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Tacos El Norte Gurnee

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401 N Riverside Dr Ste 27, Gurnee, IL 60031-5906
+1 847-623-3034
09:00 - 22:00
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Gurnee, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Tacos El Norte was our go-to Mexican restaurant for years with our kids. This used to be a place where you could get good, fast, AND cheap. The last couple times we were here, the food took much longer than usual to come, and the prices seem to be higher. Of course, prices always go up, but I'm not sure... More 

Thank Gregg J
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This location is not as good as the others. Not sure why? I always get cheese enchiladas but they were dry and not as hot as I expected. Chose this place because I frequent the one in Waukegan. Next time I'll drive back to that one even though this one is closer to where I live.

Thank cordelia11
Wadsworth, Illinois
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nothing special Mexican food, but reasonably priced & a nice place for family gatherings. Reservations are not usually necessary.

Thank rudyboomer
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Tacos El Norte seems to depend on quantity to overcome at best average Mexican food offerings. Cocktails were also large but watered down. Server and food here made me thinnk this should be an inexpensive MExican buffet spot. Try any of the small taquerias in eastern Gurnee and Waukegan for better fare..

Thank TahitiJim
Chicago. IL
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We love tacos el Norte. Their prices are reasonable and their food delicious. We visit often. The pozole soup available on the weekends is outstanding.

Thank CrazeeChic
Lemont, Illinois
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159 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was a visit with friends for lunch and we were very pleased with the variety on the menu. The service was excellent and very attentive. We didn't see crispy tacos on the menu but asked if they could make them for us and there was no problem. We all had combination plates that offered 2-3 different items along with... More 

Thank Mickie T
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Family of 5 had our meals on the table within 15 minutes and piping hot. Food was fresh and delicious. Only problem is which El Norte is better? They are all good in my book. Can't beat the quality and taste of this restaurant!

Thank DS847
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We'd ordered take-out before so thought we'd give in-house dining a try. We enjoy sitting at the bar when we go out because of the camaraderie, so that's where we headed. Almost as soon as we sat down, the jukebox started up with music so loud we could barely hear one another, let alone the bartender. He was friendly enough... More 

Thank Cudatah
Wadsworth, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Don't go unless you are hungry. Chips and salsa with beer before the meal is a big plus. Entertainment on some nights. Prices are very fair.

Thank David J
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for almost 10 years. We had a last minute change in our anniversary plans so decided on an old favorite. THAT WAS A MISTAKE. Service was slow and unapologetic. Started with no silverware and needing to flag someone down to get more chips and salsa. The gentleman at the front counter just kept refilling the suckers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N Riverside Dr Ste 27, Gurnee, IL 60031-5906
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-623-3034

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?