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176 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606-1822
+1 312-201-9885
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
May 4, 2018
“Loop Taza Cafe into your Loop lunch rotation”
Oct 3, 2016
“Styrofoam boxes --- loses one star from rating!”
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
176 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606-1822
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Being a prisoner of Chicago's Loop for 8 hours every week day presents the problem of finding fresh, tasty, fast and affordable lunchtime eats - and Taza Café provides Loop stranded denizens with a flavorful solution to the perennial problem. When I first tried Taza...More

Thank theSwurleys
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We loved the food here. Combo Plate ($11) will fill you up for an entire day. But the styrofoam boxes and plastic utensils are very unappetizing for someone who's eating in the restaurant. Had they been using a better form of plates/utensils would have given...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Not only is this eatery beyond tasty, the owner is an absolute gem. My friend and I came in not knowing what we wanted to order, and he was so friendly and helped us with our decision. We ended up getting a combo plate that...More

Thank TravelGoddess86
Reviewed November 9, 2015

I have been going to Taza for a while now, on my lunch breaks, but not until today did I think to write a review. That's because I received service above and beyond the norm. What I've always loved about Taza is that their food...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Try the chicken shawarma! The food here is always fresh and delicious at a great price. The line moves fast, and the service is good. There are lots of healthy options if you are watching your waistline. You can dine in the restaurant or take...More

Thank TikiGirli
Reviewed September 17, 2015

AWESOMENESS in the downtown area!!! I can see this place really expanding, the food is out of this world, justifiably reasonably priced, and enough seating to accommodate ample guests. Once word gets out how good the platters and specials are, they will have lines out...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Found out about this place on a Yelp "Best cheap eats in Chicago" list. And seeing the number of office workers standing in line to get their lunch there when I showed up, I realized that Café Taza was probably well worth the detour. Went...More

Thank Pat5150
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was so looking forward to trying Taza after reading so many stellar reviews on this place. I have to be honest, while I enjoyed Taza, my meal didn't quite measure up to the high standards I had. I ordered the chicken shawarma sandwich with...More

Thank Emily J
Reviewed August 29, 2014

A small restaurant in downtown Chicago with limited seating, but amazing food, good portions and great value. I had the hummus sandwich in a pita with a side of falafel balls and baklava. Everything was delicious! Several co-workers also visited on this trip for lunch...More

Thank Terri G
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Searched for halal restaurants for a lunch downtown and Taza was one of the options. Decided to try it out due to the positive reviews. If you are interested in strictly great food and not worried about decor or ambience, then this is your place....More

Thank Ashley F
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  • Address: 176 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-201-9885
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