A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother’s hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for six tacos and two zocalo margaritas for a minimum of two or more people (up to a $40 value)
- $32 for 12 tacos and four zocalo margaritas for a minimum of three or more people (up to an $80 value)
The 12-taco option provides enough food and drinks for a party of four, but is also valid for a party of three.
The menu features 10 varieties of tacos, such as lomo, also known as grilled ribeye, beer-battered tilapia, and cochinita—a Yucatan-style pulled pork topped with pickled red onions and a spicy habanero salsa. The River North location also serves tlayuda, an Oaxacan-style flatbread.
It’s helmed by the same restaurateurs behind the perpetually praised Zocalo, but Taco Joint is an enterprise all in its own. This trendy River North spot focuses entirely on Mexican street food, with tacos, tortas, and antojitos—or Mexican snacks—populating the simplistic menu. Yet, there’s nothing simple about preparing these feasts. Chefs complement their taco creations with homemade salsas and hand-made tortillas. Creamy tomatillo crowns tacos rajas overstuffed with poblano peppers and onions, and a spicy habanero salsa completes the pulled-pork cochinita taco that Time Out Chicago says, “Knows almost no limits in flavor.”
Pat Bruno of the Chicago Sun-Times, meanwhile, fell for the tortas, a Mexican-style sandwich that Taco Joint packs with shredded chicken, homemade chorizo, or marinated grilled tri-tip. Open until midnight or 2 a.m. most nights, the joint supplies goodies to late-night bar-hoppers, including Mexican beers, fresh-mulled margaritas made from more than 50 types of tequila, and even boasts a walk-up window for those who don’t want to leave their horse unattended.
“We arrived on a Friday at 3:30 pm and were two of maybe 6-8 people there. I'm sure it gets rather busy, but the food and service were so outstanding I was surprised...”
“We arrived on a Friday at 3:30 pm and were two of maybe 6-8 people there. I'm sure it gets rather busy, but the food and service were so outstanding I was surprised more people weren't taking advantage of the happy hour! Definitely worth checking out!”
“get the fruit margarita, it's delicious!”
“Tacos aren't huge so 6 tacos for two people isn't much. And chips and salsa aren't included. Our waiter was really friendly and helpful. ”