(My theme for the A-Z challenge is places, things and people around Chicago)
Taco Burrito King is a small chain that is unique to the Chicago area. It has grown from a small, converted taco stand back in 1992 to14 locations. Recently, they opened one in East Oakton in Des Plaines, so we could not wait to try it out.
I had the combination platter that consists of one taco with your choice of meat, one pork tamale, one cheese quesadilla and of course the obligatory beans and rice. Tom ordered the taco plate (two tacos with beans and rice) and chips with salsa and a side of guacamole. Can’t have Mexican without the latter!
Warning: Do not go here for a first date, it’s pretty messy to eat. I had to finish my taco before being able to unroll the tamale to get to it. And forget about the plastic fork and knife–my fork was bent by the time I was done. By then I was so full, I was moving the quesadilla into a to go container (thank goodness they provide those at the counter), I found another one underneath. Hey, I never complain about extra.
Tom could not finish his meal either, and believe me, we can eat. The descriptions says “generously filled tacos” and boy were they right. Lots of meat.
The ambiance was that of your typical fast food place, but the food was really good, so was the service, so we came back and the second time I had a tostada and cheese fries. Tom also likes to stop by occasionally to bring home some of their awesome guacamole. Yummy!