So, Alejandro and I were planning on meeting Glen and Quinn at Picante on Division Street in Wicker Park. Glen got there first and called me to tell me they didn’t have any seating. Since it’s Winter here in Chicago (and a lot of places on this side of the Equator), we decided to call an audible. I remembered a place not far from there called Paisano. “You sure you want to go there instead?” Glen rudely interrupted. “Yup.”
Alejandro and I stopped there and waited for Glen. Now, this is where I interrupt the story to tell you how White I am. I’ve gone to over 20 places on this here Taco Tour, and Alejandro is the first Mexican to dine with me. Not only that, he’s the only Hispanic person to dine with me. Not only that, he’s only 1/2 Mexican.
Before long, Glen got scared and called me. To make a long story short, there’s a place on Division called Pizano’s, which is an Italian place. Soon enough, we realized how dumb we are and gathered at Paisanos. Quinn showed up, found
out they didn’t sell alcohol, and left.
So, how are the tacos?
They’re terrible. They don’t have any seasoning, grill flavor, juice, flavor, crunch, bite; nothing. Maybe we should have followed Quinn. Or, maybe we should have just gone to Pizano’s.
- Location: 2429 W. Division St., Chicago, IL (Wicker Park)
- Tourists: Josh, Alejandro, Glen, Quinn(ish)
- Tacos sampled: carne adada, lengua, al pastor (also have pollo, tripas, picadillo, barbacoa, carnitas, lomo and chile relleno)
- Toppings: onions and cilantro or lettuce, tomato and cheese
- Salsa: verde and roja
- Extras: chips
- Tortillas: corn, unless you ask for flour
- Atmosphere: dull, boring, unhip, not fun, opposite of neat
- Price: $1.99-$2.50/taco
- OVERALL RATING: 3.5