Taqueria El Tapatio: One of the best tacos served in Chicago

Avocado tacos and horchata. Photo Credit: Guadalupe Landa

By Guadalupe Landa ’20

Taqueria El Tapatio is a mexican restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, the restaurant serves vegetarian food. The restaurant contains delightful employees, delicious food, and decent decor.

When I entered the restaurant, I was instantly greeted by an employee. The employee had a big, bright smile on her face and said, “hello.” The employee then guided me to a table of my choosing. The employee made small talk with me. I love how the employee was so nice and had a conversation with me while my family chose what to eat.
Not only was the employee amazing but so was the food. While I was waiting for my food, I ate chips with salsa, which were tasty. The chips were fresh and the salsa was spicy but not too spicy to the point where I have to immediately drink water after. I ordered avocado tacos that contained avocado with other ingredients like lettuce and tomatoes. The other ingredients are extra ingredients that I added to add some more flavor into the tacos. The tacos were delicious! They were one of the best tacos I had. Also, I ordered a horchata that was sweet but not too sweet. The horchata plus the tacos were delicious. I would go back and order it again.

The decor of the restaurant was decent. The restaurant has a wall that is figured to look like a house in Mexico; it makes you feel like you are in Mexico. Throughout the restaurant, there are pictures of landscapes, dancers, and other objects from Mexico. Also, there are plants distributed around the whole restaurant. I think that there should have been more than just a wall and pictures that give the Mexican style.   

Some people would say that the service in El Taqueria Tapatio was terrible, but I disagree because when I went the service was marvelous! The employee was kind and patient throughout the my time there. I would recommend El Taqueria Tapatio to anyone who wants great service and Mexican food.

  • Address: 4238 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL 60639
  • Phone Number: 773 278-1468
  • Hours: Monday through  Friday 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m.- 12 a.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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