After a long night at the bars, there aren't many things better than devouring an enormous burrito, a few tacos or a heaping pile of nachos. Thanks to the good people from the Taco Burrito Palace #2 (#1
is further north on Halsted Street) you can get all this at prices that beg you to buy more food than your stomach can, or should, hold.
The newly remodeled interior sports brightly colored tile, a few decorative Mexican pots and a flat-screen TV on the back wall. Several high tables fill the roomy space in front of and next to the granite countertop where you can order your feast. With the extensive menu, however, your choice(s) won't be easy. Appetizers like chips and guacamole or cheese fries go for about three to five bucks. Dinners, which come with rice and beans, cost $5-$8. Choose from enchiladas, tostadas, fajitas and more. You can also order tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and tamales individually for a couple bucks each. A few twists include fish tacos, shrimp fajitas and tortilla soup. Order a large horchata to cool down from the spicy hot sauce.
Like any late-night food joint, this place is a hot spot on the weekends, brimming with bar-goers and regulars alike. While the food hits the spot when you've tossed back a few drinks, it tastes just as good when you're looking for a quick, filling meal. If you work up a thirst while you're there, various soft drinks are available — but slurp slowly, as refills cost 50 cents.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: John Kristoff
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