Chicago is a city of on-the-go people. We're always moving here and there and frankly, all that movement makes us hungry. So we're excited to announce the opening a new taqueria with a perfectly placed walk-up window so when you're moving about and hunger hits, you don't have to even go inside.
Taco Joint Urban Taqueria and Cantina, a new concept from Zocalo partner Edgar Castaneda opens today in the space formerly occupied by both Minnie's and Masu (even if the latter only lasted a few months). It's nice to see a place morph from tiny sandwiches to Japanese to now Mexican. And we hope this one sticks.
The walk-up window won't open for a few weeks, but that's OK since the indoor space is where you'd rather be now anyway. Taco Joint will help you warm up while chowing down on Mexican street food, including about 10 different tacos (barbacoa, tinga, al pastor and more); various tortas (sandwiches) and huaraches (flatbreads); and various snacks like guacamole, queso fundido, elotes and flautitas.
And while the joint was supposed to open late last year, it got held up, presumably in obtaining permits and their liquor license. But now that they have it, you're going to be happy. With more than 50 types of tequila, you can hone in on a bottle you love, buy it and they'll store it in a tequila locker for safe keeping until you come back. That's assuming you don't drink the whole thing in one sitting, get sick in the middle of the dining room and are never allowed back in.
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