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All 70 Lake Zurich Restaurants

Tacos El Norte

213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
847-726-9114
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Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Lake Zurich
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Lake Zurich, IL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Tacos el Norte is the place to go for authentic Mexican food. It's hidden in a corner of a strip mall set back off Rt. 12 (Rand Rd.). It would be easy to miss this restaurant except for the paced parking lot! Tacos el Norte is well-known in he area for their food and margaritas. Service is great and you... More 

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Suburban Chicago IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best Mexican food restaurant in Lake Zurich. This restaurant never disappoints for when you have a hankering for tacos, burritos, guacamole, etc. Kitschy interior with painted murals and diner-like tables. Waitresses are fast and efficient. Try the chicken ala coca cola for a little heat. Enjoy

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tacos puerca and garlic shrimp tacos are out of this world! Not fancy, just plain good Mexican food. Guacamole and margaritas are terrific too>

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

High marks for their consistently good food, great (fast) service and very reasonable prices! Great place for both kids and adults! Love the garlic shrimp dish with fresh, sliced avocado. Kids love the basics, including burritos and casadeas (if I spelled that right). Atmosphere is good - not great. But you don't feel that you're disturbing others if you're with... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

boring bland better taco on 22 by the white hen bad food not polite people not worht stopping for go some where else

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If authentic Mexican cuisine, great service and a friendly atmosphere is what you’re looking for then you have found a place your sure to like. I have eaten here on many occasions and have been thoroughly pleased with the food and the service. Always hot, quick and delicious I especially love their burritos! If you are nearby don’t miss it,... More 

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lunch? Dinner? Marguerites and guac with friends? No matter what the time or day, this place has the perfect meal at the right price. Quick service, quality Mexican cuisine at a great price. Don't forget an order to go for tomorrow. Enjoy!

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Wauconda, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We were in Lake Zurich on a house-hunting trip, and our hotel and realtor both recommended this place for any meal. We went for dinner. My chicken enchiladas and my husband's steak fajitas were tasty and hot. The refried beans were great. The food was great, but the mariachi duo was unexpected. They went from table to table singing requests... More 

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Long Grove, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I wouldn't rate this restaurant as anything special, but I also have never had a bad experience here. They are reliably mediocre. The food is decent and on Sundays I believe they have mariachis. The prices are ok and the service is good. You don't wait for the check here, you just tell the clerk what table you sat at... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have eaten at this place number of times, and tried different dishes. It is not a bad place but i have nothing exceptional to say for the food either. The fish taco is good, loaded with the fat it was flipped on the flat grill. Steak taco, is chewy. The ground beef dish if you take home as a... More 

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Additional Information about Tacos El Norte

Address: 213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
Phone Number: 847-726-9114
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Zurich
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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