Broken English Taco Pub - Lake Street
On the name, Garcia says, “I speak English with my friends, and I often find myself mixing in Spanish words because there are some phrases that simply don’t translate to English. This happens in many other languages and cultures, but that is what makes the name ‘Broken English’ fun – it is part of our daily slang.”
Cozy and nice sport restaurant. Food and service was great.
We went for lunch
Tacos were great - split the 12-taco plate between two people and were stuffed. Mezcal margaritas were also fantastic. Only complaint is that we asked for one of the taco pairs on our plate to be the pork belly and instead received two chicken tacos prepared in the same way. But beyond that, it was great!
It wasn't a bad place. Great idea. Great location. The taco variety was good. We were crowded into a small table for 4 of us. I wouldn't go back because there are other places near by that are comparable for dinner, or snacks and drinks.
Came in to try the tacos, turns out it was Taco Tuesday special! Great food, friendly staff. This place will be loud but atmosphere is very cute!
Great food great vibe outstanding margaritas!!
Our party was seated next to the door which allowed cold air in every time the door was opened. My wife gets cold easily so she was uncomfortable temperature wise the whole time we were there.
We ordered several things off the menu, but the standout was the burrito. The margaritas were strong but delicious. My only complaint was a pitcher cost $45! Just a little pricey in my opinion.
First time ever at this restaurant. I would go back and recommend it to others.
Great little place right off of the Mag Mile. The best guacamole I’ve ever had!
Food was very good, attentive and prompt service are two of the most positive thoughts on this restaurant. It is EXTREMELY loud so we had to yell to hear each other. The tables are long and narrow so hard for a party of 7 to have room to eat. Over all good place.
The music, atmosphere and most importantly food were amazing! Very cool, eclectic place!!
I'll admit, I wasn't prepared for a fast-paced, energetic environment for dinner. That said, it was great! The food was really good and was served with lightning speed. Service was attentive at every step, but not pushy or rushed at all. DJ music was crankin', which was fun. I had planned on spending an hour or more at dinner before a concert, but we were done in under 30min. Definitely would go back.
Taco Tuesday is a great deal, especially for the Loop!
Lunch meeting. Should have known would be loud. Food is great though and service too.
Get a big plate of tacos and enjoy. Fun place great food
The tacos all seemed to have the same toppings, regardless of base protein . Menu sounded better than taste
Atmosphere was super loud - way too much woofer!
Tables were so crowded we couldn’t move our chairs
Service was slow. We had to ask for table to be cleared, water to be filled, and for check. ...and they weren’t crowded.
Other than charging $2.00 for a refill of chips and $9,00 for the smallest serving of guacamole I've ever seen all was yummy!! Our server Daniel we wonderful, the ambiance of the whole place was energetic.
Hostess was extremely rude — yelled at me for using open table because it “is harder on them”.
Great vibe :) Great food and drink 😋 Great service!
Great taco spot right in the heart of it all! Reasonably priced and fun atmosphere!
Taco Tuesday was a hit!
It suited our needs to be close to the theater for an 8 pm show. Convenient, close, fast service. We were seated right away. Server was charming and professional.
What I didn’t like was the charge for the salsa and chips. Yes. It’s on the menu. Yes, we willingly paid for it. Most Mexican restaurants provide this is as part of the experience and charm. And, the drinks were below average. The tacos and gauc were average.
Would I do it again? Maybe - just would not do tacos or chips & salsa. It just wouldn’t be at the top of my list. Too many options in Chicago
It was my first time at Broken English (Lake St. location) and I really liked it. Upon stepping in the restaurant, the decor makes you forget all of the steel and concrete of the big city just outside. Service was exceptionally friendly, helpful and energetic. The food was delicious. Great selection of tequilas. I'll definitely be back!
Lively place with upbeat music! Tacos were amazing and so were the drinks!
Not as good as it started out but fine if you’re desperate. Good chips / salsa.
The restaurant was close to my hotel. My burrito had no taste. Service was slow.
Incredible place with awesome food. We loved the decor and ambiance. It was very loud, but we were okay with it!
Prices were high for the amount of food that was served. Also, we were surprised about the cost for drinks; if you have a large(r) group and you order large-quantity drinks (like a pitcher of margaritas) be sure to check on the price first.
Great place to meet up for after work food & drinks
Loved the food, however for $9, the guacamole is too little. I loved my carne asada burrito and the salsa options. The horchata was perfect! It is too loud in there to have a conversation.
The food was fantastic and the support staff was very helpful. I would have given a five star rating however we didn’t see our server at all really. He just took our order and brought us our bill. The server at the next table seemed very welcoming and helpful however.
Food very good and reasonably priced. Service quick and efficient. Only complaint was the noise level. Couldn't hear a thing. Prob due in part to it being Loolapalooza weekend and we were there on Saturday night. Would definitely recommend and return.
The music was so loud we could barely carry on a conversation. Our waiter was not helpful in explaining the menu or offering suggestions. He was actually quite rude.
Incredibly rude waiter. Completely ruined dinner. I will never go back.
Delicious tacos, big margarita pitchers, great murals on the walls. It was a fun dining experience.
Broken English is one of my favorites! The food is always excellent and service is great.
Best burrito I have ever had!
I can’t believe I waited this long to try this place. It always seems to be busy when I walk by. We ordered a plate of 12 vegetarian tacos for a party of five. Absolutely delicious. Fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!
Flew up to Chi town to watch Hamilton!......choose this Taco Pub as our Friday evening meal...did not disappoint ...food was good! service was quick! Must try the guac! Was a bit loud ...but hey it is a pub!
The food was delicious as was the Mango Margaritas. But be warned the margaritas are small and expensive especially if you get flavored they add an up charge for that but don’t tell you until you get the bill. Better if buying the pitcher.