Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería




904 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607


Open at 11am Tuesday – Friday. Open at 10am Saturday – Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Sunday Funday: Half-priced brewer’s choice draft beer.
Sunday Trivia: Weekly trivia at 4pm! Make your group reservation here
Taco Tuesday: Chorizo-Potato Tacos all day $4/each or $2/each 4-6pm.
Hot Fried Chicken Taco, all day long! $5/each
Thursday: Leña Brava Taco (chef’s choice), starting at 5:00, $9/each
Fish Friday: Baja Fish Tacos, all day long! $5/each
  $3 brewer’s choice draft beer and $3 Milagro Tequila shots 4-6pm.

Cruz Blanca accepts reservations! 

For groups of 12 or more, please email us:

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Inspired by Mexico. Brewed for Chicago.

Cruz Blanca is a small-batch Chicago brewery passionately focused on ModMex lagers, sunny IPA’s and tropical wild-fermented sours. Inspired by the original Cruz Blanca Brewery that opened in Mexico City in the 1860’s.

Brewery Tours are held every Saturday at 3 p.m. and are $10 a person.

Cruz Blanca Brewery

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04.19.19 Beer + Cocktails

Manny Valdes, Proprietor
Rick and Deann Bayless, Proprietors
Jacob Sembrano, Brewmaster 

Cruz Blanca Brewery

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Cruz Blanca’s taquería takes its inspiration from the “smoke alley” at Oaxaca’s Mercado 20 de Noviembre, where thick plumes of smoke foretell the primal pleasures of wood-grilled meats.

Here, you’ll choose your main attraction —half-cured flank tasajo, chorizo, chicken or portobello— and our taqueros will pile it all on a big beer tray with accompaniments of wood-grilled knob onions and peppers, smoky Oaxacan pasilla salsa, guacamole, crunchy pico de gallo, and limey cucumbers. And, of course, a stack of fresh-made tortillas.

Not into tacos? We also offer Oaxcan-style tlayudas — gigantic 14-inch, shareable tostadas with black bean spread, cheese, grilled knob onions, güero chile, green salsa and your choice of wood-grilled protein.

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Taquería Menu
Brunch Menu


Plan the perfect fiesta with crowd-pleasing fare from award-winning chef Rick Bayless. Our catering and private events menus are filled with soul satisfying flavors from Mexico.

Your guests can make their own tacos with our house-made corn tortillas and choose from an array of toppings. Include our freshly–made guacamole, amazing sides, and stellar house-beers for a fun fiesta spread at Cruz Blanca or packaged to go for your catered event.

Cruz Blanca Upstairs Taproom

Cruz Blanca Catering Request Form
Please note this form only serves as a request. We appreciate advanced notice so we can provide what you need, when you need it! Once submitted, a member of our team will contact you for order confirmation. Feel free to also email us directly at Cruz Blanca is closed Mondays.

Taco Bar (family style)

Order in increments of 10 people. Include taco fillings, accompaniments, heirloom corn tortillas.
2 Tacos per person (choice of 1-2 fillings)
3 Tacos per person (choice of 1-3 fillings)
4 Tacos per person (choice of 1-4 fillings)
Carne Asada / with grilled knob onions and chipotle salsa
Oaxacan Chorizo / with grilled knob onions, queso añejo and tomatillo salsa
Wood-Grilled Chicken Breast / with grilled knob onions and 3-chile salsa
Wood-Grilled Mushrooms / with 3-chile salsa, onions and cilantro

Taco Boxes (individual)

Includes 2 tacos per box (your choice of one filling per box), side of chips, salsa and guacamole.
Carne Asada / with grilled knob onions and chipotle salsa
Oaxacan Chorizo / with grilled knob onions, queso añejo and tomatillo salsa
Wood-Grilled Chicken Breast / with grilled knob onions and 3-chile salsa
Wood-Grilled Mushrooms / with 3-chile salsa, onions and cilantro


Each side serves about 10 people. Please select quantity.
Tortilla Chips / wood oven-grilled
3-Chile Salsa
Tomatillo Salsa
Guacamole / with roasted tomatillos
Refried Black Beans / with queso fresco
Cruz Seasonal Salad / seasonal
Cucumber Salad / radish, red onion, cilantro, lime
Sweet Corn Esquites / grilled corn, queso fresco, tajin


Wood-Oven Mini-Cookies / chef’s assortment, 21 pieces per order


Please select quantity of items. Specific growlers can be requested in our “notes” box (subject to availability). Or our party coordinator can suggest them for you.
Please select quantity of items.
Agua Fresca / Fresh Fruit Cooler 64oz
Cruz Blanca Bloody Mary Mix / 32oz
Cruz Margarita Mix / 32oz
Cruz Blanca House-Beers / Howlers 32oz

Catering Supplies

Check the items you'd like to add. Cruz Blanca will adjust quantity to fit your party size and order.
Plates and Utensils 
Tongs, Serving Spoons 


Tacos y Cerveza.

Emil Dercher, a brewer working in the great Alstatian technique of bottle-conditioning and using local botanicals, left France and made his way to Mexico City, where he sold beers under the Cruz Blanca label. It’s in that same adventurous spirit that we’ve reestablished Cruz Blanca Brewery in Chicago.

Cruz Blanca is a place to settle in and sample craft beers served with tasty tacos, tlayudas and chilled vibes.


Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería
904 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607