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El Taco Azteca, Chicago, IL

El Taco Azteca

3.1
3.1
8 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Based on traditional Mexican gastronomy with an innovative touch to create a new concept in flavors and atmosphere to satisfy your senses

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (773) 247-1103

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Garcia

  • Catering

    Catering is offered year-round and special menus are offered for the holiday season. We accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions, upon request. Please visit our website for information ElTacoAztecaPilsen.com or you can email us to request a quote, an updated menu, or more information: eltacoaztecapilsen@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is available for rent during closed hours which are all day Monday and weekday mornings before 10 am. We offer an open bar service for all events. Please email us for more information or to book our restaurant space for your next event: eltacoaztecapilsen@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Pilsen

  • Cross street

    Cermak & S Leavitt St

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

Menu

Delivery Fee: $5 | Delivery Minimum: $15

Ensaladas

  • Ensalada Azteca$7.35

    Kale, Romaine lettuce, beans, cherry tomatoes, Carrots, fresh corn, peanuts, homemade Serrano lemon dressing, and crispy tortilla strips

    • Corn Salad$7.35

      Kale, Romaine lettuce, fresh corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers and garlic Parmesan cheese dressing and crispy tortilla strips

      • Steak Salad$11.03

        Ribeye steak, Mix Greens, red onions, roasted corn, cherry tomato, strawberries, panela cheese and tamarind chipotle dressing

        Appetizers

        • Guacamole Verde$5.78

          Avocado, green Pico de Gallo, fresh cheese and chile pasilla oil

          • Guacamole de Esquite$5.78

            Avocado, fresh corn stew, green sauce and cotija cheese

            • Guacamole Tradicional$5.78

              Avocado, Pico de Gallo, smoky guajillo sauce

              • Queso Empanizado$7.61

                Breaded cheese, grilled Panela cheese, homemade green and red molcajete sauce, arugula salad, comes with homemade tortillas

                • Queso Fundido con Chorizo$7.61

                  Melted cheese, chorizo stew served with Mexican avocado chimichurri (comes with homemade flour tortillas)

                  • Cheesy Chicken$7.35

                    Melted cheese, roasted chicken with vegetables, smoky guajillo salsa (comes with homemade flour tortillas)

                    • Flautas de Pollo$7.35

                      3 crispy rolled tortillas, Puebla style chicken tinga, avocado salsa, cheese, sour cream and pasilla slaw

                      • Empanadas de Camaron$7.35

                        2 Tiger shrimp stew, avocado chimichurri, arugula salad and guajillo oil

                        • Ceviche de Mariscos$7.35

                          Tiger shrimp, Fish, cooked with citrus juices mixed with vegetables and fruits (comes with chips)

                          Side

                          • Mexican Rice$2.10

                            • Refried Beans$2.10

                              • Vegetables Ala Parrilla$5.78

                                Grilled fresh veggie marinated with fresh ingredients

                                • Elote$3.67

                                  Street corn with a tangy creamy sauce, Cojita cheese and Mexican ground chili

                                  • Frijoles Charros$5.78

                                    Pinto beans soup, served with bacon, tomatoes, peppers Mexican Sausage

                                    Tortas

                                    All comes with french fries

                                    • Lomo$7.88

                                      Grilled Ribeye served with black beans sauce, panela cheese, arugula salad and chiles toreados

                                      • Pollo$7.88

                                        Grilled chicken thigh served with red bell peppers escabeche, panela cheese, serrano cilantro pesto

                                        • Queso Panela$7.88

                                          Avocado, black beans Sauce, Jalapeno tartar, Panela Cheese and arugula salad

                                          • Torta de Salmon$11.03

                                            Grilled salmon, smoked tamarind chipotle BBQ, avocado mayonnaise, Panela cheese, arugula salad

                                            Tacos

                                            • 2 Asada$7.35

                                              Grilled ribeye marinated with tequila lime, served with spring salad and green molcajete sauce

                                              • 2 Cecina$7.88

                                                Thinly sliced and cured grilled steak served with cactus salad and smoked guajillo sauce

                                                • 2 Lengua$7.35

                                                  Beef tongue marinated with chile pasilla served with frisee salad and sauce green

                                                  • 2 Al Pastor$7.35

                                                    Marinated pork, served with salsa de chile de arbol and pineapple Pico de Gallo

                                                    • 2 Cochinita Pibil$7.35

                                                      Yucatan style pulled pork, Served with habanero salsa and pickled red onion

                                                      • 2 Arabe$7.35

                                                        Grilled Puebla style lebanese influenced taco with marinated pork and chipotle salsa served on a homemade flour tortilla

