I used to live in Lake in the Hills and ate here frequently. The food is authentic Mexican, made with fresh ingredients and the price is just right. I've since moved out of the area and found another Tacos El Norte on Rand Rd just south of Dundee Rd in Palatine. I still stop by the Lake in the Hills restaurant whenever I visit the area. I found out El Norte has several locations and each location is owned and operated by a family member. The Palatine location has a liquor license and the food is very good but I really prefer the Lake in the Hills location.