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Tacos El Norte

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Mexican
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213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
847-726-9114
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Best Tacos El Norte of them all

Love this place and the family that runs this particular Tacos El Norte. I have eaten at the other Tacos El Norte establishments but this one is just better than the others. It has been fun to watch the facility grow in size and the employees grow, stay loyal and continue to serve with a smile... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Doug D
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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Lake Zurich, IL
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When it comes down to inexpensive and tasty dining in Lake Zurich, this one tops the list. Their salsa, which they serve up with chips, is zesty but mild and goes equally well with the side of rice that comes with their meals, and a mild topping alternative for tacos, burritos and other fare on their menu (I mix mine... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love this place and the family that runs this particular Tacos El Norte. I have eaten at the other Tacos El Norte establishments but this one is just better than the others. It has been fun to watch the facility grow in size and the employees grow, stay loyal and continue to serve with a smile when they see us... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Tacos El Norte is one of those restaurants that we locals love. The food is great, the staff very friendly and the prices reasonable. We have tried all of the Mexican restaurants within file miles of us and always return to Tacos El Norte. The others simply aren't as good. It's nice to have the best in our own neighborhood.

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boca raton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

High ratings everywhere made me stop by. I didn't want a big meal, and i was starving at 9 pm. This fit the bill. Diverse menu. Not cheap, but reasonable. Not delicious, but adequate. Many regulars eating there, so try their specials, they are probably better than my just ok meal. Stuck back in a corner, a little tricky to... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Awesome Mexican food! Don't turn away as the unassuming front - a cute Mexican Cantina with Awesome food! The chips were just ok, but the salsa was good, the tostada was excellent and the tacos my son ate - loved them. I heard their margaritas are spectacular- gotta go back for those. Definitely going to be our regular haunt 👍🏼

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chicago,Il
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Been going to tacos for years and it keeps getting better! The shrimp tacos are the best! Love the guacamole. VERY reasonably priced. Love this place!

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Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Great Mexican food at a reasonable price! Service is great very friendly. Love their Shrimp Taco dinner

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McHenry, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

have gone to a couple of the "Tacos El Norte" and this one is by far the best one. The Torpedo Taco is awesome! Their ribeye tacos are tender and flavorful

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I enjoy the torpedo burrito, but the taco meal has become a weekly favorite. We call and pick up usually on less than 20 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent food, wonderful service, Very good value. We come here often and over several years. Can be very busy but well worth the wait.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?