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Taco Joint - Lincoln Park - Permanently Closed

4.7
4.7
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
With a bustling location in Lincoln Park and another in River North, Taco Joint brings the different flavors found throughout the streets and marketplaces of Mexico to Chicago. The menu includes a selection of tacos made with braised and grilled meats, housemade salsas and handmade tortillas including; Barbacoa from Central Mexico, Cochinita Pibil from Yucatan and Carnitas from Jalisco. Other street fare includes flautas, tortas, tamales and quesadillas. The cantina features a variety of specialty margaritas and cocktails, Mexican and craft beers plus Chicago's first tequila cages. The interior combines natural wood accents and iron along with colorful distressed walls and murals to give you the feel of a small town in Mexico nestled in the hustle and bustle of Chicago.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-11:00 am-10:00pm Tuesday-11:00am- 10:00pm Wednesday-11:00 am-10:00 pm Thursday -11:00 am-11:00pm Friday 11:00-12:00 am Saturday 11:00-12:00 am Sunday 11:00-10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 951-2457

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Torres

  • Private party contact

    Julie L. Anderson: (312) 460-3200

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. A

    Amanda

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Al pastor tacos were really good. Liked the option of taco dinner. The spicy strawberry margarita had a weird flavor and wasn't spicy. Overall food was good for the price.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Nothing else need be said!
  3. E

    Elizabeth

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered drinks, guac and tacos, all very good. Chili Mango Margarita was delicious, just enough spice to know it’s there without being overwhelming.
  4. EC

    EllenC

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Love the tacos and the margaritas here. Usually have pretty good margarita deals on Thursdays. Love the baja fish tacos. I will say it is a little expensive but I still love the food!
  5. SL

    SuzanneL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    There were a group of girls shouting and laughing so loud I could not hear or speak to my husband. Our neighboring tables were also unimpressed and said they couldn’t hear each other either. I ordered fajitas and the steak was not good, too chewy and no sour cream sauce. The staff were very nice and provided a great service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was subpar, especially for Lincoln Park, and Chicago standards. Cute venue though. A bit loud. Drinks were good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute atmosphere and great food!
  8. AP

    AneeshaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Great service, food was mediocre. I use to visit the Ontario location and the food was much fresher. The corn was really bad. I will not order that again. The drinks were amazing. Over all visit was average, but the waiter made the visit worth it!
  9. H

    Htlearth1

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent Mother’s Day there for lunch and everything we had was absolutely delicious! From the salsa and guacamole to the Mexican street corn to the variety of tacos, everything tasted delicious. We will definitely be back!
  10. O

    Outlier89

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great tasty food and reasonably priced. Atmosphere was fun yet intimate. Service and beer selection could be improved. Often times it was hard to find our server, and it would be nice if there were more Latino beer options.
  11. P

    Patrick

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service! I'd come back just for the people.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back. The steak fajitas....OMG. Chili margaritas, outstanding!
  13. DB

    DeannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food, great staff, perfect atmosphere. Loved that food was not over priced. Cant wait to come back
  14. SG

    SteakGyrl

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This place was delicious as far as the tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, and their chips/dip dish! The service was ok...they were very busy. But once they got to us it was good. Our drinks weren’t that good. Others at our table stated they were. I’d go again and recommend definitely. Parking wasn’t adequate either. But spot hero was great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    Terrific service. Spicy salsa and tacos. Tall, tasty margaritas. Dimly lit, cozy interior.
  17. LB

    LauraB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We went to Taco Joint before a show at Park West. We had 6 in our party - 4 high school students. Their basic sauce is very spicy. The waitress did not give us a warning on how spicy it was or that there is a mild option available. Two people could only eat a small portion of their food before the spice became too over powering. I personally love spicy food so I enjoyed it, I do think a warning should be given by the waitress or at least the option of a mild sauce should be mentioned. The restaurant is VERY loud. We had an incredibly noisy group behind us. I couldn't hear the people at my own table. We will not return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Thought we had a reservation we had to wait in order to get a table in the main dining area. Food came out extremely quick and drinks were yummy. Would definitely go again but not on a Friday night. It was extremely busy and was hard to talk with my friends
  19. a

    amaliah

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall food was great. Not a fan on their regular salsa but the corn queso dip and guacamole made up for it. Al pastor taco was fantastic, barbacolla taco was too spicy for me, my mouth wad burning! Overall good experience, will be back.
  20. PM

