CHICAGO | The idea of Korean Mexican fusion food isn’t a new one, with Roy Choi’s Kogi Korean BBQ food truck launching a Los Angeles empire years ago, but Seoul Taco in River North executes the concept very well.
Seoul Taco also started as a food truck, and was launched in 2011 in St Louis by David Choi. Today Choi still has the food truck, along with five bricks and mortar locations in the Midwest. The Chicago store opened in 2016 and we were impressed by what we ate when we paid it a visit. It’s a bright space, full of colour and assorted colourful decorations. There’s Korean and Mexican hints and flourishes but nothing too over the top.
The menu is very simple. You choose either tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, or gogi bowls (esentially bibimbap). Next you choose your filling – bulgogi beef, spicy pork, soy-marinated chicken or tofu.Burritos are filled with meat, kimchi fried rice, lettuce, cheese, carrots, green onions, sour cream and Seoul sauce, while tacos are filled with meat, Korean salad mix, sesame seeds, green onions and a wedge of lime. Serving sizes are decent and it’s all very tasty and well balanced.
There’s also a few slides like chips with queso, kimchi slaw, and kimchi fried rice, and you can top up your main order with extra fillings. Drinks wise it’s just bottled water and soda, but you’re allowed to bring in your own alcohol.
738 N Clark Street
Telephone: 312 265 1607
E-mail: [email protected]
Sun – Thu: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am to 4:00am