Tropi Cuba is my first non-Mexican taco joint on the taco tour. While they do some things a bit differently than what I’m used to in Logan Square, I did totally dig their tacos!
First, let’s talk about the few negatives. 1: you’re in a place that’s mostly a convenience store that happens to have a flat top grill in the back. Here they sell many Cuban favorites as well as breakfast, fries, burgers, pizza puffs, and….tacos. 2: They only have steak tacos. I wish they had more variety. 3: It’s kinda messy. The tacos fall apart a little bit even though they give each taco two corn tortillas.
Now, the positives. The taste of the tacos themselves are very good. The meat is tender and juicy and has a good amount of seasoning on it. The lettuce and 1/2 moon tomato slice on them seem a little strange, but work fine. The salsa is very good as well. While it’s not your typical salsa rojo, it still tastes great. It tastes like a mix between a normal jarred taco sauce and a homemade enchilada sauce. Whatever it is, I like it.
- Location: 3000 W. Lyndale St, Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
- Tourists: Josh
- Tacos sampled: steak (their words, not mine)
- Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion
- Salsa: salsa roja
- Extras: napkins?
- Tortillas: corn
- Atmosphere: 2/3 convenience store, 1/3 cuban flat top grill
- Price: $1.99/taco
- OVERALL RATING: 7