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El Puente

112 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1928
630-377-8884
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Ranked #37 of 154 restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Mexican
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chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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IL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Geneva, Illinois
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261 reviews 261 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The food is excellent. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating. You start off with chips and two types of salsa which are very good. The food is large portioned for the price, and very delicious. The atmosphere is great, with a bar. There is also a banquet area.

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