Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park

4.5
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
These funky neighborhood hangouts serve a compact menu starring both traditional and modern tacos – alongside creative cocktails, Mexican sodas and micheladas. The wildly colorful, art-filled storefronts include lively bars and seasonal outdoor seating.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 264 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food and drinks, however the service was EXTREMELY slow and it wasn’t very busy. Our server wasn’t very personable either.

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MoniqueB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Taco portions have gotten bigger too so that was a plus! Loved the mix-and-match taco platters they now offer and the $15 bottomless mango margs!

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FrankieO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I was really hyped up to try this taco pub, but the service was terrible, they were not busy, the food was very salty and greasy, the ambiance was non existent, and our server kept touching our mimosa cups with the pitcher of mimosa. I enjoy bottomless mimosas but I probably had about 4 small cups while there, not worth the bottomless deal. The mimosa was mostly juice. Will I return? No. Soni recommend? No. Sorry😕

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Their website said they closed at 9, our reservation was at 7, we were waiting on someone and they told us we had to order by 7:15 if we wanted food and 7:30 for drinks. Then at 8 they turned the music off and were trying to push us out the door when we weren’t even done eating or drinking. Just very rude

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place so glad it’s open, but that room was cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed but I was still able to make a reservation. Needs to be taken off site so people don’t make a reservation

Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for reaching out about this! We are so sorry that this happened. We are unaware if it was an oversight on our end, or a glitch with opentable, but regardless it’s unacceptable. If you made a reservation and showed up to a closed restaurant, we would love to have you in at our only open location located in the loop at 75 E Lake St. Come on in, ask for Tyler, and get an order of tacos or a margarita on us! - Tyler L’Ecuyer, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was completely closed. Not sure if this was a mistake on the restaurant’s end or OpenTable’s. However, it was very frustrating to show up for dinner and have to scramble around to find something.

Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park
Responded on January 8, 2021

Hello there, my name is Tyler. I am the General Manager of this location. I would like to sincerely apologize to you that this happened. I don’t know if it was a glitch with opentable or an oversight on our end that made it possible to book a reservation, but regardless it is unacceptable. Currently, our only location that is open is the one in the loop at 75 E Lake St. We would love to have you in and get you an order of tacos or a margarita on us. Hope to see you soon and have a wonderful day!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Lincoln Park location. The service was awesome! The food DELICIOUS! I highly recommend the guacamole and the 12 taco platter. The ambiance is very chill. I bet it’s a fun place when it’s not Covid season and it’s full of people! We will def be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing great about this place. Very limited taco only menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good social distancing and other Covid regulations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst server ever. Food was also overpriced. Not a good experience

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NicoleC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The steak tacos and palomita were the highlight... the wobbly table and uninspired shrimp tacos and having chicken vs pork al pastor as the negatives

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cool vibes, and great service! But music was too loud to talk.

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Sargeant4
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole, salsa and chips are delish. We got a Taco Plate so we could sample some of the different tacos and we were not disappointed. The Horchatas are also refreshing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Note there is hardly anything else but tacos on the menu. Good food, drinks and setting !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food! Nice environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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Tiffany
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The fried chicken tacos were so good!!!

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vipMonikaB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great guac and tacos

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Ramoal29
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, chill atmosphere! I would definitely recommend to people as a place to visit!

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ChiDining
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Nice décor, but slow/poor service and inflated prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and super fresh ! Servers were great about social distancing and wearing masks!

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BrianK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overall, it was an okay evening. The pork and steak tacos were delicious; however, the fish and shrimp tacos left something to be desired. The guacamole portion was pretty small. We understand there are new rules about table time limits. We weren't watching our clocks, but we ordered another round of drinks. The server told us that we had hit our time limit and this would be our last round. So we thanked him and agreed for this to be our last drinks. However, within 2 minutes of giving us our drinks, he came over to tell us we had to leave. So we said we understood, but we just got our drinks and we will do our best to drink them quickly. Then within another few minutes, the manager came over and told us to leave, as well. We were more than happy to accommodate the table time limit; however, we felt the server was dishonest by telling us we could have another round of drinks and then pretty much kicking us out. We felt badgered to leave and left our drinks. Overall, there are better places to eat tacos in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Their menu change a bit due to COVID. The restaurant did a great job maintaining social distancing and cleanliness.

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JohnK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Qué bueno!

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TaraM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t think I would like it. I absolutely love this place. The drinks are strong, the service is great and the food is excellent. I cannot wait to go back!!

Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for your great review Tara!

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AnaY
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time here. The servers were patient with my friend and I, and we received our food quickly. Great food and experience, can’t wait to come back soon!

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Chrissy777
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and service really good.

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1sttimevisit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

First time here. Came to celebrate a friends birthday. Such a cool place, had lots of seating and great decor! We ordered a platter of 6 tacos and waited almost 30-45mins for it. Didn’t think we’d have to wait so long for 6 tacos. Turned out the order didn’t make it to the kitchen. Once we said something our tacos came out within minutes. Food was great, devoured them quick since we were starving. Other than that, it’s a great place.

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viplasvegan
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I am very big on mexican food and this place does not dissapoint. By far the best mexican food I have had here in chicago. The ambiance is beautiful with all of the decor however the music is really high and I found myself shouting at my friend during our time here because the music was so loud. Other than that the drinks and the food were absolutely amazing - would 100% recommend

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great ! Good was good and the music and atmosphere was on point we will visit again ‼️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server raul was really cool. Easy to talk to. Great energy didn’t rush us and checked up on us multiple times.

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anon
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Flavored margaritas tasted like straight up tequila and water, carnitas were extra large cubes on the tortilla but the elote and nachos were so good!

Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hey Tony! Thank you for your review, and for dining with us! Every review is very important to us, and I’d like to hear about your dining experience with us and why we didn't reach your expectations. Please contact me at estrella@tacopub.c0m if there's anything you think we can improve on! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Churros were awesome - I recommend! Tacos were decent. Located right next to the El so be prepared for some train noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation for Broken English at 7:30 and last call for food AND DRINKS was 7:40. I don’t know if open table is the one with the mistake but they should had just called me to cancel my reservation. We only had one minute to order food and drinks. It was very annoying because we were excited to try this place for the first time. Got to try the elote which was ok not that great. Most likely I won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The service was absolutely horrible.

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vipHtlearth1
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good but not great. They charge for chips and salsa, which is ridiculous. As for the service, the server lived up to the “broken English “ moniker and wasn’t very attentive.

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BIANCA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

NOT RETURNING. Broken English taco pub was a place where we were treated with sweetness but left with a bitter taste in our mouth. This experience changed not only my view but also my guest. We were greeted nicely and showed our table when we first entered, once we sat down we were told we had a two hour limit at the restaurant which we agreed and were pleased to know. A minor issue was that half of our order was forgotten but we understood this due to the place having many customer. This...this is where is went downhill...Two MAJOR issues presented itself, one was not enough water at our tables and the tacos were spicy. I enjoy spicy and it was great but we only had one cup per person during our entire stay which were empty very quickly after arriving. The second MAJOR issue was that once we were done with our meal possible 40 minutes into our stay we were told we had to leave because they had other people waiting. So from having two hours reserved table to having it being cut early was unacceptable. We kindly left but this left an impression on us that we will not be returning and will advise others to pick other locations instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Service and margaritas were good but the food is not great. For $9 you get chips with a small dish of guacamole, we actually had leftover chips, that never happens

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vipMonicaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Overall a very cute atmosphere but also very mediocre margaritas and food.

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Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 929-0045.

Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park is rated 4.5 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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