Urban Taqueria and Cantina Comes to Lincoln Park
Taco Joint Urban Taqueria and Cantina, opening mid-January, will bring regional Mexican street fare to Lincoln Park. The restaurant will feature the unique and festive flavors found throughout the streets and marketplaces of Mexico. Taco Joint is the brainchild of Edgar Castaneda, partner, Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar in River North.
The menu, executed by a trio of chefs from Zocalo, will offer a selection of tacos made with braised and grilled meats, homemade salsas and handmade tortillas. Signature tacos will include Barbacoa from Central Mexico, Cochinita Pibil from Yucatán and Birria from Jalisco. Taco Joint will also offer tortas (sandwiches), huaraches (flatbreads), antojitos (snacks), guacamoles, salads and sides. Each day, Taco Joint will feature a regional street fare “Especial del Dia” available at market price.
The cantina will offer over 50 tequilas made from 100% Blue Agave, which will be showcased in a variety of tequila flights, along with signature margaritas, sangria and cocktails. The beer list will include Mexican imports by the bottle and six craft beers on draft. Taco Joint will provide Chicago’s first tequila lockers, offering guests the option to store bottles for future visits.
The restaurant will accommodate up to 70 guests at the bar, communal counters, low top tables and banquettes. The interior design combines natural wood accents and iron paired with colorful distressed walls and hand painted murals that encompass the feeling of a small town in Mexico. While the atmosphere is warm and rustic, the energy within the space will be lively and festive. Passersby can grab street fare to-go via Taco Joint’s storefront window, which will be open late-night throughout the winter season.
Follow and friend Taco Joint as they spontaneously surprise diners with free tacos and other exciting offers throughout the first few weeks of opening. The twitter and facebook feeds are listed below.
Taco Joint Urban Taqueria and Cantina: Regional Mexican Street Fare.
Dine In Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-Midnight; Friday 11:30am-2:00am; Saturday 11:30am-3:00am
Walk Up Window: Sunday-Friday 11:30am-2:00am; Saturday 11:30am-3:00am
1969 North Halsted
Chicago, Illinois 60614