10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Isidro’s Tamales & Taqueria opened in January 2010 and has quickly earned a reputation for having some of the best Mexican food around.
Located at 430 W. Station St., behind St. Rose Church, it’s easy to drive past their single maroon awning on the south side of the street. But those who stop know that inside are delicious tacos, tamales, tortas and burritos.
Looking for suggestions? Try a cecina (marinated steak) taco with diced onion and cilantro, or the “special taco.” It's made with spicy pork and by popular demand has been added to the regular menu. Tamale fans will find several varieties of savory tamales, plus strawberry, pineapple and coconut dessert versions.
The prices are very affordable. Tamales are $1 each, $5 for a half-dozen or $9 for a dozen. Tacos are $1.65 or $1.90 depending on the ingredients, tortas are $4.50 and burritos are $4.75.
There’s limited seating inside the restaurant, including counter seating along one wall.
This is the first restaurant for owner Francisco Martinez. However, tamales is the family business. His father, Isidro, founded Sandra’s Food Inc., where Martinez is vice president and general manager. The company makes Isidro’s Tamales at a factory on West 59th Street and delivers them throughout Chicago, and now here.
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