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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

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  • 29
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  • 22
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  • 2
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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
Hidden diamond in the rough

Torpedo burrito is to die for! Toss in an order of guacamole and a Patron margarita and it's love at first bite! First time here but we'll be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Tammye S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Torpedo burrito is to die for! Toss in an order of guacamole and a Patron margarita and it's love at first bite! First time here but we'll be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food family friendly good service and everyone is very friendly live music Friday and Saturday nights

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No matter what you get it's always delicious. Wait staff is courteous and fast on their feet. Plates come to you hot and plentiful. This is our go-to place when we get a hankerin for enchiladas and burritos. It doesn't get any better!

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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18 helpful votes 18 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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