Retirement hits people differently -- for some it means frequent trips to the bathroom, while for others it means screaming "Freaking a Ron, we're getting passed by lady foursomes" to that first guy. Busting out of retirement to hook you up with Mexican eats, Taco Fuego.
From a longtime engineer/Mexican food aficionado who quickly grew restless after a brief retirement, Fuego's a bright, big-windowed, 24-seat taqueria with pale wooden tables that's dropping (and delivering) all manner of Mexican grub 'til 6am on weekends, appropriate as that's around the time you start believing you understand ESPN Deportes. Tacos're filled 10 different ways (shrimp, barbacoa, chorizo, etc), plates range from red mole enchiladas to steak ranchero, and there's even a monster foot-plus-long burrito -- finish in under 30 minutes and dinner's free...and still horny! There's also all-day breakfast (chilaquiles, Eggs Fuego w/ chorizo and spicy salsa...), Mexican riffs on gringo grub including a guac/grilled jalapenos/pico de gallo hot dog, and desserts like cornflake-covered deep fried ice cream balls, which if thrown will certainly drip from the windows to the walls.
For added spice notes check out the eight different salsas, from chile-infused mango, to insanely hot habanero, to spicy peanut, though if that's what's causing your frequent bathroom trips then it's probably more than just old age.
Published: April 22, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
1648 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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