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Who Has the Top Tacos? Comment for a Shot at a $50 Gift Card

This week, your local editors tried tacos at restaurants in Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena. After we give our reviews, let us know who you think has the best for a shot at winning a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.

This week, local editors Joe Vince (Frankfort), Michael Sewall (New Lenox) and Paul Dailing (Mokena) tried tacos at restaurants in their respective Patch towns.

Read our reviews below, learn how to post your own and

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.

Jo Ann Throw December 12, 2011 at 04:15 PM
While I agree that Buenos Nachos as well as El Burrito Loco have excellent nachos as well as tacos, etc. has anyone ever tried the Nachos at Tribes Ale House? Although it is not technically in NL, the large nachos are served on a large pizza pan and they are very good!
KMK December 13, 2011 at 12:50 AM
LA Cafe gets my vote. the last time I had Buenos Nachos it was very soggy! bleck!
Paraday December 13, 2011 at 05:34 PM
My opinion on LA Cafe is ugh… Not close to real mexican food…. Just my opinion though!
Paraday December 13, 2011 at 05:35 PM
I will have to try it… Why would they not use the same reciepe???
Chicagoan December 15, 2011 at 05:26 AM
I am a big El Burrito Loco fan.... love their tacos and I am addicted to their rice. Have you tried their corn in a cup?....delicious I love the convenience of their drive thru!!!!

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