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Flash Taco #2

Wicker Park / Bucktown
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1570 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1942
+1 773-772-1997
11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 04:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 05:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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176 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you are in Wicker Park hitting up bars, I suggest Flash Taco being your very awesome late night snack. It's right off the blue line so you cant miss it. It's CASH ONLY and does NOT have seating. So it's either order to go or there is some standing area to eat. Crew members are super nice so don't... More 

Thank kaitlin8899
Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stopped at around 3 am on Saturday night for the standard I've been drinking all night and now I need food stop. Cash only, but there is an ATM right outside. Steak tacos were amazing, not impressed with the chorizo though. Outside was a food cart that had nachos, polish sausage and a few other things. Eating only on the... More 

Thank JQH_10
Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Good lunch of pan fried Tilapia topped with Pico De Gallo & Mango Salsa on flour tortilla with a Mexican pineapple soda. Simple & quick in a small clean open to street dinning area in busy Wicker Park neighborhood.

Thank SMLeek69
Bloomington, Indiana
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Good drunk food, but nothing to write home about. You also must pay in cash. Sometimes service can be a bit slow, but that just makes you more hungry and therefore makes the tacos more delicious when you finally get them.

Thank Mark N
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Flash Taco is a great place to go if you have a hankering for traditional tacos. Simple. Tasty. And the horchata is delicious. I love how late they're open. There is nothing better than a lengua taco at 2am. Oh wait...there is...TWO lengua tacos at 2am.

Thank Leelu18
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

After reading some of the reviews of this place I think you should manage your expectations a bit before coming here. These tacos are very simple and more traditional style. They don't load up the tacos with sauces, toppings, and sides like some other more "modern" taco places. What you get at flash taco is a soft corn tortilla with... More 

Thank Chad D
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

I stopped off here just before I jumped onto the blue line to go to the airport. Quick and tasty. I got the chorizo and carnitas taco and a lemonade. Can't complain especially at the cost.

Thank JJSouthWest
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

The tacos for sure weren't bad. My boyfriend and I ordered 6 different tacos and shared them all to get a variety. Neither of us left wanting to go back. It must be hard being located so close to Big Star. It's hard to compete with perfection. :/

Thank WeekendWanders
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

But aren't holes in the wall the best? Great authentic Mexican street tacos. Just cilantro and onions. Many choices. I think if you come when it's busy you might be out of luck for a table. Go in and try out some real Mexican. Awesome Wicker Park date. Great looking Eschewed across street too.

Thank Sean M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013 via mobile

Awfull looking food, bad taste. Just go if you are starving and everything else is closed. I better say no more because I will start swearing.

Thank Alex H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 05:00
11:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1570 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1942
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-772-1997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?