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El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elmariachitequilabar.com
  • Phone: (773) 549-2932
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm,
    Friday: 4:00pm- 12:00am,
    Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am
    Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jose Eduardo Hermenegildo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering menu available @ elmariachitequilabar.com
  • Private Party Contact: Jorge (773) 354-6972

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheridan & Irving Park
  • Public Transit: Red line (Sheridan stop), 36 Broadway bus.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available in the back of the restaurant. Must sign up with the host after parking.
A word from El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
Welcome to El Mariachi! They have a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes and the best margaritas. It has been family owned and operated for over 15 years. They offer a more genuine and unique experience than your typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive selection of over 150 tequilas (100% Blue Agave), if you don"t believe it come and see for yourself. Also, they are famous for tableside guacamole prepared at your table fresh to order, and offer the most authentic regional Mexican cuisine in all of Lakeview! The authentic Mexican experience is enhanced with imported handcrafted decor and artwork, intimate lighting and traditional mariachi music. They also have and outstanding patio and party room that can accommodate around 100 people. If you would rather be the host they can cater the food for your event! So next time you need to plan an event contact your friends at El Mariachi. You don't want to miss out! Hope to see you soon, your friends at El Mariachi.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "El Mariachi was a really good find. The atmosphere was nice. The food was terrific. My wife and I both really enjoyed the table side guacamole. My nachos were great … different and really good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I arrived at the restaurant after my wife. It took at least 10 minutes to get a drink and another 15+ mintues to get it replaced when it didn't taste right. You'd think a tequila bar would be able to get a marguerita right on the first try. My wife's fish tacos were soggy and topped with onions by surprise. My food was OK."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I went here with a couple of girlfriends recently and had a great time. We stayed way past eating and continued to be served mimosas and were never rushed. The food was fine, nothing to write home about but definitely not skimpy like other all you can drink specials. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "10-plus minutes to get a server to place an order. Had to ask the hostess for help. 20 minutes to get our first drink drink. Once the food arrived we were pleasantly surprised. But we had to catch a play so were out of time to really savor it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were seated at a table in the back right by the kitchen when there were plenty of open tables towards the front. The restaurant was really hot and kinda noisy. Our food was decent and our service was fine. I definitely won't go out of my way to go back there."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I loved that the outdoor patio was enclosed with brick buildings- it not only looked pretty but was quiet from the street noise."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "El Mariachi has been a go to place for me since I moved to Chicago in 2011. Their mole sauce is what keeps bringing me back. This place can get crazy-buzy, which can make the service slow. But if you're not in a hurry, saddle-up, order a pitcher of margarita and enjoy delicious Mexican food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Drinks and food were very tasty and hit the spot! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "After just one visit to this Mexican restaurant was enough for me to not stop going. One of the best brunch I have ever been, great staff, delicious food, cheap brunch only 21 dollars and the best their MIMOSAS are AMAZING. I really recommend this place really good."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Been coming here for a few years and celebrated my boyfriends birthday over brunch on a Sunday, awesome time, we'll continue to go back"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I have never had a larger burrito in my life, but it was delicious and the margaritas just hit the spot!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by staff at the Sun Times. The service and food were 5 star. The only issue was the noise of the people. I couldn't hear across the table however, In no way would I not recommend this restaurant. I will tell all friends, and I will return."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "So I went here for my first time after few good comments and I was so impressed with their food and brunch mimosas. People were so nice and fast. Even though I got there 30 min before brunch ended I got tipsy in just that short of time lol. I think is a very good brunch spot I will try it in other occasion eventually."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "It was a lot of fun. At first it seemed a little noisy because there were two birthday parties going but despite that it was very pleasant experience. Great food, great price, great service. Definitely would recommend."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Love it, so good!! Great neihboirhdood gem' such agood shopping experience!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The bottomless Mimosa brunch is fantastic. The menu is extensive and the Mimosa's were great. You wont be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Aurora, our waitress, was a delight. She put up with our antics with a smile and a refill to our bottomless mimosas. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I have been to this place many times, but this was the first time I used Open Table to reserve a table. A group of us wanted to go out, so I made a reservation. It was fast and easy, AND they called to confirm a few hours before. Food was excellent as always. Service was quick. The table was ready as soon as our party arrived. My only complaint is that it can get loud due to all the people talking and music playing. Other than that, I love this neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We made reservations for 8:30 - group of 6. Got there a bit early and waited 20 minutes after our scheduled reservation. Just seemed strange because there was a way to seat us but they were waiting for this one table to leave. After that start things got better. Food was great and they have a great drink menu - and one huge margarita. Great vibe on this Saturday."