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What Chicago might lack in food trucks, we make up for in supermarket taquerias. Carnicerias Guanajuato is located in the back of a grocery store in Wicker Park, and their tacos are so stuffed full of delicious meat, they’re almost a fork and knife operation. Get the standard one with cilantro and onion, make use of the spicy red and green salsas on the table, and if you’re not too full, get some guacamole too.
Carniceria Guanajuato is on the southwest corner of California and Elston, and has a large parking lot just in case you’re driving. The main draw here is its fresh meat and seafood. And while you can buy your asada here, it’s doubtful you’ll be able to prepare it as expertly as the taqueros at the taqueria in the back of the store. That’s where you’ll find tacos, burritos, gorditas, chicharrón, and horchata to rescue you for when you get home and (inevitably) don’t feel like preparing dinner with all the groceries you just bought.