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Reviewed 27 January 2022

We've been customers for over 20 years and this is our go to for great Mexican food in our area. Chicken fajitas and flautas are our favorites.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2021

Not very Authentic. The usual runny refried beans, rice, large flour tortia with wet chicken. Standard boring Mexican food. Not much flavor. Average or lower Mexican food. Sign says you have to wear mask. Unless you are friends of the restaurant. Then you can sit...in the middle of the restaurant maskless. Total BS! Taco Bell is a better option!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

While waiting for my supper reservation across the street I popped into this little gem. Great drinks, menu and staff. Loved this little place

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019

I had a little time to kill in downtown St. Charles and found this little gem. I love Mexican. I was surprised with how many this area has to offer. I picked this one walking down the street. It was quiet at first, I was...the only one there for a little bit. The staff were friendly. There are a lot of great food choices. As I had supper plans already I just had the Chips and Salsa and a few Tequila. Great little place, I would definitely go back and try the food menu.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

If I was rating it only for myself I’d go two stars. Margaritas were great. Ordered a chili rellenos since I’m vegetarian. Soggy with a huge amount of crust. Sauce was more like tomato soup. Found two shrimp in my rice. Not sure how that...happens. One salsa was nice with some heat while the other tasted like the same tomato soup sauce. My table mate had the fajita and enjoyed it as well as the Negro Modelo on tap. Was our first time there but for me it will be the last.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

This owner and his staff are fabulous, very friendly, service with a smile. Food is so good it's addicting, I would eat here every day ..if possible. Portions are perfect, I normally can not eat all of my meal, and the prices are very reasonable....Until I moved out of the St.Charles area my man and I ate there about once a week. This is a very clean environment and the bathrooms are the cleanest I have ever seen.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

The first few times that I ate in El Puente the food was very good! The last 2 occasions the food was at best fair. Better Mexican in the area!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

El Puente is a fantastic Mexican restaurant! I have been coming here for years, and it never disappoints! The food, service, and cozy feel of this place are all great! The chicken enchiladas are a must, and the chips and salsa are awesome! Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times now. The enchiladas or tamales are my favorite. Word of warning; if you go the same day as an Arcada concert, make reservations.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

A group of us had a late lunch here. Very good service, but it wasn't busy. Margaritas were wonderful. My chicken fajitas were delicious! Great location across from Arcada.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

First I will say, perfect location for a pre-Arcada concert. I recently visited Cabo San Lucas where I ate authentic Mexican meals. This place is the closest thing to being in Mexico. There food is easily the best Mexican food I have had in the...USA. I had the Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas with a side order of the Tamales. Awesome Food is all I can say. If you do go before an Arcada concert, call ahead for reservations.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places for lunch in the St. Charles area. Delicious Mexican food home cooked by people who know and understand how to prepare it. Well decorated with quiet Spanish music. Also a great place for drinks and conversation with a group or...that ‘Soecial someone ‘. Try it, you’ll love it!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This place has now been my go-to restaurant prior to any concert across the street. Make sure you call ahead for reservations. My typical meal included enchiladas. This time I tried their tamales. Just about the best I have ever had. Will most definitely be...back!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

When you’re tired of chains and grills and just want authentic Mexican food this is the place to come. Great bar decor and good service. Generous portions

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Before attending a concert at the Arcada, we stopped in her for dinner. Best Mexican food I have ever had. I love tamales and was pleasantly surprised to see them on the menu. If a good band is playing across the street you will want...to go before 5:30 PM or make reservations. Free parking one block North. Can’t beat all that!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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El Puente is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4