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Tacos El Norte

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213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2281
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a regular at this outstanding Mexican food establishment. Very quick take-out service, sit at the bar and watch their chefs at work. Great atmosphere.

Thank eweigt
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155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traditional solid mexican food Enchilladas very good, of course the tacos. Spanish rice and refried bean ok not great Service good, and of course the marquaritas good

Thank Patrick H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is good, reasonably priced, Mexican food Tacos and Enchiladas are good Salsa is average Service is good/people are nice

Thank Brian L
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here alot. We love the food. Can't say more then that. Small kind of how you say not up scale but the food is great.

Thank Warren S
Barrington, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite Mexican eatery anywhere. The chicken coca-cola is fabulous. Great food, very friendly staff, and affordable prices. With the recent venue expansion, securing a seat in a timely manner is much easier.

Thank sullivankl
Wisconsin Dells,
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was decent but the service was extremely slow. My husband and I ordered a margarita and it was like drinking straight lime juice so I would not recommend those at all. Took about 15 minutes just to get our check!

Thank titaniaw2016
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The service was good and the restaurant seemed clean to me. I had the steak quesadilla which was a large portion and very tasty and my son had the stack torta that he really liked too! My mother and sister had the sopes which they did NOT enjoy. The sope was way too thick and hard, definitely not made in... More 

Thank damaritos
Wauconda, Illinois
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We have lived here awhile and finally stopped in this place. The food was superb!! And though you can spend some money, you don't have to. There were cheap options, too. The food was ready super fast, but the overall service was a bit slow. We waited awhile to place our order, we didn't get refills on the water, and... More 

Thank Cia1964
Lake Orion, Michigan
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160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant looks like a hole in the wall and has ambiance of a Mexican cafeteria. The prices are low and the food and service is really good for the price. I had 3 tacos and had to order 2 more because they were so good. I'll have to try breakfast here next time.

Thank YumGuru
kildeer, IL
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Inexpensive food with authentic mexican taste. The atmosphere isn't anything special, but the food is well priced for what it is.

Thank runandgolf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
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
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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