Spicy and savory: 15 mighty independent Mexican restaurants to try in Lincoln Park

by Carrie Bradon | Oct. 17, 2017, 8:36am |

Few cuisines are as widely loved as Mexican food in the U.S. In fact, it is the third most popular cuisine in the entire country, and even passed the hamburger by one place in 2014. 

Much of what we consider to be Mexican food in America was not introduced to our country until the 1920s, when refugees from Mexico began immigrating to America. Since then, tacos, burritos, fajitas and enchiladas have become staples of the American diet, despite being from below the border.

Although we are north of the border, that’s no reason to miss out on well-loved Mexican dishes. Here are 15 mighty Mexican restaurants in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.

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Mayan Palace Mexican Cuisine
2703 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL , 60614
(773) 935-4200
This spot is a delight to the senses, not to mention easy on your wallet with generous portions and great prices.

Allende Restaurant
2408 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 477-7114
Allende is a very affordable and authentic dining experience. Customers speak highly of all items on the menu at this restaurant.

Taco Joint
1969 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 951-2457
Taco Joint's dishes are sure to make your mouth water. Colorful creations at this restaurant are fresh and fun.

La Diosa
2308 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 372-5559
La Diosa was opened by blind chef, Laura Martinez, who has been recognized in a number of publications. You have to taste it to believe it when it comes to how good the food here is.

Taco Burrito Palace #2 
2459 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-0740
This taco palace offers great flavor and excellent value for those looking to fill up on Mexican cuisine at a casual establishment.

Los 3 Panchos
1155 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 935-3198
This local spot has repeatedly won the praise of customers who claim it is the most delicious Mexican restaurant around.

Holy Taco!
953 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-0844
This taco shop may have a simple menu, but its options are tasty no matter what you choose, whether it's a taco, quesadilla or burrito.

Papacito’s Mexican Grille
2960 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago IL 60657
(773) 327-5240
Papacito's is a family-run restaurant that offers customers an authentic taste of Mexican cuisine.

Cocina TARASCAS Mexican Restaurant
2585 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-2595
TARASCAS' brightly colored dishes delight customers who appreciate well-seasoned Mexican meals.

Las Fuentes Restaurant
2558 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 935-2004
Las Fuentes serves delicious and beautiful creations, using the colors of the ingredients to delight the senses.

Angela’s Burrito Style
2556 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-3901
Angela's is a casual but tasty restaurant which is perfect for your next family night out or for a party.

Fiesta Mexicana Lincoln Park
2423 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-4144
This restaurant in Lincoln Park has been providing Mexican cuisine to Chicago since 1979 and has kept customers coming back.

El Presidente Restaurant
2558 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-7938
El Presidente specializes in burritos and tacos served 24 hours a day. You may expect to find soup here, but it is sure to please.

Flat & Point
2300 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Flat & Point will delight foodies with its pork belly, pineapple and cilantro tacos and its other creative combinations.

Taco & Burrito Express
2540 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-8867
Taco & Burrito Express is loved for its loaded burritos that leave customers satisfied.

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