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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Lakeshore East


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A photo of Broken English Taco Pub - Lake Street restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Downtown / Loop
Booked 24 times today
Broken English Taco Pub on Lake Street has received a plethora of rave reviews from satisfied customers. Its patrons commend it for its excellent food and service with some claiming it to offer the best Mexican hamburgers and tacos they've ever had. The restaurant has been described as offering more than just the typical Americanized Mexican dishes, instead serving authentic fare with a modern twist. Their offerings such as the fried chicken taco, and unique margaritas are highly recommended. There are also positive notes on the ambiance, particularly for those dining outdoors. Visitors to Chicago often make it a point to return, making it a must-visit destination for lovers of Mexican cuisine.
A photo of Mercadito - River North restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 145 times today
Mercadito - River North is a beloved restaurant offering an innovative take on traditional Mexican cuisine in the heart of Chicago. Patrons rave about the exceptional service, vibrant ambiance, and of course, the delicious food - from taco de hongos and grilled fish to the lobster tacos and cucumber margaritas. Many have deemed it as offering the best Mexican food in Chicago, with many remarking on the perfect blend of upscale dining and the authentic street-style flavors. Whether sitting outside in clement weather or choosing the lively indoor atmosphere, the experience is hailed as consistently great. Equally suited to special celebrations or everyday dining, this gem in River North, with its thoughtful and efficient staff, makes a memorable mark in the Mexican culinary scene.
A photo of Barrio restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 105 times today
Located In The Heart Of River North, At 65 West Kinzie Street, Dineamic Hospitality Added Its First Mexican Restaurant, Barrio, To The Hospitality Group'S Culinary Roster In 2017. A Creative Take On Traditional Mexican Fare With American Influences, Barrio Is A 6,000-Square-Foot Space Accommodating 200 Guests Indoors And Throughout Our 3 Private Dining Spaces And 70 Guests Amongst Our Expansive Outdoor Patio. Barrio Is Located Near The Chicago River, Right On The Cusp Of Downtown In River North.
A photo of Tzuco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 96 times today
Tzuco offers patrons a unique dining experience that brilliantly showcases the depth and diversity of Mexican cuisine. The exemplary culinary prowess of Chef Gaytan is evident in the innovation and deliciousness of the food offered. From the special ceviche highly recommended by diners, to the cochinita pibil praised as the best version ever tasted, Tzuco consistently exceeds expectations. The restaurant's sensitivity to dietary restrictions, exemplified by their careful handling of gluten-free requests, further sets them apart. Reviewers frequently commend their superb service and the overall high-quality dining experience. One guest encapsulates their experience by stating, "Delicious Mexican food at a high-end level. ¡Felicitaciones!" Indeed, with its innovative twists on classical Mexican dishes, Tzuco is a gastronomic gem.
A photo of Costera Cocina Tulum restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 114 times today
Modern Tulum-Mexico Inspired Restaurant + lounge
A photo of Bar Takito - West Loop restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 44 times today
Bar Takito - West Loop is a remarkable dining hub reputed for its exceptional Mexican cuisine. Diners cherish the creative twists in traditional dishes, with favorites including the shrimp ceviche, chorizo stuffed peppers, pork belly tacos, and the 'unexpected' arepes benedict. The restaurant further shines with gluten-friendly options, inventive tacos, and well-flavored maitake mushrooms. Patrons also enjoy the vibrant ambiance, excellent service, and the restaurant’s unique Latin flair, as noted in many reviews. Notably, Bar Takito has become a preferred spot for those seeking delicious and authentic Mexican food in the West Loop area, with many looking forward to returning for more gastronomic delight.
A photo of Texan Taco Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 64 times today
Texan Taco Bar stands as a testament to authentic Tex-Mex cuisine in the heart of the city. The vibrant and lively ambience, coupled with a rooftop setting makes it an ideal spot for socializing and people watching. The establishment has been praised for its brilliant service, with many customers complimenting the friendly and attentive staff. Based on reviews, the food and drinks at Texan Taco Bar are superb, with the al pastor tacos and strawberry margaritas being crowd favorites. However, what truly sets this establishment apart is its focus on creating a memorable dining experience, from the music to the hearty Texas-style portions. Despite some feedback regarding the noise level and limited vegan options, Texan Taco Bar receives overall glowing reviews for consistently delivering a great Tex-Mex dining experience.
A photo of Leña Brava restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 27 times today
Located in Chicago's West Loop, Leña Brava is a culinary gem celebrating the dynamic flavors of Baja California Norte. Our kitchen, devoted to the art of live-fire cooking, breathes life into dishes that embody the essence of Mexican culinary traditions and the diverse tastes of Baja. Influenced by a fusion of Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines, our menu transcends conventional boundaries, offering an array of vibrant ceviche, tantalizing agua chiles, succulent flame-kissed Pacifico seabass, and hearty steaks.Under the skilled guidance of Chef Brian Enyart, with over two decades of innovation in Mexican cuisine, we showcase seasonal ingredients, capturing the essence of Mexico and Baja Norte's culinary landscape. Complemented by our open-plan kitchen and curated beverage program, spotlighting an immense mezcal collection and an array of Baja, New and Old World wines, Leña Brava invites guests on a culinary journey, where Mexican tradition harmonizes with innovation.
A photo of Barcocina - Lakeview restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 62 times today
Barcocina - Lakeview shines as an exceptional culinary spot for Mexican cuisine aficionados. This gem impresses with its unique global interpretations of traditional Mexican dishes, served as shared plates. Reviewers frequently laud the restaurant's standout elote dip and shrimp quesadilla, praising their authenticity and innovative twists. The restaurant also garners praise for its top-notch margaritas and excellent service, with specific commendations for staff members such as Manny Avila and Nayane. Patrons highlight the convivial atmosphere and its suitability for multiple occasions, citing its seamless blend of indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The high level of customer satisfaction attests to the quality and creative execution of its Mexican culinary offerings.
A photo of Su Casa Mexican Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 4 times today
Su Casa Mexican Restaurant in Chicago comes highly recommended for its authentic Mexican cuisine. Patrons regularly praise the restaurant's culinary expertise in dishes like fajitas and fresh guacamole. One customer describes their chicken fajita tacos as "otherworldly," while another relishes the "amazing" fajita burrito which "tasted like homemade." The staff is described as "friendly and attentive," and the margaritas are lauded as "among the best in Chicago." Whether it's the delicious food, excellent service or the warm ambiance, Su Casa Mexican Restaurant consistently provides a wonderful dining experience to its customers.
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