La Tequileria

4.7
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74 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food was nasty and expensive. They had a very small selection and they didn’t have the avocado toast I asked for had to get the green baked chilaquiles that were nasty my friend had. Red chilaquiles super Spicy couldn’t even bite into then. My daughter had a French toast with the something that looked like whip cream nicely shaped in a nice swirl. Realize it was butter once she put it on her mouth and not whip cream like they made it look. Overall it was over priced for the crappy food they offer

CM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks! Love this place. Best Mexican food in the suburbs by far!

LU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, good service, and great music! Will visit again

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

L
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, live music and service were great! Definitely going back

AA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

TA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

W
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

TN
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location . Drinks and food were delicious.

RR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, excellent drinks but a little bit expensive

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, we are planning to come back

CE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

SI
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent upscale Mexican food. A new favorite of mine.

FA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

KP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

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!

SM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

YM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food2service5ambience5

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

GM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

FH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

R
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NO
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

G
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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