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El Faro

1315 Lillian St, Elgin, IL 60123-7105
+1 847-697-9058
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible20%
7 Sep 2017
“Run of the mill dining...”
14 Mar 2017
“Average burritos”
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1315 Lillian St, Elgin, IL 60123-7105
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We enjoy mexican food but weren't overly impressed. The restaurant is dated and the food is average. The parking area is difficult to maneuver.

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I used to go here more but found that my food wasn't as good as it used to be. There are better places in town now so I go there. When I last went here I was disappointed so I decided not to return.

Thank kathy n
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It's fast, flavorful and the pork burrito is my favorite of the three (beef, chicken, pork, never tried chorizo). The green hot sauce is my favorite as the red tends to be a little too smoke-flavored for my taste. If you're in the neighborhood, it's...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The tacos and burritos are great. There are three El Faro's near us, they are family owned. The chips and salsa are home made

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The food is good but the two other El Faro's in the area are better. The meat is a bit gritty. It's hard to get in and out of the place.

Thank U8077HKlindah
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I've eaten the burritos before and I used to like them. But about a year ago I had a horrible burrito and swore I would never eat there again. I live close by and decided to give them another try. I had a pork burrito...More

1  Thank Suewoo2015
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Authentic hole in the wall Mexican food. Tacos, burritos, chicken and ground beef, steak, avocado tacos all delish!!

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We are happy we found this little gem. Best darn Mexican food! The prices are great for the amount of food you get. Very fresh. We love going here!

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 20 November 2014

El Faro burritos are the ones by which I measure all burritos. They are huge, delicious and chock full of flavor without being greasy. The chips and green salsa are also excellent (the pico de gallo would benefit from riper tomatoes but is tasty nevertheless)....More

Thank Janhuss
Reviewed 15 October 2014

if you are looking for authentic Mexican style food this is a poor representation. The staff is friendly and prompt. The food taste like it all has come prepackaged then reheated and served. There are better more authentic Mexican restaurants in the area.

1  Thank Marysuzane P
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 Lillian St, Elgin, IL 60123-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-697-9058
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