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The tequila flows until 4 am at Rockit Ranch Productions' new dive bar-inspired Mexican hotspot, a mecca of tacos, tortas, tostadas, cocktails and 56-ounce margaritas.


Dinner for Two

$85 $55 35% off

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  • Choice of two cocktails per person (four total, valued under $13 each)
  • Choice of two appetizers or quesadillas
  • Choice of two orders of tacos, taquitos, tortas or tostados

What we love

  • Enjoy a dinner for two at this playful Mexican dive bar, the newest venture from Rockit Ranch.
  • The cocktail list includes a Jarritos-topped paloma, white chocolate piña colada, michelada and four margaritas in flavors like black cherry basil and pineapple ginger. There are also traditional margaritas, with or without a miniature bottle of Corona slammed on top.
  • The menu is packed with Mexican apps, tacos, tortas, tostadas, taquitos and quesadillas. Highlights include traditional chicharrones, mango-jalapeño guacamole, adobo shrimp tacos with corn tomato cream and pickled onions and mole verde tostadas.
  • The hip decor comes from a Chicago street artist, who has decked out the bar with Mexican-inspired graffiti, a luchadores mural and plenty of Mexican Dia de los Muertos skulls. There’s also a jukebox from which you can tweet, Facebook and take photos.
  • The full menu is served until 4 am and 5 am on Saturdays.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • This offer is final sale and nonrefundable
  • This offer may not be combined with other offers or promotions
  • Tax is not included and will be charged at the time of redemption
  • Gratuity is not included; we recommend tipping on the full retail value of service(s)
  • Valid on Saturdays and Sundays only
  • Limit two vouchers per table
  • Promotional value expires August 1, 2013; paid value is valid for five years, longer where provided by law, details will be on your voucher


311 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654


You don’t expect a dive bar-inspired restaurant and delicious food to go hand-in-hand, but they do at ¡Ay Chiwowa!, the tongue-in-cheek Mexican bar and restaurant just steps from the Chicago Avenue Brown Line stop. When nightlife entrepreneur Billy Dec—the man behind Rockit Bar & Grill, Sunda, the Underground and more Chicago favorites—heard that the spot’s former tenant was going out of business, he scooped up the space. He put up an online poll asking Chicagoans what should occupy the space; Mexican dive bar won, and ¡Ay Chiwowa! was born.

Alongside micheladas, white chocolate piña coladas and his namesake Billy’s Beerita (a margarita with a mini bottle of Corona plunked upside-down into the glass), Dec is offering more than 80 tequilas and a lineup of playful margaritas. Choose from traditional, pineapple giner, black cherry basil or açai berry jalapeño, each available in a normal pour or a 56-ounce “party glass.” A menu of kicked-up Mexican classics does more than simply sop up the liquor—think: filet mignon tacos, carnitas tortas with queso fresco, chorizo-laced queso fundido, fiery mango guacamole and so much more. In the summer, a small patio in the rear of the restaurant will be the perfect spot for taco platters and margarita pitchers.

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