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Flaco's Tacos

Flaco's Tacos

Taco Place$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
  • Michael H.
    "Chicken pozole verde is great too—perfect for a rainy day"(3 Tips)
    Manik R.
    "I don't like Mexican food and I love Flaco's."(3 Tips)
    Rich S.
    "One of the best tamales I had ever!"(5 Tips)
    Brandan O.
    "I usually go for the daily special and I recommend you do the same!"(3 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • chicken pozole verde
  • margaritas
  • flaco
  • daily specials
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  • Madeline G.
    Madeline GullettAugust 18, 2014
    Tacos! Or course. They also have margaritas and vegan desserts. I absolutely love Flaco's tacos, they have great food and it's pretty cheap too! Right off the Chicago red line stop
  • Lainey C.
    Lainey CanevaroDecember 30, 2014
    Be on the lookout for their tacos of the week. Also, if you are a regular, sign up for their Flacos Fanaticos loyalty program and get $10 for every 100 points.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WakimMarch 8, 2015
    The best quick Mexican meal in the MagMile area. The chicken pozole is recommended. For those in your family who don't care for Mexican, there is a Jimmy John's next door.
  • Jeannie
    JeannieDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The taco specials are on point. I'm having the Ancho chicken one right now that is super good, and I had a barbacoa one a few weeks ago that I may have legit cried about
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SSeptember 29, 2013
    Vegetable flaco bowl was incredible. The food was inexpensive, delicious and dare I say better than the likes of Moe's, Chipotle, and Qdoba.
  • Jeri A.
    Jeri ArizonaApril 10, 2012
    There is a chiropractor and massage therapist that work down stairs so be mindful when you move chairs and tables around. I can be seriously noisy downstairs.
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle T.August 21, 2013
    I've eaten here several times recently and the steak seems to be dry both here and the Printer's Row location. The chicken is fine though. Sad to see the quesadillas don't come with vegetables.
  • Heather W.
    Heather WilliamsJanuary 23, 2015
    The steak and chicken tacos are both delicious. They're one of my favorite places for tacos!
  • Ade Z.
    Ade ZambranoJune 29, 2011
    The small quesadillas are perfect size! Comes with sour cream and two spicy sauces! Great food. Made fresh! Gonna miss this place!
  • Ann S.
    Ann SSeptember 4
    Good dive Mexican place with reasonably priced drinks. Hibiscus margarita was yummy.
  • Paul
    PaulJune 5, 2014
    Everything on the menu is great. The daily specials are the way to go.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HulburtOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best al pastor tacos I've ever had. Chicken pozole verde is great too—perfect for a rainy day
  • Jeff
    JeffDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Mini burritos are really great! Mix up your choices between 3! All tasty!
  • Nick S.
    Nick StumposMay 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tamales are awesome! As is the guacamole. Go on Sundays for $2 dos xx lager
  • Manik R.
    Manik RatheeJune 7, 2012
    I don't like Mexican food and I love Flaco's. Give em a shot - you won't be disappointed.
  • Jeff
    JeffMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Service has good down hill recently. Waited a long time for a to go order. Remember you can't call it "steak quesadillas" if there's barely any steak in it!
  • Kate A.
    Kate AleksandrovaAugust 9, 2014
    If you happen to be there , don't leave without trying those fish tacos !
  • Rich S.
    Rich SantanaSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best mexican I've had in a long time. One of the best tamales I had ever!
  • Steph
    StephAugust 7, 2014
    Definitely get chips with your meal. They're awesome
  • Beck-Beck
    Beck-BeckJuly 21, 2012
    Shrimp Tacos are good...but make sure to ask for sour cream or guac because they are hella dry
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MendozaMarch 22, 2011
    A little expensive (similar to Chipotle), but definitely something to check out! Mmm... Cream cheese in burritos...
  • Dustin M.
    Dustin McQuaryApril 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Veggie nachos are the best value on the menu. Gigantic portion for only $6.95.
  • Brandan O.
    Brandan OrtegaMarch 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I usually go for the daily special and I recommend you do the same!
  • Michael I.
    Michael IvanovJanuary 20, 2013
    I like the burrito and quesadillas here. Pretty good.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerSeptember 17
    Perfect Friday lunches: tacos and margs
  • David
    DavidOctober 7, 2012
    Love how I bought $45 worth of food and the waitress counts how many cokes we took like we were going to steal a can of coke
  • Catherine Ann W.
    Catherine Ann WatsonApril 28, 2013
    Try the pork tamales.... They are A-MAZ-ING!!!!
  • Thomas A.
    Thomas AlaanApril 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is great. Just how it's served in Texas!
  • Sneha R.
    Sneha RamJanuary 20, 2013
    The Flan is amazing!
  • Thomas A.
    Thomas AlaanApril 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything great. Just how it's served in Texas!
  • April H.
    April HillerSeptember 6, 2013
    The chicken burrito was so bland that I had to leave a tip. hot sauce couldn't even rescue it.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterApril 16, 2011
    The alpastor taco is decent. Thepollo taco is really bland. The chips are great!
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chicken pozole verde. It's great.
  • Liz G.
    Very good and nice atmosphere!
  • Dave
    DaveJanuary 5, 2013
    Rude and horrible customer service. Didn't get order right. When we asked regarding ingredients, they threw a menu at us. Glad I never come to this spot. Won't ever return.
  • Kübra Z.
    Kübra ZenginAugust 9, 2015
    They're not as good as Big Star in Wicker Park.
  • Brandon Y.
    Brandon YarbroughMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The steak burrito is the best! With Horchata of course..
  • Heather D.
    Heather DavisJune 23, 2011
    Simply amazing! I love their guacamole!!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    There's a new #1 taco joint in town! Read more
  • Erika L.
    Erika LMarch 4, 2014
    No longer $3 margaritas...they upped the price to $4
  • Stephanie Marie
    Stephanie MarieJanuary 28, 2012
    I guess it's crime to ask for a explanation of the menu. I received dirty looks.
  • Jennie T.
    Jennie ThaiSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great chicken pozole verde!
  • James G.
    James GeigerDecember 21, 2013
    Go burrito or go home
  • Danny H.
    Danny HernandezSeptember 30, 2011
    The food here has gotten significantly worse. The steak was dry, the pastor was tasteless and the tamale was burnt. The lemonade was the only upside to this experience.
  • Jada B.
    Jada BeanSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious margaritas!
  • Noël H.
    Noël HuntzingerMay 2, 2012
    Great daily specials!
  • Kate O.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica ReynoldsApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $3 Margaritas on Mondays
  • Stefanie darryl S.
    Awesome tamales! Good stuff!!
  • Drea A.
    Drea AlexanderApril 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have vegan tacos.
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