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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went there with another couple and thought the place was pretty good. Not super star Mexican food but traditional Mexican fare. The service was excellent, drinks were good and the food was served hot. When we got there the place was empty, but by the time we left it was packed with people.

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chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had been searching for years trying to find a good tex-mex place in the Fox valley. But most places are pretty bad. El Puente was recommended and we tried it out. The chips are great, the guacamole yummie, sangria very good. All of the food was great except for the tacos They were bland and need improvement. Service was... More 

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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great atmosphere. Awesome food. Taco's are great. Great service. Full bar. Right on Main St. in downtown St.Charles.

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Had dinner here about a week ago & was expecting some very good food & drink based on several comments I read on TripAdvisor (TA) and getting some intel from some sources that this place has a familial connection with one of my all-time favorite Mexican restaurants---Santa Fe in Sandwich, IL. The margarita was decent, but not the same high-caliber... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We dined here twice in the last few months and enjoyed our meals very much. The wait staff is prompt and friendly. It has a cozy warm atmosphere. The classic margaritas are excellent. We have found a new place and will return in the future.

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South Elgin, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

authentic! Very good! nothing that I would not recommend! They have been in business in St.Charles longer than most places and it shows why!

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Varese, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Mexican food is excellent and authentic. The wait staff is very friendly with tourists from Europe.

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Chicago, IL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

El Puente is consistently good. The staff is very nice, and the food is tasty and affordable. We have eaten there several times and wish them continued success.

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Mondays maybe not their best night. The place is cozy. If your definition is Easter wrapping paper under glass tables close to one another is cozy. The staff is attentive, if you consider that the hostess wants to know if a single counts . Staff and decorations aside, I ordered a simple chicken Quesadilla, by definition a Quesadilla should have... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My family has been dining at El Puente, and its 'sister' restaurant in Wheaton, El Zarape, for more than twenty years. The margaritas are delicious, as are the Huevos Mexicanos, tostada dinners, and many other classic Mexican dishes offered here.

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Additional Information about El Puente

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

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