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de cero

814 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2308
+1 312-455-8114
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (49 reviews)
“guac” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
814 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2308
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was great and so was our server. We were seated quickly even though it was a busy Friday night. My pricy margarita seemed to be lacking tequila however.

Thank almsmall
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I are international latinos, and LOVED the food here. The shrimp ceviche and Al Pastor tacos were our favorites. Good michelada too.

Thank MmeGye
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We brought 10 people here last night. Great atmosphere, fantastic food, and the staff was awesome. We went to celebrate with my son at the end of his semester at school. Tacos were great, I had grilled skirt steak, shrimp, and al carbon. My wife...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Everything was brilliant! Great tacos, salsas, margaritas and bread pudding. Very attentive and reasonable prices. I was happy to come here when a neighboring hipster joint had a two hour wait. This place was fresh and flavorful.

Thank VintageElizabeth
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Visited with family of 3 for dinner. My family loved the house made chips & the 2 salsas we chose & the guacamole was fantastic! I had their kale salad which was one of the best I've ever had! It had mango slivers & pepitas...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a must try place. Trendy and delicious. Very good service, modern decor, five stars overall!

Thank Scubagirlj18
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I went during Restaurant Week and wish i had know about the restaurant before. We had the RW menu, which included salsa, guacamole, tacos and dessert. All were delicious and the server was very nice.. I would recommend it!

Thank Anon_Travelers
Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is a perfect spot to grab a bite before catching a show at City Winery. The steak torta and steak taco were the outstanding. Close behind was the Mahi taco. Not be be out-done the flour-less chocolate cake (gluten free) was incredible. If you...More

Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I had a dinner here with my boyfriend on our second night in Chicago. We ended up here cause it was the only restaurant in the area with available tables with no reservation though it was a Thursday night. The place is nice. The service...More

Thank BUGI_70
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This used to be a great place for tacos and guac and has now slipped. go down the street to Rick Bayless's new place and you will not be disappointed.

Thank bseyring
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is
best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo
Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an
up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several
sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique
neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and
warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2308
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line, Milwaukee and Grand.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-455-8114
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You will love de cero; which translates into "from scratch" - which is exactly what they do -everything is made from scratch! Hand pressed tortillas, freshly made crema -its clean, whole mexican food with a modern casual twist. de cero is known for its amazing taco menu; specializing in 15 different types of gourmet tacos. Try their signature tacos; such as the grilled ahi tuna taco with spicy habanero mango salsa, grilled skirt steak taco with chipotle mayo and potatoes, battered shrimp taco with avocado crema, or the chile rubbed pork al pastor taco with charred pineapple. While at de cero you must order the duck nachos, they are simply devine! The margaritas are made with fresh lime juice and range from a tart guava margarita to the popular pineapple jalapeno margarita. If you are a rum lover, try the raspberry basil mojito, very interesting flavor combination. de cero is a great place to take a date, host a birthday party, or just get a quick bite to eat.
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