Tecalitlan

Restaurants, Mexican East Village
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Tecalitlan

Okay, so it’s no secret that the gratis bowls of salsa you get at Mexican restaurants are partly a ploy to whet your appetite for margaritas. But the fiery pico de gallo at this Ukie Village favorite is so hot it’s ridiculous. If you make the mistake of eating too much, the slushy frozen ’ritas will indeed put the fire out. But so will the avocado in the torpedo-size chorizo burrito, the thick blanket of cheese on those enchiladas and the creamy frijoles you’ll eat alongside tender steak tacos. And if that doesn’t work? Dance it off on the weekends, when the restaurant has live music.

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Venue name: Tecalitlan
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Address: 1814 W Chicago Ave
Chicago
60622
Cross street: at Wood St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 9am–midnight; Fri–Sun 7am–3am
Transport: Bus: 50, 66.
Price: Average main course: $10
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I've been coming to this vintage taqueria since I was a wee lad, and not much has changed other than the price increases that come with the territory. One of the largest and tastiest burritos you'll eat in Chicago, as well as some of the strongest and most finely mixed margaritas in the city, as well. They used to do great pitcher deals, but that has unfortunately disappeared over the years. Cordial service and an overall unpretentious attitude rule this place. Much more worth your while than some of the more trendy Mexican establishments around Chicagoland. 


The best authentic Mexican food in Chicago! Love their tacos, burritos, Carne asada! They have a great variety of Food and best of all its all fresh! The best Margaritas too!!