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Mezcalina
Mezcalina
  • Address:
    333 E. Benton Pl, Ste 100
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Neighborhood:
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican
    Price: $30 and under

Mezcalina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mezcalina.com/Home.html
  • Email: contact@mezcalina.com
  • Phone: (312) 240-5000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Coffee Shop Hours:


    Sunday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm


    Monday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm


    Tuesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm


    Wednesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm


    Thursday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm


    Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm



    Restaurant Hours


    Sunday:

    Brunch 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    Dinner 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


    Monday:

    Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    Dinner 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


    Tuesday:

    Lunch 11:00am - 4:00 pm.

    Dinner 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


    Wednesday:

    Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm.

    Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm


    Thursday:

    Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm.

    Dinner 4:00 - 10:00pm


    Friday:

    Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm.

    Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00pm


    Saturday:

    Brunch 8:00am - 4:00pm.

    Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mezcalina
Upscale Mexican Dining in the Lakeshore East area of Chicago. Come experience the authentic flavors of Mexico and a Mosaic of Ingredients from its different regions. Our bar is fully stocked with more than 140 tequilas and 70 mezcales.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food has this authentic taste of Mexican flavors! Its takes you back home or allows you to have a great experience by endulging good Mexican food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Lovely spot with a high quality, reasonably priced brunch selection. The diner next door Eggy's was overrun with a line out the door and I have no idea why folks didnt walk into Mezcalina like I did. Great service, great coffee, Mexican brunch & drinks for adults, pancakes etc. for the kids. Will have to return to sample the dozens of kinds of tequila they featured."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was good but it was lacking in truly distinct flavors. It would have been better if the sauces and guacamole had more spice and depth of flavor. The drinks were excellent and our whole party was satisfied with their meals."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I don't write reviews unless there's something notable. Unfortunately, Mezcalina was notable for its poor service. Their decor, menus, and vibe give a great first impression. That impression evaporates when the service is so bad. Don't sit at the rear table near the kitchen - waiters witll bump your chair to get through. We waited 20 mins before any water was brought or greeting was offered. After ordering, we waited 40 mins before being told that our order was "lost" and we needed to reorder. Appetizers frinally came 15 mins. later. To cap it off, it was my friend's birthday, and I indicated so on the reservation - but there was no candle or song with dessert (even though another birthday received that treatment). Service matters!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "In the New East Side there are not many reasonable options for a unique atmosphere, excellent food with creative combinations, not so romantic since there were a lot of families there with kids"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Bit of a comedies of errors on the whole. They sat us right next to the front door which would open with new patrons. The wind gust was freezing. Very cold. When we asked to move the waiter was nice but the host was obviously not happy (about twenty minutes after we moved, they had to move another couple from the same table - why they kept seating people there is anyone's guess). The guacamole was good. Interesting and a decent portion. Disappointed in the tortilla chips. For 'Upscale Mexican' I expected far better, perhaps even homemade. Otherwise, my meal was ok. My girlfriend is a vegetarian...basically, don't go here if you are a vegetarian...practically everything on the menu has meat product."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What a nice surprise!! Hidden gem in a Low Key location, but really good up-scale Mexican fare. Pleasant upbeat vibe, not at all pretentious. My wife had the duck in mole sauce. Sliced duck and a beautiful sweet/spicy mole. I had the lamb shank served in a Banana Leaves "boat" of delectable mint salsa. Side dishes are carefully chosen. Presentation is outstanding. Plates, glassware and serving dishes all gracefully designed augmenting the presentation. Killer marguerites!! Would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Unlike the bull over the entrance, the food and drinks were great and no bull. Cool spot."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Upscale Mexican. Love the duck and octopus dishes. Great blend of ingredients--flavors. Beautifully decorated."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Very disappointing! We were given a very limited menu to begin with (I'm assuming it was the New Years Eve menu). We were then told none of the fish entrees were available as they did not have a fish delivery. That took away over half the dinners on the menu. The available entrees were a chicken or steak dinner which were adequate at best. There were no options if you are a vegetarian. We were hungry when we left! The drinks were very small, weak, and expensive. I asked for a strawberry daiquiri which they had no idea how to make. I suggest sticking to beer or wine as you will know exactly what your getting. The only bright light was our waiter - the food took forever and he did his best to make light of the situation!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This amazing restaurant is tucked away near the park in Lakeshore East, but I encourage everyone to make the extra effort to come and enjoy. The authentic Mexican food is delicious and extremely fresh. The atmosphere is like a fun art gallery. The service was fantastic - knowledgeable and friendly. We plan to return often!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "This was my third time here and as always food is top notch! I have tried everything on the menu and everything is great. Staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Fabulous cocktails and a great selection of wine. I will be returning again, and again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were the only people in the restaurant. Service was less than good. Food was okay. Ordered the steak taqueria without cilantro. Literally got a plate with three corn tortillas with steak inside. Nothing else, no garnish, nothing. Guacamole and chips were good though. Probably would not go back."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The menu was somewhat limited. Our appetizer and dinner choices were all very unique compared with typical mexican dining. The lamb was very tender and flavorful as was the stuffed pablano. We would have liked to have more description of the food options either on the menu or from the staff however."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I love this place but picked a cold night near the holidays. Place was almost empty but waitstaff was inatentitive. As usual the food was great...try the fried grasshoppers that are not on the menu!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I read the good reviews and bad before visiting. The food was excellent ! The sauces were perfect, The Guacamole s -(3 of them) were amazing. The salsas were tasty - I truly enjoyed the experience. We were meeting some family member who got lost trying to find the place and the wait staff was understanding and not at all pushy about us waiting for them to arrive before ordering. I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I have been to Mezcalina twice and enjoyed both times but it is not your typical Mexican restaurant. The dishes are unique and, though somewhat expensive in my opinion, they certainly give you enough to eat. My favorite dish so far is the octopus - it is amazing. My wife thought the lamb too spicy, but I enjoyed it. If you go you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Artfully prepared dishes that originated in Oaxaca, with an updated spin on ingredients and presentation. Outstanding flavors throughout the menu. Lovely art on the walls but the interior space leaves a great deal to be desired."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We have passed by this restaurant many times on walks. We love the decor and our meal of red snapper was very delicious. Will try them next time for lunch as we had more food than we needed with chips, guacamole dip and more chips. Nice place."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "creative mexican food! very high end cuisine. great margaritas! not cheap, but will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "I was with a group of five on a Thursday night. The waiter was unfriendly and snobby. When I asked for sangria he acted like I insulted him but he did find a way to get me one. After we ordered we waited nearly an hour for our food - the manager told us it was because one of the members of our group ordered the pork chop (which was pink in the middle when it arrived). The food was only okay. I would not recommend this place nor will I go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2013