Text-to-vote for your favorite taco! Winner announced Sunday at 4:30pm on the North Stage at Addison!
Tuco & Blondie
Lakeview Taco Fest wouldn’t be Taco Fest without Tuco & Blondie. Their Southport roots and unique spin on tacos make them a welcome addition to this fest. Be sure to check out their traditional steak, chicken tinga and beef tacos but also their crispy cauliflower taco with chipotle mayo, jicama slaw, cilantro lime crema is one not to miss.
Tikki Masala Taco House by Tandoor Char House
Reigning champs! As all great storytellers will tell you, the best place to start is the beginning. Fahim and Faraz’s Indian father and Pakistani mother were famous amongst their friends for their delicious dinners and generous natures. Only their mother was able to meet and exceed their father’s high culinary standards through the use of the best ingredients and the implementation of the most ancient of techniques. Amazed and inspired by the deliciously sumptuous stews simmering in their mother’s Karhai, and their father’s rare and delectably deep marination of Halal meats charred to perfection according to tradition, Fahim and Faraz breathed life into Tandoor Char House. See how they’ve transformed these flavors into tacos (you will not be disappointed)!
Barcocina fuses traditional Mexican cuisine and various multicultural cooking techniques into modern Mexican fare. Our fresh ingredients and three distinct beverage categories will let out your sweet, smoky, and spicy side while you drink to the joys of life.
Located in the heart of Roscoe Village, Beat Kitchen has been serving Chicago with an excellent variety of live music, food and beer since 1994. The historic building was constructed in 1889, with the back room previously serving as a neighborhood butcher shop prior to being converted into a live music space. Both touring and local musicians, comedians and artists grace the stage with shows almost every night. Owned by Robert Gomez, Beat Kitchen has been the home to every genre of music, hosting some of the biggest names in live music & comedy! Stop by for a show or pop-in for a drink & you’ll often find regulars from the close-knit Roscoe Village community posted up at the bar.
Taqueria La Ciudad
Hailing from Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, Taqueria La Ciudad serves up nothing but traditional Mexican tacos from old recipes passed down from generation to generation. One taste and you’ll be transported back to the Old World in Mexico.
Located in Aurora, IL, family-owned Taqueria Arceo is as authentic as it gets. Their traditional Mexican style tacos and homemade rice and beans will have you wanted more after just one taste.
La Cebollita Grill
Located on the outskirts of Marquette Park in Chicago, La Cebollita Grill has been coming back to the Lakeview Taco Fest for many years. Why? They want to spread their love to Chicago’s Northside every year!
D.S Tequila Company
D.S. Tequila Co. is a contemporary casual, full service, tex-mex restaurant and bar in the heart of Lakeview, Chicago. Their menu features gourmet à la carte tacos, cooked to order burgers, quesadillas, giant salads, and a wide assortment of appetizers to share. They regularly feature creative chef style tacos and burgers to keep your taste buds entertained and our menu exciting. And what they offer at the Lakeview Taco Fest will blow your mind. Creativity is their specialty!
Inspired by Mexico’s vibrant and colorful flavors of the Baja Peninsula. Cabos Tacos aims to serve tacos with a Baja California unique and tasteful twist. Tacos and cuisine influenced by family recipes along with our wild culinary adventures from Tijuana Mexico to Cabo San Lucas. Cabos Tacos specialty is our lobster and shrimp tacos served with a fresh slaw mix, our signature pico de gallo and a house made sweet and spicy mayo. Famous family recipes include our beef and vegan picadillo served with the best hot sauce you will ever have! If you are trying to get a Cabo bod, try our low carb Cabo Rice Bowls, fill it with as many colorful, healthy and electric flavors of Baja California. However you taco, Cabos Tacos will take you on our culinary fiesta down to Cabo!
Banges Mexican Food
You may wonder why we have so many authentic Mexican restaurants that participate in Lakeview Taco Fest? The reason – they all put their unique touch on the stuffed tortilla. And Banges Mexican Food is no different. They’re a festival favorite for a reason!
El Campeón is a local Chicago company founded in 1993, in the Pilsen Neighborhood. They have participated in special events in the city, providing specialty food items ever since. In 1999, they created our authentic Piña Colada Acapulco Style and have never looked back! From the Windy City to the surrounding suburbs, across the Midwest, to Miami on the East Coast and Los Angeles on the West Coast, their exotic and tasteful drink has now become a staple every event we partake in!
Their name says it all! They are known for their delicious carnitas tacos among other fest favorites including their refreshing and flavorful agua fescas beverages.
Prime Tacos started when two Taquero brothers, Anthony and Eric Cardenas, decided to team up and bring their Mexican roots and dishes to the city of Chicago. You know what they say; nothing brings people together like good food, especially delicious authentic Mexican food. Quickly, customers who tasted Prime Tacos delights started coming back for more. In a blink of an eye, what first started as occasionally cooking in their backyard and for parties began to grow into one of the city’s main attractions for food lovers.