Pink Taco - Chicago

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263 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Pink Taco restaurants have "Mexican food with a great attitude"; it's a place where you can enjoy exciting Mexican cuisine in a casual, yet highly stylized environment. The food's quality and vibrant presentation sets the tone for the restaurant, and while taste is of the utmost importance, Pink Taco also believes that guests' sensory experience can only be improved with great music, exotic decor, and the spiciest staff in town!
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

jay was the best server and bartender I’ve had in a while! Thank you so much!

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ShaSha
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a Monday for my birthday, food was good everyone was pleasant and our server Denise was awesome! I’ll definitely go back!

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NurseAbbey
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!!$ absolutely love the decor!!! And the drinks are Fun!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host service was good and the food was good . The drinks was good everyone was welcoming and we had a really good time .

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The host was rude.. upon arriving for our reservation.. was told to wait a few moment then she directed us to follow her only to stop to have a conversation with some other worker and had 4 of us just standing behind her waiting. She then had the audacity to turn around and directed us to follow her again as if we weren’t just standing there waiting for her to finish talking.
The server seemed interested and checked out.. had to stalk her for refills and the food arrived cold. Mind you our reservation was for 8:45pm and by the time we ate close to 10 so no excuse for the poor service and cold food bc the restaurant wasn’t even busy during that time.
Not worth it.. take your money and people and go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant didn’t honor our reservation. Showed up 5 minutes prior to our reservation. We were told we would have to wait 30 minutes. After waiting the 30 minutes, we were told it would be at least another 30 minutes. Not sure why the restaurant even accepts reservations. Will not be back

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Samantha
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was pretty bad. Happy hour margaritas are a good deal considering it's located in River North. I was disappointed that I made an outdoor reservation but when I showed up, they were not able to honor this because they had given all of the outdoor tables away. They had basically no system in place for waiting for tables either. The waitress forgot to put in half of our party's drink orders so they waited for 20+ minutes (had already even received appetizers) before she came back and realized her mistake. Not very impressed.

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vipJodiS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The waitress got the order wrong even after coming back to confirm. She never stopped back to ask how our meal was for us to even correct the order. We weren’t asked if we wanted another round of drinks. The restaurant was barely busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster enchiladas were my hands down favorite! Great ambience, food and drinks.

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ronaldB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Had to wait even with a reservation but food was good,manager was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and the best nachos! Our server was amazing and the environment was very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Not too good. Service was awful. Seated 3 of us at a table meant for 2. Waited 15 mins for a server and water. Server spoke to us without a mask. All of our food did not fit on the table so we had to hold some things in our laps and waited for another table. This made the food less enjoyable, of course. I doubt I’ll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely. They had options for indoor and outdoor because it had just opened. We had mimosas for breakfast and came back later for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Came as a small get together for our birthdays, we came as a group of 3 (made the reservation with open table) and were seated in a back corner at a round table for two... (first red flag) eventually got moved to another table closer to the bar where three can have room to eat. 7:30pm. Didn’t get any service almost 20 mins in until the manager (we think it was) pointed us out to staff. (Second red flag)

drink orders and food orders were taken, finally got some water (had 3 different people ask us if we needed water and nobody brought us any)..... this was the third red flag. We got our drinks and waited its now an hour since we had been seated and had to flag one of the bartenders down (there were 4 servers hanging out by the hostess stand at this point), turns out our food order was never put in.... at this point i wish we could have got up and left, but it being pretty late on a week night we weren’t sure what was still open so we stayed and re-ordered the food.

The bartender who ended up taking care of us tried their best to make it right and discounted our meal, but whoever the original server was offered no apology and acted as if nothing had happened. WE WILL NOT BE GOING BACK after such a miserable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey was mad at first, had a few drinks and cheered up!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamal and Jamela are the best

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TyneshiaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Bad service but it was a holiday weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food, but terrible management of restaurant. They were understaffed and messed up 3 of 5 items ordered. It made it terribly hard on the server who was visibly frustrated and trying to make the best of a bad situation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food!

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vipbobski
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bar was backed up, but the server and manager were so apologetic and professional we didn’t mind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Rice was not fully cooked on two attempts when we sent the first serving out. The waitress was very impatient with us when we had questions about the menu as it was our first time there. She forgot to bring out multiple dishes and told us that she would give us a discount because of her mistakes and never did. Over all, it was a big "MEH" to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love it 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow , our server was not knowledgeable of the menu and could not offer any suggestions. Food was not very good. Also they ran out of champagne so we did not get to enjoy our “bottomless mimosas” as advertised.

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KendrickG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This was the worst taco place I’ve ever eaten at especially for the price. They food was tasteless, guacamole taste like paste, the rice tasted nothing like authentic Mexican rice, and just overall trash. They couldn’t even make drinks right I constantly sent my drink back due to no flavor and completely watered down. The server was doing everything he could to accommodate us but for us to spend $160 on that garbage which we we’re told our bill was cut in half was not worth it at all. So that l meant our bill was over $200 hell We could have gone to chipotle and got better quality tacos for much cheaper and been happy.

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MrPhil
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! Jamal is 5 star worthy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great and the pricing was worth it. Taco meals came with 2 side options and they were large! The street corn was amazing! Also with co vid you never know what you’re going to get with the bill, but thankfully our waiter perfectly split our checks and remembered who shared what pitchers, which to me is the most important part of going out! A great meal can be ruined by the stressful math problems you have to do, after margaritas, with 5 people.

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vipLauram
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The happy hour is an incredible deal for the area. Chips & quac and margs are all great. Would recommend for happy hour.

VG
VanessaGoodar
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with my teenager

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We read some decent reviews before making reservations during our trip to Chicago - I was craving queso (something apparently you cannot find easily in Chicago!). We got there and were seated right inside the opened door which was fine, however stinking that time of night from sewage. Then we waited for about 8 min before someone came and got a drink order from us - I’m all about prompt service! We got a drink and app and left for another spot for dinner. Maybe it was a bad night, but so many people standing around that could have taken a drink order and notta!

KB
KaylaB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little spot to come and relax with friends and have good drinks and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love and miss Jamal!!!

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Tracie
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing food! Portions on the smaller size but still good. Service is great! A really nice spot to eat and have drinks. I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud! If you sit outside be prepared for dogs to be in your eating area as they have dog water bowl out. Service was blah and our waitress was not attentive. Mediocre tacos.

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vipAndrewL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, safe and sanitized environment, waiters suggestions were awesome, and the food was great!!! Very fast too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It took a while for someone to Greet us. I believe it was because the host was not very communicative with the bartender/server.The bartender was very good. The food was very good as well. I definitely enjoyed my cocktail in the pineapple. The food taste fresh which is a plus.I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience, would definitely come back. Food was great and service was even better.

VB
VinodB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Server didn’t pay attention to our order. The veggie taco was gross. Horrible experience. I enjoy coming here but this time it sucked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Jay was terrific! We highly recommend!

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Krissy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience as usual. I love Pink Taco!

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vipMonicaT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Drinks were bad, servers were really nice but super slow in an empty restaurant.

FAQs

Pink Taco - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Pink Taco - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 212-5566.

Pink Taco - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 263 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.