Equal part tradition and ingenuity, in Mexico alone, there are countless taco varieties. Tacos are brought to life in their unique environment, giving each region its top favorites and every family the best recipe. Aside from satiating hunger, these delicious, warm, and intrinsically festive time capsules are filled with stories about the people who make and enjoy them.
Chicago’s taco scene contributes to the city’s culinary tradition. New taquerías seem to pop up faster than Tuesdays on a calendar with a hunger resulting in a rich taco landscape from weather-defying market stall cooks to backyard kitchens to taco trucks with celebrity chefs.
And while including a comprehensive list of all the taco styles available in Chicago might not be a practical exercise, here is a list featuring time-tested establishments and a few exciting new ones. The listing highlights some of Mexico’s better-known taco types, including anything from birria, al pastor, carnitas, fish, breakfast tacos, and asada, to tacos de canasta, exotic meats, and vegan options.
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