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Mexican, Fast food, Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Drive Thru
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Reviewed 25 May 2020

I love their food! You can't beat the price, the chicken tinga is delicious, the rice is consistently good, they have daily specials, and taco Tuesdays. What more can you ask for?

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

Not only did it take over an hour to have my food delivered, the order was missing a dinner. Not impressed, the food was ehhh

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

Decided to give this location a try for $1 Taco Tuesday. The food was good but ordering at the drive up was an exercise in futility. When I pulled up to the speaker I was told to "hang on a second". Waited a bit when...all of a sudden "you can order when you're ready" rather rudely - I reminded the person that I'd been told to wait, to communicate why I had delayed ordering - not because I wasn't ready. When I asked about what the free toppings were, the response shot back so fast I didn't understand it at all. Oddly, I don't hear very well when the response is doing 90 mph thru the drive up speaker! The situation was becoming frustrating due to the "vibe" I was getting from the person taking my order. I asked for clarification and a fast, sassy response arrived at the speed of sound this time. Very frustrating. Believe me, there was no language barrier but perhaps a generational barrier if anything. No doubt audio challenged customers would feel like giving up after such an exchange. Finally got my order placed and it wasn't long before it was ready. The food was delicious. However, due to the customer "dis-service" while ordering - I'll skip this location in the future. The Batavia location provides a much friendlier/ calmer ordering interaction with the crew. Both the Batavia and St. Charles locations provide good food, but the drive up interaction is important. Courtesy should be provided as graciously with the drive up as when dining with table service no matter the establishment. The world's pace is already at maximum throttle, so I don't need to be given "the bum's rush" when ordering at a drive thru. There was 1 car in front and 1 car in back of me, so the speedy/sassy attitude wasn't necessary. Staff would be wise to remember they're representing the establishment (and employer) that no doubt don't want customers turned off by staff attitudes. Slow down, be calm and friendly. Do your best to garner repeat customers...the method I experienced won't!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

We visited a couple of weeks ago and loved it. They didn't have silverware--we had to wait for them to wash a fork--but the food was very good. I had the 'make your own' chicken burrito. Yesterday we tried it again, and would never have...believed it was the same place. I had trouble finding any chicken in the burrito at all. They had no large drink cups, but still charged the same thing. Food was just average.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

This place is for sure my go to on Tuesdays. $1 for chicken tacos - filled pretty good and the variety of salsas, you won me over years ago!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

My go to restaurant when ever I crave a great burrito or quesadilla The atmosphere is just like being in Mexico!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We like Salsa Verde for the great tasting food and the ability to add your own toppings and make it taste the way you want it. The shredded beef was a favorite but they took it off the menu, so I had the shredded chicken...the last time and it was great!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

I have visited this restaurant since opening day with my wife. We have tried many menu items over the years, and we['re not picky eaters. With that being said, in the past year or so, Salsa Verde's quality has been steadily declining. On the positive...side: The wait staff are always very friendly. The signature Salsa Verde sauce from the salsa bar is awesome. However, that's where it ends. I have tried to eat their steak? fajitas, tacos, burritos and all times with disappointing results. The steak is grizzly, tough (cut on the incorrect bias), and flavorless. The chicken is re-heated, not cooked fresh, and the hamburger is flavorless as well. I do appreciate the restaurant looking out for our health by offering a NO sodium meal, but some seasoning is needed. There's some stiff competition in Geneva, St.Charles and Batavia. I hope Salsa Verde recovers, and corrects any managerial decisions to use inferior cuts of meat, and save money on seasonings. I would take a pass on this particular location for now. I can't comment on the Batavia IL location; never ate there and probably won't. Happy trailsMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

So good! I've never missed a taco Tuesday :) The salsa bar is also a hit with everyone I know. Love allllll the food here

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

First of all let me start by saying the staff was extremely friendly and very helpful old always smiling. After that it dropped off quickly the food was a little less than so so the tables were all dirty we had to clean the table...ourselves even though it wasn't that busy. Overall my suggestion would be save your money because the place isn't cheap eat at Taco Bell you'll get a better meal and if you want to spend that type of money go to Lupita's you will get fantastic food fantastic service. Salsa verde is not a place I'll visit againMore

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Good food, fair portions, cold beer, reasonably authentic. The chips and salsa are delicious. Check out Margarita Mondays!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. Menu board is very confusing. Floor and tables had not been cleaned. Food was very bland. Ridiculously tiny containers on condiment bar. Are you kidding me? Not going back.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife for a lunch date! The worst Mexican food ever. I ordered vegetarian fajitas. My fajitas consisted of Plate filled with Onion and frozen Carrots. No seasoning and no taste. My wife was disappointed her Veggie version of Enchilada Mexicana. Vegetarians Stay...away...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

$1 Tacos on Tuesday, Drive thru overflowing, inside packed. Great to see a thriving Cantina in Batavia. Mas por favor!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We order through the drive through a couple of times per month; the food is delicious and authentic; I get the elote corn just about every time!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Yes, Salsa Verde offers takeaway services.

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