La Tequileria

4.8
63 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
La Tequileria has an elegant atmosphere surrounded by beautiful, vintage, Mexican decor. It has a stage for weekly, live, musical performances and numerous TVs. It is owned and operated by the Suarez Family.

Sergio Suarez Sr. was born in Jalisco, Mexico; where tequila originates from. His son David Suarez, lead the efforts in creating La Tequileria Premium Tequila Lounge and Mexican Tapas. David saw the need for a place that captured the essence of their Mexican heritage and its sophistication. In thinking through La Tequileria's concept, he realized that the Chicago drink scene and nightlife didn't offer a place that focused on tequila. Chicago needed a place where people can learn, taste, and experience tequila as if you were in Jalisco, Mexico yourself. Through that vision, La Tequileria was born and opened its doors in late April 2017. In November 2017, the services extended to serve modern twist on Mexican Tapas!

What 63 People Are Saying
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TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place the food the drinks and the people that work there are amazing!! I highly reccomend this place!!!!

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location . Drinks and food were delicious.

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, excellent drinks but a little bit expensive

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I had early dinner
The cocktails were outstanding !! We tried the Jesus Maria, Paloma and and the Pina
The food was also fabulous !!
I do believe we tried every appetizer that was available.
Also the steak dinner was well prepared.
(We brought steak dinners home for her spouse and our brother) !!
I staff was extremely attentive and Elliott was very kind and extremely knowledgeable.
We made reservations for Mother's Day Brunch !!

thank you,
Lisa Cordero

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, we are planning to come back

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CE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & drinks were excellent. Service was very good. Love the casual atmosphere. Family friendly too.

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CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great drinks...I would recommend the mango and cucumber. music was mellow

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SI
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks. Had a great time listening to Calaveras LD

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Would not recommend this place, the food is not very good nor the value for your money. Honestly I think its quite overpriced, would not return.

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the live music! The cucumber margarita was AMAZING!!

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R
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent upscale Mexican food. A new favorite of mine.

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FA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was pricey felt like I paid downtown Chicago prices not worth it for me sorry not sorry.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and they have the best tequila selection I have ever seen. I highly recommend!

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great! I always like to try new places and this one makes the list of places to go again. A group of friends and family went to celebrate my birthday and we all had a great time. The band started setting up while we were their and they played very well. The music fit the environment. The drinks are unique and are full of flavor. I guarantee you wont taste these drinks anywhere else. I don't know how many different tequilas they have but it had to be about 200 different types on the list. Food portion is kinda small, but still good. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. (A+ for that). I definitely recommended going at least once if you want to try some good drinks and upbeat atmosphere.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we get there staff is really nice really good service!! The food is DELICIOUS!!

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FA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

More Latin music, don’t offer to the people a expensive tequila shots without say it the prices first and maybe they need to put a security guard in the place just in case!

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here and we loved it from the food to drinks. Our server was awesome thank you Diana! We definitely will be coming back!

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YM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks and dinner where amazing. I will be back very soon with my husband for dinner and drinks.

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing find right in our back yard! Amazing tapas and selection of tequilas at all price points. Next time we'll come later in order to catch the live music 9:30pm Thurs to Sat. I'd love it if the music started earlier! Spacious yet cozy, great decor and service. Authentic.
We will be back!

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s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Really good drinks, tacos are not the best, I’ll recommend to go just for drinks, the live music was nice

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GM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time when I go..drinks are always made fresh and taste so delicious ...duck carnitas and shrimp ceviche is my go to dishes

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great spot for getting together with friends or just enjoying some good drinks with your date plus good food and entertainment.

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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit & enjoyed it even more than the first time because we brought family with us. Can't say enough how much they provided a most pleasurable experience for us all. Will definitely return!

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FH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First timers and we love the place. A little bit pricey for small portions. Great people/servers/managers that they make you feel very welcome. Live music is an added value to the place.

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R
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great high quality Mexican food with great drinks and Avery knowledgeable wait staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks!
Live music was a nice touch to the beautiful ambience

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NO
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Drinks were okay, nothing special. They were little overpriced for what they taste and the location. For the same price I rather go to rosemont or downtown

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular! I had the chilaquiles with an egg and the chorizo sliders. The micheladas are huge, tasty and beautifully presented. Sunday brunches with live music is a good time for a friends meet up or anything like that.

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G
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If was a great experience, I guess Tuesday evening are not to busy so we have a great time . 🍹🍹drinks and food so good 😊

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BS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice interior, with a good variety of seating to meet any type of group or occasion. Well curated, if small, menu. Food was well executed and delicious. Cocktails were exceptional, and the variety of tequilas was huge. We were there too early to see the live entertainment so cannot comment on the noise level once that gets rolling.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and service

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. From the music to the food and the service. Had a great time and am excited to come back

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GJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for signature drinks, this it the spot. I loooove the Jesus Maria. We always have a good time whenever we come here.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks and food were great. Food portion and price are not on par.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was over priced. There is a taco place next door for %30 less. The drink prices are what you expect at a downtown place. This is Melrose Park. The band was nice. Great drink selections

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LW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Jesus Maria cocktail was amazing!!!!!

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UV
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dope dope tequila dope dope dope dope dope dope dope dope dope

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for great drinks and food! Love the atmosphere and the service is outstanding!!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the decor and ambiance. Our server Emilio was outstanding!!! He knew it was our first time there and he took his time explaining everything and making suggestions. The drinks were absolutely delish! The food also tasted good. The portions are small so if you're really really hungry, this is not the spot! It's more of a lounge and a place to enjoy a cocktail.

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MC
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, drinks are fantastic! live music was great, we will be back!

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