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Maize Mexican Grill

60 E Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5364
217-355-6400
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Ranked #12 of 271 restaurants in Champaign
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
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Racine, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Found this restaurant thru trip advisor while staying in Champaign to tour the college. Food came out sooooooo fast. And it was so good and really cheap. 2 entrees, guac and 2 sodas for $25. Be warned...about 15 seats but since they're so fast I don't think it's a problem. Right on campus, perfect for students.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you like Mexican, this is the best bang for your buck. It's small so plan to take it to go or eat at a bar. Price is very reasonable for the quality of food

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Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stopped here on our way through Champaign, based on the trip advisor reviews (especially fast, cheap, delicious). We happened to be there the night before the marathon, on a Friday night, so the town was jumping. There was a steady line, made up mostly of college students, but with some older adults mixed in as well. Lots of people... More

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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

In a midwest, college town, you don't really expect to get authentic Mexican food; this is pretty good! Everything I've tried has been delicious - especially the chorizo burrito! This place is too small and often packed, but the wait is worth it! I heard they may be updating to a bigger place soon. It's cheap and great for take... More

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food here is very cheap, fast and delicious. Unlike other Mexican Restaurants within the CU area, this one has a lot of flavor in the food that makes it awesome. Usually when you walk by their restaurant, it is filled with people, but the turnover rate is very fast so there is no need to worry about no place... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My family ate this restaurant while visiting the University of Illinois. We were starving -- and there it was -- so we stopped in. Be forewarned, it only seats about 15 people at a counter and it is tight -- so don't go here looking for ambiance or a place to talk. You need to eat and move on. But... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The menu just has a few items, but that is all they need. People claim this is "authentic" which always seems like an ambiguous term, so I won't slap that adjective on it. All I can say is that El Toro, Dos Reales, et all are good typical Mexican Restaurants with the same basic menu. Maize is different. The food... More

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Simply delicious and affordable! It is very small, but we managed to find a seat. Food is served quickly and is hot. Will definitely be back.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Best Mexican food in the C-U area, and for the lowest prices. The menu items are reasonably-sized and good for those of us who don't like to consume 1500 calories per meal. Limited and cramped seating space means it's not ideal for sit-down dining, but it's excellent for a quick meal or take-out.

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Peoria IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

The only thing I really didn't care for was their salsa was serve beyond warm. Just wasn't my thing. Other than that my torta was awesome!!!

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