Authentic Mexican scares me. Fast food quasi-Mexican intrigues me. Go figure. It’s not that I don’t like Mexican food. I just don’t have a lot of experience with it. I had never heard of Del Taco until I started dating J and saw the one by her parents. I realized it was probably a chain, but it’s not a chain I had ever seen before. Since it was something I had never had before, I wanted to check it out.
Del Taco is a West Coast chain that is slowly expanding into the Midwest. The Oak Lawn location is the only one in Illinois. It sits near the corner of Cicero Avenue and 95th Street in front of a small shopping center. When you see Del Taco, you immediately think of it’s competitors. It looks pretty much the same from the outside. A small building with a Southwestern flair.
The inside is much brighter. J actually described as a kid’s interpretation of a restaurant. There are splashes of color anywhere and everywhere from floor to ceiling. The set up is what you’d expect. There’s a small dining room with plastic furniture and an order counter with little rope maze that you have wind your way through even though you’re the only person there. Read the rest of this entry »