Azul Mariscos

Main Floor: Indoor + Outdoor

Mon – Wed: 6pm – 12am
Thu + Fri: 5pm – 12am
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 12am
Weekend Brunch (Sat & Sun): 11am – 4pm

Mon – Wed: 6pm – 12am
Thu + Fri: 5pm – 12am
Saturday + Sunday: 4pm – 12am
Weather Permitting

Mon – Wed: 6pm – 11pm
Thu + Fri: 5pm – 11pm
Sat + Sun : 11am – 11pm


We thank you for choosing to dine at Azul. To help us provide the best possible service to our guests, please note there is a 2 hour reservation time, a maximum of 8 per table (up to 10 per table for outdoor seating) and tables cannot be sat until the entire party arrives.

There is free street parking is available along Elston Avenue from Chicago Avenue to North Avenue. There is a paid parking lot with valet service that is also available for through a third party vendor (note: during peak times, valet is available for those with reservations only).

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Available onsite at Azul.

If you want to prepay for the gift card, or have it shipped, send us an email or give us a call at 773.770.3766.

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Chef Michael

Michael Hernandez Executive Chef

Chicago South Side native Michael Hernandez found his passion for cooking by learning to cook for himself, coming from a single parent working home. Hernandez continued to hone his skills during an 8-year stint in the Navy as a chef. Hernandez received his formal culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, formerly known as The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. In 2013, Hernandez wanted to pursue opening his own restaurant and worked his way up in various kitchens, including Vio Café, which he quickly acquired and renamed in 2015.

Hernandez owned Diez Y Ocho, a burger joint in Pilsen where he was known for his gourmet burgers that were infused with Mexican ingredients like chorizo, guacamole, carnitas, and chilaquiles. His food was featured in “Chicago’s Best” and was a tribute to the Pilsen neighborhood.

As Executive Chef at Azul, Chef Michael is excited to step out of his comfort zone and expand his portfolio with the Latin inspired cuisine that fills the kitchen at Azul.

Located along the Chicago river in the burgeoning Goose Island neighborhood, Azul is an upscale mariscos (seafood) restaurant serving an expansive menu of Latin-inspired fare. The concept combines the ethos of an authentic mariscos restaurant with modern hospitality practices and all the touches of a sophisticated, lively spot.

Celebrating the rich flavors and fresh ingredients of Latin culinary culture, Azul’s chef-driven menu is brimming with refined representations of classic mariscos cuisine. Created by Executive Chef Michael Hernandez, Azul offers a variety of grilled, baked, fried and raw proteins as well as ceviches, seafood cocktails and artfully arranged family-style platters. Guests can look forward to mouthwatering dishes like Grilled King Crab Legs prepared Nayarit-style, Whole Veracruz Red Snapper and Grilled Tequila Lime Glazed Salmon topped with housemade fire roasted salsa and fresh avocado. The seasonal menu will change as the weather begins to turn colder, making Azul a year-round dining destination.

An inventive beverage program includes craft cocktails, cervezas, wine and international spirits. A list of signature libations will include Margarita towers, locally produced Pinches Miches Micheladas and seasonal & picturesque specialty cocktails. Large format drinks are available in pitchers & jarritos (clay pots) and bottle service is available.

The space itself is a visual experience that’s as bold and beautiful as the food & drinks themselves. The walls of the multi-level space are covered in shades of blue with accents of orange and bright white throughout. Original artwork in the form of ocean-inspired murals by Mexico’s Senoke punctuate the space while an eclectic array of glass, metal and ceramic light fixtures hang from the ceiling.

Oversized windows flood the main dining room and bar with natural light, creating a warm ambiance year-round. A lounge-like area next to the dining room boasts plush banquettes and garage doors, which create a wide-open feel in the summer and cozy atmosphere in the winter.

The crown jewel of Azul will undoubtedly be its rooftop named Cielo -one of the largest open-air rooftop in the city of Chicago. During the day, the rooftop will offer a decidedly more relaxed vibe where guests can sip on a drink or two and hang out as they enjoy the view. After the sun goes down, the rooftop will change a bit, combining the sexy, sultry feel of a lounge with the relaxed feel that’s at the center of the Azul brand.

Additional patios situated on the first floor provide extra options for al fresco dining & drinking in the spring, summer and fall.