La Tequileria is owned and operated by the Suarez Family. Sergio Suarez Sr. was born in Jalisco, Mexico; where tequila originates from.
His children were born and raised in Melrose Park. His son David Suarez, lead the efforts in creating La Tequileria Premium Tequila Lounge. David saw the need for a place that captured the essence of their Mexican heritage and its sophistication. In thinking through La Tequileria's concept, he realized that the Chicago drink scene and nightlife didn't offer a place that focused on tequila. Chicago needed a place where people can learn, taste, and experience tequila as if you were in Jalisco, Mexico yourself. The history and origins of tequila is a rich one. Through that vision, La Tequileria was born and opened its doors in late April 2017.