esencia urban kitchen is a family-owned mexican cafe. our objective is to bring the essence of mexico city to you, here in lakeview.

since opening in july of 2013, we’ve grown thanks to the support of our surrounding community and are thrilled to be a part of such a vibrant area in chicago.

our way of cooking is very simple - homemade recipes, refined with classic techniques, using the freshest ingredients. we hope you enjoy your experience here at esencia.