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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.

2576 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.)

Cross Street:
Sheffield and Wrightwood

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 929-0045

Website:
http://www.tacopub.com/

Catering:
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

Public Transit:
Diversey Brown Line.
Fullerton Red Line.
#11 Lincoln ave

Executive Chef:
Frank Valdez

Additional:
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

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4.2

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4.2

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4.5

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4.0

Noise

Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (10)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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Hot Spot (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The restaurant literally smelled like sewage, so we had to leave halfway through our meal. Great service and vibe otherwise, though!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fun, Spicy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was tasty and reasonable price

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time it was great! Will be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great for our big group. Music could have been a bit quieter but food was good and drinks were strong

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Best burrito I’ve had to date! My wife felt the same about the quesadilla she had.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding in every way. We really enjoyed our evening with our friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Four adults, my three year old and my 11 month old. The service was great, food was good and the games were excellent. The kids made a mess and they were fine with that. If you’re in a similar situation, take care of your server. They deserve it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is our new favorite for chicken & waffles, a must-have here. Also try the corn hush puppies.
Cocktails here are amazing too. Highly recommend the Bloody Maria and the Tijuana Tea Time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was great. Service was incredible. We had one waitress and each time other servers walked by they asked if we needed anything. Awesome experience would highly recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.
DON'T.
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.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Margaritas were good, should have committed to a pitcher at the beginning of the night. Free foosball, but table isn't in the best shape.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Anniversary - Fun & Cool Experience! The artwork is awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great space, fast service, good menu design, chips and gauc were extremely salty, tacos were average

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Such a great spot and amazing tacos. Loved the outdoor space but will definitely come back in colder weather to sit inside. Loved so much.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I want to really like this place since it's got a fun atmosphere and lots of potential. Unfortunately, the food just isn't very good. The service isn't great either. Fun place to grab a drink, but that's about it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Chill date vibes and good excuse to drink tequila on the first date lolz

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was great and the sangria was tasty and strong! The food however was over priced (who makes you pay for chips and salsa) and gross! None of us finished the meals we got. I recommend going for drinks only.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great service and fun vibes! Happy hour is a good deal Monday-Friday

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Service, food, drinks, ambiance, the company and energy. All fed on each other to come up with a great evening. Thanks again to our server Kyle and all of the staff at Broken English Taco-Lincoln Park.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nacho platter is great, fun place on taco Tuesday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This place is so photogenic, and very fun. The drinks are very good - strong. The steak taco was perfect.. however, the 2 other tacos were just meh. I’d come back though to have those nachos!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The server Jared and the management team make this one of my favorite places to grab a margarita anytime of the day!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Tacos were nothing to write home about, but definitely worth going for $2 taco Tuesday! The place had a very fun atmosphere and a good mix of indoor and outdoor seating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Server was very attentive until he figured out we weren't there to drink. Then, we basically didn't see him again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went here for brunch to unfortunately find out that the Lincoln Park location does not do the same bottomless brunch deal as the Old Town location. The food was great, but if you're looking for bottomless, I would go to the Old Town location.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our server was not good but they did everything to correct it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Fun place for a night out with friends! Great margaritas!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 19, 2017

A little pricey, but colorful atmosphere!

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very fun , cute waiter

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great new addition to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Amazing atmosphere, outdoor seating. Even have a foosball table inside! This will become a new regular spot for us.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Servers knew their menu very well, offered margarita flavors, and checked in on us often! The food is standard for this neighborhood and the patio was well-lit!

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