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105 W 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3066
+1 815-285-0874
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night after arriving in Dixon for an event tomorrow. Chose this Mexican restaurant over Las Palmas where we ate last year. Salamanders is much more authentic but perhaps less familiar than typical American-ized Mex that our kids are used to. My Wife and I liked the beans, rice, salsa verde and our entrees--she had enchiladas rojas... More 

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Thank Jason L
Dixon, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very authentic Mexican food. Dishes have a light and fresh feel. The two kinds of salsa served are fantasic - very differnt than any I've had anywhere. And the best margaritas around!

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Thank Terry S
Sterling, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Not only is the staff friendly and inviting but the food is excellent too. The buffet has too much to choose from and the food is authentic. I often suggest this place for lunch dates, family dinner and when I have some time to kill while in Dixon. All around this is a great place!!!

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Thank StaciaLu
Dixon, Illinois
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

the food is great. Service is fast. The menu is not huge, but there is something for everyone. The restaurant is clean and attractive. Parking is usually available on the street.

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Thank Ralph P
Princeton, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We love this restaurant so much! Been going here for years, even though we live in Princeton. It really is something special, so much so, that when we saw that they had t-shirts, we both bought one! The salsas are the best thing about it-- each of the several different kinds that I've tried has been outrageously good. Plus, I've... More 

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Thank luvntiedye
Sterling
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love the food here at Salamndra's, but I also love that the owners are always giving back to the community.

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Thank Dawn A
Dixon, Illinois
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Tasty, plentiful, authentic Mexican food from a varied comparatively inexpensive menu. Friendly and helpful service from waitpersons. Cozy atmosphere. Recommended!

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Thank blkkatzguy
Dixon, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Food was authentic Mexican food that was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Service was good and all of the staff were friendly. It's the closest authentic Mexican food in the immediate area but I don't think that I would go out of my way to visit.

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Thank Salleebrowne
Dixon, Illinois
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Authentic Mexican food prepared by Mexican owners. Middle priced family restaurant. Wide selection. .

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Thank Leonard S
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Very friendly staff family owned business with fresh made to order food!! Love there peach margaritas excellent!!!

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Thank Coty M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 W 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3066
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Dixon
  • Phone Number: +1 815-285-0874

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?