Sunday, February 27, 2011

Taco Joint Review

Taco Joint is a new "Urban Taqueria and Cantina" that opened a few months ago in Lincoln Park at Halsted and Armitage. Neither the husband or I can turn down a good taco, so we went for a late lunch last weekend to try it out.
Everything on the menu is ordered a la carte. You simply make a list of what you want on the piece of paper provided, and you're good to go.

We started off with two different types of guacamole - traditional and the special of the day, which included pork rinds and cheese. The guacamole is served with plantains and corn and malanga chips. Really, really good and I know good guac if I do say so myself! M also ordered a citrus margarita and I had an apple effervescent drink that made me very happy. I've never tasted anything like it and could go for another right about now.
For our main meal I ordered two tacos - ceviche (tilapia) and barbacoa (spicy beef brisket). M had the same, but also added a carnita made with duck confit. Everything was super delish. So delicious in fact that I forgot to take a picture until we were finished.
I guess that means I'll have to go back again for the sake of taking a better photo, right? I'd recommend this place to anyone who likes Mexican food. Our bill came to $30 and we were stuffed. The atmosphere is cool, the service is good, and most importantly, the food is excelente!


  1. Have you ever contacted the show Chicago's Best with your culinary finds?

  2. I know a great time when you could go back... in a few days while we are visiting!!! Sounds yummy!!