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Cesar's

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Lakeview
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3166 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-4437
773-248-2835
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Killa Didn't Kill Me...

This place use to be the spot for perfect margarita's, now...it's just average. Still a nice social and first time place to visit. One time, I had to send my drink back 3 times...I finally gave up! You also get better service if they know you. I've had not-so-friendly customer service here... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
Kemeko
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place use to be the spot for perfect margarita's, now...it's just average. Still a nice social and first time place to visit. One time, I had to send my drink back 3 times...I finally gave up! You also get better service if they know you. I've had not-so-friendly customer service here before - nonetheless, I visit every once in... More 

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Thank Kemeko
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We were lured in from the street by the large neon sign indicating that they make Killer margaritas - who can resist a good margarita in any event? And the margaritas were just that - really good! And big! The food was ok, nothing spectaculer, and our service received was also perfect. Will certainly go back, if only for the... More 

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Thank Piet H
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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142 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Nice selection of margarita flavors. Drinks were surprisingly tasty and strong, compared to other places we've frequented in Chicago. Didn't try the food, but will come back for a drink.

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Thank LLautz
Detroit, Michigan
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a local hang out for 20 somethings. As a few review's say they are noted for their margaritas. They are certainly not noted for their food or service. I'm not sure if the food is even made there - seemed factory made. Tasteless beans. Guac looked exactly like what I've bought at Costco. Too green - too perfect.

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Thank GeneG547
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I use to Looooveeee this place. However, lately I've noticed that the drinks aren't as good as they use to be and neither is the service. It's still a great place to hang out. I prefer the Broadway location. I was actually served 2 bad Margarita's, they tasted like a flavored slushie. After I returned the 2nd, the bartender informed... More 

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Thank Kemeko
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

When on Belmont, Cesar's is always our first stop. We usually have their awesome nachos but this time we just shared a pitcher of strawberry margaritas. HUGE pitcher and made with real fruit! Enough for my husband and I to eat get about 5 rounds in our systems. The staff is always accommodating. Best place to people watch in the... More 

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Thank Sarah T
Sevilla, España
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I asked somebody at the 773 Theatre for a restaurant recommendation and they said Cesar's. The food was excellant and plentiful. we had quesadillas, flautas and the special, chicken Frida. We also ordered a pitcher of traditional Margaritas. All great. The bill for 3 people, with the margaritas, came to $72.

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Thank JamesinSeville
British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My daughter and I were strolling through the Lakeview/Boystown area on a Sunday afternoon and came across Cesar's on Clark. We first noticed the "Home of the Killer Margarita" sign, and decided to stop in. We ordered the vegetarian quesadillas, and ordered their smallest margarita - which was 16 ounces; next size was 26 oz and then the sold by... More 

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Thank mstringer
Cleveland, OH
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We sat at the indoor bar...AWESOME margaritas & great salsa! I highly recommend getting the guacamole, the huge chunks of avocado in it were great. My party of two split the chicken & steak fajita and it was more than enough for two to share. Great location too!

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Thank Megan_Boris
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

You have to try the raspberry frozen margarita. It's strong, but flavorful. There are real bits of fruit in this margarita.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3166 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-4437
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: 773-248-2835

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?