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Tacos El Norte

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822 S Lake St, Mundelein, IL 60060-3634
+1 847-949-9345
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09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a home town favorite. It is true authentic Mexican food that does not disappoint. This is a small diner, not a glamorous restaurant but the food is delicious, the service is fast and it is consistent. We are never anything but pleased. My favorites are the quesadillas and I get a side of retried beans (best around). My... More 

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Amsterdam, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I cannot get overly excited by Mexican food, but my husband grew up eating this type of food in Texas and New Mexico. Better Mexican food in Mexico. But for a Mexican joint in White-Bread mid-western prairie states, this place is pretty typical.

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Thank 007GLORY
Chicago
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Always go here for Mexican food. Love the Steak Tacos, but all of the Menu items are good and authentic Mexican food.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I lived in El Paso and worked in Mexico for ten years so have some opinions on Mexican food. There is so much bad stuff out there "sanitized" to cater to suburban tastes that it is nice to find a place that serves the same kind of food as they have in Mexico. Great food and budget friendly, we go... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

For authentic, traditional, Mexican, this is my favorite in Mundelein. Huaraches and sopes are perfectly cooked and lightly crispy. Made with just the right amount of toppings. Delicious cecina that's not too salty. Pozole is one of my favorite stews. I prefer white and have been disappointed that i can only find red in this area. Until I found Tacos... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

It's a very informal diner populated mostly by people who are Mexican. I take that as a good sign, like a sushi restaurant with a largely Japanese clientele. There is a huge take out business and the prices are very inexpensive but the food is great. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and there's a small town kind of... More 

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Great go to place for lunch or dinner. Awesome authentic atmosphere and dine out patio in the summer over looking a lake. The food is great and my co-workers and I pop in for a quick lunch at least one a week. You also can't beat the prices and fresh homemade chips and salsa that greet you when you sit... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2011

We've been going to Tacos el Norte for years. The staff is very kind and will try to accomodate any off the menu creation you can think up. The prices are reasonable, the food is authentic and the flavor is fantastic. It doesn't have much of an atmosphere but the food is good.

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midwest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

A friend said we had to check this place out when we moved to the area. It is not a fancy place but, my favorite place for Mexican food. I brought my sister and her friend here once and the friend was so happy. She was originally from California and lived with her mom's side of the family who were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 S Lake St, Mundelein, IL 60060-3634
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Mundelein
  • Phone Number: +1 847-949-9345

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?