Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant Downtown Chicago

Come for the Food, Stay for the Killer Margaritas

Authentic, Handmade Cuisine From Mexico City Family Recipes

You won’t find store-bought, frozen, or pre-made food at our Mexican restaurant in downtown Chicago, IL. We make over 50 menu items by hand and to order, even our chips are handmade. The recipes we use have been passed down through our family for generations, originating from Mexico City.

We look forward to providing you with a scrumptious dining experience that will keep you coming back for more.

Authentic, Handmade Cuisine From Mexico City Family Recipes

You won’t find store-bought, frozen, or pre-made food at our Mexican restaurant in downtown Chicago, IL. We make over 50 menu items by hand and to order, even our chips are handmade. The recipes we use have been passed down through our family for generations, originating from Mexico City.

We look forward to providing you with a scrumptious dining experience that will keep you coming back for more.

Cesar's Killer Margarita Mix
Cesar's Super Mega Killer Margaritas
Try our killer margarita flights

Home of the Killer Margaritas!

If you haven’t tried our signature Killer Margaritas, you’re truly missing out on the best in Chicago. Cesar’s Mexican restaurant and margarita bar serves up secret concoctions of ultimate goodness that will thrill any palate in the downtown / Lakeview area.

We have about 20 killer flavors such as lime, mango, strawberry, and blue curacao, as well as seasonal flavors like chamoy, watermelon, and sour apple. Served on the rocks or frozen.

Order a flight of margaritas or just a single large margarita, or try the new Super Mega-Rita if you feel like sharing.

We encourage you to get creative. Try the raspberry blended with a sugar rim. Or maybe you’d prefer the guava on ice with chile salt. Whatever your mood, we’ve got a margarita to match it.

You don’t even have to come into our authentic Mexican restaurant anymore to enjoy our killer margaritas. Stay home and order margaritas to-go if you live in the downtown Lakeview area of Chicago.

A Family Owned Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Chicago, IL

Check out Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant near downtown in Lakeview for upcoming events and plan ahead, because seats will fill fast. Join us for an extraordinary time, killer drinks, and delectable Mexican food for fun events such as Cinco de Mayo and LGBTQ Pride Parade. Our celebrations and killer margaritas are great for any party or occasion. Our atmosphere consists of great aromas, multiple bars, spacious seating with several seating areas, and friendly staff.

Get authentic Mexican cuisine from Mexico City and killer margaritas at our local Chicago restaurant in Lakeview. Our family-owned Mexican restaurant serves up the best sweet and savory brunch downtown on the weekends, delicious dinners including Mexican favorites, and a light side menu with plenty of meatless options. Plus, amazing handmade desserts.

Need help planning a party? Cesar’s has GREAT options including family style or plated menus. Have another venue in mind or just want to have a fiesta at home, give Cesar’s Catering a bite with a taco and fajita bar, Antojito street food, Loncheras boxed lunches, and even combo platters.

Don’t forget killer margaritas sold by the gallon or renting a frozen margarita machine!

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Sunday, June 16th is Father's Day and there’s no better place to celebrate dads than at Cesar’s Killer Margaritas in Lakeview, Chicago.See what we have to offer - https://ow.ly/SLfk50SeHIS#iseeyou #cesarschicago #fathersday2024 #chicagodads #dadlife

Father's Day is this Sunday! See what Cesar's has to offer before you make plans:🍹 New Drinks – Pride-Rita and Mezcalitas ☀️ Patio is Open – Weather Permitting 😋 New Menu – Vegan Options, Fiesta Platter, and Birria Tacos & Tortas👉 More - https://ow.ly/22Wa50SeHjq#fathersday #fathersdayweekend #fathersdayspecial #fathersdayparty

How to celebrate Pride Month in Chicago in 2024?Here are some of Andrew’s favorite bars and restaurants, and guess what, Cesar’s Killer Margaritas made the list! https://ow.ly/2QMl50SeH4K#pridemonth #prideflag #pridestreet #chicagopride #cesarschicago

What People Are Saying

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ulysses peralta
June 13, 2024

Alyssa was my SERVER*

Crystal Goods
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Crystal Goods
June 12, 2024

Alyssa was a wonderful host!

