Like spaghetti, sushi, or the Queen of England, tacos represent the cuisine of their native country. Sample foreign delicacies with today’s Groupon to Taco Joint in Lincoln Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a taco and margarita meal for two (up to a $34 total value), which includes:
- 6 tacos (up to a $3 value each)
Two Zocalo margaritas (an $8 value each)<p>
- For $34, you get a taco and margarita meal for four (up to a $68 total value), which includes:
- 12 tacos (up to a $3 value each)
- Four Zocalo margaritas (an $8 value each)<p>
Under the guidance of the experienced restaurateurs and owners of Zocalo, chef Edgar Torres and the cantina crew at Taco Joint appease appetites with a menu of eight signature tacos, house-made salsas, and handmade tortillas. Hungry twosomes and foursomes deliberate between tacos such as the barbacoa-braised beef brisket, which stuffs mouths with zesty cilantro, onion, and red jalapeño salsa. The al pastor awakens half-asleep palates with marinated chicken nestled under a blanket of pineapple pico de gallo and tomatillo salsa, and carnita tacos tantalize tongue buds with duck confit and toasted pumpkin seeds plucked from freshly grown jack-o’-lanterns. Bartenders bring together Lunazul Blanco tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in the Zocalo margarita, served on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim.
The lively taco stand welcomes patrons with vibrant, street-style murals that culminate to form an atmosphere akin to an urban Mexican village without the ever-present sound of meteorologists decrying the threat of snow. As hanging lanterns illuminate rustic wood booths, overhead tequila cubbies support the eatery’s libation of choice.
Head chef Edgar Torres and his kitchen crew bedeck handmade corn tortillas with braised meats, homemade salsa, and fresh vegetables. Frosty imported brews tower over steaming tacos and tortas, and more than 50 tequilas made with blue agave serve as the foundation for margaritas and cocktails. Frequent visitors snag favored firewaters from rented tequila lockers to fuel revelry over plates of barbacoa tacos, which the Chicago Sun-Times called an "instant hit."
Natural wood accents, distressed walls, and festive murals parade rural color, and waiters deliver water in liquor-bottle-shaped decanters with oversize shot glasses for quick imbibing. Tendrils of mouthwatering aromas tickle passersby late into the evening, drifting from overstuffed tacos that reporters from Where reported "wowed" taste buds.
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