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Tacos El Norte In Waukegan

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2663 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2410
+1 847-263-9001
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Upon arriving, my family or I weren't greeted. We stood by door thinking that an employee would greet us & seat us or at least let us know that we could just grab a table which we did. A server came to our table with salsa & chips and menus. The chips had a chard/burnt flavor. The server came to... More 

Thank Wendy H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with family. Nice atmosphere, good service. Food was what you would expect from a small Mexican restaurant. Big portions, fast service, and easy access.

Thank Axle0355
Sevierville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went there for dinner on a Friday night and wasn't too crowded. The food is really good and the wait staff is friendly. Food didn't take very long either. They give you a basket of tortilla chips with salsa while you wait. Delicious food.

Thank Cnote555
Waukegan, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is a very good Mexican restaurant. The service is great! Their guacamole and margaritas rock! Easy to get in and out on your lunch hour.

Thank Kim G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

This place. The tortilla chips are the best i have EVER HAD! Beautiful decor! Friendly staff. Really nice El Baño. I am partially fluent in Español and was able to communicate my order with relative ease. I enjoyed it mucho grandé

Thank Bobby B
Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We love earing here. It is the closest to the birder taste we have found. The service is great. The food is plentiful. You get huge portions for your money. On the weekends, the have a mariachi bad that us excellent.

Thank LizaAllee
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Stopped by for lunch one afternoon I was quite surprised at how good the food was. Nothing on the menu was bad. their salsas are also fabulous.

Thank L J
Gurnee, Illinois
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

Located on Grand and Mcaree. The original restaurant is the best. Skirt steak and chiliquiles. Great food delicious tacos . Always accommodate special orders. Breakfast lunch or dinner always a good meal.

Thank Penny B
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203 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We arrived at 2pm on a Tuesday, and were one of two couples in the restaurant (read, they were not busy at all). Ordered two different taco salads and they were brought to the table with no taco shells, just salads on a plate. They took them back to fix and made other mistakes with what was to be included... More 

Thank C130driver
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Amazing quality and awesome service every time! Love their tacos, enchiladas, burritos, everything is delicious!!

Thank Tarah H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2663 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-263-9001

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?