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El Puente

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112 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1928
630-377-8884
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner Before The Show

The El Puente is located across from the Arcada Theatre on Main Street in St. Charles. Fun atmosphere, reasonable prices, good margaritas, friendly service, plenty of seating. It is a perfect location if you are attending a show at Arcada (which was our case). There are a ton of places to eat in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Robyne R
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If we want Mexican food this is the place. It is hard to find a place with great food and great margaritas. staff and décor are great too.

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Thank Linda D
Downers Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The El Puente is located across from the Arcada Theatre on Main Street in St. Charles. Fun atmosphere, reasonable prices, good margaritas, friendly service, plenty of seating. It is a perfect location if you are attending a show at Arcada (which was our case). There are a ton of places to eat in St. Charles but this beats all for... More 

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Thank Robyne R
Saint Charles, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you are looking for a sure thing in mexican, look no further than here. I eat there often before the shows at Arcada

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Thank Donald R
Chicago, IL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food and service, affordable dining option! The salsa and chips are fresh and tasty. I had the chicken burrito and it was delicious.

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Thank Mara102461
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Place was packed. Margaritas were good. Food not so much not sure why it was so packed. Steak was tender but no flavor. We were a party of 4 and none of us cared too much for the food. Guacamole was Good, not likely to visit again at least not for dinner.

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Thank Lynda S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

You can always find a table but the food is just OK and the atmosphere is bland. The sauce on a few of the items we've ordered taste like ketchup, totally not what we were expecting.

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Thank William M
Saint Charles, Illinois
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We live in st charles and pop in this spot a few times a year- good chips/ quacamole and margaritas- we always get chicken fajitas which are consistently delish. Atmosphere is like you would find 30 yrs ago either here or in Mexico - traditional- authentic

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Thank ronnykimmy
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We drive up to St. Charles every few months to walk along the river, look around and look at the large old homes and get some good food at El Puente. We always get the Queso fundido, which is a cheese and chorizo appetizer. It is greasy and very good! It is not cheap to eat here but not over... More 

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Thank ItWillGoBad
Northern IL
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Nice selection of Mexican dishes, and the emphasis is on flavor, not heat. Staff is friendly and helpful and will accommodate special requests. Diners will find the food tasty and if you like heat, they will accommodate!

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Thank happyegghead
Saint Charles, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pretty darn close to authentic Mexican food! Definitely the best we have found in Saint Charles. Portions are large~burritos are HUGE! Didn't have the margaritas~but beers served in glass mugs were nice and cold!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1928
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 630-377-8884

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?