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El Corral Mexican Restaurant

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3655 E US Route 36, Decatur, IL 62521-5080
+1 217-233-1714
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tilapia” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
“friday night” (2 reviews)
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Mexican
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LOCATION
3655 E US Route 36, Decatur, IL 62521-5080
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very busy place on Thursdays.. But great food and service considering how busy it is on Thursdays. Always change up my desires.. Burrito Corral, is always a favorite !! Great desserts !!

Thank packrat427
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for the great review and rating, packrat427! We are thrilled to see how much you enjoy dining with us! We hope to see you again very soon! Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Always great! Excellent menu and service;owners are active to assure great results. Our favorite Mexican in town. Table side guacamole is a treat and worth it

1  Thank Deggto
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Deggto, thank you so much for the great review and rating! We are thrilled to see how much you enjoy dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a great day!

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for an impromptu Father's Day lunch and although we were seated right away, we waited nearly an hour for our food. The good was ok, but definitely didn't merit an hour long wait.

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Terrific server and nice ambiance. Very full on a Friday night. Reasonable prices. But the food wasn't that great. Not much flavor and the chicken in several dishes had little flavor (like the taco salad with chicken and the chicken fajita). I also fell on...More

Thank Qualitylovers
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Qualitylovers. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere and received excellent service while you were here. If there are ever any concerns while you are there please do not hesitate to reach...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Decatur and had several choices for Mexican and gave them a try. Will not drive across town for again. My husband ordered the chimichanga meal, one chicken and one beef. The beef was ground burger which he said was a mistake and...More

1  Thank KelliCrane
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope that we will see you again soon. Have a nice day!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have always eaten in at the restaurant, but my hubby and I wanted to eat at home and watch a movie. I FINALLY ordered something different (I tend to always order the same thing if it's good) and was very pleased. My hubby loved...More

Thank Brenda W
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thanks for the great review! I am happy to read that we impressed you and your husband and I hope you order form us again soon! Have a great day!

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My family has been going here for years and you feel welcomed right when you walk in the door! Service is great and food and drinks are fabulous! There is 3 Mexican Restaurants on this side of town but this one is by far the...More

Thank Stephanie L
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thanks for the incredible review. We are so proud to be your favorite resturant among our competitors and I hope you visit us agian soon!

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Always good for lunch or dinner. Huge menu, lots of choices for all. They have daily specials, I had the Carnitas for $8.50 today and took food home. Would recommend this place to anyone

Thank Deggto
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

We are happy to hear you enjoy coming here! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Jose (Owner)

Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food is great; by far the best Mexican food in town. The service is wonderful as well. There is a great atmosphere.

Thank visitante252016
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy to hear you had great food, service and that you enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Jose (Owner)

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We love Mexican food. This place is one of the best and we come at least once a week. When we travel, if we eat Mexican we always compare it to el corral and seldom do we find anything better. The food at el corral...More

Thank jnl04
Jose H, Owner at El Corral Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for this great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoy your time with us so much that you come once a week! We really appreciate your patronage, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best, Jose (Owner)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3655 E US Route 36, Decatur, IL 62521-5080
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-233-1714
Description
El Corral Mexican restaurant has been serving Mexican cuisine since its opening in February 2006. We feature a colorful decor, reasonable prices and a relaxed atmosphere where customers are welcomed and appreciated. While many restaurants serve pre-cooked foods, we take pride in preparing your meals fresh to order, using only the best products available. This provides optimum flavor and enables us to meet most special dietary needs. El Corral's staff is friendly, efficient and always ready to answer questions. Our bar is fully stocked and features margaritas and a wide variety of beers. At El Corral, we are sincerely thankful for our customers and always strive to improve your experience. With that in mind, we welcome your feedback and will seriously consider any suggestions you make.
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