Calling all locals! Lincoln Park is getting a brand new taco spot that you’re going to want to visit ASAP. Broken English is located right across the street from Lou Malnati’s on Sheffield - can somebody say killer food? This spot is the ideal location for a neighborhood vibe, while also being a short walk from the DePaul University.
The hip Lincoln Park taco bar replaced a corner beef stand, which means the actual restaurant’s layout is unlike anything else. It’s mainly divided into three varying sections: the back bars, the garage door atrium, and the breakfast burrito bar. Yep, you heard me right. The Lincoln Park location will be the first of its kind with this build your own bar, and the hype is real. Fresh ingredients like carnitas, grilled veggies, and pork belly will be provided so you can make your burrito as epic as you please. Now you can step up your brunch game burrito style.
If you're craving more than breakfast burritos, hold on to your socks because these tacos will knock them off. Well-marinated, perfectly-cooked meat is the star here. Whether it's pork, steak, or chicken- you can't go wrong. Plus, if you lean more towards the veggie team, the parrillada de verduras taco option is filled with fresh, seasonal veggies that are seasoned and cooked to maximum tastiness. Both al pastor options are super juicy: the pollo al pastor has a tingling spice that will leave you reaching for another taco while the pork belly al pastor is paired with pineapple in a sweet and salty union you'll never forget. The carne asada will most likely make you say "omg" out loud because the chile de arbil ginger sauce it's topped with is fresh as can be. Overall taco rating: 100% hit, 0% miss.
It wouldn't be a proper party without margaritas, obviously. Broken English's mixologist, Emily deKanter, provides drinks that bring out the beautiful natural flavors of the spirits with a creative twist. You won't be overwhelmed with a 2-page cocktail list because there will be frequently rotating options to keep things fresh and interesting. If you're 21+, tacos and tequila have never looked so good.
Broken English not only offers authentic and delicious Mexican food, but each location is a visual treat, too. The Lincoln Park location has 10,000 square feet of wall space that three local artists (Jesse Riviera, David Bosiac, and Juan Torres) helped fill with lively, mesmerizing art. Pinatas hang from the ceiling, beautifully detailed sugar skulls paint the walls, and a giant Nacho Libre-esque bear mural greets the outdoor patio. With Summer approaching, this new spot definitely qualifies as a top place to eat outside.
This is the place to be on a Friday night (or any night, we're cool with that, too). The music and people create the perfect fun-times-ahead vibe, and the tacos are yet another plus. This location opens April 20th, so corral your friends and head on over to welcome this new spot to the neighborhood!
Once you wake up the next morning craving more incredible tacos, try making these tilapia ones.