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Tacos El Norte

213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
847-726-9114
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Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Lake Zurich
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Island Lake, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've eaten a lot of Mexican food in my life, and tacos el Norte always serves the best! My favorite dish is the flautas and their gaucamole is fantastic!

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Deer Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tacos El Norte keeps expanding its interior, and there is a good reason. This is hands down the best Mexican food in the Barrington/Lake Zurich area and it is priced affordably. That's a potent combination and a recipe for growth. Always a good meal. Perfect for families. Lot's of teens and young adults go there to eat. It's not pretending... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very good Mexican food in a very comfortable setting. Almost always a bustling atmosphere here I usually get carryout but the times I've eaten in the service has always been efficient. Just a word of caution... if you are not familiar with Latin restaurants, it's very common to have to request the check. They do not want to give the... More

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I have been here several times. Nice place to go for some great Mexican food. Nothing fancy for sure. Very casual. All of the food is excellent. The only thing I would say on the negative side is sometimes it's hard to get the check at the end to pay. Several times we have had to go... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After having come here once a week for 18 years we have missed TEN since hitting the road 2 years ago to travel full time. When home visiting recently we were shocked to see the new expansion, and love it. But we know this place VERY well and it seems to us that the portion sizes seem to be reduced... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Food was very good and ready in 10 minutes for pick-up. We had the tacos and fajitas. While we chose to take our meal back to the hotel, the restaurant had a dining area that was packed on a Tuesday night.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

You cannot go wrong with Tacos el Norte in Lake Zurich!! The atmosphere is family, the location is in a small strip mall - so very underwhelming. But, when you get inside, you feel like family! The food is authentic Mexican thru and thru! And they remember you when you come again! Never a bad meal there! They also know... More

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but the food is good and the prices are reasonable. On the weekends they have mariachis going from table to table. Good margaritas also.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, friendly staff and reasonably priced. We have only been there for dinner, and the restaurant is ALWAYS busy by 6 p.m.

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Lake Zurich, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wouldn't go anywhere else for true mexican food. Best ever guacamole and flan. We are weekly regulars for take-out, sometimes twice a week.

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