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El Jardin

$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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3335 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-1616
+1 773-528-6775
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. Not fancy but totally charming - just my kind of place. Was recommended by a friend and decided to go before a Cubs game. AWESOME margaritas. Food was good as well but we weren't all that hungry so only ordered chicken tacos. Chips were great. Super friendly server - seemed fine with us hanging out for... More 

Thank Kate K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Killer margaritas. I have been going to this place often on for 36 years. It's always a fun stop and you can't beat the margaritas. I think they are the best in the Chicagoland area Great place to be with a lot of friends, also.

Thank dpackman
Chicago, Illinois
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386 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I enjoy a dive Mexican joint from time to time, and this lived up to what I was looking for the night i was there. Food was 8 out of 10, atmosphere is very casual and relaxed, and the margaritas are strong. Will repeat. No reservations needed. Outdoor dining available if the weather is decent.

Thank App19
Scottsdale, Arizona
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298 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I have gone here over a dozen times and loved it. Sitting outside in nice weather is great! We were so excited to return and our server was so unhappy and unattentive we finally had to get up to get more drinks as he was hanging at the bar chatting with co workers The food is really good and the... More 

Thank Danielle A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Great Beeritas and a sunny patio! A little slice of mexico in Chicago. Love the food, especially the guac and the fish tacos. Excellent patio for afternoons and margaritas! They've got tons of flavors just ask for the dinner menu for all the marg flavors, beerita might not be on the menu but ask for it by name...

Thank Andy S
North Richland Hills, Texas
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395 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

El Jardin's is close the Wrigley Field and is a really fun place to have a bite to eat and drinks. We had margaritas there, but be forewarned, they pack a punch. The chips were crisp, hot and fresh and the salsa was very good. Nachos were good as well. This is a really fun place to go and hang... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

My quesadilla was nothing to write home about but the guacamole and chips are outstanding. Some of the best chips I have ever had, but they give you TINY bowls of them so you are constantly needing to get refills. Same things go for the water they bring you. It's in a small clear 'go cup' type cup vs. a... More 

Thank localyokel1976
Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

My parents started going to El Jardin in the 70s every Friday night, and I joined along when I was born in the early 80s. Unfortunately we moved away from Chicago when I was a child, but we always make a point to eat there when visiting the city each year. Our family favorite is the Carne Asada Michael (a... More 

Thank HappyTraveler1217
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I moved to Chicago a month ago and have already ate here twice! The carne asada is amazing. Anytime people visit this will be favorite place to take them.

Thank merrle01
North Richland Hills, Texas
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395 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

I went here for lunch with my main squeeze and a friend of his. We had a blast. The food was good, but you've got to try the Mind Bomb. I don't know what they put in those, but one will make you loopy and if you have two, you probably won't know your name. This was such a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3335 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-528-6775

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