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Inside Broken English, Bringing Tacos, Tequilas, and a Patio to Lincoln Park

Adolfo Garica and Phil Stefani plan an April 20 opening

Broken English Taco Pub is close to opening its third location.
Marc Much

Adolfo Garcia and Phil Stefani haven’t lost anything in translating their mini-chain of cantinas to Lincoln Park. Broken English Taco Pub, 2576 N. Lincoln Ave., should open on April 20 and bring Garcia’s family recipes and his frenetic visual style to the unique space at the corner of Lincoln and Sheffield. Ownership wants to follow in the success of locations in The Loop and Old Town.

Management behind the short-lived Kings County Tap poured a lot into the build-out. While their bar/restaurant failed to grab nearby DePaul University students and other customers, Broken English was left with quite a canvas, including a nicely-designed patio area. If operated, this could turn into a Lincoln Park version of Big Star during the warmer months. There are two bars inside, and garage doors surround the place that can roll out to let the breeze inside.

Besides the patio, Garcia has brought bright, Mexican-style graffiti and piñatas inside. It’s dizzying and after a few tequila shots, it’s going to get easy to get lost. Management said there would be vintage video games inside, and it’s not exactly an arcade bar. There’s one Galaga cabinet so customers can shoot-up aliens. There’s also a foosball table.

Take a tour through the new taco pub below. Broken English is slated to open on 4/20, which some may say is the perfect time for tacos.

Broken English Taco Pub Lincoln Park

2576 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL Visit Website

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