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Hot Tamales

) #26 of 78 Restaurants in Highland Park ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Latin, Spanish
493 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-2656
+1 847-433-4070
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (8 reviews)
“mexican food” (8 reviews)
“margaritas” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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493 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-2656
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The service is good, the food is average. They do not have a great selection of hard licor. Great location with outside seating.

Thank Jurgen P
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Grand Slam of a restaurant. Hand made Margueritas, awesome Duck Tacos!!!! Duck cooked to perfection, baked apples with a Jalapeño flavor... did I say Awesome? Don't hesitate coming here!!!

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The title says it all. Duck tacos are the reason to come here. Bring your pocketbook and leave the kids at home, because prices for kids' meals are atrocious. The duck tacos will run you close to $20 a plate, but worth it for the...More

Thank Flat_Earther
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Have not been here for years but a good friend loves it. The chips were stale, the bottled Diet Coke was flat, and my wife's chicken was tough so she returned it and ordered a salad that was fair at best. What really got us...More

1  Thank dmgmd
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Hot Tamales is a very good reliable restaurant. It has a unique menu that is fresh and of very good quality. Shrimp Tacos are wonderful. Service is generally very good but can be rushed. Don't order your main course until you are well into your...More

Thank Schmooglet
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Pricey. Lunch for 2 . No drinks was $40. I ordered ground beef tacos. Flour tortillas were fresh and warm. Meat too salty.

Thank Robiebot
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

OK drinks OK food decent service and a pleasant atmosphere but nothing really exceptional to write home about. portions while appearing generous are skimpy on ingredients that count. Too much sauce, ingredients of average quality and service seems annoyed at times. 3 of 5 is...More

Thank CFR1967
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The fact that there is a line most days is a great sign. The place is always hopping. The food was fabulous. The owner stopped at our table and we commented on the interesting takes on some dishes. He said he has influences from Eastern...More

Thank R0cky3
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Great food! Always consistent! Best margaritas ever! The guacamole and salsa are great too. This is for sure my "go to" Mexican restaurant. Love the outdoor seating in the summer.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I went there with friends and it was very nice. Spanish ambiente music, niche staff and great service. Great quality and great taste. Nothing to add ;-)

Thank carmen_campo
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23 April 2015|
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Response from Nancy P | Reviewed this property |
I had fish when I went and it was prepared the way I wanted it. They are accommodating with whatever was prepared and asked for. I really would go and try it. There is alot to choose from and the flavors were fantastic! I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 493 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-2656
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-433-4070
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