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Ayalas

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215 Diagonal Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-9925
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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
New Years Eve

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Burns57777
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Galena, Illinois
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Galena, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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211 reviews 211 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had lunch in here on the 4th of July. It was not busy at all. Another couple were half way through their meal when we arrived. The prices on the food, I felt were just a little more than I wanted to spend. My husband and I shared chicken fajitas and ordered chips and quacamole and salsa (10.99). The... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Coming from Chicago, we're more used to light Mexican, not so heavy on the lard/fat. I think the steak is probably better. We loved the owner, who is a wonderful man and they had live music and a dance floor! We'll try it again ...

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I was happy with their food. Steak tacos were tasty as we're their chips. Salsa was watery and needs a kick. Buffet is good and very reasonable at $11 for prime rib and more. Owner and chef Juan Dorantes makes this restaurant a must eat place. He is so nice, kid friendly and accommodating. I'll eat here any time.

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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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