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Ramon's El Dorado Restaurant

Mexican
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1711 Saint Louis Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 344-6435
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bathroom deodorizer is TOO STRONG

I have not been able to eat here for several years. Although I like the food, I can't handle the smell as soon as you enter. The food is authentic Mexican, but I have trouble tasting it over the scent of the deodorizers and cleaning products.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sarah B
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Collinsville, Illinois
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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Collinsville, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have not been able to eat here for several years. Although I like the food, I can't handle the smell as soon as you enter. The food is authentic Mexican, but I have trouble tasting it over the scent of the deodorizers and cleaning products.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Inside is quite dated and could use some freshing up, but the food is authentic Mexican and quite tasty.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been dining at Ramon's in Collinsville since the early 1970's In recent years the quality has not been as good as before. Everything is an "up charge," which I understand, but requesting extra sauce when there is barely any sauce on the dish should not be an up charge. The enchiladas are great, but now the mole or... More 

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Maryville, Illinois
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135 reviews 135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have traveled to Mexico many times and this restaurant is close to authentic food and drink. The décor and the building also authentic, which makes it look some what run down compared to most restaurants in the area. The house keeping needs to be more authentic, the place is not as clean as establishments in Mexico.

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Black Rock, Arkansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ramon's has been in business 30+ years and has amazing Mexican cuisine. Friendly atmosphere, good food, lots of fun. You won't be sorry you went there.

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columbia Il
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Having enjoyed Ramon's for many years, I ate to give them a negative review but the quality has been slipping for quite a while. Once the first choice for Mexican fare in the metro-east Ramon's has lost their edge. They have a great mole sauce but if you want more than a hint of it, they will charge extra. With... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I tried many Mexican restaurants in Metro East area and St. Louis, this is the best, hands down. No argue about that. Their food is very authentic and the beef fajita is the best. The meat is well marinated and the sides are just perfect. Everytime we dine here, it reminds my husband about his teenage years when he worked... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is very authentic. The family is from Mexico and they serve great food. If you like Mexican food, you surely enjoy Ramon's. The Margeritas are excellent too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We arrived were told it would be a 15 to 30 min wait we asked if we could sit at table in bar area and order food. We were told no food could be ordered in bar. We proceeded to watch two table receive food. My husband ordered a corona they said they were out of limes the table next... More 

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Greenville, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great authentic Mexican food. The pork dishes and the refried beans are incredible. Avoid the chile rellenos though, over battered and a total grease bomb. Great margaritas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1711 Saint Louis Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: (618) 344-6435

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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