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Tacos El Norte

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213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
847-726-9114
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this place

We've been going to Tacos El Norte for years and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the guacamole is excellent! We compare all Mexican restaurants to Tacos El Norte and many don't make the cut.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Chicago
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've been going to Tacos El Norte for years and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the guacamole is excellent! We compare all Mexican restaurants to Tacos El Norte and many don't make the cut.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I eat at this location only. I love the food, the staff does a great job and has been the same for years which is a good thing. The owner takes pride in her restaurant and the recent expansion was much needed so people didn't need to line out the door every Friday and Saturday night.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I am here every week. I don't even order. The girls know what I want, Torpedo taco. That's all I ever have. Tried other entrees, torpedo burrito also excellent. Both have fried egg in them. Amazing. Try it, if you are disappointed you are not mortal. The other locations are not the same.

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Barrington Il
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is fresh and authentic and abundant! The menu is the typical Mexican fare but they do have specials highlighted on a while board by the grill. This is a good family place - very casual and reasonable. Complimentary chips and salsa, great guacamole, and a wide menu. This is our #1 place for Mexican food in the entire... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is our go-to Mexican joint and has been for nearly 10 years. Don't be put off by its location in a strip mall - look at the crowded parking lot! The food is consistently good; my husband consistently gets the beef fajitas, and I really like the wide range of tacos and other items you can order a la... More 

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Lake Zurich, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Zurich
  • Phone Number: 847-726-9114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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