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“Tacos”

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
Ranked #1,082 of 9,602 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tacos”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great tacos! When in doubt as to what to eat or snack on, Carbon's is an easy solution. Called order in and picked up a few times during recent Chicago visit.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fish taco is yummy!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This place is located underneath an overpass in Chicago, so its not a "pretty" location. However, the fish taco that I've gotten there on two occasions was really good. Service is quick and friendly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
422 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Good food and plenty of it”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Zero ambience -- this is a lunch counter type of place that is located directly under a highway overpass. However, both the steak and chicken burritos are very good and really cheap. Amazingly, their catering may be an even better deal -- lots of good food for very little money.

  • Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Carbon Mexican Grill Live Fire!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you want authentic Mexican Live fire grilled tacos, beans and rice, Buritos that will make you want to come back for more-visit Carbon's Mexican Grill at 300 W. 26th Street in Chicago, not far from Mercy Hospital. Whether you have chicken or beef tacos they are unbeatable. Tacos come with cheese, cilantro and/or onion- the traditional way, but believe me you will come back for more after your first visit. I would pit this food against that of any Mexican restaurant in Chicago. Try it and you will be the next believer. The Picoso salsa is hot but it's the only one I order. The chips and salsa side order can come with mixed chips (flour and corn). These are another great treat. Don't just take my word visit and see for yourself!

  • Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great steak but smaller than expected”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I went here for the first time with my fiance and we sat in the side room - we went to the one on CHICAGO AND MARSHFIELD Ave... The side room was cute and it is BYOB. While our chips and burritos (steak and his was chicken) were great meat, cooked to succulent perfection - I was shocked at the small size of our burritos -- My fiance had to go order another taco after our meal! If you are hungry be sure not to get a classic burrito - but one of the larger, signature choices!

  • Visited January 2013
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