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“Very busy, very slow, but good food.”
Review of El Mexicano

El Mexicano
Ranked #5 of 66 Restaurants in Kankakee
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Near 1-57 exit 308
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Description: Near 1-57 exit 308
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We arrived about 18:30 on a Thursday night and the place was packed. There was a short wait of about ten minutes to seat us, chips and salsa were delivered as we were seated, five minutes later our drink order was taken and the food order was taken when the drinks were delivered five minutes after that.

Thereafter it took forever for the food to arrive, our appetiser was delivered with the main courses about forty minutes after we were seated. The server was apologetic and we didn't blame him as the place was clearly heaving with several large parties too who were enjoying the biggest margaritas I have seen for years, along with a lot of food.

The food was very good, very reasonably priced, and we weren't in a rush so it worked for us. However, if you in any kind of a hurry I'd suggest walking away if the place looks full.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We moved out of this area four years ago but occasionally return to see friends. El Mexicano is always a dinner stop while in town. We highly recommend the paella. Their homemade cheese sauce is what sets this meal apart from other paellas we have eaten. So, if you want to venture away from the standard fare, try their paella and you will not be disappointed. Other items on the menu are good, also. Service is friendly and helpful with any questions. A typical Mexican restaurant setting.

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Thank MnNanook
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The menu is very extensive. Had a hard time deciding what to order. My husband and I both decided on enchiladas. Service was friendly and prompt. Enchiladas and sides were good. Loved the colorful decor.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place reminds me of a place we went to in Mexico City. The decor is colorful and depicts the style of Mexico with an American twist.
We have always had good service, and the food is excellent.
The Margaritas are huge and delicious. I don't recommend drinking more than one.

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Thank cmsoccer2002
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food is always fabulous margaritas are to die for and always a good time. If you really want to have fun order the mama margarita you won't go away Thirsty

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Thank Teri O
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