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L'Patron Tacos

L'Patron Tacos

Taco Restaurant and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Logan Square, Chicago
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    Andy S.
    "Carne asada & al pastor tacos are dynamite."(6 Tips)
    Jaime H.
    "The gringo is also amazing..carne Asada on homemade tortillas."(4 Tips)
    Heather F.
    "Perfect horchata & carne asada burrito."(5 Tips)
    Derek W.
    "Steak tacos are the best here, at a great value."(4 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • gringo
  • horchata
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  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 11, 2016
    Hipsters swear by this spot and they’re very serious about its perfectly seasoned steak. You can try the taco straight up with some chopped onions or throw on some creamy Chihuahua cheese. Read more
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    Peter McQueenMarch 15, 2015
    There's a lot to like but you can't go wrong with a carne asada burrito. If you're getting a taco make sure to ask for the homemade tortilla. My favorite is the fish taco. And don't forget the salsa!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Carne asada and fried tilapia are cooked to perfection. Vegetarian burrito fillings vary daily, everything from sweet potatoes to garlic roasted corn, in addition to a poblano rajas option. Read more
  • Zak H.heart icon on user image
    Zak HillJune 1, 2017
    Tacos al pastor (along with the other three kinds we tried) were excellent! The food is inexpensive and high quality and the staff was super friendly and attentive. Definitely returning here
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    M GonzalezMarch 3, 2018
    Shrimp taco was good, chicken tacos were a little on the dry side, but the salsa was flavorful enough to make up for it. Not the best I’ve ever had but definitely worth trying & good for the price.
  • Tessamaria C.heart icon on user image
    Tessamaria CrumpAugust 16, 2015
    All the tacos are amazing. Best steak tacos I've ever had. Big juicy chunks of steak. Tried lengua for the first time and loved it. The tacos al pastor are fucking killer. These tacos are juicy.
  • Ruby A.
    Red salsa is much spicier 🌶️ than green salsa. Both delicious 😋 Cash only. Big bag of chips that came with guac could have fed a family of four
  • Jen M.heart icon on user image
    Jen Marquez GinnJune 29, 2015
    Best tacos I have ever had in the city, bar none. Great vegetarian options. Horchata is to die for. Guacamole is on point. Order everything. You'll hurt, but it'll be worth it.
  • Kryzco O.heart icon on user image
    Kryzco OakleyDecember 5, 2014
    The steak is something to tell your friends about and the affordable prices. Plus they serve elotes! Everyone I took there <3d it and I'm sure you will too! Worth every penny and the line was not bad
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedApril 15, 2016
    This taco spot is run by a guy who used to work at Frontera Grill. They do a few tortas and burritos, but their tacos are super solid. The fish tacos are easily the best in town. Read more
  • Andy S.heart icon on user image
    Andy SwindlerJuly 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Carne asada & al pastor tacos are dynamite. Be sure to order the homemade tortillas!
  • Angie O.heart icon on user image
    Angie OsmanskiJune 24, 2015
    Delicious authentic food at great prices! Love the guacamole, carna asada burrito is very good quality 1/2 is plenty but I couldn't stop eatin because it was SO good!
  • Madeline G.heart icon on user image
    Madeline GullettMarch 8, 2016
    Greasy, unhealthy Mexican food. But they were really accommodating by making sure my burrito was dairy free! My vegan pepper burrito was so yummy! Super casual
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 14, 2013
    The carne asada is extra beefy but surprisingly greaseless. It stands out as something of an instant classic, and a serious contender for best in the city.
  • Jaime H.heart icon on user image
    Jaime HWJanuary 3, 2015
    Go for the shrimp tacos. Lightly beer battered with roasted Serrano and creamy slaw. The gringo is also amazing..carne Asada on homemade tortillas.
  • Chris A.heart icon on user image
    Chris AlgerJune 28, 2016
    Elote is a must! Guacamole so so good. Never had a bad dish. Be prepared to wait in line - we had to wait about 30 minutes total time.
  • Heather F.heart icon on user image
    Heather FolsomDecember 2, 2014
    Fish taco is a little spicy but delicious if you like that sort of thing! Perfect horchata & carne asada burrito.
  • Kellen T.heart icon on user image
    Kellen TerrettAugust 10, 2014
    Ignore what people say about the environment. The place is a must try if you love great tacos, burritos, and tasty food.
  • Manoj A.heart icon on user image
    Manoj AmbalavananNovember 23, 2021
    Most of the tacos are really solid and more authentic in style. Well packed with meat, 3 was the perfect amount - oh and cash only!
  • Paul C.
    Paul CJanuary 17, 2013
    Best Al Pastor (marinated pork) I ever had and the Agua de Pepino is like glass of summertime.
