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Pilsen Yards, Chicago, IL

Pilsen Yards

4.8
4.8
1132 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 Carlos Cruz’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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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–9:30 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

Menu

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What 1,132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mexican

  • Chicago

    Outdoor Dining

  • Chicago

    Mexican

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  1. BB

    BrotherBluff

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love the food here at Pilsen Yards! The lamb shank is really rich, but it is out-of-this-world. Get an Oscar Valentin cocktail made with smoky mezcal, turmeric, and carrot! Really can't wait to go back next time I'm in Pilsen.

  2. JL

    JLuzin

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service by Pat and the rest of the staff. The chicken flautas were amazing!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere! Food was very good but need bigger portion sizes.

  4. S

    Sancerrey

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a group of 7. Food was great, service and ambiance. Only thing that they need to improve is to have another valet person working the door on a weekend night given how busy they are. We will be back.

  5. CL

    ClaudiaL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great place!

  6. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Patio was a really fun vibe! Would come back for sure

  7. S

    Shana

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot. We weren't able to get out on the patio but inside was lovely and the food was delicious. Had a fab DJ that night and our server was super friendly and attentive.

  8. RG

    RaeG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Patio was nice, kinda noisy. Food and service were top notch. Sweet corn tamales are a must!

  9. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great setting, great food, outstanding service. Would recommend to anyone.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything was great except for the Lamb. The waiter was awesome the drinks amazing

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Food was fantastic,m

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dope. Will return

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day lunch and everyone was so kind and accommodating. Great food, excellent service and enough space for mom’s walker to get tucked away while she was dining.

  14. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outdoors space is excellent and includes a section with a covered roof. Food is very good and service is very friendly.

  15. MT

    MrThankyouVeryMuch

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Loved it! Live music, good food! Great service, shout out to Patrick!

  16. EG

    EricG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had a great time and great food at Pilsen Yards. Service was fast and friendly, good margaritas, and a fun vibe. We'll definitely go again.

  17. SH

    SharondaH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was GREAT and the FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL!!!

  18. G

    Gina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was good but overpriced, imo. Interesting mixed drinks - flavors were too unusual for some in my group. Beautiful place.

  19. A

    Anna

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I had a great time here! The food was very delicious, especially the flautas! Dj Wero was playing while we were there and he made our experience extra special!

  20. SB

    ShavelleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a great time at Pilsen Yards. Our waiter was very attentive.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rad ambiance. Carne asade was a tasty treat! Ali was a delightful presence - upbeat & informative server. Grateful too, for Jeremy, who was quick to offer taking a photo & capture our fun experience. Thanks!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great spot. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and had a very delicious brunch. Great service and ambiance

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good experience great hostess and very good food. I will be back!

  24. JA

    JillA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ami was great as our server. Food was awesome. DJ played some great tunes.

  25. BG

    BobG

    Portland

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice heated patio. Nice menu. Food very good. Excellent service

  26. NB

    NancyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a delicious meal and cocktails. Awesome wait staff, very personable! Highly recommend!!!

  27. J

    Jorge

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food and drinks were delicious! Service was good, Jose greeted us with a warm smile and check on us regularly. Looking forward to sending my friends/family to this fine place.

  28. m

    mardiec

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    servers are amazing, food and drinks are delicious. best restaurant ever

  29. S

    Steve

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pilsen Yards was fantastic. Really great food, service was top self and great fun atmosphere. We will definitely go again.

  30. VW

    VictoriaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience2

    Fabulous food! Terrible terrible service that’s too bad because it’s been so FABulous in the past 🤷‍♀️ The music was so loud we couldn’t talk together at our own table - we hated that

  31. AB

    AngieB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great energy. Bar was hopping and the outdoor dining was great atmosphere. Waiter was fun and knowledgeable. Paul was a great host. Definitely going back.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great atmosphere was fun and great vibe

  33. ML

    MaggieL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great patio, fun energy and great food/drinks!

  34. L

    Leslie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this patio. The food, service, atmosphere and drinks are all top notch. Didn't feel rushed and could fully enjoy my meal.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere!!

  36. JA

    JALfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Over and beyond, place has great vibes! Nelson was awesome!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food could have been a bit hotter, booth a little uncomfortable but it was a great brunch with great service +!drinks

  38. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing space. Great people. Made you feel like you were at a friends place hanging out. Loved it.

  39. VG

    VinnirG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was first time going out for Easter as we usually do family gatherings at someone’s house. But doing brunch at PY turned out great. Good breakfast cocktails & tasty food that also accommodated our vegan family members made it even better. No rush time limits & easy online reservations at last minute makes it a great place for future brunches & meals. Outdoor patio is one of the best in Chicago & those tasty corn tamales, can’t get enough.

  40. SB

    SBF23

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So impressed with the food and drinks. We will be coming back!

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 4.8 stars by 1132 OpenTable diners.

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

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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–9:30 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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