Broken English Taco Pub-Old Town
We are located at 1400 N. Wells Street, in the heart of the historic Old Town Neighborhood of Downtown Chicago.
Great value for great food, service was excellent for our large group.
Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We’re glad to hear you and your large group were taken care by us! Hope to get you back in sometime soon!
Picked a random spot and stumbled upon this place. Great margaritas. Steak tacos were not the best, but the atmosphere was colorful.
Seated us fast even though the place was crowded and the food was amazing
Fun atmosphere and good food. The menu had a great selection and margaritas were great. Very reasonably priced too
Thanks for the review! We look forward to having you back again!
Our waitress Indre was amazing! The tacos are one of a kind. Definitely try a margarita they even offer CBD to add to your drinks (:
Chloe, Thank you so much for the review! We’ll pass this review on to Indre who will be thrilled to hear about it. We look forward to having you back in! -Tyler L’Ecuyer -General Manager
Chicken tinga was good. Paloma was excellent. Go somewhere else for tacos, come here for drinks.
Best micheladas! One of my favorite brunch spots. Awesome environment unique atmosphere!
Absolutely incredible tacos and salsas! We had chips and salsa which came with their two signature house salsas. Both were fantastic! We order a share plate of tacos which allowed us to get a wide variety of all very delicious tacos. The ambiance is eclectic hipster with bright colors and hand crafted art painted directly on the walls. It’s loud inside but that more because it was packed than bad acoustics. Highly recommend!
Tacos and salsas were very tasty, service was fast and friendly. Great place to stop in after a show at Second City.
The restaurant itself has a fun decor. The art on the walls and ceiling are crazy! Loved having the option to add CBD to my margarita pitcher! The service was really good. The food was delicious!! I will be going back!
Exceeded expectations completely!
I had an okay experience. Even when asking for no heat in the food, they couldn't get it done. I did have a great mezcal old fashioned however and loved the design.
Went on a Sunday which was during brunch. One group of girls was very out of control from the bottomless mimosas which made for a semi awkward experience. However, the food was fantastic so I would certainly go back again.
Really nice place. My first time here. The waitress was doing alot. The manager or someone always made sure we were ok. Will come again.
Loved it! Food and service is amazing as always
Best “street” tacos I’ve ever had and I live in New Mexico!
Great margaritas and guac was good. Tacos were just ok. Really loud. Cool ambiance. Our server argued with me about what I ordered and insisted I misspoke. The others I was with agreed our food did not come out as I ordered it. Really disappointing.
Great experience and great food!
Ok fish tacos. Guac pretty good.
Shayne is THE BEST!!!!
Quick lunch on Saturday. Great food & service.
Delicious salsa, tacos and margaritas in a fun atmosphere. I tried the fried chicken tacos which were good. Nice crunch from the chicken and cabbage.
We were able to eat at the bar and get in and out as we were rushing to a show. Th service was good and the food was good as well.
Great spot for brunch! Steak tacos are excellent!
The tacos are amazing and a great price on Taco Tuesday! However, I thought the margaritas were expensive for the size and the frozen margarita was sour. I also ordered a paloma and it was watery. Next time I would just get the classic marg, which is what my boyfriend ordered and it was great. Overall really cute spot and fun atmosphere!
You can't go wrong with this place. Great atmosphere, great service and of course, great tacos.
Great place for drinks and tacos for a fun night with friends or a date night! Colorful walls and decorations and delicious food. Tacos are a bit small, I suggest ordering the platter of 6 to share
The tacos were good and the decor was so cute!! Our waitress was super sweet and gave us free dessert for my birthday
It was my last day in Chicago before going back home to Boston! All I can say is Shane our server was amazing; we loved her!
The restaurant is extremely noisy so that we could not carry on a conversation without shouting. We ordered the empanadas, chips and salsa, and nachos. Food was okay. Everyone around us ordered the tacos so that was probably what we should have ordered. Service was friendly.
Great food, wonderful service.......absolutely deafening interior noise.
This was my/family’s first time at a BETP, we dined for my teen daughter’s birthday dinner (her wish was tacos) I thought under the familiar Stefani group, high ratings, and from colorful photos I had a winner. Not so. The only part delivered was the colorful decor. Upon walking in, the noise level was very HIGH. (My husband’s non-negotiable.) We were seated promptly with our reservation. The table was sticky yet appeared clean. Everything was sticky. Felt like I lost a layer of skin getting off the stool.
The food: very fast, we could see why, scoops of filling placed on tortillas and out. Tortillas barely warm. We ordered two platters of tacos. Shrimp and carnitas were alright, not delicious. Chicken was so shredded and covered in sauce it wasn’t really like anything. Tacos are small. The guacamole was good but it’s a very small serving- I’d guess no more than two avocados worth. As other reviewers wrote, chips are not offered (free) at the table. House margarita was disappointing, chose a beer after that rather than further disappointment and money wasted. Our server, young twenty-something male was friendly, attentive.
Overall, I’m surprised so many reviewers rate Broken English spots so highly. Does the colorful decor weigh so heavily? My family will not return or recommend for more than a fast food experience. Honestly several better tacos exist among Chicago’s fast food offerings. We would’ve been better off sticking with Bien Trucha options in our own backyard. Ah well, we gave it a try, the only way to find out.
This food was great! We went on Tuesday with their $2 taco taco deal. The food and drinks were amazing and a fun place to go for girls night! However, I wish there was better communication about the what was included in the taco deal, and what we got included with the meal. For example, per the description on the menu, we thought by order 1, we would be getting 2 tacos, however we only got one! Overall the place was amazing, and I will gladly return
Amazing tacos and atmosphere! Only complaint is the margarita I ordered was average or below and overpriced at $14. However, I loved the place!
I accidentally ordered a 40 dollar spirit... I was surprised when the bill came. They should’ve pointed out the price.
eclectic decor, very pleased that we dined in the fun, bright, quiet back dining room with retractable roof, allowed for pleasant conversation. our server and all others were wonderful!!! food very delicious!
Great tacos in a fun environment.
Food and service was great! My only complaint was the portion size for the chips and guac. It wasn’t very much to share between 4 people and it was an additional $2 for more chips
I went for Taco Tuesday and we had a great time !!!! The 2$ Tacos are amazing... good music and great Margaritas !!! Try a shot of the 7 Leguas Tequila ( I had the Anejo) ...
Best tacos in town! What a fun and exciting atmosphere! Love coming here
Broken English Taco Pub-Old Town does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Broken English Taco Pub-Old Town is rated 4.5 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.
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