Taco Trail

Welcome to the Explore Elgin Area Taco Trail 2024! This year will be full of exciting new flavors and tacos! After going to three (3) taco locations on this passport, you will be put in a drawing that offers a chance to win a $20 gift card to a local business! Each badge you receive will put you in a drawing for a grand prize as well! The grand prize giveaway winner will also be announced on April 15, 2024, and the grand prize would be valued at over $100! Further information on the grand prize will be announced!

Tacos… tacos… TACOS! Everybody loves tacos! They are savory, sometimes spicy, and oh-so-delicious! Explore Elgin Area has teamed up with local taco establishments in all 10 of our communities to find the perfect trail of tacos! Keep checking in on your taco passport to see the new businesses added throughout the trail!

How to
get started

  1. Claim Your Passport by signing up with the button below.
  2. Go to your favorite taco hot spot that is on the trail.
  3. Order what you want! Whether it be a good burrito or a taco, that counts!
  4. Check in with your passport with your location or a photo!
  5. Go to 3 different restaurants to get a reward!

Get started on your Taco Trail adventure with the button above! It is all you need to get started. Confirm your tacos with a photo or via your location, whichever one you prefer! For each 3 stamps you collect, you will be entered into our drawing for a prize and you receive a cute Elgin themed sticker!

Sign Up

Interested in joining the taco trail? Click the link below for more information or to register your business today.


How are participants selected? All places serving tacos are invited to participate! Participants do not have to sign up for this promotion.


How do I become a sponsor? All you need to do is sign up using our business registration form! There is a $25 charge, however, we will provide you materials and additional marketing.

El Patio of Elgin


El Patio combines a fun and energetic atmosphere, delicious drinks, and amazing authentic food for an experience of a lifetime! So come on and dine at El Patio!

Sammy’s Mexican Grill


Sammy's is a modern Mexican restaurant focusing on serving the best Mexican food in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Emmett’s Brewing Co.

West Dundee

Drink craft beer in West Dundee's skyscraper from the 1800's. Emmett's Brewing Co. is a great local spot for lunch, dinner or just stop in for a beer or two.

Alexander’s Cafe


Alexander's serves breakfast and brunch. All of our soups, sauces, gravies, and dressing our made fresh on the premises.

The Village Squire – West Dundee

West Dundee

Enjoy our BBQ back ribs, charbroiled steaks, prime rib, & burgers. Or try our salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, pizza, and pasta.

Rookies All American Pub & Grill


Rookies All American Pub and Grills are great sports bars with excellent food, great drink, and food specials, and music.

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar


Our Kitchen is American-focused and features specialties from all over the country, including burgers, pizza, smoked meats, fish, steaks and drinks!

Salsa Street Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Sleepy Hollow

Salsa Street Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is Mexican food with the taste of the street of Mexico.

One Taco Dos Tequilas


The best Mexican food in town. Come and enjoy our great selection of margaritas and tacos.

BeaUnique Latin Kitchen


Let our fresh ingredients take your palate on a journey through our homemade menu of mouth-watering Latin favorites you and your family are sure to love.

The Village Squire – South Elgin

South Elgin

Enjoy our BBQ back ribs, charbroiled steaks, prime rib, & burgers. Or try our salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, pizza, and pasta.

Inches Tacos – Hampshire


Mexican Street Tacos! From Steak, pork, tongue, sausage, fried pork, ground beef, and more, there is a taco for everyone to love! Also enjoy some Horchata or a burrito!

Taqueria y Antojitos Tere


Our authentic Mexican cuisine will provide your family with the perfect meal.

Carmina’s Restaurant and Banquets


Come grab a sizzling fajita or premium margarita!

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