The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contributions made by the Hispanic and Latinx community to the history, culture, and achievements in our neighborhood. Here are some of our Latin & Hispanic restaurants to try in the neighborhood to celebrate.
Moe’s Cantina is located in the heart of Wrigleyville just steps away from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Moe’s offers a menu of shareable small plates, traditional full-sized entrees, signature tacos and a cocktail list featuring house-made sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, and more. The cantina features exposed brick walls, concrete-topped bars, an open kitchen with wood-burning grills, retractable glass garage doors, a state-of-the-art sound system and a plethora of HDTVs showing the day’s top sporting events!
Buena Vista Restaurant is the premier carry out Mexican cuisine in Lakeview. Family owned and operated since 2004, the Ramirez family personally oversees all activities in the restaurant, from serving to cooking! You will be thrilled with the quality of the food and excellent service you receive. The Ramirez family prides themselves on having a family member in Buena Vista at all times to serve the neighborhood family.
Get authentic Mexican cuisine from Mexico City and killer margaritas at our local Chicago restaurant in Lakeview. Equipped with multiple dinning areas and full bars. Their family owned Mexican restaurant serves up a sweet n savory brunch on the weekends, delicious dinner including Mexican favorites and a light side menu, PLUS traditional handmade desserts. Make a reservation today and try for yourself.
Chilam Balam is a sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican shared plates with a farm fresh twist. They strive to provide the tastiest and freshest ingredients while preparing their dishes and other aliments without unnatural additives and ingredients (corn syrup, msg, etc). All of their dishes are designed to share at the table; you can either take a little piece, make a taco out of our fresh tortillas, or top one of their handmade tostadas. Most of the dishes on our menu also happen to be gluten free.
Since 1967, El Jardin has served locals and visits a “south of the border” Adventure featuring authentic Mexican cuisine in a fiesta atmosphere. Start your journey with the infamous El Jardin Urban Legend margarita, on the rocks with a slightly salted rim. As you sip your way through this frosty delight, add fresh avocado guacamole with warm chips, and select from a wide selection of popular Mexican dishes including sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, and tostadas.
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill has been family owned and operated for more than 20 years, offering more genuine and unique experiences than your typical Mexican restaurant. Favorites include handcrafted premium margaritas, over 100 tequilas (100% Blue Agave), and famous tableside guacamole prepared with a unique avocado oil. Step outside to experience an outstanding private patio and party rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests (only 3906 N. Broadway). Enjoy weekend mimosa brunch with a Mexican twist
Esencia Urban Kitchen is a family owned and operated Mexican café. Since opening their doors in 2013, the family strives to bring the essence of Mexico City to Chicago, using fresh ingredients and from-scratch recipes. The restaurant also offers catering, private parties, and retail items like their fresh house-made granola. Signature menu items include buttermilk biscuits, poblano eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, tostadas & enchiladas, and many more seasonal favorites.
El Nuevo Mexicano Restaurant has been serving authentic Mexican food in the Lakeview East community since 1983, offering a wide variety of dishes including Carne Asada en salsa molcajete, Salmon en chipotle con duraznos, Pollo Asado en salsa molcajete and Camarones de coco. The menu is sure to please every palette. Elfego & Tere Rodriguez passed the apron strings to their niece, Maria Rodriguez, who has expanded three times, updated the interior, as well as the menu, and has branched out to vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, El Nuevo Mexicano has a private party room, a spacious outdoor patio, and a full-service bar.
Mixteco is a healthy, fast casual Mexican restaurant located in Lakeview East. Specializing in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas and much more, they have something for everyone. The menu includes tofu as an option for all vegetarians and plenty of protein options for the carnivores out there. The flavors are unlike anything you’ve tried before. Customers can order online for pick up or delivery at www.mixteco.com. They are also here for all your catering needs. Join the e-club for exclusive offers and discounts you won’t find anywhere else!
Latin Fuego is your go to for tasty, quick, and cheap eats! Located in (Lakeview) of Chicago, they want to be a Latin fusion option to the corporate and late-night crowd. Their mouthwatering arepas cannot be missed.
11 Degree North is the great combination of Venezuelan and Traditional American Food. They are not just your regular Venezuelan Restaurant, they want to make sure they offer you the best of two different countries, they want to make sure you feel excited and wanting to try all of their dishes and drink items. 11 Degree North was created for the need to introduce Chicago to the most Traditional Venezuelan Dish: La Arepa!!
The Diver Chicago is a tropical escape in the heart of Wrigleyville. Inspired by a beachside bungalow nestled somewhere along the coast, The Diver’s menu features light dishes and bold cocktails. Fresh seafood takes center stage with ceviches, aguachile with Pacific shrimp, and lobster quesadillas, but rest assured there’s something on the menu for every appetite. This tropical oasis in the heart of Wrigleyville is something you won’t want to miss
Wrigleyville’s newest spot for incredible Mexican food, Hacienda D’Suarez is a hopping spot to grab a tasty authentic margarita on the weekend with live DJ’s playing all the best hits & during the week, you can hear live music and learn how to bachata!