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El Pavito

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2715 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265
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Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
New to area

We just moved to the area and decided to try this place. It was good and reasonably priced will go back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Becky F
Mediapolis, Iowa
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Mediapolis, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We just moved to the area and decided to try this place. It was good and reasonably priced will go back again.

Thank Becky F
Chicago, Illinois
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180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a no-frills Mexican place that's loved by locals for Taco Tuesdays. The food is OK but pretty average, but they do have a decent selection of beers. Prices a low as you would expect. Worth trying.

Thank maguiredan
Moline, Illinois
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I live near El Pavito. This is truly authentic and tasty Mexican food. It's hard for Mexican restaurants to survive here without great food because we havea large hispanic commuity! El Pavito is among the best, with great, friendly service. They probably have the lowest prices as well. The only reason they don't rate 5 stars is that it is... More 

Thank Mhendri961
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food love it! But the portioning needs to be bigger for the price! They fix that Then A+++ great people!

Thank fluffy1871
Moline, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I live in Moline and I am sad to say that this place is completely disappointing. I love the "Mexican restaurant" experience. You walk in, get your salsa and chips, order a margarita and then enjoy. Well, first off this place doesn't even have an in-house salsa. You can't even order any. I'd still be willing to pay for some... More 

Thank Amy B
LeClaire, IA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

After living in the Quad Cities for all of my 56 years, I finally had dinner at El Pavito this evening. This was a great Mexican restaurant that is full of character. We had a great meal at a good price. We will be back!

1 Thank JeanOBean
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Husband got carnitas. He said they were just alright and extremely hot. I got chicken tacos, soft shell supposedly. They came out in greased soggy corn shells. Chicken had an odd taste and left a terrible taste in your mouth. Not impressed.

Thank Pumbaa3
Woodstock, Illinois
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Out in Rock Island to hit up Jumers, used my iPad Trip Advisor app to locate mexican restaurants in the quad cities area and well, El Pavito was at the top off the heap. Arrived right around noon on a Saturday and we were greeted with chips and salsa, very good. Ordered some guac and that hit the spot. My... More 

Thank FoodLvr22
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My family recently ate at this establishment recently and was completely disappointed. After reading these reviews, I thought I would find this place to be perfect. Unfortunately, I was wrong. The individual working ALL of the tables was a true gentleman but a bit slow due to his work load. The cliental around us, was showing off their vocabulary skills... More 

Thank tee2green20022002
Glencoe, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My wife and I are originally from Moline, and still have family in the area. Every time we visit from Chicago, we try to go to El Pavito. It has always (for 30 years?) been our favorite Mexican restaurant in the Quad Cities, and we have numerous times taken additional orders in a cooler back home with us. My personal... More 

Thank 1EdGE1

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2715 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Moline
  • Phone Number: 309.797.8475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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