El Cid

El Cid is one of the best outdoor restaurants in Chicago.
Logan Square

This Mexican mainstay has an amazing back patio; potent and fruity margaritas; sweet-as-pie servers; and decent dishes for a nice price. Favorites include tilapia tacos, inky black beans with perfect white rice, plantains with crispy edges and the giant red snapper with crispy coating. The potato tacos keep vegetarians happy, as does the ever-present owner, José, who’s quick to pour tequila shots for newcomers and old friends.

Venue name: El Cid
Contact:
Address: 2645 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago

Cross street: between Milwaukee and Wrightwood Aves
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 9am-midnight; Fri, Sat 9am-2am
Transport: Ei stop: Blue to Logan Square. Bus: 56, 76.
Price: Average main course: $9
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