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TIA Maria's Mexican Restaurant

730 E State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2365
630-232-9135
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Ranked #49 of 124 restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always good food and good service. Previously called "Tia Maria's" they have full Mexican menu with delicious meals at very fair prices. Try not to fill up on the chips and salsa which is great and comes \with all meals.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

While not gourmet, Jose Maria's is more accessible than the trendy Bien Trucha (also in Geneva). Expect a more family friendly atmosphere from this more traditional, compact Mexican restaurant. The staff are young, attentive and anxious to please. The owners are welcoming and take care of their patrons (guests). I dined with a larger group. It was a tight fit... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Tia Maria's is, as of springtime 2013, out of business. There is a new Mexican restaurant in its place.

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Chicago, IL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Tripadvisor: This restaurant is now called Jose Maria's. Please update! My family has always been big fans of Tia Maria's. We had eaten there for years. We were sad to see the old owners leave, but we were glad to see that the new owner has kept up the tradition and nearly the same menu. I believe they have had... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This used to be one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Quality of food far surpassed by other Mexican restaurants in Geneva now. Long time servers left. Need to overhaul the decor as it is quite tired. Would go back again if there was a major overhaul on all levels.

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Geneva, Illinois
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243 reviews 243 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by the good food, excellent service and price point of this restaurant. The name is now Jose Maria's. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The owner came around and asked how everything was. The atmosphere is also fun. I would highly recommend!

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Batavia, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

New menu, food seemed about the same. Salsa didn't seem quite as good. I always get enchiladas and always enjoy them. Their black beans are still good.

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St. Charles, IL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

What happened here? The signs outside say Tia Maria's, but the menu inside now says "Jose Maria's" Not sure when that happened as Tia Maria's has been around for many many years. It's small inside and pleasant Mexican style decor. The menu is extensive. If you don't really know your Mexican dishes some further explanation in English may be needed... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

We live in Geneva and do our best to support the local business owners. We visit Tia Maria's about once a month and it's very consistent in the quality of the food and the service. The food is NOT gourmet (go down the street for that!) but it is good, traditional Mexican fare. The wait staff is primarily teenagers/young adults... More

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Chicago, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2010

We have eaten here many times over the past 20 years. This used to be THE Mexican restaurant in Geneva. Yes, back then it was about the only one, but it was very good. It was a small, family-operated restaurant and quite a lot of care was taken to prepare the food well. The service was by family members who... More

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