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La MEX

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3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
+1 815-729-2686
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful except no HOT carrots and only peppers. Went on a Wednesday night and it was so cozy and still with background activity. Totally enjoyed our experience. Thank You.

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Thank MaybellineBlush
New Lenox, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on half price margarita day and the place was empty. I think that they have a good menu, with a nice variety, but the food was very bland. I dumped my salsa on there to add some flavor. The chips were just okay, more on the thick side. I had a strawberry margarita and it was very light... More 

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Thank Teach3v
Joliet, Illinois
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for couples or families. We had quite a few of the dishes....chimichangas, fajitas and chili relleno. They were all good. They replenish your chips and salsa as needed. The only thing that would make it better is if they had horchata.

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Thank Shauna-AaronA
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Well, not a lot of choices in Joliet IL, most of the food in this area is just ok, as I think south of 80, it gets worse. La mex has a nice decor inside, and even has entertainment going on the weekends, the food is just Ok at best, do not make a special trip here.

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Thank John P
Plainfield, Illinois
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went here for dinner on half price margarita night. Thought it would be busier than it was, but we were seated immediately. Service was good, as was the food and margaritas. We opted to pat extra for the :gold" margaritas, as those are not half price. Only the house margarita is half off Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Thank Scott K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. This is a very clean and safe location to visit. Bring your friends or family and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Sherman R
Plainfield,Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place for good Mexican food. On Sunday thru Thursday, their outstanding margaritas are 1/2 price. My wife and I come here at lease twice a month and have never been disappointed with the food or service. They have daily specials that are hard to beat. Check them out, you will definitely come again.

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Thank firetmldr
New Lenox, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Best salsa! Fast service, great margaritas. About $10.00 for 2 tacos eith rice and beans. Wish they had a location on New Lenox.

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Thank iluvminivans
Joliet, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We were hungry for some tradional Mexican food this night. Good service. Lots of customer, which indicates a popular and quality restaurant. Live music and if course Mexican decor. Spacious! Located in a strip mall in a well traveled part of the city.

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Thank cooley25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

La Mex is a great place to have a large group event. The atmosphere is fantastic. Many different areas so seating is available. Food is very good. Staff is friendly and on top of it. Great selections of food. A place for all ages to go to.

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Thank Maryan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-729-2686

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