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El Puente

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

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  • 6
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Good!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
Marge J
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
12 helpful votes 12 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

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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
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?