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3166 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-4437
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Long Beach, California
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I have actually been to this restaurant twice. Both times they do not disappoint however as you see in my Title I love mexican food. The margarita's are good and strong but not too strong. One is enough if you are a lightweight. The chips are endless. The food is never a miss, standard mexican fare. I have to give... More 

Thank nativecalifornian
Chicago, Illinois
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123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Bottom Line: If you've ever been to a Mexican restaurant in the United States, you already know the menu. The food is prepared well and the service is friendly. Food: Tacos, burritos, nachose, enchiladas are the core of the menu. Portion sizes are pretty large so you won't leave hungry. Food is prepared well. Nothing memorable, but you won't feel... More 

Thank KrisK_8
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The food here is very good, although we did come for the margaritas. Service was good and the noise level was low.

1 Thank Coleen O
New York City, New York
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1,160 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped into Cesar's when we came up to see Wrigley field. We sat at the bar and enjoyed chips, guacamole, and tamarindo marguerites. Everything was excellent. Our bartender, Ramiro, was attentive, helpful and made great drinks. The place was clean & festive...a Mexican Orale!!!

4 Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

Thank Kemeko
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

Thank Piet H
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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146 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank LLautz
Detroit, Michigan
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196 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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.

Thank GeneG547
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Kemeko
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Sarah T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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