Cafecito is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

1. Cafecito

9.1
26 E Congress Pkwy (at State St.), Chicago, IL
Cuban Restaurant · The Loop · 177 tips and reviews

Linda B.Linda Blanco: Best Cubano! If you're daring, try the ropa vieja with sweet plantains & black beans. If it's the daily special, get the grilled tilapia - while it lasts! Black beans & rice Cuban style! Riccissimo!

Leah J.Leah Jubinal: Tilapia sandwich with habanero salsa is a winning combo! And if you need a pick me up, their cafe con leche is really good too!

Zuby H.Zuby H: The tilapia criolla is one of my favorites paired with the rice and beans side. Sandwiches are freshly made and affordably priced for downtown. Can't go wrong.

Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

2. Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop

8.9
2070 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
Fish Market · North Side · 14 tips and reviews

BellyCardBellyCard: Dirk's Fish, best known for their tilapia & salmon is great in quantity & affordable. Check in w @bellycard for rewards like a free cooking class & the "Dress like Dirk Get a Free T-Shirt" offer.

Kimberly W.Kimberly Wolfson: I love the poached salmon salad w/ dill and tomatoes! It's delicious on tortilla chips, crackers or as a sandwich. Try the blackened tilapia sandwich! The chilean sea bass, salmon and tuna are great!

Ted D.Ted Dziedzic: Best fresh seafood around. Always good info on what's good & how to prepare it. Oysters, clams, mussels & asstd seafood salads round out a great selection. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more.

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

3. Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

8.1
810 N Marshfield Ave (at Chicago Ave), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · East Ukrainian Village · 40 tips and reviews

JR87JR87: Try the tilapia taco!! It's delicious!!

Lady ReaperLady Reaper: Cup of elote n Tilapia taco are Amazing.

Jessica D.Jessica Davis: Omg!!! The tilapia taco is out of this world! Try it with the verde salsa.

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

4. Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

7.8
300 W 26th St, Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Armour Square · 57 tips and reviews

Greg S.Greg Sandell: Love the ceasar salad with tilapia! Our 5- and 15-year old love it here. We call it "Fast Taco"

Cheryl V L.Cheryl V Lang: It's all about the tilapia tacos

Nikki H.Nikki H. 🌻: The tortilla encrusted tilapia tacos are excellent! Must try them.

Irazu is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

5. Irazu

9.1
1865 N Milwaukee Ave (at N Oakley Ave), Chicago, IL
Latin American Restaurant · Bucktown · 105 tips and reviews

MaddieMaddie: Tilapia tacos are the best!!!

Jamco CreativeJamco Creative: oatmeal shakes and empanadas and tilapia tacos

MelissaMelissa: The tilapia taco dinner is amazing! A must every time!

BIG & little's is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

6. BIG & little's

9.1
860 N Orleans St (btwn W Chestnut St & W Locust St), Chicago, IL
Fast Food Restaurant · Near North Side · 139 tips and reviews

Alex R.Alex Rosen: The Burger w Merkts Cheese is awesome. Fried Talapia Fish Tacos are really, really good also

Samantha G.Samantha Green: Awesome food...crab tostada, tilapia taco, shrimp po boy yummy! Very tiny, no A/C, no ice or bathroom available...so take it to go.

Kristin L.Kristin Lothrop: YUM!! Banh Mi taco was to-die-for. Must try in River North!

Big Star is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

7. Big Star

9.3
1531 N Damen Ave (at N Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Taco Place · Wicker Park · 559 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: At Paul Kahan’s taco bar, there’s no choosing between the cheap whiskey shots and the tortillas packed with crisp, beer-battered tilapia. Read more.

Jenna S.Jenna Starck: Get the tilapia tacos! Insanely good.

Wicker Park Bucktown InsiderWicker Park Bucktown Insider: Haven't eaten here since they switched to catfish for their tacos. Well, they're back to tilapia. FYI.

