than I tried to tell that I just want to start eating at this time and not sure , that this person will join us, the guy upfront told me that I will never will get table in this place and have to leave.



Provided by Citysearch - 
good only for the frozen margaritas

The frozen margaritas here are the best in the neighborhood, hands down. This is their bread and butter, and they are clearly aware of it. The service at the Clark location is famously bad. On a busy night, they will rush you (sometimes with less than what would qualify as tact), but if you are a pleasant group (i.e., you can handle your liquor) they will sometimes offer free shots or drinks at the bar for your inconvenience in relinquishing your table perhaps earlier than you intended. While thoughtful, it definitely betrays their desire to crank through the customers vs. offer a pleasant experience. They do this because they can...the Clark location is prime.

The service issues don't seem so bad at the other location on Broadway, which is oddly just a 10 minute walk away. Given the choice it's the one I would recommend.

The food is barely adequate. It's generally kind of bland, and outside of the burritos the portions are mediocre relative to other Mexican retaurants. The burritos are not as good as even those you'd get at a fast food joint like Taco Burrito King. Again, just bland.

If Cesar's was simply a margarita bar, it would be phenomenal, as I feel many of its problems (including inconsistent staff attitude) result from them trying to shoe-horn a restaurant experience into a place people only really frequent for the margaritas. They need to be honest with themselves about this. As a restaurant, I cannot recommend it. Sad, as the frozen margaritas truly are amazing.



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Don?t waste your time and money! POOR SERVICE!

After ordering (1) margarita in the dinning room during dinner, my party was told that they needed our table and refused to serve us anymore drinks. However, the hostess did offer (4) coupons for free ?house? drinks in the basement. After the main course, we were promptly given our bill without offering any dessert menu. The service & food were POOR. There are so many other Mexican/margarita restaurants in Chicago, take your business and money elsewhere!

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