We don't ever need an excuse to gorge ourselves on the city’s stellar Mexican offerings. (We’d happily scale a mountain of snow for 2am tamales!) And whether we're bundled up in our parkas or shedding our winter layers for some warmer weather, we're always in the mood for tacos, enchiladas and hard-hitting, ice-cold margaritas. We decided to check out the best—and most authentic—Mexican food in Chicago, dish by delicious dish.
The taco list at this Little Village establishment ranges from the conventional (chicken, beef, carnitas) to a wide selection of offal. Our pick is the crispy carne asada with onions and cilantro. Douse it in salsa and lime juice from the complimentary toppings selection.
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.