CLOSED: The General

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 1 review )



2528 N. California Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60647

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant, bar, and bodega offering tacos and Southern comfort food. Vegan options include chips and guac, salsa, roasted root veggies, house vinegar slaw, side salad, 'No Bones About It' taco and 'St. Augistine Veg Head' taco. Has craft beers on tap. Reported closed, Feb 2018. Bar stays open until 2am Mon-Fri, 3am Sat-Sun.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

1 Review

First Review by makemenervous

Overpriced Tacos - Edit

I appreciate that this place had a vegan taco (and it looks like they added another one since the last time I went), but $4 per taco is pretty steep. For that price, they should be phenomenal, but they were just decent. Everything on the menu is a la carte. To actually be full, I had to order three tacos, chips and guac, and vinegar slaw. Basically $22+ not including tip, tax, or beverages.

I had the "No Bones About It" which has black beans, spiced & roasted root vegetables, corn, portobello, topped with tamarind mushroom bourbon sauce. Their other option has butternut squash, onion, mushrooms, & tofu spread roasted with cumin, cinnamon, & chili.

I would recommend coming here when the weather is nice out so you can spend time on their outdoor patio. The entire place is pretty small, and it can get unbearable loud inside even with few people (the walls seem to amplify everything). The outdoor area is nicely decorated and they have a little game area back there.

Overall, it's a decent place to go to on occasion - especially in summer. I wish their pricing would be more reasonable and I find it confusing that they haven't managed to come up with a vegan brunch option.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-19

Pros: vegan tacos, variety of salsa, nice back patio

Cons: expensive, no brunch options, small servings

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