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El Cid

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Northwest Side
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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2645 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-1607
+1 773-395-0505
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always solid food. Friendly Staff. Take away is good. Patio is nice. Enchiladas are great. Fresh ingredients.

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Thank dirtyboulevard
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good food, but not worth the drive in from the 'burbs. The atmosphere is friendly, but not inviting.

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Thank mnsheldon
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My favorite mole EVER! I am a Chicagoan, but retired to North Carolina. So every time we visit our hometown, here we go My faves here are the enchiladas and the grilled Salmon. Papas rellenas too, Puerto Rican yes, and the pork tamales are our appetizers. Great drinks too. We truly recommend El Cid. So convenient too to the Blue... More 

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Seacrest Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Loved this place! The queso fundido was fabulous. It's a must if you eat here. Good chips and salsa. I shared the grilled skirt steak with cheese enchiladas and I could hardly finish my half!

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1 Thank Susie S
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went to El Cid because of its listing in a "Best Patios" restaurant list. We went for lunch and were disappointed to learn that the back patio is only open in the evenings. That was only the first of three disappointments. The second was the Strawberry Margarita. They were completely devoid of tequila. I am quite certain you could... More 

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Thank SenorVP
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Usual start of chips and salsa. Green is spicy, but the red is a very sweet pico. I like the tacos, good bang for the buck, lots of filling on each. Quesadillas were pretty standard for my wife. Margaritas were good but not great. Overall solid but didn't blow me away.

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1 Thank William B
London
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Maybe I've been spoilt by recent Mexican food in Austin, but this wasn't great. Bland and so so over-salty! The margaritas were good as were the tortilla chips and dips but mains - nope. Then again I've since heard not to bother with Mexican food in Chicago so who knows!

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Thank janeyhew
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

I was out wandering about the neighborhood when I realized it was past 1:30 and I hadn't had lunch yet. El Cid was about a block away so I decided to go there. It wasn't too busy, being passed lunch hour. Several people were eating out at the patio but I decided to go inside. A waitress came by and... More 

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Thank RayinTampa
Chicago
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This place boasts the most delightful garden dining area you can imagine. But the reliability ends there. On the most recent visit, we were quickly seated. The waitress stopped by, promising to be with us shortly. She never showed up. Someone else eventually handled us. He forgot about our margaritas, and when they arrived, they were weak. Then, the chicken... More 

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Thank SouthsiEEED
Chicago, IL USA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Logan Square continues to explode in popularity, but it's important not to forget those establishments that were there for the community before the first ironic mustache arrived. El Cid serves a consistently high-quality meal with friendly staff in a family-friendly environment. When weather permits, it's one of the best back patios in the city. Great drinks, great food (definitely try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2645 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-395-0505

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