Neighborhood Restaurant Reviews | Taco Burrito King

Most Chicago weekends usually involve a late evening or early morning [however you choose to view it] stop for some food after a night out on the town. For many of us, those stops have been to one of the many Taco Burrito King locations throughout the city. Our Neighborhood Restaurant Review team wanted to try something different this week, so we headed to the newly-opened Taco Burrito King in River North at 114 W. Chicago.
Taco Burrito King began serving Chicagoland in 1992 from a converted hot dog stand at the corner of Belmont & Harlem. The owners would say the their business officially began in their kitchen.
“The kitchen was the heart of our home and our mother’s meals were always made with love, steeped in tradition and, of course, delicious! As our family has grown, so too has the TBK family. At all of our locations, it’s that tradition and sense of family that we at TBK pass onto our customers. We’ve surpassed the competition by putting our customers first. When we’re cooking for you, we’re cooking for family!”
From Belmont & Harlem and now with over 15 locations in Chicagoland [8 in Chicago proper], TBK has become a staple of their neighborhoods and a go-to for great Mexican food into the late night hours.
This particular Taco Burrito King location recently re-opened a few storefronts down from its original location is has a new look and vibe compared to Taco Burrito King locations. The new look gives the space an upscale look and feel, and definitely raises the bar for a late-night taco place. This particular location is open 24 hours!

We went over the lunch hour and there was a steady line of college students, business professionals, and other River North residents ready to have some great, authentic Mexican food. The line moved steadily and we were up to order in no time.
Jasko ordered their famous King Burrito — a large flour tortilla filled with beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese, hot sauce and your choice of meat. Jasko opted to steak. The burrito is served with a side of rice and beans and Jasko said it was one of the best burritos he’s ever had!

Silviu opted for the fajita plate. This sizable helping of grilled goodness included strips of onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and choice of meat. They were served with corn tortillas, sour cream, rice, and beans. For under $10, a meal this size was an absolute steal.

Tim chose the super nachos with chicken. Corn tortilla chips are layered with nacho cheese, sour cream, fresh tomatoes, fresh guacamole and topped with a generous portion of grilled chicken. Absolutely fantastic, and again, a great value for under $7!

Dan ordered two chicken tacos, which came on flour tortillas with grilled chicken, lettuce, hot sauce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream. After seeing Jasko and Silviu’s rice and beans he wished he would have opted for the taco plate!

For under $40 our team left STUFFED and happy. The food was excellent, fresh and truly an outstanding value. More than being great “drunk food,” Taco Burrito King proved to be a great, quick lunch option for our team. And, we loved supporting a locally-owned, family-run business that has had such a great presence in Chicago for over two decades.
So, the next time you have a late-night craving for some Mexican food, or if you are looking for a great lunch or quick dinner, definitely check out Taco Burrito King. See all of their Chicagoland locations here.
Who’s hungry for a burrito now?!

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