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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Pilsen


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A photo of Pilsen Yards restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Pilsen
Booked 31 times today
Pilsen Yards is highly praised for its excellent Mexican cuisine. Guests continuously compliment the unique spin on classic dishes, with one patron noting the "amazing" Carrots al Pastor and another praising the "different kind of Mexican with great flavors." Many others rave about the delicious and authentic Mexican food, while some applaud their American twist on tacos. The ambiance also plays a significant part in the overall experience, with the patio often mentioned as an attraction. The combination of friendliness, excellent food, and a vibrant atmosphere seem to have diners eagerly planning their return visits to Pilsen Yards.
A photo of Costera Cocina Tulum restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 127 times today
Modern Tulum-Mexico Inspired Restaurant + lounge
A photo of Tzuco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 85 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 Mercadito - River North restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • River North (Chicago)
Booked 94 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 95 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 Frida Room - Pilsen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Pilsen
Booked 1 time today
Frida Room is renowned for its exceptional Mexican cuisine. It offers a delightful fine dining experience with an undisputed emphasis on flavor combined with unique dishes. Frida Room's chilaquiles campechanos have consistently received rave reviews for their delicious taste. The restaurant's 7-course banquet, priced at $75, is described as "top top quality" and compared favorably to the exceptional dining experiences of renowned city restaurants like Schwa, Galit, and Boka. In addition to the food, the Frida Room's service is highly praised, with many reviews highlighting the super friendly, high-energy staff. Whether you’re planning breakfast with a friend or a birthday celebration, Frida Room offers an amazing experience with its delicious food and excellent service.
A photo of Bar Takito - West Loop restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 19 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 59 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 26 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 Tabu restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • West Town
Booked 17 times today
Tabu offers an exemplary Latin American culinary experience, consistently drawing praise from guests for its unique and flavor-packed dishes. The menu features varied options like Bone Marrow Tacos, Mole Dip, and Lobster Flautas, that perfectly embody the spirit of Latin American cooking. Tabu's innovative take on tacos, with options like Bandeja Paisa and Korean Sticky Mushroom, have been cited as highlights. The cocktails too, particularly the Margarita flights, receive rave reviews for their creativity. The décor adds to the dining experience, providing a vibrant, lively backdrop that complements the food. With friendly staff and comfortable ambiance, this restaurant offers an immersive cultural experience through its Latin cuisine.

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Discover best Mexican / Southwestern restaurants in Pilsen

Discover the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine right in the heart of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, a hotspot for authentic and innovative Mexican dining. Our curated list of restaurants in Pilsen showcases a range of culinary experiences, from traditional dishes that have been passed down through generations to modern interpretations that challenge the palate. Each restaurant emphasizes the rich cultural heritage of Mexican cuisine, employing fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create dishes that are as delightful to the eye as they are to the taste. The dining scene in Pilsen is characterized by its lively atmosphere and commitment to authenticity. Whether you're craving street-style tacos, sophisticated ceviches, or hearty brunch items like chilaquiles, the Mexican restaurants in Pilsen cater to every taste and occasion. The dedication to quality and service is evident, with many establishments boasting high ratings for their delicious food, artistic presentation, and welcoming ambiance. Ideal for food enthusiasts and casual diners alike, these restaurants not only provide a meal but an experience that reflects the vibrant, artistic spirit of Pilsen. Engage with the community’s passion for food and enjoy a memorable dining experience that promises to keep you coming back for more. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the Mexican culinary treasures of Pilsen are sure to satisfy your cravings and exceed your expectations.

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