And, on occasion, the random midnight taco.
So we bring you word of Rokito’s Mexican Street Side Kitchen, a homey ranch house full of tacos that has quietly taken root under Uptown’s Wilson “L,” now able to satisfy all your Mexican-American street food cravings.
Of course, a new taco shack isn’t usually very earth-shattering. And sure, at heart, that’s exactly what this is. Almost. But it will be worthy of your attention under the special circumstances enumerated below:
- It’s 12:23am and you’re down to your last $1.50. (Let’s just say you “made it rain” at the Green Mill poetry slam. Again.) Now you need a taco. On weekends, Rokito’s knocks a buck off tacos after midnight until close.
- You pine for your summer internship as a masked wrestler in Juárez. Rokito’s Day of the Dead motif, Lotería card artwork and luchador masks will remind you of that dorm you shared with one Rey Mysterio (good wrestler; a surprising neat freak).
- Someone’s backstage rider calls for fried ice cream, sriracha salsa and rib tips. (Sounds like you’re stuck babysitting Dick Cheney on his lecture tour.)
- It’s 8am, and you need a bacon-wrapped hot dog and Mexican coffee. No explanation necessary.