Tacos, flautas, quesadillas & more fuel diners at the River North outpost of a local Mexican chain.
Haven’t been here in years and I can’t remember why. I got the street corn burrito which had chicken in it. It was the biggest burrito I’ve ever gotten in my life. Very flavorful. Chips and salsa was decent. You get two salsas one green (very spicy) and one red (didn’t really taste like anything). Definitely would like to come back here and get a margarita next time. Good price too. Comparable to chipotle but bigger portions.
I don’t know what all the hype is about, truly. Coming from Texas I guess I’ve had the best tacos so that might be the problem. Besides that, everything lacks flavor and simply put, the food just isn’t good. I ordered the ancho chicken taco combo that comes with two tacos and a side of rice and refried beans. The rice wasn’t even done and it was hard. The beans were just gross and lacked flavor. So disappointing. Go to chipotle instead.
Guys. They have frozen margaritas to go and they are only $6.50 a piece! Very good deal based on price. Also, a must try is loaded fries! You know sometimes restaurants smother fries in grease and overdo it? It’s not the case at Flaco’s tacos. Fries have a crispy texture and are very filling. Highly recommend
LOVE their Taco Tuesdays with $1 tacos. They are kinda small, but for a $1 in Chicago, what do you really expect? Their veggie tacos are amazing. I also had their pork tamale. It was a bit small, honestly, and maybe just a bit too spicy for a tamale too, but the overall flavor was delish. I also love their chorizo tacos. I try to go every few weeks. It’s really cute on the inside, too. I took some pix of the inside. It’s a fun place to go and hang out. Next time I am there, I will try to grab more pics. Oh, and by the way, their counter service is quite friendly, too. I really will keep patronizing (once coronavirus is done).
Flaco bowl was amazing! Order for delivery and was pleasantly surprised how good the food was. Top bowl with Al pastor!
We called ahead to see if they were seating inside and was thrilled to hear they had limited seating but, yes, we could eat there. What they failed to mention was that our food would come out packaged for carry out. This was not the experience I was expecting. I love their food but every time I order it has to be remade. It is real simple don’t put rice in the Burrito. I normally say it 3 times when I order. The order taker entered it wrong and we got rice and no beans. Our guacamole and chips was also missing. We had to wait over 30 minutes to get it redone. Overall this was not the experience I was looking for. I asked for a refund and left hungry. They need to hire more competent staff. There’s a lot of restaurant workers out there looking for jobs right now.
Flacos might be my new favorite taco joint in Chicago! I found this place when I heard they were giving out free tacos for national taco day earlier this year. I was in the area for lunch and decided to check it out. Flacos was a decent sized place and could seat about 30 people and they have outdoor seating. It was literally in a walkup condo building. There weren’t many people there when I stopped by on a Wednesday around 12:30pm. They also have some pretty good food and drink specials during the week. I ordered the Al Pastor, chicken, and steak tacos. I thought the Al Pastor was the best as it had a pretty good spice to it along with pineapple sweetness. The steak was my second favorite and the chicken is well boring chicken. The portion sizes were actually pretty big and bigger than other taco joints in the city. The tacos had a ton of meat in them. The red salsa had a kick and the verde salsa wasn’t spicy. Both were delicious! The Spanish rice and refried beans were meh, but they usually are. Interesting enough it did come in a fried tortilla shell. Like I said above, Flacos Tacos might be my new favorite taco joint in the city. I think it is right up there with Velvet Tacos and Antique Tacos, but it definitely beats Big Star and Broken English. There are a ton of taco joints that I have to try, but I think this is my favorite so far. It is definitely a great bang for your buck! The tacos are $3-$4.5, but these are bigger and have a lot of meat. I will be coming back to this place quite a bit!
This hole in the wall was an excellent find. It was practically empty on a Saturday night, which is too bad. The service was excellent, quick, and friendly. I ordered a chicken burrito and this thing was HUGE, but absolutely AMAZING. I ordered a sangria and it was really good too. My cohorts got sangritas and they all said they were delicious but strong. I honestly wish I could drop this place in Royal Oak MI so I could get it for lunch everyday.
Ordered from the place twice. I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt but the food isn’t worth the prices. The meat is just a weird consistency for me. The horchata is too pricey for the size it is. The food for me is just not worth spending my money on.
This place is crazy good. Good portion sizes and really packs the flavor. Plus margs to go! The salsa is pure liquid though, which leaves a lot to be desired.