Authentic Mexican Cuisine Downtown Lakeview

3 Generation Restaurant from Mexico City Serving Chicago

Authentic Mexican Cuisine Downtown Lakeview

3 Generation Restaurant from Mexico City Serving Chicago

Authentic Mexican Cuisine Downtown Lakeview

3 Generation Restaurant from Mexico City Serving Chicago

Authentic Mexican Cuisine Downtown Lakeview

3 Generation Restaurant from Mexico City Serving Chicago

Authentic, Handmade Mexican Food for 25+ Years

Cesar’s has been serving up delicious, traditional Mexican food near you on the North side of Chicago for over 25 years, with time honored family recipes passed down throughout the generations. Don’t take our word for it; browse through our delectable brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert menus to see pictures of our fresh tasty Mexican food. Our pictures speak a thousand words, showcasing the high quality of our food we offer new you.

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The Freshest Ingredients

At Cesar’s Killer Margaritas we pride ourselves in hand making every item on our menu. The same way that your Abuelita (Grandma) would, never store bought, frozen or pre-made. We make by hand over 50 items on our menu down to the simplest menu items. Even our chips and salsa are handmade! Cesar’s takes the freshest ingredients, prepare them according to our family recipes, and add a dash of inspiration to prepare a scrumptious dining experience with something for everyone.

Order Online

Ordering your favorite Mexican food online is easier than ever. If you are on the go and want to pick up something to take home, Cesar’s Killer Margaritas is the perfect solution. Our full restaurant menu is available and you can even have Killer Margaritas ready to go.

Food Menu

Serving frozen or pre-made food has never been our style. For over 20 years we have been serving authentic, handmade appetizers, entrees, Mexican favorites and desserts. From the chips and salsa, to the tortillas and sauces, we use family recipes that have been passed down through the generations.

We invite you to experience the aromas, tastes, and atmosphere for yourself. We’re convinced you’ll come back time and time again.

Cesar’s El Mero Mole

3-generation recipe with roasted dry peppers, chile ancho, chile pasilla, chile mulato, onions, peanut butter, pecans, peanuts, almonds, pepitas, raisins, prunes, sesame seeds, grand chocolate Abuelita, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, plantains, salt, chicken bouillon, and more ingredients listed on bottle.

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Mexican Cuisine Broadway

Our Broadway Restaurant

Welcome to Cesar’s Home of the Killer Margaritas, located in the heart of Chicago’s Boys Town on the corner of Broadway and Oakdale. Our Mexican restaurant is equipped with 3 dining areas, a full bar, a cocktail lounge, and an outdoor patio.

Just like the neighborhood, this location is lively and energetic. We have spacious rooms, comfortable seating for dining and lounging, fantastic music, and a killer staff. On those warm summer days and nights, we open our outdoor patio and rooftop deck so you can enjoy the weather as you enjoy our food and drinks.

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What People Are Saying

Bessy Tam
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Bessy Tam
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July 7, 2023

🍹 3x size very strong, SAME PRICE as a normal cocktail?! 😏Cesar's is a family-owned Mexican restaurant. Anyone who lives around this neighborhood knows this spot๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜€ - Amazing Margaritas, I got the guava and mango 🥭 (Manager's favorites)- Tastes really fresh and fruity but not fake- 16 Flavors to choose from: Mango, Strawberry, Lime, Raspberry, Blueberry, Guava, Tamarindo, Peach, Chamoy, Coconut, Blue Caracao, Banana, Jamaica, Horchata, Blood Orange Passionfruit- Rim Choices: Salt, Chilli Salt, Tajin, No Salt or Sugar- Huge Sizes, mine was the large 12oz one. It's the same price as normal cocktails out there but 3x the size.Insane! One was actually enough for me 😂 got me tipsy haha๐—ข๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ - Even BETTER Pina Colada in a pineapple 🍍. I really want you to try this, fresh pineapple + coconut + rum . What's not to love? It was DELICIOUS - Huge patio with lots of seating. At least 20 tables I think - Authentic Mexican food , recommend their shrimp tacos & carne asada fajita. It's the servers favorites - Large portions๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ - $16 large margarita ($19 Mega & $38 pitchers also available for larger groups. Or if you want to have it yourself 😂🤷‍♀️) - $26 Steak Fajitas - $22 Shrimp Tacos - $10 EloteWe were too full to have their churros or flan. Will be back!Definitely check it out@๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐œ๐š๐ ๐จ + ๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐š๐ฅ 🌍 ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ & ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ

Andrew K. Weiss
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Andrew K. Weiss
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November 8, 2022

In Lakeview there a few good neighborhood Mexican restaurants and taco places. Cesar's Killer Margaritas is definitely one of them. I've been here twice in the last year, and I've enjoyed each of my visits. On my most resent trip, I tried some interesting dishes that you should try if you go here. First, I started with a frozen blueberry margarita. Of course Cesar's is famous for its huge margaritas and in a ton of different flavors. I typically get a raspberry margarita, but I enjoyed the blueberry one as it wasn't too sweet. I then tried the torti pizza. It's basically a tortilla with melted cheese and toppings. I enjoyed it, it was kinda like an open faced quesadilla or Mexican style thin pizza. I don't think I've seen anything like it at any other Mexican restaurant. I also enjoyed the carne asada and fish tacos I got. For dessert I got churros that came out hot and crispy.On my previous trip I tried their version of quesa-birria tacos. It was not a traditional quesa-birria as the meat was steak, but I enjoyed the treatment of the steak in melty cheese and crispy tacos.On all of my visits, the service was fast and friendly and food came out quickly and hot. I also enjoyed the many TVs that they have around the restaurant and in the bar area. On my last visit I watched Monday Night Football. If you are a sports fan, their bar is good place to catch a game.In sum, this good neighborhood Mexican restaurant in Lakeview that needs to on your list.

Jessica Roe
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Jessica Roe
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July 3, 2022

Such a fun restaurant!! The drinks are so delicious and come in several sizes. They have a great patio space! And the food they have available is delicious and perfect for a margarita happy hour!! Service is great. Definitely recommend!

Ayesha Armstrong
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Ayesha Armstrong
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March 19, 2021

I will be back this is an awesome restaurant

Elizabeth Rios
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Elizabeth Rios
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July 6, 2014

I have loved Cesar's from the first time I ate here back in 2002. I'm now a mother of an 8 and 7 year old and my younger son says this is his favorite restaurant. He always asks to go there and always cleans his plate. Every new person I've brought here totally agrees that the food is great

2924 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

N. Broadway & W. Oakdale Ave.

773-296-9097