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112 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1928
630-377-8884
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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Good Mexican Food

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Teamsastre
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Bartlett
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have been to El Puente a few times prior to attending concerts at the Arcada. The people that work there are the friendliest and will answer questions if you are not sure what to get. The food is awesome!!!!!

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Margaritas were less than decent, a 4 out of 10 ... food was okay, but it's a total pet peeve when veggies (onions, etc.) come in your food when it wasn't listed as in the dish on the menu. We sat at the bar and the bartender was less than attentive, and it was not a busy night. Overall -... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I ordered the El Puente Enchiladas and they tasted great! However the rice that came with the meal was below average and bland. the meal was priced at $11.95 for 2 enchiladas and rice which i thought was a little over priced. The server was very nice and friendly and service was good. The food came out quickly and we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Okay...so I've been to a lot of local Mexican restaurants and I wasn't that impressed with this place. The decor was pretty typical. You're served tortilla chips (taste store bought) and you get two types of salsa, one hot and one that looks and tastes a lot like tomato soup. Then, we ordered the "longy" tacos which I suppose was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 restaurant reviews
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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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36 restaurant reviews
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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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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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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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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?