Ride with CTA Tacos

Chicago Taco Authority has been in business at 4219 W. Irving Park Road for about 2 years.  The theme is the CTA and the owner, Jose, spared no details in the decor.  Check out this video on the interior courtesy of pro cameraman Chris:


Now as cool as the signage is – a taco place can only take you from station to station if the food holds up.  And CTA’s tacos are more enticing than an open seat on a crowded rush hour train.  I opted for 1 crunchy brisket taco, 1 shrimp taco and 1 Bloody Mary taco – that’s bacon-wrapped shrimp with Bloody Mary sauce, tomato-cucumber relish, chihuahua cheese & celery slaw.


The bacon was crispy, the brisket was flavorful.  The shrimp taco was my favorite, with big shrimp – and you can tell they’re of the highest possibly quality.  Excellent taco joint.  Shanah B informed me about this place on an upcoming edition of Good in Chicago (dropping Friday).  It’s all counter-service, then they bring it out to you.  Jose took our order with patience, taking special care to ensure Shanah’s order satisfied her vegan diet.   Chris got a fish taco with a side of rice & beans:


And get this, CTA has a self-serve salsa bar, so you’ll never be short on green:



I was in a picture-snapping mood, obviously – even capturing the classic Squirt enjoyed by our director Tony:


Outstanding post-work meal.  I’ll hop on this taco train any day.



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