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Bien Trucha

410 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-2665
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Ranked #8 of 124 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The tacos are great and the margarita's good. However, guessing whether they have a table for you and then paying $80 for three tacos each and a couple of drinks seems a little heavy. I am not convinced that the gourmet Mexican tacos are worth that. It also seems to be trying too hard to be a Chicago downtown restaurant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

FIrst time there, and I went with a few friends and what a treat! The food was excellent. I highly recommend it!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Bien Trucha is owned by the original owner of the once delightful Tia Maria's on the East side of Geneva. I first visited Bien Trucha shortly after it opened and was just a kitschy "hole-in-the-wall" with several small tables; I was in love at first bite! The restaurant has since been updated to a swanky establishment that makes you feel... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

The food is incredible. The margaritas fantastic. The menu is eclectic and fresh. Most items served tapas style to share. Restaurant is very popular and always crowded. They do not take reservations. Try to visit at an off-peak time or be prepared for a wait... But well worth the wait.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Starting off we wanted to give a little background on where we came from to get to this place... It's 45 mins by car and 10 mins by jet (which we don't have). We were awaiting an excellent experience at a "fine dining" Mexican restaurant. We did not get that. We came on a weekday after our friends made a... More

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IL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went to Bien Trucha for the first time last night. We knew it was very popular and didn't know what to expect knowing it was very small. They are taking reservations online for their "second" building which is on the other side of their patio -- which sits in between the original bldg. and the second bldg. Both buildings... More

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Elburn
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

BIen Trucha is a fabulous little authentic Mexican restaurant. The food is great, although the service sometimes feels rushed. The cocktail menu is great, as is the guacamole of the day. We also love the cazuelitas. The only difficulty is coming in and getting a table, as lines are often out the door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Bien Trucha is my favorite Mexican restaurant! Tacos Pastor are the best. The guacamole of the day is a must. If it's nice outside, the outdoor seating is wonderful! When I lived in the area I was a regular at this restaurant. I LOVE it!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This little restaurant utilizes two small buildings with a great outdoor area in between. They use part of the outdoor area as their waiting lounge complete with comfy seating, outdoor heating and music. We called ahead right when they opened for our party of seven and were told they could seat us in about an hour. Inside, they use the... More

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South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Second time at Bien trucha, we enjoyed so much last time that we made sure when we were at chicago again will return. had the same experience, delicious. guacamole was good, the fish tacos were great, the shrimp tacos too and i enjoyed the rice and other side as well. we order the ceviche- wasn't as good as the other... More

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