Chicago’s Best Tacos

While West Coasters may brag that they have the best tacos, Chicago has some seriously authentic and even innovative spots to score some incredible tacos. Don’t miss the best without having to go out west.



L’Patron Tacos is a taqueria that lives up to the hype that surrounds it. The food is so good that people are willing to wait upwards of 30 minutes to get their hands on these awesome tacos. The House Specials—Gringo and Gringa—are the highlight of the menu, and they feature their handmade tortillas.

You can find L’Patron at 2815 W Diversey Ave.

BIG & little’s

via Flickr user Alexander Rakoczy

via Flickr user Alexander Rakoczy

When fish tacos are calling your name, there’s nowhere better than BIG & little’s. With lots of variety from shrimp to to poke to an Asian twist, you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. This place may look unassuming, but it packs a flavorful punch with unique options you won’t find anywhere else in Chicago.

You can find BIG & little’s at 860 N Orleans St or 1034 W Belmont Ave.

Cemitas Puebla

via Flickr user Arnold Gatilao

via Flickr user Arnold Gatilao

Cemitas Puebla is a family-owned establishment with an emphasis on Poblano cuisine. Featured on Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,’ they are known for cemitas, but the tacos are out-of-this-world. With options like spit-roasted pork and chorizo, you may never try anything else on the menu.

You can find Cemitas Puebla at 817 W Fulton Market.