El Cid

El Cid
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
Address: 2645 N Kedzie Ave

Cross street: between Milwaukee and Wrightwood Aves
Opening hours: Breakfast, brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch, dinner
Transport: Ei stop: Blue to Logan Square. Bus: 56, 76.
Price: Average main course: $9
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