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Cachas Tacos Bar serves up Mexican food in Lake in the Hills

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  • Cachas Taco Bar recently opened in the former Tacos El Norte spot in Lake in Hills.

    Cachas Taco Bar recently opened in the former Tacos El Norte spot in Lake in Hills.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

There is a new authentic Mexican restaurant open along the Randall Road corridor, ready to fill you up when you're in the mood for tacos on Tuesdays -- or any other day of the week.

Cachas Taco Bar opened at the end of 2019 in Lake in the Hills, just east of Randall Road at 2122 W. Algonquin Road.

Cachas Taco Bar is in a strip center at 2122 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills, just east of Randall Road.
Cachas Taco Bar is in a strip center at 2122 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills, just east of Randall Road. - Rick West | Staff Photographer

While they serve up many authentic Mexican dishes, such as carne al carbon and enchiladas verdes, Cachas Taco Bar is known for its 99 cent tacos on Tuesdays, co-owner Luis Zepeda said.

Patrons often stop in and leave with bags full of the tacos, choosing from asada, al pastor, pollo, carnitas and chorizo, he said.

"We are known for our food, our authentic Mexican food, and especially taco Tuesday," Zepeda said.

Zepeda and his co-owners run four other similar taco businesses throughout the suburbs, and he says overall on Tuesdays they sell thousands of the 99 cent tacos between the five businesses in Hanover Park, Wheeling, Mount Prospect and Carpentersville.

Cachas Taco Bar is known for 99 cent tacos on Tuesdays, owners say.
Cachas Taco Bar is known for 99 cent tacos on Tuesdays, owners say. - Rick West | Staff Photographer

The new Mexican restaurant in Lake in the Hills serves up food to go, and also has dine-in options, including a bar area and restaurant tables. Tacos can be served up the authentic way or the Americanized way.

The restaurant opened in December in a spot left by the popular Tacos El Norte business on the north side of Algonquin Road.

A new Mexican restaurant, Cachas Taco Bar, has opened in the spot where Tacos El Norte used to be in Lake in the Hills.
A new Mexican restaurant, Cachas Taco Bar, has opened in the spot where Tacos El Norte used to be in Lake in the Hills. - Rick West | Staff Photographer

It was a natural fit for the strip center, which hosted the popular El Norte for many years, and also has other ethnic cuisine businesses, including the area staple Lily Garden Chinese restaurant.

For information on Cachas Taco Bar, which is open seven days a week, call (224) 209-8682.

Chicken's almost ready:

You've been waiting for months and months for the Raising Cane's along the Randall Road corridor in Batavia to open.

Finally, a grand opening ribbon cutting is scheduled at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, for the popular chicken finger restaurant, which is opening on the east side of Randall Road at 1998 McKee St.

At the grand opening celebration, there will be a history of the restaurant and project given, as well as chances to win free chicken fingers. There also will be a chance to spin a prize wheel and purchase special food packs.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., visitors can start registering for a drawing to win free Cane's for a year. Throughout the event, officials will draw 20 names to win the big prize. The lucky 20 must register on-site and be present to win.

The grand opening event is free and open to the public. After the official ribbon cutting, patrons will have a chance to head in and purchase food to try out Raising Cane's, which is new to the Randall Road corridor.

• Amy Williams' column covers all the news of business along the Randall Road corridor from Batavia to Crystal Lake. Contact her at randallbiz@comcast.net mailto:randallbiz@comcast.net or (847) 894-5036.