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#1,265 of 5,615 Restaurants in Chicago
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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner

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Park West
1.4 miles from Wrigley Field
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Reviewed September 24, 2019

Awesome food! My daughter and cousin had this huge frenchtoast, yes! French toast at a Mexican establishment and it was tasty good! I had mahi mahi tacos, awesome. Great peach Sangria that my cousin and I had. Servers were great too! We spent about 3hrs...just eating, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has more margarita choices than I’ve ever seen. Many of the servings are huge, and they’re quite tasty. They don’t skimp on the liquor here. The food is very good too. The menu is extensive, and prices are reasonable. There is both indoor...and outdoor seating, and the restaurant gets crowded, especially on weekends. The servers work really hard to keep everyone happy. Our server, Pedro, was great.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

I was walking by and saw a group of people getting some margaritas so I decided to walk in and get one. Very friendly staff, Latin music and a very enjoyable and impeccable environment. In my personal opinion is a bit overpriced but very recommendable...to visit. Had an enjoyable time.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Fun atmosphere with very good food. Prices seem reasonable for Mexican food in a major US city. Owner and staff super friendly. Never had the dish called "PUNTAS" before - loved it. Ordered sweet plantains and black beans on the side - enjoyed both. And...- the carrot cake with caramel sauce was terrific. If I lived in Chicago - I'd be a regular.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I went here twice. The first time was around 5 on a Thursday afternoon. The place was empty and they told me to sit anywhere. I sat inside because it was a warm day. I was a bit shocked at the prices but ordered a...small, 16 ounce frozen peach margarita and the Monterey burritos dinner. They brought me free tortilla chips, which were hard and a small plastic cup with a lid of hot sauce, not salsa. The food was ok, if not hot and substantial portions. I was asked once during my meal if everything was ok. I thought maybe I would go back sometime. So I very foolishly went back again last night around 8:30. Only this time I was put at a table along the wall and my order taken, similar to the first one. This time I had chicken enchiladas with red sauce. It took much longer to get everything. They had people sitting outside, mainly drinking. Again, I was mostly on my own inside. As a result, after I finally got my free chips and hot sauce, margarita and dinner they ignored and forgot me. The red sauce on the three chicken enchiladas was very bland, not at all hot or spicy. Although I like sour cream, I didn't request it and it further cooled the food, which was barely warm anyway. I have eaten at Mexican restaurants all over the world, from Cyprus to Tijuana. I know good Mexican food. It's supposed to be served hot, temperature wise. I have eaten at far less expensive Mexican restaurants that had much better food and margaritas that were just as good, if not better. I guess maybe they feel like being in Chicago justifies their prices. I gave them a decent tip during my first visit. Last night I truly regret allowing them to keep the change from $33.00 in cash. The check was for $32.06. They certainly did not earn or deserve the 94 cents. They seem to spend far too much time socializing with people who stop by to chat and with preferred patrons who sit at the outside tables and order a steady supply of drinks. If I wanted Mexican food that isn't served hot, I'd simply go to Taco Bell. I could eat there six times for what I paid for one visit here. I recall one of the very best Mexican restaurants I've ever been to, with the server bringing the food to the table wearing oven mitts, saying: "Please be careful, the plates are very hot!!" And very fragrant, sizzling platters of fajitas, etc being brought to tables. Not so here during my visit. The very expensive margaritas seem to take precedence over the food here. And it certainly shows. I ended up wishing I'd just gone to the 7 Eleven across the street for a couple of their cooked hot dogs. They would certainly have been a lot less expensive anyway.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

From the super-friendly service to the delicious and enormous portions (I had the Quesadilla) to the frankly ridiculous Bulldog Margharitas, everything about this place is great. If I lived nearby I'd be there every week!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Comfortable atmosphere indoors..outdoor seating in the warmer months. Great service and very tasty food. Carnitas tacos were good...the chicken burrito was huge and the same price as the tacos....Great service!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

I have passed this place and it always looks classy. It is classy and roomy. The food is pretty good. I don't like the coffees like Starbucks or many of the specialty coffee places. I like regular coffee. Their coffee is not to my taste...but I bet most people might like it. They are well known for their Margaritas. I am on a fixed income and the place is a little pricey for me. There is a lot of high quality art work. Some of it has partial nudity so I am not sure if you want to take young children too. It is a good place for a party of adults to go to for an "outing."More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Great neighborhood place with outdoor patio; solid menu and well-made drinks; by far better than the downtown joints for tourists.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Tarascas is a good place. The Tacos& Burritos were sooo good. Nice Margaritas too! 😇. And surprisingly for a party of 4 we paid only $125. Compared to more than $180 in other Mexican restaurants near downtown Chicago. The waiters were of course all from...Mexico. I can recommend this place.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Stopped in on a Friday night, got a great seat at front window. Great margarita menu - some made with high end premium Tequila - very good. Food is authentic - not standard fare. Enjoyed the evening very much!

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

The people constantly coming in the door for dinner speaks volumes about this restaurant. Although its decor is not ritzy, it is certainly clean and welcoming, the service is great, the Margaritas are terrific and the entrees were delicious. Definitely worth stopping in for a...meal.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommend eating here. Step above. Great food. Excellent service. Peach Sangria was rocking!!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

I am so glad I tried this place! The tacos were very tasty. I got the chipotle shrimp tacos with mango & cilantro on corn tortillas. It was such a wonderful combination of flavours - it tasted like I was eating at a high-end restaurant...for low-key prices. I was pleasantly surprised. My friend got the mahi-mahi tacos and loved them. The beans & rice combo on the side was yummy too. The waitress was very good and I loved sitting outside on the patio. Thanks a bunch Tarascas! I will be back next time I'm in Chicago.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

For a birthday celebratory dinner, my daughter choose Tarascas. A great choice. We sat outside by the street on a beautiful evening which added to the ambiance. Our food was very good, service was timely even though the restaurant was lively. I don't do tequila...but from observing the surrounding tables it certainly was popular. Even with numerous dining options in the area, we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Tarascas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5