Broken English Taco Pub-Lincoln Park

4.3
162 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre-concert quick sit down dinner. The pyro passion cocktail was delish and food came out fast. Guacamole and chips was fabulous too. A little too expensive in my opinion, but good food and drinks anyway.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The last time I brunched here, they had individual plates. The food was amazing and HOT. This time, they had a buffet and with food that had been sitting there. Definitely not coming back for brunch.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The margaritas and guacamole were the best part of this dining experience. The service was ok and the tacos were not enjoyable. But overall a fun bar for a drink and appetizer.

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N
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been to Broken English during a time where they had a deal, so I was pleasantly surprised to be able to order chips & guac for $4, then 6 tacos for $20. I will also say that the food quality has seriously improved since I've been there last. I will be back!

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MV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at a great price. The portions seem small but are super filling. The decor, ambiance, and drinks make for an exceptional neighborhood night out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

The food was sub-par. Their salsa and margarita were disgusting and the tacos are good, but very overpriced. The service was excellent, but I could not hear a word my boyfriend said over the extremely loud music. I will not be going back.

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JS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Such a fun place to grab a bite and drinks with a group of friends. We got the margarita pitcher and it had about 8 glasses so it was definitely worth the price! The tacos were good, not the best I've ever had but the drinks and ambiance made up for it! Would definitely come back!

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great atmosphere and boozy Margaritas! Our server was super attentive and walked us through the menu with ease. The venue is loud so be prepared to listen to some bangers while smashing tacos. Definitely will be back with friends. Also heard they have a pretty popular brunch buffet.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Been here many times, it's usually great - this time the food was a little cold. But still delicious!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was terrible and the music was so loud we couldn’t carry on a conversation. My daughter got sick when we got home.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$2 tacos on tuesday! Margaritas/homemade hot sauce are also amazing and great service.

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RV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the food burrito did not have enough meat but was good

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant has many doors, and when it is really cold outside they need to restrict which doors customers are allowed to enter/exit from. It was absolutely freezing cold where we were sitting!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful, though very loud and hard to have a conversation

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DO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour !

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good, drinks were delicious if a little pricey. Service was kind of slow, harder to get the attention of the waitress than it should have been considering how uncrowded it was.

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Broken English is one of my favorite places to go when we're looking for a casual dinner or drinks. We just went to the brunch buffet for the first time and it is HIGHLY recommended! A no-frills, taco joint with decent margaritas. I'm not sure how authentic the food is, but it is very tasty.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Taco filings were tasty but service was terrible—ordered a drink 10 minutes before dinner and only AFTER we had nearly finished eating did the server acknowledge I was missing my drink and asked if I still wanted it. Also, never got water refills. Cool environment though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos and margaritas!

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LE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pork belly tacos were delicious but I do think it is overpriced for what your get. Menu was pretty limited.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I didn’t see any chef type foods, like fajitas, enchiladas. Basically fast food. Not a great menu...

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M
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is always excellent, and every time I’ve gone the staff and serve have been outstanding!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe, the jams, our waitress, the cocktails, and the food. We enjoyed everything! Would definitely come again!

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KR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly and there were no issues with making a reservation (for ten!) online. Everyone was exceptionally happy with their food and there were a lot of options for the vegetarians, pescatarians, carnivores 😊. We will definitely return

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TJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Went here for lunch with a friend and our babies. It was pretty empty since we went on a weekday and had no issues parking the strollers next to the table. We ordered the guac and chips as an appetizer. It was good. Chips were delicious, but the guac was average. I ordered the tinga pollo taco and she ordered the pork belt taco. Mine had good flavor, but the chicken taco filling was watery and runny, which makes eating the taco not so easy. The pork belly taco was the same. We'd go back for snacks and drinks, but I was not impressed with the tacos. Service and ambiance was really nice though. Seems like a fun place to go to for evening drinks.

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DF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican food and margaritas, fun atmosphere!

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the food here and 1/2 price Taco Tuesdays are great. The reason for the lower rating, is that they are constantly behind on updating their menu and specials. Came here for the brunch menu listed on the LP location website, and it had been gone for weeks and replaced with a $35 all you can drink buffett of okay stuff. Great for dinner, just wish I could be confident the website was accurate before planning.
The all you can drink buffett does attract a much younger crowd, which I'm cool with but may put off people looking for a post hangover quiet time.

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KO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, reasonably priced. Service was excellent

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DF
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

$45 for a margarita pitcher?? That's crack prices

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambiance was great.

We ordered 12 tacos for $38 (special) and guacamole and 2-3 drinks each (4 of which were micheladas which is basically beer and 3 basic margaritas) Our bill was $124. I left $24 for tip. So total bill was $148. I felt like it was expensive for tacos and beer/margaritas for 3 people especially because opentable indicated $30 and under per person.

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j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The tables have sharp metal under the table tops! I tore a hole in my pants. They gave offered to pay for them but I have to find the receipt. They also said they have been meaning to get those fixed. Hmm.

They reimbursed me for my pants! I hope they get the tables fixed.
Food was good.. I would go back.

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Our server was extremely rude. I had ordered my meal and even though I read the menu I double checked with my server to MAKE SURE the tacos I was ordering were vegetarian. She said yes and moved on to the next person. When my good came out, my tacos had fish on them. When I told her I asked for vegetarian tacos she told me she mentioned they had fish on them, which is not true and I would never had ordered them. She looked at me and told me she was going to have to pay for them. When I offered to pay for the mix up she stormed off and was snippy with us the rest of the night. The table next to us reached over and also mentioned they were having horrible service from her. We left as soon as we were done eating and decided to get drinks somewhere else. The food was underwhelming. Probably will not return.

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E
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Taco Tuesday! Great food at low price 🤗

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really fun place when you're looking to have dinner and drinks. Very accommodating to groups, as well as my friend with allergies. Highly recommend.

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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fun Day of the Dead atmosphere. So-so food and cocktails.

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JL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not a bad place but nothing special. It's one of those restaurants that tries to convince you it's special and individual, even though there are multiple locations in Chicago and one in Indianapolis.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So fun! Good food and even better service!

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding tacos..great service and priced fairly for what you get.

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s
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Too noisy for my taste - but fun , good food and nice service

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j
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Music was too loud for Sunday morning brunch. Food not great

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