49 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
Fax: (312) 943-6480
Su Casa Mexican Restaurant
Parking: Street, Validated
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Mexican, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good for Kids: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
07/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Read bad reviews, decided to take a gamble anyways during a busy July 4th weekend. We followed 20 people in and were still seated in five minutes.
Margaritas were on the expensive side, but real, not pre-mixed. We were surprised to find real pinto beans and good Spanish rice that wasn't dry. Between the fajitas, chimichangas, and steak tacos, we all left very full and pleased with the taste.
Would absolutely go again.
09/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Don't let the neon sign fool you; this place had really good ambiance & amazing margaritas. The bartenders have worked at this bar/restaurant for over two decades and they know so much about Tequilas. My friend came into the bar and meet so many Chicagoans inside that vouched for the place that we stayed and had the best margaritas ever. We met a manger at a different restaurant who was there just for the drinks. Needless to say that we found our new spot in Chicago and even made new friends. In my opinion, the prices were average because things cost a bit more in Los Angeles, California. I strongly recommend this place to anyone.
11/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I recently moved to Chicago. My husband and I were wandering around and thought mexican would be great tonight. We saw Su Casa's and decided to give it a try. Everything started off great but half a burrito in and I noticed I was chewing on a big chunk of plastic. Now I work in a restaurant and understand these things happen they shouldn't but they do. The manager was apologetic comped the food and remade it as a carry out for me to take home. Got home and decided to give it another try, cut into my burrito hmmmm.... it's beef. I'm a vegetarian.You would think after serving me plastic the first time they would make sure my food was right the second time around. Bummed out there is PLENTY of Mexican restaurants around. Guys I would give this one a miss.
10/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We stayed next door at the James and stopped in for a quick early dinner. We were seated quickly and our food was fast and hot. I really enjoyed the tamales - they're served San Antonio style with chili on the side. The lunch specials were priced much better than the dinner entrees so next time we will probably go for lunch instead. There was a bit of a wait for the check once we were finished with our meal - we made it clear we were in a hurry as we had a plane to catch, so that was a minor annoyance, but overall the experience was good.
08/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
You might think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not. It was the worst service ever. It was a Wednesday night, and it was not that busy, so we got seated relatively fast. Took about 15 min to get drinks. almost an hour for food. We were so upset because we had to scarf down our food in literally 5 minutes to make our concert. The food was average at best. Go elsewhere.
06/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant was such a disappointment. I love Mexican food so I was excited when I saw it. It obviously caters to tourists who will not be back as nobody would ever go back on purpose. The service was terrible like when we were asked how the food was I responded ""Meh..."" and the waiter said ""Good"" and poured me more water... the food was watery and tasteless enough -- I did not need *more* water!! We also did not get chips and salsa until we asked for them. I do not think they were planning to give us any. We needed the salsa to pour over our food though because it was so bland and disgusting that we needed the salsa to cover up the taste. I also had a margarita and it was sooo strong and salty that I could barely drink it. Every sip was like taking a shot of tequila. I support strong drinks as much as the next person, but this was really gross. I WILL NEVER GO BACK!!! I highly recommend that you do not waste your time & money going to this horrible place.
08/18/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I went there on a Sunday afternoon thinking I was just going to stop for a Margarita! I stopped for three and some appetizers. The Margaritas although small, were freshly made and strong. The waitress was very friendly and the appetizers were big. I belive you get your ""b*ng for the buck"". You might find better food, but that comes with extra cost as well. I would definitely go back for the margartias!
03/25/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Wow, I would have never gone to this place if I had read all other bad reviews for this place.. But I stumbled into Su Casa without anybody's influence (bad reviews..), and I really like this place.
I agree with some reviews on the average/chaotic service, but if you want really good margarita, you must try this place!
Well, I still keep going back to this place for more Magarita!
02/14/2004Provided by Citysearch -
We went to Su Casa for lunch and I'll probably never go back. Service was horrible, I don't think I got one smile from the waitress the whole time we were there. It took forever for her to take our order and it wasn't even crowded. Food was average, portions were pretty small, although we did order off the lunch menu. It was like pulling teeth to get another round of chips and salsa and it wasn't even that good. Save your time and money and go to some other great downtown restaurant.
08/10/2003Provided by Citysearch -
SuCasa has been in business at the same location for at least 35 years, owned by Ike Sewell, who died a few years ago. Quality always came first, with margaritas made from freshly squeezed lime juice w and discarded and replaced every three hours. The ingredients for all the food served was the best available. On a recent visit I found the same policy in practice at the bar, but the cordiality of the place as I had known it was not in evidence. Ike hailed from Texas, and the type of food is authentic TexMex. It was as I remembered it to be, though the service and presentation were not. The place needs stronger supervison and leadership to live up to its long standing reputation.
02/13/2003Provided by Citysearch -
The food selection was poor, food tasted generic, and service was slow (so was the restaurant) and not very friendly. There grande margarita was served in a brandy snifter (a small glass). I would hate to see their small margarita (does it come in a shot glass??). The food was way overpriced. Won't be eating there ever again.
07/31/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Su Casa was possibly the worst luncheon experience I've had since moving to Chicago. An inauthentic tourist trap, this restaurant is not worth trying. From poor service to even poorer food and ambiance, Su Casa is nothing more than inauthentic mexican food that any American could prepare with more flavor in their own kitchen.
Went for lunch on a Thursday and had a wonderful experience. This place is owned by the Pizzeria Uno people, so it should be top-quality, and it was. But lunch on Saturday was awful. Maybe not awful, but not the great meal we had on Thursday that inspired us to bring a friend back two days later. It was a completely different staff in the kitchen, different servers, different everything. If you've written one of these other reviews, or have qualms about going to Su Casa, try to do it M-F and see if it's not much better than you're being led to believe.
The food is overpriced trite. I did not order anything more expensive than the chicken salad, however iceberg lettuce and a chicken breast does not a chicken salad make. I don't mind paying for quality, however the small appetizers, expensive beers and boring salads would keep me from ever getting a more expensive meal here ever. Give me the amount I spent on my bill and I could make a gormet meal to feed four.