  • Alvaro G.heart icon on user image
    Alvaro GFebruary 20, 2014
    Great fish tacos, vegetarian options on all entries. Great value and awesome food. Cash only.
  • Lance H.heart icon on user image
    Lance HAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Seriously some of the best tacos I've ever had. Get the pork taco with a side of elote (the most delicious corn in all the land!)
  • Jillheart icon on user image
    JillJuly 6, 2015
    This place is delicious!! Amazing seasonings, freshly prepared! Too good not to try at least 100 times! And BYOB!
  • Orianaheart icon on user image
    OrianaOctober 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good lord you can't go wrong. The tacos and burritos are so heavenly it will bring tears of joy to your eyes.
  • Steven V.heart icon on user image
    Steven VanceAugust 26, 2013
    The burritos have fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and large cuts of steak. This is almost unheard of for a $5.50 burrito and taquerias in Chicago.
  • Steph H.heart icon on user image
    Steph HAugust 13, 2015
    Order the Poblano Rajas taco! Super savory, thought it was better than the fish taco and Al Pastor taco.
  • Lindsey W.heart icon on user image
    Lindsey WoodyAugust 4, 2013
    Cash only. Pescado & Pastor tacos were really yummy, & so was the guacamole. Will definitely be back for more!
  • Cristina B.heart icon on user image
    Cristina BarrosoJuly 15, 2013
    Fish Tacos were ok, the other tacos not so great ( al pastor, pollo). Carne adada was pretty decent. I don't think of this place as the most authentic, but when you're hungry everything is good.
  • P S.heart icon on user image
    P SNovember 26, 2017
    Everything. But burritos are the bomb. Try half al pastor half chorizo.
    ISAACJune 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • Matthew L.heart icon on user image
    Matthew LosekeJune 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I agree with Chad B. the fish tacos are great. If you're feeling a burrito try the chorizo, it will not disappoint.
  • Zack G.heart icon on user image
    Zack GilbertSeptember 8, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burritos in Chicago. Normally cash only, but there’s an atm on site.
  • Matt S.heart icon on user image
    Matt SilvermanDecember 27, 2015
    Al pastor taco is the way to go.
  • Suigli G.heart icon on user image
    Suigli GonzalezFebruary 3, 2013
    So much negativity.... who cares about the walls or the light!!!anyways the food is delicious. I highly recommend it ☺
  • Omar R.heart icon on user image
    Omar RodriguezNovember 25, 2019
    39cent for cup of whater now. What😳😳😳😳😳😳😰you. Kidding The food is ok is the great what used to be think about now to go
  • Derek W.heart icon on user image
    Derek WendtAugust 11, 2014
    Steak tacos are the best here, at a great value. Look out for special tacos!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BlattMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The tacos are fresh and amazing and the new additional space is fantastic!
  • Virginia T.heart icon on user image
    Virginia ThomasJuly 12, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Carne Asada Burrito In the City. Yup, I said it. CASH ONLY.
  • Winstonheart icon on user image
    WinstonOctober 13, 2018
    Best steak tacos and burritos I've ever had. Bring cash.
  • Francisco P.heart icon on user image
    Francisco PerezOctober 18, 2018
    Burrito with beef tongue. Stop making a face. Try it you'll like it.
  • Sandeep P.
    Sandeep ParuchuriAugust 10, 2018
    Authentic AF, be prepared to pay cash and smell like tacos after. Worth it.
  • Cynthia C.heart icon on user image
    Cynthia ColinSeptember 2, 2015
    Try not to come when it's busy, last few times I've gotten my steak a little toooo well done. Still yummy though!
  • Matthew M.heart icon on user image
    Matthew MalecJune 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong here, but the carne asada is what you want.
  • Matty H.heart icon on user image
    Matty HerzbergAugust 7, 2014
    Veggie burrito and fish tacos are great!
  • Doug S.heart icon on user image
    Doug SteinbeckDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Carne asada torta was very tasty. Will be going back to try other items.
  • Loren G.heart icon on user image
    Loren GeorgeAugust 22, 2014
    Mix the cantaloupe drink with the horchata 50/50 trust me. Its called "The Lorenzo".
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MeyerMarch 30, 2013
    Go for the fish tacos. They are the best.
  • Ryan L.heart icon on user image
    Ryan LynchJanuary 19, 2014
    Ask for the hand made tortillas. They're extra thick and seriously good.
  • Alex P.heart icon on user image
    Alex PyatetskyJuly 26, 2018
    Decent neighborhood spot, but not worthy of the rave reviews here. girls upfront are very nice, but flavors are nothing special and meat often over done. Guac is good.
  • Jenna T.
    Jenna TAugust 17, 2013
    Ask for the homemade tortillas.
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