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L' Patron
Logan Square

When a Topolobampo vet opens his own taqueria, you expect certain upgrades from a typical counter-service taco-slinger, and here, you get them: chunky guac dotted with pomegranate seeds accompanied by fresh-from-the-fryer chips sprinkled with sea salt; fish tacos with a perfectly fried filet, crunchy cabbage, fresh pico de gallo and a hint of serrano aioli; the most impossibly tender chunks of chicken in its pollo adobado taco; and maybe the least saccharin horchata in Chicago. One thing you’d expect from a fancier taqueria that you don’t get here: inflated prices.

Venue name: L'Patron
Address: 2815 W Diversey Ave

Cross street: between California Ave and Mozart St
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun 10am-10pm; Fri, Sat 10am-midnight
Transport: Bus: 52, 76.
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Zach L

It's bright green exterior is hard to miss, and for good reason: L'Patron is the best taco joint in all of Logan Square, and the long line that fill the shop are proof. If it's your first time, you need to try the steak, which is cooked fresh and juicer than it has any right to be. More adventurous visitors may want to sample the lengua or the al pastor—each above average renditions. Don't plan on coming here for a quick bite (there's usually a wait) and don't be afraid to request extra salsa (they're delicious).