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El Mexicano

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503 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 201, Kankakee, IL 60901-7227
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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145 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was average for a Mexican place. I love Mexican food, and there are many better places to eat. It wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great. The steak in my fajitas was greasy and stringy but the rest of the food was fine. My husband had one of the burritos, and he said it was okay. They charge... More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Always great service and food. Been numerous times and they never disappoint. Great location for celebrations as well. Fine establishment. Fun atmosphere and decor. Even has a small bar in back. The margaritas are the best.

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Thank Tina N Allen P
Kankakee, Illinois
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a bright, vibrant place for very good variety of Mexican fare. The margaritas are huge and well made. Try the special of the day

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North Liberty, Iowa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

A standard-issue "good" Mexican restaurant. Good vegetarian options. Good, but not epic. They have very good chips and salsa, which is good, but they don't give free refills of it, which is not good. Seems to have become a standard policy of all good Mexican restaurants in town, which is a shame and not good. Still, everything was good overall.... More 

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Thank WellThatsRich
Chicago, Illinois
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Mexican food is so hard to review. Everyone has their own take on what is good or not. Some people like the chips and salsa - some like the burritos - some liked the tacos. Everyone had something that was good - not great - filling and accommodating to large groups.

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Thank swede52497
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome food! They were very busy but we weren't rushed. Wait staff stayed on top of our needs. Very friendly environment.

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Thank kcorprn
Kankakee< IL, United States
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We have traveled all over Mexico in almost every state so we have a good idea of what Mexican food is. Although there is some adjustment for American tastes here I can say that this restaurant comes closest to authentic Mexican food. We have eaten there when they had an off night and the food wasn't top notch, however 99%... More 

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Thank Sandra M
Illinois
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I had the burrito Mexicano and it was so bland and tasteless. The shredded pork had no seasoning on it, not even salt. My partner had the taco dinner and equally hated his. One of the tortillas was burnt. Idk how that got by so many people. The steak was also burnt to char and also had no seasoning. Seriously,... More 

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Thank Itravelalot1981
Yorkville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch. The food was good. The margaritas were excellent. The beer was cold. The service was outstanding. The Decour was delightful.

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Thank Bob M
New Lenox, Illinois
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307 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is in a small strip mall area and off the beaten path. Nothing exciting about the outside. Inside has nice authentic atmosphere of a mexican restaurant. The server was so attentive and friendly. The menu is quite extensive and their lunch special prices can't be beat. I ordered the burrito mexicano and it was simply amazing. The chips and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 201, Kankakee, IL 60901-7227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kankakee
Description
Near 1-57 exit 308

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