Tacos. They are the best. They are little pockets of fun in your mouth. Everyone loves a good taco. But sadly, most places that advertise themselves as having great tacos have lackluster ones. Never fear: there are several great taco joints in Illinois. Here are 10 of the very best.
1. The Blue Taco
This place is all about fusion, and we love it. Have you ever had a Caribbean jerk taco? A Cuban taco? Now you can. 79 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432.
2. Antique Taco
I've never seen a taco place with shabby chic decor, but it works. Don't worry--these innovative tacos are anything but old fashioned. 360 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622.
3. Taqueria Pequena
This little house of tacos is boasting big flavors. Get there early, because when they're out of food, they're out of food. 105 S Appleknocker Dr, Cobden, IL 62920.
4. Milwalky Taco
This place is quirky and fun. They have a variety of tacos, with super fresh ingredients. And tequila. 605 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048.
5. Taco Madre
These tacos are just incredibly excellent. Make sure to check out their chips and salsa--to die for. 2112 Baseline Rd, Montgomery, IL 60538.
6. Taco Don Lunas
Way down in southern Illinois, there is a great place to get tacos. It is fast and fresh, and you can taste the fresh ingredients. 12 W Poplar St, Harrisburg, IL 62946.
7. Tony's Tacos
This place is family-owned, and the man behind the great food is a Mexican native. The prices are great, and this place is packed. 304 N Main St, Normal, IL 61761.
8. Taco Amigos
It's a small place--just three tables and bar seating. But the flavors are big, and you will love these tacos. 3300 Marshall Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938.
9. Del Campo's Tacos
You got to hit the beach for these tacos. They serve truly incredible authentic tacos, which you can wash down with some horchata. 1300 S Lynn White Dr 12st Beach Chicago, IL 60605.
10. Fire It Up
This place boasts locally sourced ingredients as well as fusion-style food. Get classic tacos, but even get cheeseburger tacos. 1523 N Aurora Rd #107, Naperville, IL 60563.