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Rubi's At Maxwell Street Market

800 S. Desplaines St.

Chicago, IL 60607

One of the best parts of going to the Maxwell Street Market was the chance to eat at Rubi’s. Specifically, eating their al pastor tacos that come on large tortillas made by hand right in front of you. Unfortunately, there’s no market this year, but luckily the family behind Rubi’s is offering pickup in Pilsen in the alley behind Cafe Indigo, and on Tuesdays takeout in Albany Park. Text 773-318-9526 and check out their Instagram for days, times, and specials.

Two things to note here. 1. You should check out the Maxwell Street Market, which only takes place on Sundays. 2. You need walking tacos while you do so, and that’s where Rubi’s comes into play. Note that the market now takes place at Desplaines and Polk, but that’s a story for another day.

We’re not big on recommending places that are only available during the full moon of a leap year, or places where you need to recite an incantation in Latin before its location is revealed to you. But we’re telling you to visit Rubi’s. This place only exists from 9am to 3pm on Sundays at the Maxwell Street Market, and you need to check their Facebook page to make sure they’ll be there that day. But it’s worth the effort to eat their al pastor tacos that come on large handmade tortillas you can see being made in front of you. In your excitement, resist the urge to grab the trompo and run through the market yelling “I’m king of the pastor!” after eating here.

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