    PriM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  21. CJ

    CityJoelle

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very casual but lively spot. The food is a great value and tasty. Our server was outstanding. Would recommend but make sure you have a reservation or else you will be waiting for a table.
  22. BW

    BigWhopper

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My favorite consistent spot in the city. Always great food, and for a very reasonable price. Only areas of improvement for the restaurant is they should have a better beer menu, and their service can be spotty.
  23. MP

    MarlenP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it, we will definitely be back. They were not only fast, but super nice and we had an amazing dinner for two under 50 dlls
  24. LC

    LivinintheCity

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Happy Hour was a fabulous deal!!! Food is reasonably priced to begin with, but great deal at happy hour! Drinks also!!! Highly recommend!!!!!
  25. MH

    MalloryH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tacos and margaritas! One of my favorite Mexican places in the area!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome the food was awesome! And the margaritas were really good!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute place located a few minutes away from DePaul’s Lincoln park campus. It wasn’t crowded for a Tuesday night. The food came at a decent pace and was quite good! The El Pastor tacos were delicious as well as the guacamole!! I definitely will be coming back again.
  28. B

    Bari

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We had great chicken tinga tacos, but the sides were just ok. The rice was bland and the street corn was a little overwhelming with too much of whatever the spices were. Our server wasn't very attentive and we had to track her down both to order and to pay. But I would for sure go back and get the tacos again! Plus the prices were really reasonable.
  29. J

    Jbon215

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    A very robust crowd for a 7:30 reservation for which we were seated early (which was great). Not Taco Joints fault, this place caters to all, and some patrons were just too enthusiastic for the space.
  30. a

    ad805

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taco Joint was awesome as always! We were in on a busy Friday night, and the hostess could you have been more accommodating. We didn't sit at the bar like we normally do, but the service was just as excellent at the table! Despite being really busy everything was incredibly fast, fresh, and delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in town for a reason!! Thanks guys
  31. CC

    CharmCityEater

    Philadelphia

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Taco Joint is a great place for authentic Mexican. It's a very young, very loud crowd and most seats are backless stools. I'll go back, just likely not on a Saturday night!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was so friendly, and service was so fast! Food was amazing. Only downfall was chemically smell from kitchen, at least we knew everything was super clean! Will ask to sit further from kitchen door next time.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always amazing!
  34. w

    wxynot

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Taco Joint is amazing! The bartender will make you a jalapeno margarita if you ask (and you should) - tacos are delicious, atmosphere is great. Wish they didn't allow people to bring kids in here....
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best taco place in Chicago hands down. Service is great and so is the grapefruit margarita. Definitely worth going to
  36. m

    musiclover

    Indiana

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, the service was great, and the value was outstanding!
  37. JO

    JackOfNoTrade

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was fine.
  38. D

    Drumr3

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service...well made drinks and reasonable prices.....go and enjoy!
  39. CF

    ChiFoodie

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Baja fish tacos are delicious. Reason I would not recommend to a friend is it is too noisy to have a discussion. Realize that's probably due to the construction configuration but regardless, it's an issue.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Always great food. Always great service. Wonderful cocktails. Just sometimes a bit loud.

FAQs

Taco Joint - Lincoln Park - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 951-2457.

Taco Joint - Lincoln Park - Permanently Closed is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-11:00 am-10:00pm Tuesday-11:00am- 10:00pm Wednesday-11:00 am-10:00 pm Thursday -11:00 am-11:00pm Friday 11:00-12:00 am Saturday 11:00-12:00 am Sunday 11:00-10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Torres

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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