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El Faro

1315 Lillian St, Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 697-9058
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Ranked #71 of 174 restaurants in Elgin
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jan 18, 2014
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English first
Elgin, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The worst place I have ever tried to have breakfast in. Bad service, dirty utensils, disgusting food and horrible atmosphere. I love Mexican food and this so called restaurant brings Mexican food to shame. I have meant to share these thoughts sooner but unfortunately I was incapable of writing a review through my phone. I hope this helps in your... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Delicious burritos, tacos, etc. I love their specials and their choices of salsas. Fits our entire family's tastes. Authentic - not Taco Bell. And the servings are more than plentiful

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We travel from Rochester Hills M to Rochester MN often. This is a must stop. Found it a few years ago and never miss it. Try the pastries next door for a great Mexican treat. Enchiladas are great and try the Puerco Gasada.

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Elgin, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

El Faro is a good authentic place to get Mexican food..they have pretty fast service and the size of the food is huge.

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15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Their burritos are pretty amazing, huge and for a really decent price. Do not go in expecting Taco Bell, much more authentic. I've eaten at all of El Faro's locations since the mid 1990's, never disappointed. Yes, you will occasionally get a small chicken bone or something, that's the price you pay for authentic. It definitely helps to know a... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Gritty atmosphere but good food at this Elgin location.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

I wouldn't really know how the food actually tastes at this restaurant because both times I have stopped in they have gotten my order wrong. The first time it was because the cashier did not speak English that well, but didn't inform me of this (I speak Spanish), so my order came completely different than I had ordered. The second... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Best burritos in town!!!!!!!!

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12 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

The last time I ate here, I had a twist tie in my burrito. Delicious. Then later that night, I ended being ill. I won't go back here, ever again.

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Elgin, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

Burritos are huge. They are very good and only $4.00.

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