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Carnitas Don Alfredo

"Deliciosa, Tradicion, Michoacana"

About Us

We're Carnitas Don Alfredo, and we've been a premier Mexican restaurant in Northlake, IL, since 2005. We're family-owned, specializing in great quality food at affordable prices. We offer carnitas, homemade tortillas, barbacoa, tacos, tortas, burritos, flautas, and much more, all made fresh daily. We're looking forward to partnering with Elmhurst, Villa Park, and Lombard consumers to continue to offer a premier dining experience. From the first bite to the last, we want you to experience the authentic flavors of Carnitas Don Alfredo. We'd like to personally invite you to contact us for catering, today!

Our Story

Carnitas Don Alfredo Melrose Park stands as a cherished gem in the heart of Northlake, Illinois, proudly boasting its status as a family-owned and operated Mexican restaurant. Our establishment has earned its reputation for serving the finest carnitas in the area, while also excelling in the art of catering and crafting delectable dinner plates that tantalize the taste buds. At the heart of our success lies our owner, Don Alfredo, whose culinary journey began in Mexico, where he mastered the traditional preparation of carnitas. Together with his dedicated wife, they have meticulously curated a menu that showcases the authentic flavors of Mexico, using locally sourced, fresh ingredients to create an unforgettable dining experience for our cherished patrons.

The goal of our Mexican restaurant is simple yet profound: to transport our guests on a flavorful journey through the rich tapestry of Mexican cuisine. We are passionate about sharing the vibrant flavors, time-honored traditions, and warmth of Mexican culture with every dish we serve. Our aim is to provide an authentic and memorable dining experience that resonates with the heart and soul of Mexico. We take pride in using the freshest ingredients, tried-and-true recipes, and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of our service. Whether you're seeking a casual meal with friends and family or a special occasion to celebrate, our goal remains unwavering—to create moments of joy and connection through the delicious and diverse flavors of Mexico.

Our menu is a culinary celebration of Mexican flavors, featuring an array of mouthwatering options that cater to every palate. From our savory burritos packed with a medley of fresh ingredients to our meticulously crafted homemade tortillas that add an authentic touch to each dish. Tacos, a beloved classic, showcase the versatility of Mexican cuisine, while our tortas deliver a delightful fusion of flavors in every bite. This is just the beginning; our menu is a testament to our commitment to delivering an unforgettable dining experience where taste, quality, and tradition come together harmoniously.

We invite you to come and experience the culinary treasures of Mexico at our restaurant today. You'll find us conveniently situated at 165 E North Ave Northlake, IL in the vibrant town of Northlake, Illinois. Our warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits you, promising not just a meal but a gastronomic journey that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. Whether you're a local looking for your new favorite Mexican eatery or a visitor eager to explore the flavors of our cuisine, our doors are open, and we can't wait to serve you. Join us at 2511 W Lake St, and let your taste buds embark on a delectable adventure.

Areas Served

Northlake, IL | Elmhurst, IL | Villa Park, IL | Lombard, IL | Cicero, IL | Brookfield, IL | Westchester, IL | Berwyn, IL

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On 6/21/2024 Olga Guardado had this to say:
Good food

On 6/20/2024 michael kinsch had this to say:
WOW!! Today we tried Don Alfredos for the first time,THEY WERE DELICIOUS! Easily the best carnitas we've ever had! We are a dealership located in chicago so we have some good options for carnitas but these were the juiciest and most flavorful ones weve had. We also tried the chicharron en chile verde its was the perfect amount of spice and such a good flavor! Definitely visiting whenever we want to eat fresh carnitas.

On 6/18/2024 storytime403 had this to say:
The flauta dinner was very tasty. Served with rice and beans and guacamole. My husband had the carnita burrito. We were both very satisfied. Salsas very good too.

On 6/7/2024 Cris Correa had this to say:
Food is amazing. My personal favorites are the carnival, chicharron Verde, Puerco en salsa roja, and the hand made tortillas. They never disappoint.

On 5/26/2024 Joe B.Elite 24 had this to say:
Famously serving families their traditional Sunday Mexican fare, for carnitas the flavor is outstanding! Packed to the brim, all tables full, the meat on both caritas and barbacoa were flavorful and tender. Make your own tacos, the beans and rice could have been a bit more flavorful but overall this is a solid spot, as are all of their locations. Variety to chose from on the menu as well!

Contact Us

Carnitas Don Alfredo
165 E North Ave Northlake, IL 60164
Phone: (708) 397-4987

Located near 290

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


2511 W Lake St Melrose Park, IL 60160 - (708) 345-6801
165 E North Ave Northlake, IL 60164 - (708) 397-4987


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