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!
Good food, good service, and great music! Will visit again
The food, service and especially the tequila were amazing!!! Beautiful decor and attentive wait staff. Listen to their recommendations they will not lead you wrong!
What a gem! Picked up our daughter that lives in Europe from O’Hare and she wanted some Mexican food. La Tequileria is only a 20 minute drive and looked amazing. It didn’t disappoint! Bonus was Ozzie’s service and disposition. The food was amazing and weren’t we lucky for Ladies’ Night drink specials of delicious margaritas! Let me not forgot to add the live music was incredible too! Thank you so much!
Food, drinks, live music and service were great! Definitely going back
Everything we ordered was outstanding.
We had guacamole, shrimp ceviche, chips and salsa, and street style corn. Omg!! Delicious!!!!!
I had the mushroom tacos and my husband had skirt steak with chimichurri sauce. Both were very good.
You will not be disappointed.
The service here is phenomenal!! A big thank you to Fernanda and David for making this and my first visit so wonderful with their attention to detail. Also, a big thank you to Mr. Jesus Ramos for making the recommendation to this place and providing the best entertainment ever along with his fellow musicians. This was my second time visiting and I brought my work friends who enjoyed themselves very much. Will definitely be coming back for more! Almost forgot to mention, a very nice lady and gentleman whose roles I'm not familiar with yet, but assisted with a small beverage issue....they were both SO great!!!
I didn’t know the restaurant was not serving food after 9pm (the time of my reservation). The drinks were pricey, but overall the service was nice.
Absolutely loved it here! Background music volume was perfect for having great conversations. The food was delicious and the decor was warm, inviting, cozy, chic, and upscale. Great place to have a date, celebrate a momentous occasion, or simply hang out. Also, live performance was superb, as was the staff. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and down-to-earth. Definitely a bit on the pricey side for my budget, but definitely worth every penny. I’m already saving up to go back!
About an hour into our dinner, I was outraged that the restaurant was not packed to the gills! This hidden gem in Melrose Park is amazing; the food was so fresh & innovative, and the staff was really fun & warm. My father-in-law in town from Arizona initially did not want to go get Mexican food, because he can get so much authentic stuff where he lives. At the end of the dinner, he thanked me for overruling him!
The place the food the drinks and the people that work there are amazing!! I highly reccomend this place!!!!
Great location . Drinks and food were delicious.
Very nice atmosphere, excellent drinks but a little bit expensive
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 !!
Excellent place, we are planning to come back
Food & drinks were excellent. Service was very good. Love the casual atmosphere. Family friendly too.
Great drinks...I would recommend the mango and cucumber. music was mellow
Delicious food and drinks. Had a great time listening to Calaveras LD
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.
I loved the live music! The cucumber margarita was AMAZING!!
Excellent upscale Mexican food. A new favorite of mine.
It was pricey felt like I paid downtown Chicago prices not worth it for me sorry not sorry.
The food was amazing and they have the best tequila selection I have ever seen. I highly recommend!
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.
As soon as we get there staff is really nice really good service!! The food is DELICIOUS!!
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!
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!
Drinks and dinner where amazing. I will be back very soon with my husband for dinner and drinks.
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!
Really good drinks, tacos are not the best, I’ll recommend to go just for drinks, the live music was nice
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
Great spot for getting together with friends or just enjoying some good drinks with your date plus good food and entertainment.
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!
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.
Great high quality Mexican food with great drinks and Avery knowledgeable wait staff.
Amazing food and drinks!
Live music was a nice touch to the beautiful ambience
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
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.
If was a great experience, I guess Tuesday evening are not to busy so we have a great time . 🍹🍹drinks and food so good 😊
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.
Excellent experience and service