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El Barrio Restaurant & Lounge

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1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
847-566-0475
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Like Being In Mexico

Went for dinner with out of town guest from Texas, The MexTex food was great and the service was superior, The wait staff were willing to assist with taking of photo's during and after dinner. The drinks were to die for and we made with top shelf. I had the combo mex. plate and it was extremely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
CoolPaPa
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Lake Villa
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Mundelein, Illinois
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have been patronizing this restaurant for over 20 years, and it is the best Mexican restaurant around. Try the crab meat enchiladas, they are fantastic!! It is also fun to try different shots of tequila, including some very expensive ones! Their chips and guacamole are great and the atmosphere is fun.

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Thank bikerMary
Lake Villa
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went for dinner with out of town guest from Texas, The MexTex food was great and the service was superior, The wait staff were willing to assist with taking of photo's during and after dinner. The drinks were to die for and we made with top shelf. I had the combo mex. plate and it was extremely tasty. Can not... More 

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Thank CoolPaPa
Chicago, IL area
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We had not been Del barrio for several years because we had not been satisfied with it we were going to go to another Mexican restaurant on 60 and diamond Lake Road found it was close so he said let's try the barrio again we were very happy with the service the quality of the food yes the interior is... More 

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Thank L0veAruba
USA
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

El Barrio has been in business at this location for many decades, and I don't recall a bad experience ever. A bit more upscale as Mexican Restaurants in this part of two go, and great margaritas to lubricate the experience.

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Thank Mrlene4
Bristol, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My family has been visiting for decades. Always solid meals. Delicious. Courteous service. Easy to get a table, as the restaurant is sadly nowhere near as busy as it used to be.

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Thank MarkBeemsterboer
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food is very good and the service is attentive. Got the queso fundido appetizer which was enough for four of us and it was delicious, although pricey. I got the chicken chimichangas which were very tasty and had enough left over to take home. I would go back for these! Others had tacos, beef enchiladas and another meat dish.... More 

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Thank Dragonfly1004
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Tried to get in. Friend in wheelchair No way to get in No accommodation for my Friend. Get in the modern world and do something about it!! The eight of us went somewhere else.

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Thank Bjaluc
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Good Mexican restaurant located by Diamond Lake. We ordered enchilada dinner which was very good and the carne asada , which was good, but not great.

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Thank LCT121103
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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246 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I've been visiting El Bario for years and I've settled into a routine. I always order the Beef Enchiladas Picadillo Dinner and I have them make it with three habanero peppers chopped-up finely and mixed in with the beef. It's nice and warm and the only downside comes from the downside the next day (if you get my drift!) But... More 

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Thank GoneOffTheGrid
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631 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Look for the bright yellow building! The food is based on Tex-Mex family recipes.....very fresh and tasty. There is a life-size "bandito" mannequin in the dining room -- if he starts to move, they say it's time to stop the margaritas. Plenty of parking in front and on the west side of the building.....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Mundelein
  • Phone Number: 847-566-0475

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?