El Berrinches Restaurant

3.6
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Family-operated and locally-owned restaurant in the heart of Pilsen in Chicago offering New Mexican cuisine and drinks serves distinct entrees inspired by Mexico City and Puebla’s gastronomy. The restaurant is owned by the founder of El Taco Azteca, Chef Carlos Garcia, who has been featured on Block Club Chicago, Chicago’s Best, and the Chicago Tribune. The gourmet tacos and burgers, the extensive #vegetarian and #vegan menu, paired with fresh, colorful drinks are just a must-try. The only place in Pilsen offering a $5 happy hour all week from 2 pm to 5 pm and a CBD-infused menu.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 31 people are saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
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3.4
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3.6
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3.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

So loud. No plates or utensils unless asked for. Pork belly taco inedible

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

It was okay. The service was really slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Most extensive vegetarian and vegan menu I’ve ever seen at a Mexican restaurant and one of the most vegetarian friendly restaurants in the city. Mushroom empanadas were amazing. They weren’t missing meat in them at all. Maybe the best empanadas I’ve ever eaten. Pork belly tacos were so good. Drinks were great. Staff was attentive and accommodating. Reasonable pricing. Absolutely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Server was not wearing face mask properly - her nose and at times, her mouth were not covered

AR
AjoyR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent! As good as places that are much more expensive. They are underpricing their food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, the service was a little bit slow but ok. The background music was all reggaetón and it got annoying after a while. For a predominantly Mexican cuisine menu they should play more Mexican artists/music, or mix it up a bit with some Spanish rock/pop; some Luis Miguel or Mana.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

EK
vipEmilyK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

TERRIBLE service. Decided not to order our food and asked for the check after drinks and guac because it was so bad and they weren’t even busy. Really confused why it was so terrible.

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vipGBbbb
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food but lacked good service. You can tell they’re understaffed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

They only had one server this day.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at 1pm and we requested the table by the window and we asked if they can open our window since it was a beautiful day out and with no questions asked the staff jumped to do that for us. I ordered a Cosmo which was not on the menu but, god damn that’s as the BEST cosmo I’ve had and that’s my go to drink everywhere I go. Now for the food, it was nothing but finger licking good. We had flautas, sopes, pork marinated in Coca Cola tacos and steak marinated In Michilada mix tacos. Hands down amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food, good service, seem like they need to be more organized though .The bartender was cool, when I asked him to make my drinks stronger . I will definitely go back, and try the rest of their food menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They have amazing drinks and the food was absolutely delicious. They staff was very nice they were busy we will be back.

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AMANDA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was fire! Most of the dishes are meant for sharing. Spent about $70 for 3 people which is pretty good deal. Only thing that was frustrating is that they were understaffed.

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PatriciaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A bit slow on service.Drinks were ordered first but took too long to come out. Not all food came out together so had to wait for everyone’s food to come out. Otherwise food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place. We came for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped tacos were amazing! 🥰

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AlexanderD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Got our food before our drinks, food was bland. Waitress took our order then came back 10 min later and asked if we were ready to order. Had to wait 15 min for second drink. Asked for medium skirt steak and I got it well done. Then I paid and waited 20 extra minutes for my change. Horrible experience, will never be back.

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vipCHEEZENINJA25
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the 1st time Saturday. We had a Very Good Time. The Food Was Great,the Energy was Great and the staff made our Date Night very enjoyable. Definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food! Didn’t expect this at all!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and drink that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with friends, excellent food and service. I highly recommend it

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vipoccasionaluser
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Local place for good food, service was better than reviews...difficult to gauge atmosphere during the pandemic...I’d go back, but not if I was looking for upscale or special

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vipFoodie06
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My wife and I were excited to find this place and made reservations. The restaurant was busy, but not packed. We waited 10 miles to even be acknowledged. We waited 30 minutes after being seated before wait staff acknowledged us and took our order. We waited another 30 minutes and were never served the drinks we ordered. We never even got a glass of water. Of course we never saw the food we ordered. We walked out. Worst service experience we've ever had in Chicago.

SM
vipSclassicM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The asada tacos were so good. The service and value of the place very good.

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Monalisaaa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The menu is authentic and eclectic. Love their drink menu. Especially the Dragonfruit mojito. The service was subpar, as at one point we were the only customers. Waitress didn’t even try to attend to our table, asked for our drinks and it took about 15 minutes with no one else in the restaurant. Overall, I’ll give it another try hopefully a different server.

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lovefood
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and drinks was really yummy

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FoodEffect12
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I recommend this restaurant. I had their traditional guacamole which was delicious. I ordered the carne asada with mushrooms and paired it with a Club Cuervo.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican food at reasonable prices.

AY
vipAYJ35
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place was a pleasant surprise. Starting with the tostadas they brought to the table. It wasn't just regular tostadas, but also yucca and plantain tostadas with a nice smoky but not to spicy sauce. Their cocktails are really good as well. I ordered the queso fundido as an appetizer and it wasn't greasy at all. Food is made to order. We were the only ones there which is sad, but this is a hidden gem. Must try.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Berrinches Restaurant using the Order Online button. El Berrinches Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 492-8295.

El Berrinches Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

El Berrinches Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.clover.com/online-ordering/el-berrinches-restaurant-chicago.

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.