Tiztal Café

Restaurants, Mexican Uptown
Tiztal Café
Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas Tiztal Cafe

A breakfast and lunch joint, Tiztal focuses on egg dishes and sandwiches with Mexican accents. The plate of chilaquiles is huge, hearty and could easily feed two. Fluffy omelets are stuffed with all kinds of fillings, from a lively ranchero sauce to spicy chorizo. The crisp waffles, while good enough on their own, can be topped with pecans and fruit. But the main attraction is an oatmeal shake, a far cry from the breakfast food. Here, it's creamy and sweet, and we won't judge if you have one at 8am.

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Venue name: Tiztal Café
Contact:
Address: 4631 N Clark St
Chicago
60640
Cross street: between Wilson and Leland Aves
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch
Transport: El stop: Red to Lawrence. Bus: 9, 22, 81.
Price: Average main course: $8
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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It's not my first time at this place but it will be my last today, the lady that received us at the front door was very rude, arrogant and not a nice person.

I asked a simple question, do we need to sign up to get a table, I do not see anything wrong with this question and that did it, she screamed so loud and this restaurant being so tiny everybody heard her and turn their heads to see what was going on........... "there is people in front of youuuuuuuuuuu can you seeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

I kindly asked that if we needed to sign up and if we did for her to write our name, she turned around and screamed even louder that yes we did need to sign up but there was people in the list that was in front of us.

The only reason I stayed is because my daughter loves their French Toast and we commuted from the far north suburbs

This lady happens to be the owners sister and if the owner gets to read this please please keep this lady as far in the back of the restaurant as you can, I am probably one of hundreds that have had this experience with your sister but one of the few that loves to write about our dinning experiences

Sorry to have lost you as our favorite breakfast place.......... good bye

tastemaker

Solid breakfast, no doubt. What amazes me most about this space is that my kids attend school across the street, therefore, I pass this place twice a day for at least the last two years. I've never even noticed it. In fact, when it's not open, it appears to be under extreme lockdown. It's not the most inviting curb appeal; however, that doesn't seem to affect the crowds.

It was just featured on Check Please so I'm sure that will change the knowledge of this hidden gem in no time. While we were there, there was a constant flow of customers and lines at some points. I've heard service is hit or miss. For us, it was great. We had kids with us and they were patient with us and smart, bringing fruit to the table immediately. I had the Zepher Omelet; which was cheese on top of cheese with more cheese. So yeah, that was pretty good. The potatoes were excellent and of course...the oatmeal shake.

My kids went nuts over the oatmeal shake. The food was quality, didn't blow me away, but it was definitely good. I hear there is a patio out back; which I'm excited to check out once the weather is nice again.


Secretly some of the best Mexican you can get mixed with classic "greasy spoon"-feel, and then there's the oatmeal shakes...


One word: chilaquiles. Best I've had in Chicago. An absolute delight.