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In a Nutshell

Eight kinds of tacos, such as al pastor or garlic-infused shrimp, wrapped in hand-made tortillas and washed down by el Jimador margaritas

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid 2/14/13 or 5/5/13. Valid only at River North location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

Taco Joint

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.


The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


Tips

  • “They are all so good :)”

  • “The elotes r really good fun tequila bar food :) ”

  • “We'll be back :)”

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    River North

    158 W Ontario St.

    Chicago, IL 60654

    +13123378226

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15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
87% of the people were positive about the Al Pastor, most described it as Like.
80% of the people were positive about the Duck Confit, most described it as Crispy.
89% of the people were positive about the Torta, most described it as Flavorful.
86% of the people were positive about the Flautas, most described it as Decent.
80% of the people were positive about the Pork Tacos, most described it as Spicy.
86% of the people were positive about the Steak Tacos, most described it as Delicious.
93% of the people were positive about the Carnitas, most described it as Edible.
86% of the people were positive about the Corn Tortillas, most described it as Homemade.
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