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Del Toro

Restaurants, Mexican Lower West Side
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Pepino margarita at Del Toro.
Photograph: Martha Williams Pepino margarita at Del Toro.

It’s not uncommon to see the crowd at least four deep on a Friday night at the bar of this tiny, popular Pilsen taco joint. But the skillfully made tacos and flavorful bebidas make the oft-long wait times worthwhile. The michelada—mixed with Clamato juice, hot sauce and a heavy dose of Worcestershire—is spicy and savory, making darker Negro Modelo its ideal beer mixer. This umami-rich beertail is also the perfect match for a few carne asada tacos, piled high with lightly toothsome, juicy steak and sharp housemade pico de gallo.


Venue name: Del Toro
Address: 2133 S Halsted St
Cross street: between 21st Pl and Cermak Rd
Opening hours: Sun, Mon Closed; Tues-Thurs 5pm-10:30pm; Fri, Sat 5pm-midnight
Transport: El: Red to Cermak-Chinatown Bus: 8, 21, 62
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Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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I don't drink Tequila but this is wonderful small plate Mexican restaurant. Guacamole and fish tacos are terrific. Very small place and mobbed on Fridays and Saturdays so have to get there early (like 5:00). But more relaxed during the week.

This is a fun & solid dinning spot in Pilsen. A bit of a modern club vibe, it has a good food & cocktail menu. They have awesome margaritas! Can't rave enough about them.

Dope neighborhood spot. Really close to a few of my favorite spots. They don't open until 5, but if you get there by 7 prepare to wait! The space is small but the food and drinks are awesome. The prickly pear margarita on the rocks is LIFE!!! The ceviche is really good too.