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De Cero

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814 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Phone: 312-455-8114

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Price: $$ ?

Neighborhood: Near West Side
Style: Mexican / Southwestern
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  • 11 Been There
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Description: De Cero website states:de cero which translates into “from scratch” is exactly that.

Everything is made from scratch, from the crema to the lime juice to the tortillas being hand pressed to order. It’s all fresh.

de cero is known for its 15 different tacos served a la carte or ordered in a share platter of 8. Everything you can think of such as; grilled ahi tuna taco with mango habenero salsa, grilled skirt steak taco with potatoes and chipotle mayo, roasted raja pepper taco with cheese, or the amazing battered shrimp taco with avocado crema. There is a taco for everyone.

The fresh margaritas are also amazing. No sour mixes, but only fresh lime juice. The favorites are the Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita and the Guava Margarita …simply divine!

de cero has a fresh salsa menu that is made every day with only fresh ingredients such as Fresh Tomatillo salsa made with garlic and lime. There is also a Picante salsa made with fresh crushed tomatoes and red jalapenos. And, finally, there is the chef’s salsa of the day which is always the spiciest of them all.

de cero’s dining room is simple, clean, warm and has the charm of Mexico with a modern edge.

Hours: Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Lunch: winter hours (Jan - Apr 30) Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Spring-fall (Apr 30-Dec 31) Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm -10:30 pm; Sunday 4:30 pm ~ 9:00 pm

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"Taco sampling? Need I say more..."

March 30, 2011

  • Food: Classic, delicious, like a classic Mexican taco bar
  • Decor: Casual, comfortable, large wooden tables, open
  • Service: Friendly, attentive, extremely nice
  • Cost: $$
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While relatively simple, serving classic Mexican food, De Cero is a personal favorite of mine. With over a dozen types of tacos from which to choose, served a la carte, how can you possibly go wrong? To be fair, I'll admit that I've never ordered anything aside from guacamole, salsa, chips, and tacos (of which I've tasted every single one). The margaritas are very nice. The key with De Cero is fresh ingredients in a comfortable atmosphere. It's great for groups. It can get noisy, but the atmosphere is lively and fun...

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Duck confit, big-eye tuna (hot), skirt steak and tilapia tacos are all a must-try. Guava and hibiscus margaritas

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"West Loop Mexican done RIGHT"

March 29, 2011

  • West Loop Taqueria

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  • Decor: casual
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  • Cost: $$$
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De Cero is a casual restaurant located in the west loop. They have a large menu consisting of over 15 different tacos. At times service can be average at best, but they make up for it with their wide variety of tacos and tequila.

If you have a few drinks the price can start to get out of hand, but if you are just going for food, you will be pleased.

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