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Pilsen Yards, Chicago, IL

Pilsen Yards

4.7
4.7
1218 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Pilsen Yards is a bar-centric and music-driven hangout in the heart of Pilsen with an open air vibe and one of the largest patios in the city.

Exec. chef Juan Carlos Gutierrez's menu of latin-inspired street food, from tacos to ceviches, hummus to carne asada is plated up next to a mezcal, tequila, & whiskey charged bar program from bev director Lance Bowman, and it’s all on the cheap.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 85 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican (Baja Med), Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 243-2410

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Armando Gonzalez

  • Private party facilities

    Pilsen Yards is a bar-centric and music-driven hangout in the heart of Pilsen with an open air vibe and plenty of room to spread out safely and comfortably.

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Morris: (312) 243-2410

  • Neighborhood

    Pilsen

  • Cross street

    18th and Racine

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    18th St Pink Line Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,218 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mexican

  • Chicago

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The heirloom carrots al pastor are amazing!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Great service and outdoor patio is awesome, however; the place falls flat on food and drinks. Our house Margarita pitcher was watered down. More than one-third was ice which further melted and made it worst. Tacos were just Ok. Probably last time for us as there are more places with better food in neighborhood.
  3. MT

    MyTalentCoach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Servers are always pleasant and professional! Hosts & Hostess are the true vibe...CHILL & HIP!
  4. KF

    KatF

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time. The outdoor patio is amazing, and the decor on the inside is great too. Chips/salsa/guac were really good. The tacos are small street tacos, good but a little pricey. Their happy hour drink prices are really good.
  5. S

    Sneeze

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family birthday outing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a spontaneous date. Luckily we found available reservations and we were seated quickly. Our waiter gave us suggestions on food and it was good. I enjoyed my drinks even more while listening to the DJ.
  7. N

    Neveragain

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Good was delicious but drinks were extremely weak compared to other restaurants near this area.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch on a beautiful day on the patio was amazing! Service was great the food was delicious and plentiful and the drinks (OJ) was freshly pressed. I will definitely make another appearance.
  9. S

    Steve

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great drinks. Definitely going back.
  10. VW

    VikkiW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great ambiance tasty food small drinks though but had a great taste! Celebrated my 58th birthday there 7/28!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time here! We’re visitIng for Lollapalooza and this restaurant exceeded all expectations! The food and drinks are fantastic, we had the queso fundido, and the shrimp, beef Barbacoa and cochinita tacos and all were phenomenal. Our waitress, Kasha, was spectacular and gave us a bunch of recommendations for food and things to do throughout the rest of our stay in Chicago. Would absolutely recommend coming here!
  12. C

    Christin

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tacos and margaritas were top notch! Would definitely recommend fish tacos and cochinita tacos.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server was wonderful and the food was perfect. But we couldn’t hear each other speak the music was so loud. I would not take a party of 7 here again as the only seating for parties
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was just ok. The best part were the fish tacos. We also liked the shrimp ceviche. But the tortilla soup, the beef tacos, and the pork tacos were very salty. Drinks were just ok as well.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great!!
  16. Q

    Queen

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was great, the food was okay, not bad but not mind blowing. The decor was beautiful and great music.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always.
  18. JO

    JayO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome time at Pilsen Yards. The patio was a vibe and the service was really good. The food came fast and everything was fresh and delicious! Will definitely be back again.
  19. NE

    NENAR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very trendy but very busy. Nothing on the menu is a disappointment. Can’t go wrong. Definitely will be back
  20. Y

    Yums

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tacos!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m a regular at Pilsen Yards! They literally never disappoint!!
  22. c

    courtneyc

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, outstanding price! My new favorite spot
  23. DC

    DaniceC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the diverse atmosphere, music, drinks, and food! I defiantly recommend this place for a chill vibe anytime of the day!
  24. ST

    STACIEW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    very nice vibe. Very diverse and chill crowd. highly recommend
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and wait staff were very friendly and welcoming. Frequently checking in on us, Would love to come back soon
  26. DR

    DianaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pilsen Yards has become my "spot". I love the food and drinks, always delishes. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The environment is fun and light. I go back as often as I can.
  27. S

    Sophia

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, fantastic! :)
  28. MC

    MelissaC

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious, service is superb and atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Will definitely return!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, I felt welcomed Great place! My friend and I Loved it!
  31. b

    bex3

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went in with low expectations and was happily surprised! The good was delicious and the drinks were tasty. I recommend the shrimp ceviche and the fish tacos.
  32. l

    lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was truly amazing!! The hosts went out of their way to seat us on the patio. Our server was friendly and helpful. The food is incredible! And the large porch is a beautiful place to spend an evening.
  33. AC

    AmandaC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was a lil pricey. But other than that the food was great and the service was excellent.
  34. H

    Hannah

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Every time I’ve been in, I haven’t been disappointed in drinks or food. And the staff is the absolute best 💕💕
  35. S

    Sophia

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Unique spin on classic Mexican cuisine. Creative & delicious cocktails. Definitely going back :)
  36. AC

    AndreaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Poor service. Food is not great
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and so was the music.
  38. N

    Nora

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Drinks were fine but way too much ice. Food was fine but not outstanding. Service was ok but felt totally rushed although the place wasn’t terribly busy. Too noisy if you want to have a conversation
  39. AW

    AWilliams

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They never disappoint! I am always impressed and look like the cool friend by taking people there
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday for my Dad. He enjoyed the food and was very entertained by the people watching on the patio.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Pilsen Yards is rated 4.7 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 85 times today
Google Map for Pilsen Yards

1163 W 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th and Racine

  • Neighborhood

    Pilsen

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican (Baja Med), Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    18th St Pink Line Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Armando Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 243-2410

  • Private party facilities

    Pilsen Yards is a bar-centric and music-driven hangout in the heart of Pilsen with an open air vibe and plenty of room to spread out safely and comfortably.

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Morris: (312) 243-2410

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