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English first
Mattoon, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

They have excellent environment, quick & courteous service, Great Food, Good prices!! Waiters are very good & you never have to ask for anything!

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Robinson, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Started eating at Little Mexico when it opened at Mattoon Lake in the mid 60's. Have followed it's ownership to date. It is certainly a different Mexican food. It is not TEX-MEX, however, the original owners were influenced by either New Mexico or Arizona style. Which accounts for the "green chili and enchilada sauce". I do think the original owners... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Just go to Don Sol. That is all. It's the best Mexican in Toontown. It's better Mexican but Little Mexico has better American food than Don Sol.

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Lansing, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I live near Chicago so I know what great Mexican food is. Little Mexico has what I call midwest gringo food.I had the steak taco's and my friend had the Mrs. Mexico plate. Nothing great but in no way terrible either.I would not want a steady diet of their beans and rice as they do it here but its a... More

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Windsor
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The atmosphere was pretty neat and the decor was amazing, but the food was awful! I got a burrito and it came back swimming in chili. I had to search for it under the chili. I wouldn't go back.

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Nashville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I moved out of Illinois 15 years ago and travel back every few years just to eat here. If you are looking for more of the same, then "Little Mexico" is not for you. Their style is unique to Mexican food. I am a huge fan of the Beef Taco Plate and couldn't have been more pleased with my experience.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My meal tasted like Alpo dog food slathered on a tortilla. They actually "blend" chicken meat and call it "chicken paste" when ordering the chicken tacos. And the pitcher of margaritas tasted like Kool aid with just a hint of triple sec. I was waiting for Allen Funt to come out and say, "your on candid camera!" It was so... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is the WORST I have ever been treated.. I came on 2$ margarita night, and had 2 margaritas, mind you, these margaritas were 3-4 oz if that.. The owned I guess watched me sitting all alone at the bar, eating nachos and drinking 2 drinks, and for whatever reason, said I was cut off.. No more margaritas for me.... More

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Mattoon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Growing up my family ate at Little Mexico once a week. They have changed the menu and the taste of the food is just awful. This place has really gone down hill since they moved to the new location. Seems each time we go it gets worse. The last visit was about 6 weeks ago and I voiced my disappointment... More

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Humboldt, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Did not get what I ordered and got it wrong on the reorder, my very considerate wife waited both times, I finally cancelled my order and left without even an attempt by staff to rectify the problem. The waitress lied to us half dozen times on top of that. What a horrible experience...

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Additional Information about Little Mexico

Address: 1808 Broadway Ave, Mattoon, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon
Cuisine: Mexican

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