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El Pavito

2715 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265
309.797.8475
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English first
LeClaire, IA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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!

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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.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Chicago
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

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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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Not a bad item on the menu. I recommend the carnitas and any of the fajitas. I like that they make their margarita mix in house, you can taste the difference. Service is always great, if you go for dinner ask for Tony or Jess!!!!

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Moline, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I eat here at least once a week and no matter what I decide to order on a given day, I can be sure that it will be consistently good. Listen to the other reviewers: CARNITAS! Staff is always friendly and personable, prices are good. I never walk away hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

The Carnitas we're absolutely wonderful. We also ordered the lime margarita, only 3 dollars on Saturday. My party had a great meal. The Service was fantastic tonight, thank you, Tony. In response to review above, everyone has their off nights. Don't judge from one experience.

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Moline, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This restraunt has the best authentic mexican food around the quad cities! if your in town and in the mood for mexican food, You have to stop here! You won't find food this good anywhere (:

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

AMAZING!!! love the food and the service is awesome! i've tried several different items off the menu and not one has disappointed :)

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