La Tequileria

4.8
50 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!

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4.7
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 26, 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 6, 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 16, 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 9, 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 25, 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 17, 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 3, 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 14, 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
88 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 23, 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
10 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 29, 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 22, 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 30, 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
17 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 2, 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 27, 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 20, 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
29 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was phenomenal, great unique flavors but pricey for the portion size you get.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it is a tequila bar, the food is outstanding- as are the drinks!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed the cocktails and food. But the music was too loud for after work to have diner and we asked to have it turned down so we could talk but kept getting louder. We were the only people there early after work.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an great experience. Everything was beyond perfect from food to our waiter. Staff was very attentive and made conversation with us so they make you feel like you’re hanging out with friends. The live music was such a pleasant surprise. Highly recommend.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, awesome drinks, awesome staff. Great experience

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DH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent drinks, excellent tapas. Loud music however, hard to talk over it. Nice wait staff. Will do back!

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L
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place! they have so many brands of great tequila. Live music, because of the great variety of tequilas the shots are a little bit too expensive but it is a very nice and unique experience. Food menu has few items and also pricey but despite that you will have very good time. Highly recommend it.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jennifer was amazing as our wait staff. She new the menus and gave us great recommendations. The atmosphere was electric. Had a great time.

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E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Emilio was very attentive ... The live music is amazing :)

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love food & drinks good atmosphere

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, music, food and drinks. Loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall Great Experience. Definitely looking forward to returning.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & especially great drinks!!! Will definitely go back.. fun place.

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