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Taco's El Norte

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118 Washington Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1122
+1 847-432-1730
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is our mexican carry out standby. While I couldn't call the food great, it is consistently good and tasty. One of the best of its type around.

Thank Anthony D
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346 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2015

I almost always get the tortas here, either the milanesa or the carnitas. The chicken soup is also good, as are the burritos and quesadillas. Very casual, service is friendly, prices are quite reasonable.

1 Thank smdds
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902 reviews
644 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you are north of Chicago, you are probably not far from a Tacos el Norte. You can usually count on tasty food and good prices at any location. However, today's experience at the Highwood spot was very disappointing for three reasons. 1. The quesadillas were so hot (How hot were they?) that they actually melted the styrofoam container and... More 

Thank illinois travelere
Lake Forest, Illinois
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309 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2014

Clean well run Mexican restaurant offering authentic fresh Mexican food with fast, friendly service. Ambiance leaves a bit to be desired but the food, service and value more than make up for it.

Thank Fastsailor
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Now that I've had REALLY GOOD mexican- El Durango in Gurnee- This place gets a good rating. Salsa is below average. Sauces are below average. Soup is terrible.

Thank Mark J
Highland Park, Illinois
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540 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Came here for lunch the other day with my friend/boss. The service was super friendly and efficient - and the prices can't be beat either! We ordered from the a la carte menu and we were both filled up for a total of $12 including tip! He had three tacos and I had two tacos and a quesadilla. The quesadilla... More 

Thank Hpmicks
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The Torpedo Burrito is a must! Grilled steak, cheese, rice, & eggs over easy inside. So good! Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Barbara L
Lake Forest, Illinois
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here! The food came quickly and the food was hot. The prices were very reasonable for the amount of food you received. The service was excellent. Great place to bring families. Will definitely come again.

Thank czechsue
Camarillo, California
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851 reviews
634 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

I used to eat here many years ago. Came back for a visit. Bustling at lunch time. Got the chili relleno burito. Very disappointing. They took the frozen pepper out it in the microwave for a little, then wrapped it into a burrito with some rice n beans and such. Still cold inside. Maybe this was just an isolated experience.... More 

Thank Hitcher84
Lake Forest, IL
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241 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Very reasonable pricing. Good service and the burritos were wonderful. We had a quick meal, in and out in 40 minutes!

Thank Robert T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Washington Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1122
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-432-1730

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?