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Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

££ - £££
Southwest Side
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300 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616-2251
+1 312-225-3200
10:30 - 00:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Fresh cooked. Chips and guacamole superb Popular little hole in the wall with limited seating My tilapia tacos crunchy but a little overcooked (dry) but very tasty

1 Thank C H L
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent Mexican establishment. I ordered 1 chicken burrito guacamole and chips my wife ordered a chicken burrito salad bowl and able of chicken tortilla soup everything tasted great

1 Thank miamiheat7334
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

The title says it all. The fish is over cooked. The taco bowl was soggy. I didn't even eat it. The pink sauce they provide is horrible. It taste nothing like authentic Mexican food.

Thank ConstantWrkTraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

The fish tacos were really good. I love the pineapple salsa and the chips. The flan was ok, I've had better. The corn salsa is also really good. Good selection on the menu.

Thank Ernesha P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The food was great and reasonably priced. Everyone in line was excited to be eating there. One out of towner was there for his third day straight. Everything I ate was fantastic. There isn't much in the way of seating but we made do.

Thank Craig A
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

The tacos here are unbelievably delicious. Also, try flour tortillas with the guacamole. While the food itself was delicious there was no real atmosphere which is the only thing that lets this place down.

Thank cs3318
Dover, Delaware
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Wonderful Grilled Chicken tacos felt like homemade I would eat here again , fast delivery. Great prices

Thank Chris V
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Went there with my wife. We are aiming to go there each time we visit chicago. As usual... delicious. I thought the tilapia tacos was not as good as it used to be. But the beef tacos was delicious. New thing i ate... fajitas chicken burrito: WONDEFUL. I am not taking anything else. It was so good... with some delicious... More 

Thank Math6700
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Tasty food, the steak was nice and tender and not over cooked, fresh cilantro gave the food a delicious flavor, a few fresh salsas to choose from. The food was reasonably priced, our group of 6 was full, and a burrito/bowl was plenty of food. Parking in the nearby neighborhoods was easy and the restaurant/bathrooms were clean, though small. Would... More 

Thank krby2821
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

Rode my bike past this little place nestled under the Dan Ryan expressway overpass a few times and finally decided I had to stop and see what was the producing smells that were making my mouth water each day on my way home. I locked my bike outside and walked in. It is a small place, with a few tables... More 

Thank UnknownCynic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616-2251
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Southwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Southwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-225-3200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?