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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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Wisconsin Dells,
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 34 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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46 reviews
27 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
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Tacos El Norte is our "go-to" for a reasonably priced, authentic Mexican meal. Everything on the menu is excellent, including the Bistec en Rajas (skirt steak with jalapenos and onions). Good guacamole, salsa, margaritas, Negro Modelo! The atmosphere is not fancy, but it's clean and well-lit. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. Your meal will arrive quickly, prepared nicely, and... More 

Thank AimeeH272
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a small restaurant, like a diner. the food is good, but the atmosphere is next to nothing. I prefer to go to their restaurant style location in Libertyville on Rt 21.

Thank dee203
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite. Tacos and enchiladas were tasty but nothing out of the ordinary. Great waitstaff. Was a rainy day, would have loved a sunny one to sit on the deck with a margarita!

Thank warmthoughts
chicago, il
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Real Mexican food made by Mexican cooks and mostly served by Mexican servers. Fun, very casual no nonsense eatery. A local favorite!

Thank azd87
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food, reasonable prices, friendly service. If you don't see something on menu just ask if they can will accommodate! Fabulous shrimp tacos, love their rice and beans too!!

Thank Janet P

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?