Sometimes, the urge to have Mexican food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Chicago's best Mexican restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Chicago. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Frontera Grill or tell you that Tecalitlan gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. From River North to Old Town, we'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.


One of the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago according to many fervent admirers, Topolobampo manages to accommodate growing ranks of patrons. The menu changes every other week and always includes great dishes whipped up by famed chef Rick...  Read More

This eatery, a more casual sibling to fantastic Topolobampo, is considered among the best restaurants in the country. The dining room boasts folk art and vivid colors inside and sunny sidewalk seating outside. The ever-changing menu offers...  Read More


The wild decor of this contemporary Mexican restaurant is the first clue that chef Priscilla Satkoff is set to deliver wonderful cuisine to your table. Satkoff's passion for innovative flavors and fresh ingredients is evident in everything she...  Read More

Don Juan's Restaurante

This Mexican eatery is simple and sparse, almost pub-like, without the typical trappings often associated with Mexican restaurants. The innovative, fresh cuisine promises exciting takes on old favorites like enchiladas and tacos. Daily specials...  Read More

Tamales - A Mexican Joint

Fulfill your cravings for south-of-the-border eats at this unpretentious, festive restaurant. Order a pitcher of passion fruit margaritas to enhance the flavor of spicy entrees, including barbecue chicken enchiladas, duck tacos, and burritos...  Read More


This friendly Mexican eatery serves heaping helpings of homemade south-of-the-border fare. Try traditional huevos rancheros, any number of enchiladas, or chicken fajitas. Top-notch steaks sizzle as well and go perfectly with one of the specialty...  Read More

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