                                                        • 2 Pollo en Mole Poblano$7.35

                                                          Grilled Chicken thigh served with Puebla style mole sauce and sesame seed

                                                          • 2 Tinga Poblana$7.35

                                                            Stew of shredded chicken in tomato chipotle sauce served with cheese and avocado slaw

                                                            • 2 Pescado$7.88

                                                              Beer batter Tilapia Fillet. Sriracha Tarta sauce, Smoked Red Cabbage, avocado and sesame seeds

                                                              • 2 Salmon Veraniega$7.88

                                                                Grilled Salmon served with tomatillo mango sauce and green salad

                                                                • 2 Camaron al Pastor$7.88

                                                                  Marinated tiger shrimp served with rice and creamy pineapple tomatillo sauce

                                                                  • 2 Rajas Poblanas$7.35

                                                                    Stew of rajas, roasted poblano pepper, Spanish onions, sour cream, Cheese and black bean sauce

                                                                    • 2 Hongos en Mole Rojo$7.35

                                                                      Stew of market mushrooms with guajillo sauce served with panela cheese, black beans sauce and arugula salad

                                                                      • 2 Aguacate Frito$7.35

                                                                        Fried avocado served with black beans sauce, green salad, Pico de Gallo, habanero sauce, sour cream and cheese

                                                                        Beverage

                                                                        Mexican Coca Cola All Beverage

                                                                        • Sprite$2.62

                                                                          • Jarrito$2.62

                                                                            • Sangria$2.62

                                                                              • Topo Chico$2.62

                                                                                • Cafe de la Olla$2.62

                                                                                  • Chocolate Abuelita$2.62

                                                                                    • Jugo de Naranja Fresco$4.72

                                                                                      • Aguas Frescas$3.15

                                                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                        What 8 people are saying

                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                        3.1
                                                                                        3.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                                        • 3.3Food
                                                                                        • 3.2Service
                                                                                        • 3.3Ambience
                                                                                        • 3.3Value

                                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                                        1. DK

                                                                                          DavidK

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                          overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                                          Fun and creative Mexican food. Service needs improvement.

                                                                                        2. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                          Came for reservation, stood for 30 minutes and no one spoke to us so we left

                                                                                        3. MG

                                                                                          MauriceG

                                                                                          Memphis/West TN

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                          overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                                          Service was slow. It was seven of us and only four got their food. When we got our food, it was cold. The chips tasted like they had been out for a very long time. It was a packed house and only two people in the kitchen and two waiters. I won’t be back.

                                                                                        4. JL

                                                                                          JohnL

                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                          overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                          The chips served as we sat were stale and we had to ask for freshly cooked ones. The guacamole we ordered more more along the lines of pico de gallo and we didn’t see any of the jalapeños or cactus that was mentioned in the recipe on the menu. We were the only diners in the place at 7pm and they were “sold out” of the famous Coca-Cola tacos. Lastly, neither bathroom had paper towels. We had high hopes for this restaurant but were disappointed.

                                                                                        5. H

                                                                                          Harley

                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                          overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                                          Place was nice, with a nice ambiance. But the food was bad, I’m mean really bad. No flavor, no seasoning. It taste and smelled like the boiled the steak. The corn even tasted plain. The waitress was nice.

                                                                                        6. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                          Food was absolutely terrible the restaurants smells like mold I would not recommend at all

                                                                                        7. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                          Food was ok but if I never eat there again I’ll be fine

                                                                                        8. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2021

                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                          They were closed.

                                                                                          El Taco AztecaResponded on August 4, 2021

                                                                                          Whoops I hope you give us another chance someday! -Ob

                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                          • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                          • Contactless payment available
                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                          • Staff is vaccinated
                                                                                          • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                        You can order delivery directly from El Taco Azteca using the Order Online button. El Taco Azteca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 247-1103.

                                                                                        El Taco Azteca is rated 3.1 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                        Google Map for El Taco Azteca

                                                                                        2151 W Cermak Rd Chicago, IL 60608

                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                          Cermak & S Leavitt St

                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                          Pilsen

                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                          Tue–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                          Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegan

                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                          None

                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                          AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                        • Owned/operated by

                                                                                          Latinx or Hispanic, Women

                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                          Carlos Garcia

                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                          Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                          (773) 247-1103

                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                          Catering is offered year-round and special menus are offered for the holiday season. We accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions, upon request. Please visit our website for information ElTacoAztecaPilsen.com or you can email us to request a quote, an updated menu, or more information: eltacoaztecapilsen@gmail.com

                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                          The restaurant is available for rent during closed hours which are all day Monday and weekday mornings before 10 am. We offer an open bar service for all events. Please email us for more information or to book our restaurant space for your next event: eltacoaztecapilsen@gmail.com

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