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DS Tequila Company

3.9
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Burgers
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

DS Tequila Company boasts that it does three things well: burgers, tacos and tequila. If you’re in Chicago and want one, much less all three, you should stop by. Since 2011, this restaurant has been churning out burgers made with half a pound of 100% prime beef.

The tortillas it uses for the tacos are made by hand on a daily basis, so they always taste fresh. Every margarita at DS Tequila Company is made with lime juice, 100% agave D.S. Company tequila and no added sugars. During nicer weather, there is also a great patio at DS Tequila Company to enjoy.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Burgers, Mexican / Southwestern, American
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Hours of operation
Daily 11am-2am, food service until 11pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 697-9127
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact us for catering events.
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Cross street
N Halsted and Roscoe
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Public transit
Halsted bus CTA at Roscoe
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Special events & promotions
Taco party. Every day.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 11, 2015

Great spot before concert at Wrigley for ZBB!
Had never been and was very satisfied. Had group of 6 and apps were great, dinner was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a nice evening on the patio. We will be back next time in that neighborhood for sure!
Great server and some really tasty drinks!

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2015

Wonderful food great atmosphere

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2015

Sheldon was a great waiter. Provided recommends that were spot on good.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2015

Decent bar food and lively atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive. Check out the bottomless mimosas .

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2015

Had my birthday dinner here. All around very good service, amazing food, and fun environment.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2015

I've been coming here since I moved to Chicago and always bring my friends and guests from out of town as a must do especially Thursday AYCET and bingo.

As always I love the food, love the place!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2015

Just the simple fact of going here and getting good service rather it's packed to the rim or when it's a slow night. It's freaking awesome here and I love it!

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2015

The food was good but the service was off. There was no silverware on the table and when the apps came there was still none. The server hardly checked on us. I had to get silverware and ketchup Independantly of the server. The place was getting busy but other tables had there stuff together.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2015

Found this restaurant on small tabs.com. They offer half off food Monday's from 5-11 so figured I'd check it out for a cheap date night. The outdoor dining was fantastic. Both my date and I felt very comfortable and not crammed in a patio with a bunch of loud people. The menu is awesome. Lots of options for both food and drinks. The drink list is great. Who doesn't like a margarita on a hot summer day? Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2015

I would just like to preface that I was here for the Blackhawks game, so that is the reason for the noise level. Which was perfectly fine, since the game sound was on and during commercial breaks a dj played music. They were great for the game. Wasn't too crowded and fully prepared for the number of people they had. It was extra nice that they only took people who had reservations unless the person was willing to wait for a bar seat.
Try the chipotle pineapple margaritas. They were fantastic!!

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2015

DS Tequila is a decent restaurant that's reasonably priced if you want to grab dinner before partying in Boystown. However, the music (spring-break mashups) and TVs are incredibly loud, prohibiting any real conversation (patio and inside). The food is solid, and the frozen drinks are okay, but there are better places in town for those, if that's your main goal. Also, apparently the men's room has a trough, which my friend was less-than-thrilled with. Our server was very friendly, and provided good service, though he was a bit hard to find when we wanted the check, but to be fair, it was very busy. I would go back, if a friend wanted to go, but I don't expect I'll initiate another visit myself. Final bug in the ointment - the restaurant reported me as a no-show on our reservation, probably because it was so loud they couldn't hear me when we arrived.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2015

Not a conventional place to watch a game but we had fun! They sat 7 of us in a 6 top so it was cramped but the server was prompt in clearing plates so it wasn't too cluttered.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2015

I love DS Tequila, I bring everyone that comes in to town to visit for AYCET besides I'm a monthly regular... Checkout Mini Bar as well, great Brunch!

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2015

Their tacos are great but our server charged us for a meal he screwed up and would let us leave until we paid for it. We just gave up arguing over it and paid him so we could leave.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

We asked to sit in the court yard since inside the music was so loud. We wouldn't be able to have a conversation. The courtyard was quiet and very enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2015

Always a great time for tacos and margs.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2015

The best part about my dining experience at DS Tequila (in addition to the drinks!) was the service. Our server was incredibly responsive and kind, even to a newbie such as myself. The food was delish, the atmosphere was enjoyable and even the other guests were, too! This was a great find!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2015

Service was great - even for a busy Sunday. Yummy tacos, great drinks and fun atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2015

We went for my best friends 21st birthday! She loved it and it was great, the service was AMAZING! They did a great job splitting checks and not being annoying about it, and they even helped with the 21 checklist!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2015

The good: Coffee-rubbed steak taco, battered fish taco, chorizo taco, buffalo wings, and guacamole.

