About Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park
Adolfo Garcia and Phil Stefani are behind these funky hangouts serving 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.
Chicago, IL 60614
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:30am (kitchen closes at 9:45p.m.)
Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am (kitchen closes at 10:45p.m.)
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am (kitchen closes at 10:45p.m.)
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm (kitchen closes at 8:45p.m.)
Sheffield and Wrightwood
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are ready to cater your next big event! Whether it's a lunch for the office or a fundraiser for your favorite charity, Broken English has you covered! Full catering menu can be found at TacoPub.com
Diversey Brown Line.
Fullerton Red Line.
#11 Lincoln ave
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
With over 5,000 sq ft. of dining, we are your best option for fun! Our Lincoln Park location offers semi-private, private, buy-outs and large public seating options seven days a week. For more information on how you can book your next event with us, email us at Events@TacoPub.com
Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park Ratings and Reviews
Stopped in for Tacos with our daughter after a busy day. They charge you for the chips & Salsa, and they were only okay. We eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants and this was definitely the first that did not have rice and beans. I felt it was very expensive for what we had
The restaurant itself is really fun! The ambience is lively and the crowd was loud but that’s because everyone was having fun! There is a ton of seating available for small or large groups.
The menu is great, so many options for whatever taco you might be in the mood for! My group of three got the 12 for 38 and finished the whole thing! Tacos were so good and the platter is great for variety.
Our service was kinda iffy. We sat for a while before our server greeted us and he seemed very impatient with us. My friend is from Ireland and has a very thick accent making it hard for her to understand others at times and for others to understand her. Our server was kind of rude to her when she was ordering and while she trying to explain that she couldn’t eat cilantro because of her stomach. The server barely visited the table throughout the night and he was very preoccupied with another party.
Overall I would come back but in high hopes that I wouldn’t get the same server.
I attended Broken English Taco pub on a Saturday night with 3 of my girlfriends. We had a reservation, and were sat relatively quickly. We received attention from our waitress quickly, and had waters right away. While she was helpful for the most part, we were rather put-off on a few things.
Firstly, we didn't receive the guacamole we had ordered, but received the chips and salsa which we happily ate. We were offered refills on the chips/salsa (more like side cups than a bowl of salsa), but were not told explicitly (nor was it noted on the menu, or from what we were able to see) that we would have to pay for the refills. We would have been more than happy to pay for the $2.00 up charge if we had just been told off the bat.
Secondly, two of us had ordered margaritas - which for the $12.00 cost you'd expect a pretty generous helping. Not the case, it was smaller than the water cup - it still tasted very good - but on top of that, we were charged an extra $3.00 per margarita for a flavor. Again, we'd be happy to pay the price...if we would have known that before the bill came out.
I was a little disappointed because there are so many other great restaurants to spend a Saturday night with friends, and while our experience wasn't what some would call "bad," we were still relatively annoyed by the hidden costs - which, I'll reiterate, we would have been happy to pay if we had known ahead of time.
I'll end on a positive note - the carne asada tacos were very tasty!
In this city there are countless authentic and delishious taco joints. Go there instead and save yourself. First signal should have been charging an absurd amount for chips and salsa. Cute place but so loud you can’t talk with sub par service. Once the tacos arrived I was starving and honestly despite my hunger still would have preferred not to eat them. Nothing about them was close to edible. Save your money and go somewhere that does not just exist as a place for bachelorettes to get drunk.
We arrived early and told them we had a reservation through open table but they never marked us as having arrived. Open table contacted me asking why I missed the reservation when I had not. As we were getting ready to leave I went to the bathroom and there was a very messed up girl who had thrown up all over the floor and told me someone had put something in her drink. I was obviously very concerned and wanted to make sure she made it somewhere safe. A bus boy and waitress came into the bathroom and seemed very annoyed, which is understandable, but also seemed to think this girl was just very drunk. It was quite early in the night for someone to be that drunk (maybe 7:30). So either this girl was over served, came in very drunk or was drugged at the restaurant. In general the waitress’s attitude was very concerning and the entire situation changed my impression of the restaurant and staff.
Wait staff was friendly, restaurant was colorful. It had been raining and apparently there was leak by the wall near where we were seated so there was large puddle and several rags which remained there for our entire visit. We were served quite quickly after we ordered.
The salsa a chips were all right, but the tacos, though edible (barely), were not anything close to authentic. Even though the place was only about 1/4 full, our waiter took my plate away before I finished eating. I actually HAD A TACO IN MY HAND when he took my plate away. Luckily I still had my appetizer plate to put it back down after I took a bite.
My date and I decided to share the dessert (there's only on on the menu)--churros with ice cream.
Churros were greasy. The salted caramel ice cream came with a gelatinous goo that made me swear.
I ordered coffee, which AFTER my server brought it, he told me was made that morning (it was now around 2pm) and they no milk or sugar.
I'm assuming since it's a chain the food at all will be the same. I can only hope the service might be different at the other locations. If nothing else. It gave my date and me a good laugh.
This was our second one around. We love the restaurant. I no longer eat meat so it is very important for me to go to Mexican restaurants that have vegetable tacos with actually flavors. This place does. Margarita is good too. One down side for me is the noise level being a bit too much. Otherwise, it is good and we will be back.
Our server Jared is a great asset to this restaurant. Outgoing and very attentive, we would come back just to have him take care of us. The cocktail program is also where this place shines. One of the best margaritas in Lincoln Park. The tacos were average but you've got to try their cinnamon red table salsa. I'm not sure if I would come back here for dinner, but for some chips and guacamole and drinks with friends it doesn't get much better than this.
We had a group of 6 of our girlfriends here for dinner. It had poured right when we were showing up and we unfortunately were squashed into a booth for the 6 of us. We were fine but it wasn't exactly the most comfortable. The froze was delish, the elotes hushpuppies are a definite. I tried the fish and shrimp tacos - 2 on a plate, order with your friend next to you so you can split. Both were great. Hope to sit on the patio next time!
It was ok... The tacos were fine, the margs were a bit sweet, the service was ok. Apparently you have to ask for chips and salsa and it's $4. There were 5 of us so we got a sampler platter and they all just left something to be desired, I thinks it's because they were a little dry.. perhaps if we had the salsa sooner that wouldn't have been an issue.
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