If your idea of a taco is a hard shell stuffed with spicy ground beef and topped with lettuce, tomato and a dollop of sour cream, you're on the right track. But once you've tasted a taco from an authentic Mexican restaurant, you're bound to redefine your expectations.
You'll know the instant you walk into these four Mexican restaurants in North Aurora and Romeoville that very special tacos are sizzling in the kitchen.
1. Juquilita Tacos
18 W State St, North Aurora
You might think you're reviewing a menu in a vintage Mexican village when you see the soft corn tacos that await you at Juquilita Tacos including: asada (steak), chorizo (Mexican sausage), desebrada (shredded beef), pastor (marinated pork), camaron (shrimp) and pescado (fish).
You can also try the que me vez taco (pork, chorizo, grilled pepper and onion and melted cheese), or a hard-shell taco with chicken or shredded beef. Take your time with this decision, as you’ll be able to snack on free chips and salsa while you consider your choices.
2. La Quebrada
723 S Broadway, Aurora
You can mix it up a bit at La Quebrada. Here, tacos, tortas and burritos fall under the same (Mexican) umbrella. The affordably priced tacos include chicken, marinated pork or steak, and onions and cilantro.
Tortas come loaded with pork, steak or breaded chicken and topped with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado or sour cream. Burritos burst with flavor thanks to chicken, marinated pork or steak and beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and sour cream. The word on the street? The pastor (marinated pork) simply has no equal.
3. El Barrio
336 N Independence Blvd, Romeoville
El Barrio has a plethora of mouth-watering choices, which includes the carne asada taco (skirt steak with lettuce, tomato, cilantro and onions), the al pastor taco (seasoned pork served with lettuce and tomato or cilantro and onions), the carne molida taco (ground beef served with lettuce and tomato or cilantro and onions), and more signature tacos. Cilantro and onions are the unforgettable, crowning touch at El Barrio, and few places do it better.
4. Burritos Mi Tierra
444 N, S Weber Rd, Romeoville
Don't let the name of this Mexican eatery lead you to believe that tacos take second billing. Burritos Mi Tierra is especially proud of its tacos al pastor, with marinated pork that has been cooked slowly on a rotisserie with a special blend of herbs and spices. Other taco fillings include ground beef, beef tongue, chicken, sausage, green peppers and onions. The richness of the flavors is exceeded only by the hospitality of the owners: familia Garcia.
Wrap up a taco or two for a late-night snack, as it might taste even better as you enjoy it in the comfort of Springs Apartments home.
Do you have any other favorite places to get tacos in Romeoville or North Aurora? Fill us in (and up) by commenting below!