Mexican cuisine has become as integral a part of the American culinary experience as baked apple pie or the basket of deep-fried baseballs that come with every meal. Dive into the melting pot with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for dinner for two (up to a $34.73 total value)
- One small chips-and-dip combo (an $8.25 value)
- Two entrees or combination plates (up to a $10.99 value each)
- Two premium drinks: Senorial, Jarritos, Mexican Coke, or Sindral (up to a $2.25 value each)
$10 for lunch for two (a $22.23 total value)
- Guacamole and chips for two (a $4.25 value)
- Two combination plates (an $8.99 value each)
Combination plates include the taco, tamale, and enchilada plate, the burrito plate, and the tostada and taco plate. Valid entrees include any dishes up to $10.99, such as the steak fajitas or chicken in mole sauce. See the full menu. Diners are free to BYOB, and El Norte sells mixers—including margarita mix to transform bottles of self-brought tequila—for an additional charge.
Lunch is served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and dinner is available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
El Norte's slender storefront stands on the triangular corner of Ridge, Broadway, and Bryn Mawr like a giant slice of cake, decorated in elegant trim that hugs its corners like bone-white frosting. Inside, the aromas of bubbling bone-in chicken soup, plump burritos toasting on the grill, and tortillas stuffed with sizzling carnitas, black beans, and leaves of fresh cilantro filter through the air. Glasses of sweet horchata pair with crispy tostadas stuffed with al pastor pork or grilled tilapia fillets touched with zesty notes of lime. As guests dine on shareable plates of chips and creamy guacamole, they gaze through the restaurant's huge windows and take in the sight of scenic Edgewater's leafy trees, copious foot traffic, and off-duty police horses smoking cigarettes.
One of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood.Earlie C., Yelp, 11/27/11
this food is very authentic and savory.Gil R., Yelp, 9/24/12
5600 N Ridge Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60660