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$10 - $15
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

Have always loved coming here. Sat in an igloo for dinner and the experience was amazing. Waitstaff, food runners and busboys are on top of their game. Just be aware the ground is very cold so west something warm on your feet.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 26 January 2022 via mobile

In the igloo with the heater on was just right considering how cold it was outside. Friendly and efficient service. Everything we ordered - guacamole, queso fundido del día, various tacos - were really good as was my favorite beer, Modelo Especial.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

Alright, I admit I was doubtful. Great Mexican food in Geneva Illinois? And then the menu came and it seemed “too many option” so how could that be really good? But…this place is amazing. Fabulous and creative But simple Mexican food, a wide selection of...delicious Margheritas, and staff who are helpful, knowledgeable and Latino. And they have great “bubbles” to keep you safe! Don’t miss this place!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2021

We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for the longest time, since it’s been ranked #1, but could never get a reservation. For my 40th, we finally got a reservation. Our server seemed to rush us through placing our orders. Our dinners came out at...the same time as our appetizers. I never got my drink…the bar tender actually gave it to another table (on the house) cause it just sat at the bar for too long cause our server literally took our orders and then didn’t come back til we were all done with our food…and not cause they were busy, I was actually shocked cause the place is ALWAYS busy but there was no wait or anything. I was a server for several years and it takes a lot to upset me regarding service but this place upset me enough to even write a review. Not to mention the bien trucha tacos were terrible…dinner literally came out within 5 min of ordering, luke warm, so I guess they make it earlier and then it just sits somewhere, staying warm 🤷‍♀️ I have zero idea how this place is as highly ranked as it is. So bummed this was where we chose to go for my 40th. Crossing it off of our list!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Was here before on a previous trip and enjoyed the food, so thought we would stop again. This time however we were met at the host station by two young tweens with their eyes rolling. We were there 45 minutes before the shift ended and...they said that they could not sit us due to the shut down time of 4-5. Very poor hospitality or customer service. We ended up going elsewhere and had a much better meal and atmosphere!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

I'll start with the people: They're great. Everyone we had contact with was friendly and seemed happy to be there and to take care of us. When you dine here you might see a number of different servers and they were all great. We ordered...some beers, cheladas and margaritas and all the drinks were great. We also ordere guacamole and queso which were also excellent. Then we ordered four sets of tacos to share among our group: The asada (Bien Trucha tacos), chicken, flautas and then brisket. They were all excellent. We sat in one of the "igloo"-style huts in the back. We have also been to the sister location (Todo Madre) in Glen Ellyn which is also excellent and also has a great staff. Salud to Bien Trucha!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

Really want to like this place because it's obviously very popular. Unfortunately, the service is lacking and only a portion of our food orders were really good. We ordered the ceviche tradicional, which lacked flavor. It tasted like just cut-up strips of fish soaked in...lime juice, and was unlike any ceviche I have ever been served in Mexico. Our waiter seemed unknowledgeable of the menu items and was not very attentive. On the plus side the tacos were excellent, especially the brisket tacos. The fish tacos are also good. The tequila-based cocktail my partner ordered was excellent and I enjoyed a Casa Humilde Napolli beer. The patio is nice, but there are not reservations for the patio, only a call ahead wait list. Overall a 3 star out of 5 experience. I wonder if the restaurant has slipped a bit recently.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 May 2021

I have seen this restaurant on so many "best of" lists that I was eager to dine here. My daughter and I had lunch here and we rolled out well-fed and happy. We started with the original guacamole which was definitely fresh and had a...kick to it. The chips served with it were very crisp. We then ordered tacos with a side order of street corn. I loved the shrimp tacos, but the chicken tinga tacos were also very good. We had the original margaritas which were delicious and were not pre-made like you get at some Mexican restaurants. I will definitely have to find a reason to visit Geneva again just so I can have another meal here. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 December 2020

We’ve become really discriminating in terms of which restaurants we are wanting to support in these trying times. Some are long time favorites - mostly local and independents. We go all out to get carry out and outdoor dining with anyone who is being compliant...with the safety guidelines. We were really pleased that one of our all time favorites -Bien Trucha - has really put forth an effort not just to create a safe compliant experience, but has really created a very comfortable, charming environment with the lovely Pods. Cozy, cute, charming. Very well planned and executed. We’ll be back soon.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020

We have been coming to Bien Trucha for some time now. This is our regular place to go to after Sunday biking. We love to sit outside and this place had small patio seating but now offers beautiful outdoor experience. People working there are always...smiling and are very affectionate about their work. The whole pandemic changed some things, some for worse, some for better. The menu is still somewhat limited to what they used to have but I like the idea of scanning the menu on your phone. When you come to Bien Trucha you can always expect consistent quality and freshness of food. They really care about the ingredients they use and you can tell that tasting their dishes. Tacos are small but perfectly balanced, served on homemade tortillas. They alwys have special Guac served with fruit of the day, it is usually watermelon or peaches, or pineapple, always. Do not forget to try their salsa Trio, an awesome addition to everything, and it goes from mild to medium and hot. Our staple dish is their Aquachille with shrimps, cannot get enough of it. The quality of shrimp is superb and the dish is perfectly balanced with lime juice and onions, definitely a must. Bien Trucha does not fall short if it comes to drinks, their margaritas are well made and strong and the variety will definitely suits anybody tastes. I only wish they had some bigger variety of beers and some local craft draft would be an ideal option. Once again Bien Trucha is very cool and delicious place to go when visiting Geneva!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 July 2020 via mobile

Lunch here is always so good! You always get a starter of chips and homemade bean dip. There is a guacamole of the day but we passed this time to save room for the tacos! Unsure if it’s because of Covid or other customer suggestions...but tacos now come two per order vs four from the past. I highly recommend the Pescado Tacos! My favorite by far!!! I did try the shrimp tacos this time and while really good just cannot beat the fish tacos. The tilapia is flaky and perfectly cooked and the cabbage topping is a perfect combination. Another must have are their cucumber margaritas! The flavor is amazing!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

Several people recommended Bien Trucha to us for lunch, and they weren't wrong. Very tasty tacos and even the chip and dip was amazing.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

I had plans at the last minute so had to improvise. The food you get for take out is identical in taste and quality that you get when dining in. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

As a Southern Californian currently living in the midwest, one thing I REALLY miss is decent Mexican food. This place is awesome! Not only is the food delicious but the specialty drinks are some of the best I've ever had. Even something as simple as...chips and guacamole is better than normal here. I can't say enough good things about this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

Not our first time here and when in the area a must. From interesting cocktails to creative tacos to unique deserts. Difficult to describe but delicious. The Bien Trucha tacos a must. To call it a steak taco is an injustice. This is gourmet tacos...in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. An avocado margarita was creamy, sweet, and limey all in one. Would have definitely had another if I wasn’t driving. A circular churro with ice cream and a tequila sauce was sublime. PLEASE read the menu for better descriptions than I have provided but definitely go.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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No dress code; casual
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If you mean does it have a kids menu, the answer is no, so if your kids will eat the regular adult menu items, then it IS kid friendly.
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They are closed on Sundays. Trip Advisor will not let me post their web site, but it's the name of the restaurant.
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Yes, Bien Trucha offers takeaway services.

Bien Trucha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4