Madeline Mantych
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Madeline Mantych
June 12, 2024

Alyssa was such a sweet server, I’ve never had a better taco Tuesday!

stacey venis
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stacey venis
June 11, 2024
Autumn Walker
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Autumn Walker
June 11, 2024

Alyssa was a great server! She was very attentive and nice. Super cool:)

Margie Rosario
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Margie Rosario
June 11, 2024

Alyssa was so sweet and attentive! Thank you for excellent service and making sure we were taken care of. Margs are wonderful as always

Diane Bernhardt
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Diane Bernhardt
June 10, 2024

Alyssa = excellent!

Daniel Kassl
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Daniel Kassl
June 10, 2024

Cesar's truly does have a killer margarita. Lots of flavors available frozen or on the rocks. I could take or leave the food but it isn't bad, especially after a few margs. We really like sitting outside with a cold drink here!

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A C
June 9, 2024
Kenna Hansen
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Kenna Hansen
June 8, 2024

We were able to get a quick table outside on a busy Friday night. We also got the soup which was awesome and great margaritas. Alyssa provided amazing service! If you come here ask for Alyssa 🌮😊

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Erika Olson
June 7, 2024

This is the best restaurant — overall, not only for Mexican food — in Lakeview East! Been coming here regularly for 20+ years and the team is top-notch and the food and atmosphere is superior. I feel so lucky to live close by!

Katie Lane
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Katie Lane
June 7, 2024

Always great food and drink - Alyssa was lovely!

Cahontas Vincent
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Cahontas Vincent
June 7, 2024

Waiter was so great, can’t wait to come back!! Happy pride!!

Jade Vincent
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Jade Vincent
June 7, 2024

Server was awesome. Had so much fun

Monique Hart
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Monique Hart
June 7, 2024

Alyssa was THEEE BEST server EVER!!! Awesome job!!!

Latonia Farris-Jenkins
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Latonia Farris-Jenkins
June 7, 2024

Alyssa is awesome!

Magali Ayala Ocon
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Magali Ayala Ocon
June 6, 2024

This place has to be one on the top of my list! I loved their food. Nice place with a good vibe. Waitress was really nice and helpful. On to the food we got their queso birria tacos, as everyone says they really are good! My partner had the queso birria torta and he said it did not disappoint. We got an order of steak tacos for my daughter and we were so surprised of how soft the steak was. It was easy to chew down. Their meat is honestly really good. We got two frozen margaritas as well, both really good but I feel their watermelon one was better than the blue curaçao!From their chips & salsa to tacos & margaritas It was all a 5/5⭐️. Will be going back 🤪

Kay Mastrocola
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Kay Mastrocola
June 5, 2024

Adan will take care of you!!!! Sweetest service, amazing margs and great birra

Reagan Walton
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Reagan Walton
June 5, 2024

Adan is a boooooomb waiter! Had the absolute best time at Cesar’s tonight!

Megan Swingle
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Megan Swingle
June 5, 2024

One of the best restaurants I have been to! Everyone was attentive and extremely friendly! Couldn’t ask for better service! Highly recommend if in the Chicago area! The margaritas were delicious!

Becca Hale
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Becca Hale
June 5, 2024

Alyssa was our server and was super great! She gave great recommendations for margaritas. We tried the new corazón margarita which was delicious! Always a favorite weekday spot for the after 5pm crowd.

Bailey Perry
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Bailey Perry
June 5, 2024

Alyssa was very attentive and very helpful when placing our order. She gave excellent margarita suggestions, the corazón and guava pitchers were AMAZING! One of my favorite weekday spots, never disappoints after a long day.

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Through Becs Specs
June 4, 2024

Cesar's Killer Margaritas off Broadway is a popular restaurant in Chicago because of the incredibly tasty margaritas and entrees. You have to start your meal off with the queso dip or the elotes appetizer! The house chips and fresh salsa are free to begin with, but if you want a refill, that will cost you extra. Our table ordered a mix of items to try out: the 3 taco dinner, the fat burrito, and house special queso birrias. While you are here, you MUST order a margarita...the place is named after their tasty and loaded margaritas! Because of the popularity, there may be a small wait to get in, but the wait is totally worth it. Make sure to add Cesar's Killer Margaritas to your food bucket list in Chicago, Illinois.

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Becca B.
June 4, 2024

Cesar's Killer Margaritas off Broadway is a popular restaurant in Chicago because of the incredibly tasty margaritas and entrees. You have to start your...

2924 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

N. Broadway & W. Oakdale Ave.

773-296-9097