Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Tacos el Norte

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Food find: Tacos el Norte

I do love my Mexican food and Chicagoland has some great examples. For birthdays, one of which we were celebrating last night, we've made it a routine lately to go to Tacos el Norte in Gurnee, located at Route 21 between Washington and Grand. Our reasoning is that the wait is never long, the food is always tasty and we're only there an hour, tops. Also, on Friday nights they have a festive mariachi band.

And the chips here are downright addictive. The first basket and salsa are complimentary, but after that, you're hooked. The chips are the right thickness so that they're crispy, light and crunchy. The salsa is made to a slightly watery consistency with chunks of tomato, onion and jalapeno within, which makes it a tasty little sauce.
For an entree, I went with the two-taco meal with chicken. The chicken was moist and tender as usual, and the toppings on the taco were delicious: shredded lettuce, tomato, cilantro, onion, sour cream and cheese wrapped up in a corn tortilla. I also got rice and beans with my plate, another delicious addition.

I really love birthdays.


ZoeyBella said...

I might be heading to Chicago next month, so I'll keep all of this in mind. As always, thanks for the tip!

Katie Zeller said...

I can list all the bad things about Mexican food easily... But one of my first stops in Minneapolis is always a Mexican restaurant. I absolutely love all of it's cheesy spicy goodness.
A big side of refried beans....yum!
No Mexican anything here in France...but we had a great one near us in Ireland of all places.