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Ayalas

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215 Diagonal Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-9925
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food!

We at here on a Saturday night (2 weeks ago), we were looking for a place that had both vegetarian and meat filled options. My fiance and I opted to get some burritos...one beef, one vegetable. OMG were they good..and HUGE! We barely got through half of ours, and took the rest to go for later... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Melissa R
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Galena, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We love this place. We never really tried the old place on Main Street but after they moved to Diagonal we decided to try. We were really pleased. I had the Steak Taco Dinner and my wife had the Fiesta Nachos.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We at here on a Saturday night (2 weeks ago), we were looking for a place that had both vegetarian and meat filled options. My fiance and I opted to get some burritos...one beef, one vegetable. OMG were they good..and HUGE! We barely got through half of ours, and took the rest to go for later. Dinner plus two alcoholic... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I found this place by accident. We were shopping with our dog and looking for shade to cool ourselves. We saw the patio beside the restaurant with tables and umbrellas and we sat. The owner came out and we asked if it was ok to sit and he said "SURE". He told us the kitchen was closed... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Came for a casual diner with friends the other night. We started off with some cocktails, which were very good. The staff was really polite, warm and friendly. We ordered a combination of different items from the menu. By the time they cleared our table, all that remained was a corn husk from a tamale!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went to Galena from a Sunday to a Wednesday and a lot of the restaurants on Main St. were closed during the week so my husband and I decided to try out Ayalas. The location has moved its no longer on Main but on Diagonal street which is literally walking distance from their old spot. My husband and I walked... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went with friends on New Years Eve. They have a new location on Diagonal Street. Service was good with large portions. A little pricey, but the restaurant was clean and everyone was very friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was yum!!! Tacos for 3 + appetizers and horchatas under $25. The food was fresh, the atmosphere was clean. The service was nothing to complain about-- very pleasant. The chef even came out to see how everything was-- yummy place; we'd definitely return and recommend.

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Scales Mound, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We recently held our company Christmas party at Ayalas' in Galena IL. The Salmon was superb! Many of the folks had the Mexican fares, and they were thrilled as well. Guacamole was some of the best around. Add pork, and it was super delicious. Service was great and nice atmosphere as well! Would recommend this to anyone!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had dinner here for the wedding we were in town for. The dinner was excellent, they offered many different choices and had great service. I left my sunglasses there and was able to pick them up the next day, even though they weren't open yet. Would recommend to friends and family.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We just had margaritas and chips with guacamole, but both were very good. Bartender was extremely welcoming and attentive. Chef came out to say hello. Will definitely go back for a meal next time

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Additional Information about Ayalas

Address: 215 Diagonal Street, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: +1 815-776-9925
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Diagonal Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-9925

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?