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Mexico Restaurant

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694 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
847-296-1611
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Food at a great price!

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years. The food is authentic and extremely tasty. My favorites are the enchiladas (any type), they are all yummy. Always order the Horchata drink as well. The salsa brought to the table is warm and some of the best we have had. This business is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
acakimmi3
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years. The food is authentic and extremely tasty. My favorites are the enchiladas (any type), they are all yummy. Always order the Horchata drink as well. The salsa brought to the table is warm and some of the best we have had. This business is family run and it seems as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love the owners, staff and food of this place. it's authentic mexican food and the emphasis is on the food. not pretending to be any thing but a great mexican homey type place.

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Thank 801robinb
Des Plaines, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The ambiance may not be the best, but the restaurant looks clean. I got an order to go and the food was excellent. I will be back!

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Thank LadyTraveler53
Mount Prospect, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is the only restaurant our entire family could agree on. The enchiladas are the best I have had anywhere! It is family owned and operated and the service is great! The chips and homemade salsa are to 2nd to none. I eat here regularly and take-out when time is short. When ever our grown kids come home to visit,... More 

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1 Thank LauraM2323
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I've only ever had two dishes from Mexico Restaurant in Des Plaines but each time these two dishes deliver all the full flavor I expect. Lengua Gordita - thick slabs of oh so tender legua (most places I've had lengua it is chopped but not here at Mexico Restaurant), served on a substantial homemade gordita with your choice of salsas... More 

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Thank SweetWillie
Spring Lake, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband and I went here for lunch during our recent visit to Des Plaines. Firstly, our serive wasn't that great. The server kept us waiting for nearly 10 minutes before taking our food order. I got the burrito suizo verde with pork. The menu described the green sauce as being spicy, which it definitely wasn't. The pork was nicely... More 

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Thank Kacey A
Des Plaines, IL
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

As Des Plaines residents, this is one of our favorites: a wide selection of tasty dishes at reasonable prices. We have eaten here (we usually get take-out) and found the service good and the atmosphere unremarkable.

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1 Thank Mark P
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a family owned and run business. TRUE Mexican food. Soft drinks and beer imported from Mexico as well as domestic drinks. You know its true Mexican food when there are more Mexicans coming in than others. All are very friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank hungryPhil44
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We were looking for Via Roma per TripAdvisor for a nice meal before departing O'Hare. Unfortunately Via Roma is only open weekends. So we just walked up to this non descript "Mexico Restaurant", shrugged our shoulders and decided to give this place a try. What a great choice. The 7 in our traveling party all felt their food was excellent,... More 

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Thank Scott P
Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The food is authentic and fresh. Great variety. My daughter loves the shrimp cocktail which is like a tasty tomato based cold soup loaded with big, fresh shrimp, avocado, and cucumbers. The shrimp fajitas are out of this world. Enchiladas are all great. Chicken soup is a meal in itself: loaded with fresh ingredients and served with all kinds of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 694 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-296-1611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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