Edelweiss German/American Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

8. Edelweiss German/American Restaurant

8.4
7650 W Irving Park Rd (at Overhill Ave.), Norridge, IL
German Restaurant · Northwest Side · 13 tips and reviews

Edelweiss German/American RestaurantEdelweiss German/American Restaurant: DAILY LENT LUNCH SPECIAL: Two Grilled Tilapia Tacos with coleslaw, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and guacamole all nestled in corn tortillas served with coleslaw and homemade Cajun potato chips $8.95

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: When the urge for a few steins, a heaping platter of sausages, and crispy-skinned roast duck strikes, this Teutonic stalwart and its oompah band await. Read more.

Therese K.Therese Kono: Simply the BEST! PROST!

Cafe Bionda is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

9. Cafe Bionda

8.3
1924 S State St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · South Loop · 26 tips and reviews

Jia LiJia Li: Get the Bionda salad and tilapia sandwich it's super tasty!

Carita B.Carita Bailey: Everything!!! The food is made to order. The bread and marinara is fantastic! Great hidden gem

Ashton B.Ashton Bartlett: Chicken Marsala is flame! Substitute the pasta for spinach. C'est Bon!!!!! Say I put you on!

Norman's Bistro is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

10. Norman's Bistro

8.6
1001 E 43rd St (at Ellis), Chicago, IL
Restaurant · North Kenwood · 39 tips and reviews

Sandi R.Sandi Robinson: the tilapia is very good!

Sandi R.Sandi Robinson: Blackened tilapia is a MUST!

Angie M.Angie Milton: Salmon croquets and braised collard greens were wonderful. I plan to try the gumbo next go around.

La Cantina Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

11. La Cantina Grill

8.8
1911 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Prairie District · 46 tips and reviews

Heather F.Heather Folsom: Best (stuffed) chicken quesadilla I've ever had. Tilapia tacos, guac, & pineapple margarita were also delicious. Good service too.

Angie O.Angie Osmanski: One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the city. Great margaritas, gotta have the guacamole. Love anything with steak, which is tender and very tasteful.

Ron W.Ron Willis: If you like flavored Margarita's you will have to try the Grapefruit Margarita with salt of course!

Bin 36 is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

12. Bin 36

7.9
161 N Jefferson St (Randolph), Chicago, IL
Wine Bar · West Loop · 13 tips and reviews

Cristina E.Cristina E: Always here for their delicious lunch special. Everyday a surprise! Today was amazing blackened tilapia with tomato cucumber couscous salad! Also we must have a flight of bubbles!!! Recommended!

ISC C.ISC Chicago: Can't fault the wine list!

Krishna V.Krishna V.: Try a cheese combo and the steak!

Ethiopian Diamond is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

13. Ethiopian Diamond

8.4
6120 N Broadway St (Glenlake), Chicago, IL
Ethiopian Restaurant · Edgewater · 43 tips and reviews

Mary H.Mary Hoff-Robinson: Asa tibs (tilapia) is amazing

Chad C.Chad Curry: The veggie combo is a great way to explore dishes and it's not badly priced. Our kids love the njerra bread which is naturally gluten free.

Sabrina M.Sabrina M: Even if you're not vegetarian, try the vegetarian combo. Delicious!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

14. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

8.4
700 E Grand Ave (at Navy Pier), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · Streeterville · 116 tips and reviews

M A.M ALDossary: One of the best restaurants !!! Fresh Seafood, delicious dishes. I recommend shrimp feast. And Talapia with Crisp on Top. Also, Berry and Pear Salad was good. Highly Recommended 👍

Antonio R.Antonio Ruiz Cueto: Las bebidas, la tilapia y el postre!

Ovgu C.Ovgu C. O.: I highly recommend Bubba Gump Shrimp. Great food and nice atmosphere. There are long lines for taking a seat in its garden during the summer time. Excellent shrimps👏

El Mariachi is one of The 15 Best Places for a Tilapia in Chicago.

15. El Mariachi

8.0
3420 N Broadway St (at W Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Lake View East · 23 tips and reviews

whippuhwhippuh: The tilapia tacos are awesome! Comfortable spot with a very friendly staff!

Lisa A.Lisa Arnett: Love the Palomas here. They are always playing authentic mariachi music!

D W.D W: This place is amazing! The actual authentic chips and salsa is a great start. Both the chimichanga and fajitas are great choices, but The service really sets it apart. They treat everyone like family