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The Quest for the Best Mexican Restaurants in Chicago

I love Mexican food that makes it easy for me to explore any new Mexican restaurants in Chicago and surrounding suburbs that I hear about! I am always looking for a good Mexican restaurant for tacos, enchiladas, burritos and quesadillas. So, I have decided to start sharing my opinion on GoVisitChicago.com, whenever I visit any Mexican restaurant in Chicago. I will keep updating this post every time I visit any new Mexican restaurants in and around Chicago suburbs.

My quest for the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago is all about trying out new Mexican restaurants and writing my personal honest experience considering the quality of food, authentic traditional taste and something special about the place.

Following list is a collection of the Mexican restaurants in Chicago and surround suburbs that I have tried and liked, since I started writing my experience. If your favorite place is not listed that means I have not been to that restaurant. I request you to tell me about your favorite Mexican restaurant in Chicago by leaving a note in comment section.

Here is the list of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Chicago….

Pueblo Nuevo Mexican Restaurant in Portage Park

Tacos from Pueblo Nuevo Mexican Restaurant Chicago

Mexican Tacos are the main menu item at Pueblo Nuevo. This Mexican Restaurant is one of those neighborhood small places, offering authentic Mexican food. I loved their Chicken tacos the most. Everything is made using fresh ingredients. I would also recommend you to try their one more menu special item, it is called stuffed pepper made with eggs and spices. Personally I didn’t like it but it is worth trying as something different food that you cannot find at any Mexican chain restaurants in Chicago.

Pueblo Nuevo is located at 4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 in Portage Park.

Cafe El Tapatio in Glenview – One of the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago

Enchiladas from Cafe El Tapatio Glenview

Cafe El Tapatio has made to my list of the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago. They have two locations in Chicagoland – one on Ashland Ave in Chicago city and second location they recently opened on Milwaukee Ave in Glenview. Being close to my my home, recently I visited Cafe El Tapatio in Glenview. Excellent food and service. I must say, you will never go wrong with any menu item. My enchiladas and quesadillas were perfectly made using fresh ingredients at Cafe El Tapatio. Not to mention, their drinks menu including Margarita menu is very tempting. Quite possibly the perfect Mexican restaurant for a dinner date.

Cafe El Tapatio is located at 9707 N Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025.

Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant

Mom’s Old Recipe - the Best Mexican Restaurant in Chicago

Mom’s Old Recipe is family owned and operated Mexican restaurant in Chicago. At this restaurant, all Mexican traditional dishes are made using fresh authentic Mexican spice and ingredients. You will enjoy everything from chips and salsa to main course. Overall, at Mom’s Old Recipe restaurant, you are assured to get good service and quality food. Do not forget to try their Mexican hot sauce, called Chile de arbol with chips. I visited Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican restaurant for lunch but it would have been more fun if I had went there for dinner.

Mom’s Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant is located at 5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

Los 2 Amigos

Best Mexican restaurants in Chicago

Los 2 Amigos Mexican restaurant in Rolling Meadows is one of those neighborhood restaurants to enjoy usual Mexican dishes. Overall it’s a perfect place to enjoy affordable authentic Mexican food in Chicago suburb. They do not serve liquor so that’s the only downside I felt for the restaurant. Personally, I liked the quality of food but, I really like to drink Corona or Margarita while having Mexican food.

Los 2 Amigos Mexican Restaurant is located at 2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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Salsa 17 Grill & Margarita Bar

Salsa 17 Grill and Margarita Bar Arlington Heights

Salsa 17 Grill & Margarita Bar is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago to enjoy gourmet dishes and wide variety of drinks, featuring different kinds of Margaritas. My chicken tacos and chicken enchiladas dishes were perfectly made as I expected. Try their fresh guacamole made to your taste right on your table. Overall, place is modern upscale restaurant with full of energy. In my opinion, Salsa 17 Grill & Margarita Bar is perfect for a weekend dinner.

Salsa 17 Grill & Margarita Bar is located at 17 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Sabroso Burrito

Sabroso Burrito Enchiladas in Schaumburg

Sabroso Burrito Mexican restaurant in Schaumburg is mainly carryout place with limited bar stool seating. Overall, place is famous in neighborhood for regular Mexican dishes such as burrito, enchiladas, tacos and quesadillas. Sabroso Burrito Mexican restaurant seems to be very busy during lunch and dinner time. So why not try?

Sabroso Burrito is located at 704 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Stay tuned, I will be continuously updating my list of the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago with my honest review as soon I visit any new place.

Know of any good Mexican restaurants in Chicago that I haven’t tried yet? Please comment below to let me know about your favorite Mexican restaurant in Chicago. I would be more than happy to visit the place and add to my Mexican restaurant guide!

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