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Herradura

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909 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington, IL
309-662-3961
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Mexican food in town!

We are from Bloomington and frequent Herradura when we want authentic Mexican food. The salsas are great, and the vegetarian fajitas are wonderful! The service is sometimes hit and miss, but the food is worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We are from Bloomington and frequent Herradura when we want authentic Mexican food. The salsas are great, and the vegetarian fajitas are wonderful! The service is sometimes hit and miss, but the food is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went to lunch with a friend and really enjoyed this Mexican food. I had the steak chimichanga. It was very good.

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frankfort, il
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. We love their margaritas and the chips and salsa. The server always recommends a meal that we enjoy.

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Gridley, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've had several dinners here and I've only had one disappointment. One dish I ordered was too heavily salted but this has not been repeated. Better than most other Mexican places in B/N. We will be back.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I feel like most people for some reason think of Los Potrillos as the premier Mexican restaurant in town. I believe those people have not heard of/been to Herradura. I've been going to Herradura for a few years now, and to me it's as good or better than Los Potrillos in almost every single way. The menu is rather similar... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

There are not a lot of great Mexican restaurants in Blo-No. Herradura is only of the better ones, even though it can only be called authentic in very loose terms. Service is always very good. Restaurant is always very clean and it is fast. If you are looking for decent Mexican in the area, you would be fine here.

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Brimfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Friendly wait staff, clean surroundings, in an older building, however, kept well. The food was very good and may be close to some of the best Mexican cuisine I have had in the Midwest. The staff appears to be real Hispanic, they speak very good English. We had a party of 10 and were well taken care of with a... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I hate to give bad reviews to small business owners so hopefully they will use this to improve. Specifically drove to this restaurant because of the good reviews. Very disappointing. Bathrooms were dirty. The counter/bar area served as random storage. I had the fajitas which were under seasoned. Husband had the enchilada texanas which were very boring. The worst part... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I go to Herradura almost weekly.....yes, that should say something in itself. We keep coming back because we love the food and the staff. They all recognize us now and know what we like. My favorite dish is the Pollo Cremoso......chicken in a creme sauce. I add fresh jalapeno pepper slices to the dish for just a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I recently moved to the Normal-Bloomington area from Tampa, Florida. And I have been completely underwhelmed by the food in the Normal-Bloomington area. Most restaurants, including those that have received rave reviews by local (e.g. Desthil, Lucky Garden, etc.) have been, at best, immensely disappointing. Most local restaurants in Normal-Bloomington are incredibly bland and mediocre (yes, including the "Indian" food).... More 

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Additional Information about Herradura

Address: 909 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington, IL
Phone Number: 309-662-3961
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 909 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-662-3961

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 am

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