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Lincoln Park: A Taco Lover's Dream

DePaul’s main campus is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. One of my favorite things about this area (besides the campus, of course) is its proximity to so many amazing restaurants.

I’ve tried dozens of restaurants throughout the city, and I love to try new types of cuisines as much as possible, but Mexican food will always hold a special place in my heart. I can never say no to a taco or some guacamole.

So it is only natural that I’ve done extensive research on where to find the BEST taco in Chicago. I’ve tried tacos in Wicker Park, Logan Square, Lincoln Square, South Loop...the list goes on. And luckily for me (and you too, as a DePaul student!), the very best option is one block away from campus.

Taco and Burrito Palace #2 is a tiny restaurant located near the intersection of Halsted and Fullerton and is open from around 10am to 2am daily. I first discovered it when I moved in right next door to the restaurant. I used to go there so frequently that the guys all know my name and order. I’m not going to lie, that is one of my proudest accomplishments.

TBP2, as I like to call it, is a great place to go with friends and grab a quick and, most importantly, affordable bite to eat. The tacos are just over $2 each, and they have daily dinner specials that guarantee you a delicious and filling meal for way less than $10.

My personal favorites are the pork and steak tacos, and my friends love their burritos and traditional Mexican dinner plates as well. Other options include chilaquiles (a Mexican breakfast dish with eggs), tortas (similar to a taco but served on bread), and, of course, tamales.

No matter what you choose, you will love TBP2. Next time you find yourself hungry after class, take a short walk over and be prepared to feast. Enjoy!