You Probably Haven't Heard of America's Best Fried Chicken Chain
1. El Rey Del Taco7104 N Clark St, Chicago
2. Arturo's Tacos2001 N Western Ave, Chicago
3. Velvet Taco1110 N State St, Chicago
4. Taqueria Traspasada811 N Ashland Ave, Chicago
5. El Molino3945 W 31st St, Chicago
6. Big Star1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago
7. El Gallo Bravo #51429 W Montrose Ave, Chicago
8. Raymond's Tacos2406 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago
At all hours (literally) you can expect high quality tacos from this strip-mall spot. It might look unassuming, but check out the carne asada tacos or suadero tacos for a killer late night snack (read: meal).
The name may say tacos, but the menu includes breakfast (or desayunos), burritos, chiles rellenos, enchiladas, chimichangas, and full seafood entrées.
Slinging more than a dozen modern and traditional varieties, this Texas-based taco shop planted its first non-Texas outpost right in the Viagra Triangle. Try the Indian-inspired crisp tikka chicken (spicy pepper sauce, buttered cilantro basmati rice, raita crema, and Thai basil), the American-inspired bacon burger (served on a flour tortilla, of course), and a side of elote-style rotisserie corn with the famous red-velvet cake for dessert.
This Avondale spot might not look like much from the outside, but once you bite into their chicharron burrito with salsa verde, nothing else matters.
This Little Village local favorite has been serving carnitas and barbacoa for over 20 years. You can order the meat by the pound, or just get it in your tacos, at almost any time of the week -- even late night.
A lot of things about Wicker Park's Big Star will make you feel like you're in Texas. First, there's the taco-centric menu that features a dozen taco varieties and necessary sides like guacamole and queso. Then there's the drink selection, which is heavy on whiskey, tequila, and craft beer. The massive outdoor patio begs for you to order a margarita and drink the day away, especially during the summer when the seasonal music series is in full swing.
There's more than one Gallo Bravo in the city, but #5 is our favorite. You can place your order online, and also stop in in the middle of the night. What more could you want?
One of a few Raymond's locations across the city, this location is known for its tacos. The tacos are made after a slice of American cheese is melted between two tortillas -- it's hard to imagine a better late night eat.