I’ll start off by saying that Los Pilares is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Most everybody has one, and it really depends on your taste and experiences. From the outside it looks just like another generic Mexican restaurant in a strip center. That’s what I thought every time I passed by until I stopped in. My wife and I first ate here with her parents five year’s ago, and we’ve been back several times since. They have a nice bar if that’s your thing, and they have live music from time to time.
The service has always been great here no matter how many people we had with us. I’ve tried almost everything on the menu, but I definitely have a couple favorites I always come back to. I typically order the chicken nachos with extra cilantro (I love to sprinkle it all over) and the tostadas de ceviche. It comes with a nice shrimp ceviche on a tostada. Always great stuff. Of course we also order the typical white cheese dip along with our chips and salsa. (Who doesn’t.)
I’ve brought friends and family here and everyone has loved it. If you’re looking for great Mexican at a good price, then I’d definitely suggest you try out Los Pilares in Bartlett.