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1407 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2715
11:00 - 10:00
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Portage, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but good food at a fair price. Margarita came in a water glass but it was very good. Attentive, friendly service.

Thank CWfore
Killen, Alabama
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Great fast, friendly service, Excellent food. Clean restrooms. Seating for parties too. So glad we stopped in for a quick lunch.

Thank bamagirl9788
Metropolis, Illinois
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The owner and the employees are all very friendly and make you feel welcome. They have done some remodeling and I have noticed it is much cleaner.

Thank Rita G
Newnan, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nice menu, we ordered burrito a chimichanga dinners. It took a long time for service which gave us hope this was better than the nuke and serve variety place...sadly, it was just average perhaps they had a slow microwave...

Thank Mark V
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Was looking for a place to enjoy some couple time with my husband . We found el tequila to be the place . Inside outside doesn't matter where you choose to dine . Friendly host and great food. Thank you for a wonderful evening .

Thank Tracy M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great food. wonderful family feel. laid back and relaxing. The workers there are all wonderful sincere people who make you feel you are home. Enjoy my visits there and is a good family outing.

Thank wendon55
Wentzville, Missouri
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Travel stop for dinner, had a tequila veggie quesadilla and a mango margarita. Service was great, so was the food and drinks.

Thank Miguel A
Millbrook AL, United States
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch midweek. Not very busy at 1 PM, and service was quick. Server was in good humor, and we had an enjoyable lunch. The chairs are very interesting and would dress up any Mexican restaurant in the country. In fact, we're going to take photos of them back to our favorite restaurant in Alabama.

Thank David R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

stop for dinner during our recent visit to Metropolis for the Superman festival. Do not understand the great reviews, maybe was a bad day or something. We did not wanted something too heavy as it was a very hot day, so I had a taco salad, how can anybody mess up a taco salad, ground beef was bland, no seasoning,... More 

Thank summerfun57
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Nice place clean good selection. Had the 3 taco plate plata Enjoyed would go again. Parking lot a bit strange felt I was trapped in. When I was leaving.

Thank satnam0071

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2715
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Metropolis
My wife and I tried El Tequila tonight at the recommendation of the clerk at our hotel. What a find! If you happen to be in Metropolis do find the time to visit this wonderful restaurant. The food was tasty, the service was friendly, and the portions very ample - all for a very reasonable cost. If you're looking for authentic Mexican fare, this is the place.

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