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Flash Taco

View Map1570 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 772-1997
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Flash Taco
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This tiny Wicker Park taco joint is popular with neighborhood club–goers for good reasons: the prices are low (most menu items are between $2 and $7) and the hours are sinfully late (until 6 a.m. most nights). Those reasons alone make Flash Taco an oasis for weekend partiers looking for nourishment after last call.

Flash’s menu leans more to the fast food-interpretation of Mexican cuisine. The tacos ($2-$2.25) and burritos ($4-$5.25 for "jr." size, $4.75-$6 for "grande") are both good deals and pretty tasty. Try the lengua (beef tongue) if you’re hankering for more of an authentic meal. But be warned: The meat's a bit tough and probably not comparable to most neighborhood taquerias. If a night of dancing and boozing has left you famished, the plates ($5.50-$6.75) offer variety and more dinner for your dollar, or at the very least, more rice.

The ambience of Flash definitely caters to its nightlife-loving demographic. Top 40 and dance music blast from the speakers while two large-screen TVs a show a continuous loop of Reggaeton videos. If you're looking to quietly linger while eating your food, Flash is probably not an ideal location, but it's a great spot for people watching.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Keidra Chaney

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9 a.m.-5 a.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Sunday

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