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Tacos El Norte

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213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Party

We were a group of 20. They took our orders, they all came out correct, AND we were all served at the same time. PLUS the food is very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this neighborhood restaurant for breakfast/food today. The place was not crowded and we were seated immediately. Chips and salsa came quick after sitting down. I ordered a breakfast huevos rancheros with 1/2 skirt steak; the thin skirt steak was marinated well and the taste was okay. My wife and daughter ordered their burritos, one with chicken and the... More 

Thank WheelingTraveler
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 20. They took our orders, they all came out correct, AND we were all served at the same time. PLUS the food is very good.

Thank 2jbergbom
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food atmosphere is just ok the drinks are great the server was very helpful I would go back take out and lunch are also very good

Thank Gene B
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630 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We've been coming here for years. The food, service and prices are very good. The guacamole, chile relleno, and the veggie fajita chimichanga are particular standouts. The fish tacos are very bland -- even the squeeze-bottle table sauces can't bring them to life. Complimentary chips and salsa are quickly brought to the table. Tacos el Norte is tucked into a... More 

Thank illinois travelere
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

No frills or crazy gimmicks here, just simply the best Mexican food you'll find anywhere. Fast, efficient, friendly, and just plain great!

Thank Lij L
Chicago, IL
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great little local place. Mexican food is pretty good. Always a line at lunch. Carry-out and dine-in are available.

Thank Skipit
Chicago, IL
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Another family-night out, another visit to Tacos El Norte. The food is good, although the special - mahi-mahi tacos - were unavailable on this particular evening. Chicken Coca-cola brings a little heat and gives me the hiccups. Is good, though. Haven't tried the desserts, yet.

Thank wlamb123
Chicago, Illinois
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187 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The menu is pretty extensive, and the food is fast and good. I especially like the chicken burrito with verde salsa.

Thank mssrfoie
Barrington, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Not long ago my wife stopped at Tacos El Norte in Lake Zurich to buy dinner for the family. There are several really good Mexican Restaurants in Lake Zurich and the vicinity, so I didn't think that this one would be a bad choice. She ordered steak burrito's for us and I couldn't have been more disappointed. The steak was... More 

Thank 847DaleLjumo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If you like good food, fast service and a clean setting then this is the place to eat. I've been a big fan for about 15 years and still make a point of eating here once or twice a month. Employees are friendly the food is always delicious and hot.

Thank richardroy

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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