At this West Town taqueria with an itty-bitty seating area, the tacos come loaded with meat on two tortillas and are topped with onions and cilantro. The tender al pastor number is our pick of the litter, and you should definitely order three.
This popular chain may be best known for its cemitas, but it also churns out a bunch of great tacos. The arabe is our favorite, with juicy spit-roasted pork covered in chipotle sauce. Warning: It packs some heat.
A glass of agua de jamaica (hibiscus tea) and these enchiladas are all we need. The juicy chicken enchiladas come as part of a mammoth plate served with beans and rice.
Vegetarians, rejoice: We have the enchiladas for you. This hearty dish come packed with green beans and onions and is covered with tomatillo sauce and melted Chihuahua cheese, plus a side of black beans.
Head to this Hermosa spot early; it closes at 8pm. The chicken tamale is flavored with a mild red sauce and wrapped in tender corn masa. If there is one true comfort-food tamale in town, this is it.
Tamales get a chefy upgrade at this arty Logan Square joint. Pick the spicy pork tamale, with a kick courtesy of salsa verde, topped with Muenster cheese, chives, tomatoes and sour cream.
We love the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness with the bite of Cimarron tequila blanco, making this a margarita to throw back again and again.
One of the most popular margaritas in the city, Antique Taco’s rosemary-tinged margarita puts a twist on the classic, adding just enough herbal and savory flavors to intrigue but not overwhelm. Pair it with the spot’s quintessential fish tacos, or just down a carafe on its own—you’ll be happy with your decision regardless.