This week, local editors Joe Vince (Frankfort), Michael Sewall (New Lenox) and Paul Dailing (Mokena) tried tacos at restaurants in their respective Patch towns.
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El Cortez, Mokena (5 of 5 stars)
The good: Everything from was wonderful. I had the pork tacos on soft corn tortillas and they were delicious. I didn't need any sauce, salsa or other toppings; it was perfect as is.
The bad: The lunch special was two beef or chicken tacos plus beans and rice for $7.50. The dinner was three beef, chicken or pork tacos plus beans and rice for $8. Either's a good deal, but do what I did and splurge with that extra 50 cents.
El Burrito Loco, New Lenox (4 of 5 stars)
The good: At $2 per taco, I got a of bang for my buck. These heavy-duty, double-stacked tortillas (corn or flour) are packed with meat. And there's a great variety to choose from here. I got one each of steak, pork and chicken, but there's also chorizo and more.
The bad: Honestly, I didn't find the meat that flavorful. It was tender and there was lots of it, but it never jumped off my plate. The hot salsa on the side helped spice it up.
Buenas Nachos, Frankfort (4 of 5 stars)
The good: Since tacos only cost $1.60 (what a deal!), I ordered two: a beef taco in a flour tortilla and a steak taco in a corn tortilla. The steak taco was my favorite, meaty, tangy and satisfying. I'm generally not a big fan of corn tortillas, but I liked this one.
The bad: The beef taco was pretty lackluster. I was hoping for a little more flavor. Overall, the beef was plain and a salty for my tastes.