Must-Try Mexican Restaurant Lakeview

Authentic Mexican Restaurant on Broadway & Oakdale in Chicago

Must-Try Mexican Restaurant Lakeview

Authentic Mexican Restaurant on Broadway & Oakdale in Chicago

Must-Try Mexican Restaurant Lakeview

Authentic Mexican Restaurant on Broadway & Oakdale in Chicago

Must-Try Mexican Restaurant Lakeview

Authentic Mexican Restaurant on Broadway & Oakdale in Chicago

Home of the Killer Margarita

Our family welcomes you to Cesar’s Mexican Restaurant, Home of the Killer Margarita, in Lakeview, Chicago! We have been serving this area with our delicious food and drinks for over 25 years with family recipes passed down from generation to generation from Mexico City.

Located within Boys Town and equipped with 3 dining areas, a Una Mas cocktail lounge, 3 full bars, a rooftop deck, an outdoor patio, and more.

Our family-owned Mexican restaurant serves up a sweet-n-savory lunch, weekend brunch, delicious and affordable dinner, PLUS handmade dessert the way our great-grandmother made it! Watching your figure? Cesar’s on Broadway and Oakdale in Lakeview offers a Light Side menu that is low in calories, but BIG on flavor. Wonderful atmosphere for fiestas, corporate outings, fundraisers, family night out, date night, Cinco de Mayo, & Pride Parade.

Our bar and restaurant has spacious rooms, comfortable seating, great aromas, fantastic music, luscious drinks, and friendly staff. We have everything you could possibly want in a restaurant or bar including a heated enclosed patio for the famous Chicago cold season.

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The Chicago #PrideParade is Sunday, June 30th, 2024 and it starts at 11 am. Cesar’s Killer Margaritas is the best place to celebrate for the pregame and after party… year after year!Details can be found here - https://ow.ly/eXiG50Skj4O

BOAT PARTY DRINKS & FOOD – DELIVERED RIGHT TO THE HARBOR! 🛥️😎🍹🌮 Have killer drinks and delicious Mexican food delivered right to the harbor where your next boat party or yacht fiesta is.View boat party food and drink packages starting at $70; with custom packages also available - https://ow.ly/mh5750SkiNA#yachtparty #boatparty #yachtclub #lakemichigan #chicagobeach #navypier #boatlife

Have you tried some of our NEW Specials yet?We have 4 mezcalitas, 3 plant-based tacos, and 2 entrees 😋👏View June specials menu - https://ow.ly/3Ftg50Skis2#foodspecials #drinkspecials #newspecial #plantbased #mexicanentrees #mezcalitas #cesarschicago

What People Are Saying

Erika Olson
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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!

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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!

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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.

Becca B.
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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...

Michelle K
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Michelle K
May 5, 2024

Great experience! Good drinks and food, great patio space, highly recommend! They also gave us a free shot for cinco de Mayo!

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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 spot𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 - 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 haha𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 - 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 portions𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 - $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@𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐠𝐨 + 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 🌍 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 & 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥

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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.

Heidi Ordillas
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Heidi Ordillas
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August 31, 2022

Cesars is known for their margaritas and so much more. We loved the dishes we tried, especially the quesa-barria. Not to mention, the location itself is very spacious, including a full size bar and outdoor patio. The margaritas come in many options that you can even get frozen — perfect for the summer! Highly recommend if you’re in the area.

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

Lisa Hyatt Arnold
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Lisa Hyatt Arnold
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July 5, 2018

It was packed on a Tuesday night so we sat at the bar for Margaritas. The bartender Juan was awesome! Definitely coming back for food!

Justin Fara
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Justin Fara
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March 22, 2016

Juan is absolutely one of the friendliest bartenders in the city. We come every Monday.

2924 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

N. Broadway & W. Oakdale Ave.

773-296-9097