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Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant

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1407 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-2536
217-351-6879
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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 pm

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Favorite of our family for many years

This is a popular Mexican restaurant and has been for decades. The food is predictably good and the prices are low. It is often crowded, and there are no reservations that I know of, but tables seem to open quickly. Everyone in my family, that includes my daughter, husband and children, seems to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
svenskjim
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Champaign, Illinois
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Champaign, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whenever I take people here, they fall in love with the food and want to come back. Always great service and SUPER FAST!

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

when they first opened, they were very good, then when things got more expensive, rather than raising their prices, the put in more beans and less meat.. now we don't go there anymore since quality is down

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Champaign, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Mexican food in CU. Food always tastes great and they give big portions. Always get great service here.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very popular good Mexican spot. Always busy, service is very fast. The food is plentiful and always hot and fresh. Good chips and salsa too

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Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a popular Mexican restaurant and has been for decades. The food is predictably good and the prices are low. It is often crowded, and there are no reservations that I know of, but tables seem to open quickly. Everyone in my family, that includes my daughter, husband and children, seems to have one or two item that they... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A very casual, festive atmosphere that helps set the Mexican scene awaits you when you enter the restaurant--a converted former fast food establishment. There are booths and tables, as well as an outdoor area (weather permitting). Servers come almost immediately with chips and salsa, and soon after, someone comes to take your drink order. The menu is extensive and serving... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Was not impressed at all. Read all these great reviews - being from out of town I thought I'd try it. Don't waste your time or money.

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Champaign Il
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love this place. They serve lunch specials till 3 pm. I have no idea how they get the food to the table so quick but usually within 3 - 4 minutes the food is to you. Very reasonable prices for good size portions. They will customize any item or come up with a different dish for certain dietary needs... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good food, very good service, reasonable prices. I like the lunch Numero Quatro with grilled chicken (burrito, taco, beans or rice). Hard to beat for $5.25. Chips and salsa are crisp and fresh. Say ole'.

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The place is not posh or even trendy, they just have darn good food. They are very accommodating and will make any little changes you want. For example, if you want a flauta with steak, they will do it! Their margaritas are terrific and very reasonably priced. Good service. Clean. Handicap accessible, but be careful on the little ramp up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1407 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-2536
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: 217-351-6879

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • 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 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?