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I've been here several times and it is always good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent selection of Mexican dishes. I like their changing nightly specials."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our second time here and we were not disappointed. Nice ambiance, good food and very reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "El Mariachi had delicious food for a reasonable price. Additionally, the entire waitstaff was nothing but cordial and polite. My girlfriend and I are already planning a return trip."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Table side guac is good. The cilantro lime rice is awesome, sometimes we get two sides of it for the sides. The pork tamale is good, good burritos. The margaritas are good as well. The brunch has endless mimosas."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had dinner reservations on Valentine's Day before we went to see Dances from the Heart. The restaurant food and service was very good. It was important that we get to our auditorium afterwards and the staff was prompt and accommodating. Even on a busy night, the staff made the night re-memorable. Thank you for everything."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is better the suburban Mexican restaurants. I had the a steak dinner and the steak was cooked the way I asked for it. I read that they make guacamole table side but they didn't do that for us. We were seated near the kitchen which I consider to be the worst seat in the house. I personally wouldn't travel a long distance to eat here again for special a occasion. I believe the food is more expensive than it needs to be."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We tried el mariachi few times when they opened this new location. We were always disappointed that we did not return. Our friends decided to try it again and it has changed for the better. The food was mucho better and service attentive,"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Have been a long time fan, but last few visits have been underwhelming. The margaritas don't seem as fresh or as strong, they seem perpetually understaffed, and the food is lacking a quality it used to possess. That said, service is always warm and accommodating, despite undue delays in receiving drinks and food."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "The food at El Mariachi was outstanding! I had the beef enchiladas, black beans and Mexican rice and was blown delighted by how good it was. Our party was for 10 and they accommodated us all. Everyone ordered different dinners and drinks and no one was disappointed. Their service was great and they even went an extra step by having almost the entire restaurant sing me happy birthday, It really made my birthday special. Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "It had great food. They gave you service that was just right. The lighting was good the food was colorful and the temps were Good."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I enjoy it very much I took my daughter for her 21st birthday and we had a great time. Dinner was delicious our server was very knowledgeable with our food specials questions and ingredients in food. Drinks were delicious. I always enjoyed going to the original Mariachis this new one has more of a modern twist. Highly recommend for friends gatherings, brunch, and don't forget the beautiful party rooms. Thanks you for been great host, Sincerely, Carlos Hernandez"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We wanted to try some place new and stumbled Across this place. Overall, our experience was pretty good. The staff was very friendly, the margaritas were fantastic and the food was pretty typical Mexican. It wasn't outstanding, but I think it's worth another shot everything was good just not great. The atmosphere is cute though and the margaritas were worth going back just for that. I'd recommend giving it a try."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Waitress was very good Food was superior Noise level is too high"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "The mexican good here was excellent! I recommend getting the table side guacamole. It's so fresh and flavorful and everything is very nicely presented. The service was very good and they have an unbeatable tequila list! I went to this restaurant while visiting my brother, who lives just a couple blocks away, and he said the brunch is incredible as well with bottomless mimosas...can't wait to visit again!"
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "We were early for our reservations and asked to sit outside. We had a 2 minute wait and then we were seated. Service was a bit slow, but we weren't in any hurry. Everyone enjoyed their drinks. Guacamole made to order at the table was outstanding. The meals were very good. I thought most of the prices were in line for a Chicago restaurant. Looking forward to a reason to go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Some of the food was excellent but other dishes were mediochre. I had a reservation at 8:30pm and it was too loud to have a conversation with my boyfriend. The service was slow as well. However, because we complained about the poor food, our server gave us a free drink!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "I have been going to el mariachi for years. The food and service is usually very good. However this last go around the service was awful. The resteraunt only had a handful of people so that can not be the reason. We waited ten minutes for the guacamole we ordered, then had to wait another 10 to get the chips refilled. Our food took longer than usual after it was ordered also. If we would have had anything going on that night we would have left."
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "A group of seven of us ate dinner here as the first of several stops during a bachelorette party evening, and had a blast. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and our waiter even brought out a very special complimentary dessert (and shot!) for the bride-to-be. We had a great experience and I would certainly recommend El Mariachi!"
    Dined on 6/5/2013
  • "Always know what to expect here! Great food, drink, service at good prices! Love bringing new folks here!"
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "Best Mexican food I have had in Chicago. The table side guac was fantastic and the drinks pack a kick. . Going back for sure.."
    Dined on 4/27/2013