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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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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Great BIG burritos

Ayala's has great Mexican food. Chef Juan and his family know how to make great Mexican standards. Just about everything is house made. The burritos are massive, filled with fresh iceberg lettuce, rice or beans and other fillings. The Pastor, Carnitas and chicken are all great choices. Unlike some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
happyguy1960
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Galena, Illinois
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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The 4 of us were welcomed with joy and provided with tasty food at great prices. When Chef Juan came over to talk that explained why this place combines quality food and such a welcoming atmosphere. Glad our inn keepers at the Stillman Inn recommended Ayalas to us!

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Galena, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ayala's has great Mexican food. Chef Juan and his family know how to make great Mexican standards. Just about everything is house made. The burritos are massive, filled with fresh iceberg lettuce, rice or beans and other fillings. The Pastor, Carnitas and chicken are all great choices. Unlike some Mexican places, you won't find unidentifiable chicken parts and fat, just... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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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 32 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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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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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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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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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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