Flash Taco

1570 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 772-1997
Cuisine: Mexican/Southwestern
Price: $
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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 AM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 AM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Attire Casual
  • Amenities TV
  • Banquet Facilities Off-Site Catering
  • Special Needs Wheelchair Access
  • Atmosphere Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Not Accepted
  • Payment Methods Amex Discover Mastercard Visa


Flash Taco was opened as a spinoff and tribute to the owner's family operated hispanic park district food concession in the 1970's. This is the perfect place to go for some flavorful authentic Mexican food, in a flash. There is a wide variety of specialty tacos that range from traditional char broiled marinated steak tacos to beef tongue and pork rind in a delicious spicy red sauce, for the more adventurous palette. All tacos are served on fresh handmade tortillas made from scratch! The Cochinita Pibil is a must try; a perfect mix of spicy and sweet flavors. This includes slow roasted pork loin marinated in secret spices topped with pickled onions and sliced chile habanero. Barbacoa is a delicious taco that is made up of steamed, tender beef that is marinates in Chile guajillo and special spices; it will literally melt in your mouth! In any case, there is something on the menu that is sure to satisfy every member of the group. On every table you will find 3 different sauces to perfectly top off your tacos. not to be overlooked, these are no ordinary sauces; they are creations right out of moms cookbook! At Flash Taco you will always be greeted with a smile and friendly family-like staff. Not only is Flash Well known for their quality food at affordable prices, but also for their late night energetic crowd. In the late night and early morning a party breaks out at Flash! The music ranges from salsa during the day to hip hop and house music in the late night early mornings. Be sure to leave the bar extra early if you are planning on visiting because after 2:00 am you will most likely see the dance party that goes on. it isn't uncommon to see the cooks and guests dancing and enjoying music together. Come in today or tonight for delicious and affordable authentic Mexican food at an affordable price.

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 35reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Their tacos were great! Jul 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not fancy, very good food, great guacamole and fish tacos were particularly good. Steak tacos were delicious, chips were crispy and good. I would think this would be a great place for takeout, we took salads and quesadillas home for the next day. Sauces were great, nice people. May 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by very casual a perfect place on a summer's day. Sep 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Music was extremely loud. Hard to carry on a conversation. Staff was not very friendly. Very little table seating. Aug 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by The lady who took the orders couldn't get anything right ordered no tomatoes because of allergies& they put them on and did not offer to remake them Aug 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not what I expected Aug 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by The food was not worth the money. Aug 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by I ordered nachos and asked for the sour cream and guacamole on the side, when we got hone it was covered on the nachos to the point of no scrape off. Other than that the food was OK, the customer service was great, everyone makes mistakes, I will give it a second chance for good measure in the near future and make a final decision if this will be a regular spot. Thank you Jun 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food was great. Especially the chille relleno tacos. May 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by They are rude and did not wanna honor coupon I will never return Apr 29, 2014
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