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Mexico Restaurant

694 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
847-296-1611
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Ranked #22 of 147 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
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English first
Mount Prospect, Illinois
1 review
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Spring Lake, North Carolina
1 review
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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Des Plaines, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011 via mobile

Fantastic authentic Mexican cuisine. Generous portions and friendly service. Highly recommended. 'Nuff said!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

I have tried all of their dishes and all are great. My personal favorites are beef tongue in red sauce and pork in green salsa. Their chicken soup is also very special. Enchiladas in mole Poblano are superb. Their margaritas are the best around. Their service is always dependable.

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Suburban Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

This restaurant doesn't look like much (except for the fun mural), but the food is awesome and the friendly service is really nice and refreshing. The pork green chili is amazing. The gorditos are wonderful and somewhat unexpected. The enchiladas suizas verdes, again with that wonderful green sauce, are amazing. We have had various meat entrees, stews and combos and... More

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