The bad: Chicken salad (tasted very water-y), the gringo taco (very salty)

Our waiter was great, and the food came out quickly. Loud, but fun environment.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2015

This restaurant had great food. The tacos, burger, fries and guacamole were great. The margaritas could have been better. I had the chipolte pineapple and the habanero lime margaritas which tasted the same. Overall a great restaurant that I would go to again.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2015

The food was great. We had a party of 12 that split the table. One of our waiters was fantastic and the other waiter screwed almost everything up. He messed up the food orders, the receipts (split), and accused one of our friends of not paying when he paid cash. Overall, I do recommend this place. In my past experiences coming here with a smaller party, the service was great.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2015

Went there for lunch with two friends. The place wasn't crowded however there were two tables of VERY LOUD guys. I mean they were almost screaming loud. We asked to be moved out to the patio because it was so loud. The staff wasn't much better. they were all crowded around a TV in the back cheering on some team. Service was OK but it did seem like our server wasn't going to bend over backward to make our visit special. She kind of had a "eh" attitude but was pleasant. Food was excellent! I can't remember the last time I had a burger that was that good.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2014

We came in for dinner on a very cold night. The space is long and narrow so basically everyone was getting a blast of cold air every time the door opened. We moved to the back of the restaurant, which was slightly better but right next to the door to the patio (which was also opened quite a bit). I should also note that when we arrived it took them an unusually long time to clean the booth from the last group and then took FOREVER for our server to get over to us. I don't know if they were short staffed or what, but I'd say we were sitting there for longer than 5 minutes before anyone came over. She didn't really seem that enthused to boot. We ordered the .25 wing special. They were small but really quite good. Hubby ordered the nachos- they are large so be prepared. I ordered the bison burger. It was pretty good and came with an appropriate number of fries. DS Tequila is in our neighborhood and is often really busy, so obviously they're doing something right. We aren't that taken with it, so I don't think we'll give it another go.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2014

Food takes a long time to come out of the kitchen, and they have a LOT of TVs, which isn't to my taste, but otherwise it's a good place.

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3.0Dined on October 31, 2014

The food was pretty great, but this is more like a bar than a restaurant. I was disappointed by how casual and disorganized everything was. The hosts were clueless, and ended up not even checking us in, so it was a process even letting opentable know I didn't stand up my reso. I also would have expected a better margarita for the price.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2014

Apparently we had the bad luck to go in on movie night. The movie was playing too loud even though it had subtitles. A quick look around at the other diners and not one person was even looking at it. For a restaurant with tequila in the name, the margarita was fair at best. The only redeeming item was the fries - crispy and seasoned just right. What was missing was a manager. Our server was friendly and efficient but he restaurant seemed to be run by staff only and that didn't allow for the staff to devote full time to serving guests. Overall maybe worth a try but I won't be rushing back.

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2.0Dined on September 14, 2014

Not impressive by the food. The outside sitting area is very nice. The service is attentive.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Dropped by here before a concert at Wrigley - amazing food, and TRY the ROOT BEER (BEER)... Unbelievable, shouldn't be legal!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2014

Enjoyed the chips and guacamole with tasty salsas as usual. My friend loved her barbecue chicken salad, and I enjoyed my grilled platter. Beverages were great as usual. Our server was very aloof and disinterested in us. Overall, though, we're glad to have DS Tequila in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2014

Always a good time at this place. It is situated right ion the heart of Boystown which is the LBGTQ center of Chicago. The restaurant is always filled with wonderful eye candy. The tacos are great but small so get a few of them. The burgers are a good size and will fill you up. Always a great spot to hang after work, grab a bite and a beer and mingle.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2014

The team at DS really went above and beyond for my Birthday Brunch. They patio is amazing! The food, drinks and service were outstanding! I 100% recommend it for any party.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2014

We stopped in for dinner and it was packed. Best suited for a casual nite out and wanting to drink. Our table was knocked into quite a few times, but all in all the scene was good entertainment.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2014

I was redicent about going here because of it's association with Mini across the street but was pleasently surprised. The server was nice it was a little hot in the patio area but overall a great experience.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2014

If you're looking to go out and have fun, but just want to snack on something, then this restaurant is okay. As a group of 6 20-something females celebrating a birthday with a dinner reservation, we could barely fit into the doorway because the place was so packed for some March Madness, which is understandable. It was pretty loud and crowded. We all ordered margaritas, some of us getting the jalapeno one, others getting the traditional house recipe. The waiter switched everyone's drinks when he brought them to the table, no big, but when we attempted to give the drinks to the right people, we realized they all tasted the same. I had a burger, which was just ok as the bun disintegrated since it was soaked in sauce. Overall, just fine.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2014

I had my daughter's 21st birthday party at DS Tequila and everything could not have gone better! Everyone had fun and ate and drank to our heart's content! The service was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

I don't have any complaints about the restaurant. The food and drinks were good! The noise level was good and I typically have problems with background noise. I'll be back and I'd recommend this to my friends.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2014

Came from ohio for my birthday and was looking for a chill bar and this was the place. Had so much fun and rnjoyed the crowd og peoplee who were there. I will return next time i come back!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2014

I went with here with a couple of friends and my fiance for brunch on a Saturday morning. They said there menu had a bunch of new items and from the ones I tried both myself and off other's plates everything was extremely tasty. They have brunch packages either including bottomless mimosa's or with 2 bloody mary's and a mimosa. I would recommend this to anyone to try if they are looking for a different brunch place then you are used to.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2014

I thought the service and food were very good. The server was very prompt and made some great food recomendations. We were looking for a restaurant that we have not tried and I must say our venture out of the box was well rewarded.

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