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El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

4.6
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427 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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 23 years. They offer a more genuine and unique experience than your typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive selection of over 100 tequilas, 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 an 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 427 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRyanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Polite staff, very accommodating to our group as we had a stroller

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vipJSChi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here after a game of golf at the Waveland Golf Course. Nice patio for outdoor dining and friendly service. Extensive bar list and very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time, great food, great service, great deals, but lots of bees

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Beans
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Lovely atmosphere but the service was definitely lacking. Everyone was kind, but we waited 20+ min for our first round of drinks and then only 2 of the 4 were brought and 1 of those was incorrect.

Then the 3rd drink came out and the final drink came another 10 minutes later.

We were not reapproached after entrees arrived except to give our bill.

However, The patio space is very nice.

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ShawnParekh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good Mexican food and margaritas! We had a pitcher of Mango house margarita and also had a coconut pineapple margarita, both were really good. The chips that they give are different than most Mexican restaurant but they were great. Carne asada was cooked to perfection. No more table side guacamole, totally understandable but they should inform you when you order that. Service was still great by every staff member.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I’ve been here many times, all have been great experiences - this time was different. Short staffed, it took 30 minutes to get our first round of drinks, I normally have about 10 refills throughout the duration of my stay, I was given 3. The bees were absolutely terrible (5 were constantly at our table) I couldn’t even enjoy my brunch because they were so bad. We had to move inside because of the constant swarm of them. Hopefully next time will be better.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Took one hour to get our order in from the beginning of walking in. This was with the reservation. Never told patio is first come first serve. The server took a long time to get our order. We received the wrong drink. The patio was loud. The food was good but will never eat at the restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Aurora was AMAZING! This is my 2nd time here and I’m not disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor patio ambiance and music. The bottomless mimosa brunch is also a great deal! Food was ok and service as alright as well. Waitress could have made better rounds towards the end but understand if she was swamped with many tables.

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PammA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Make sure you clarify what you're asking for. Some of the servers speak English as their second language (makes everything authentic), but because of the masks, there can be misunderstandings. We asked for pineapple margaritas, but got regular and it was not offered to switch it. Also, I had asked specifically what was in the burrito I ordered, but it came with other things. Again, I think it was just a misunderstanding in communication. We will definitely go back!

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NicoleR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The coconut RioGrande margarita tasted like lemon the food wasnt real Mexican it has a American twist to it but it felt good to get out during this pandemic

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks. Will definitely come again.

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MilagrosM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always great. The social distancing and mask ordinance are being obliged and I felt very comfortable dining here as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lot of fun! There was a group of 8 in our party and even with the Covid restrictions they were able to accommodate us sitting in 2 groups of 4. We very much appreciated that! The music was a little too loud but other than that I would recommend checking it out. The brunch deal was so worth it and I’m sure we will be back again! Make a reservation!

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Jessica
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love El Mariachi! Never had a problem there. I’ve eaten on their patio three times but in the past week. It’s beautiful out there but I just wish they’d turn the music down a little bit. It’s very hard to hear the servers and other people in my own party.

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vipFoodLuver
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, great consistent service, multiple options.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service as always.

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vipRasithaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

While we reserved an outdoor seating they didn’t give us outdoor seating. The manager mentioned it s on first come first serve basis even if we reserved an outdoor seating Time slot. There were 3 open tables outside so not sure why they didn’t offer us. Manager asked us to wait for 30mins outside until table is available. We went to order some drinks and then manager is like “ok we can give you a table”. Not sure why he hesitated to give the table at first. Service was extremely slow. Manager blamed open table for having the outdoor reservation option.

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ChristopherR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great sunday funday brunch spot. Everyone had fun and enjoyed their food.

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PaulB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious margaritas and we enjoyed the enchiladas. We were concerned about social distancing, but they put us on a 2nd story balcony with only three tables. It was a magical date night.

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DonK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Short-staffed, took too long for service. Drinks were delicious, food was mostly good too. Would come back for the drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Will be great once the new windows are in. Eating great food in a construction zone now.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aurora was amazing!
Service was incredible!
Food was great!
Bottomless mimosas are always a plus!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OutdoorDining
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

They weren’t very busy and our food took a very long time to come out. We felt like an after thought.

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vipRobert
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It is good but needs some help. The restaurant is nice but the service lacked a lot and was not very good. No follow up.

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Maricelhe
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I wasn't crazy about the food, it tastes like tex- mex, and not authentic Mexican cuisine, the margaritas weren't that great, it was so sweet you couldn't enjoy the Margarita, too much syrup, not a fan.

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JamieK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Great value for bottomless mimosa brunch and the wait staff is very friendly and attentive. Griselda was a great server. Chips and salsa are amazing too!

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite mimosa brunch place. Great food and great pours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite brunch in the city!!!

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vipMichaelS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience I’ve ever had at El Mariachi and it used to be one of my favorite places to go. They sat us in the private dining room in the back and knot had one server who was clearly frustrated and it showed in his service. We had to wait 10 minutes to even get a drink order. The food, when it finally arrived was cold. It had clearly been sitting in the window for some time. The eggs were dry and the “ crunchy hash browns” in the Buenos Dias Skillet were mushy. The check was I correct but he was no where to he found to let him know. I will never go back to this place again.

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DollyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice environment to have brunch! Nice and friendly staff!

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bDenham
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Loved the food and the bottomless mimosa aspect

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance. Very fun place to take a group of friends. Would definitely recommend

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RickS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting family

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vipRaulB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Everyone takes such great care of us. Food is always delicious. Nadia is the best server in town.

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ERod
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made brunch reservations a few hours in advance, but arrived a half hour early given how busy it gets there and was seated at our table to the minute of our reservation time. I must admit, we were concerned of what the quality of our food might be because brunch is always pretty packed for hours straight, but nonetheless all of our dishes came out hot and absolutely delicious. The staff was on point and our server was fun and pleasant. BTW...our champagne flutes were never past half full the entire visit. FYI..it's very loud there, but after a few minutes you don't even notice.. We look forward to returning very soon! Cheers - E

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LaurenS
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went with our kids at 6 pm on a Friday for my birthday. Server was so sweet and drinks came out quicker than normal, but food service was insanely slow. It took almost 45 minutes for our dinner to come out and our kids were losing their minds. Food was decent. I randomly got a shrimp burrito, which I wouldn’t recommend again, but kids chicken quesadilla and husbands beef burrito were delicious.

FAQs

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 549-2932.

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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