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El Meson Mexican Cuisine

34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
847-882-1716
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Ranked #113 of 273 Restaurants in Schaumburg
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
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English first
Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Family owned business just celebrated their 25th anniversary. Love the outdoor seating area in the summer. The food is delicious and consistent. The mojitos and homemade sangria are my two favorite beverages. Visit them approx once a week.

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West Carrollton, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came here while attending a conference in Schaumburg. We were looking for something different than the usual chain casuals. I always gravitate to Mexican and it sounded good. The atmosphere is a bit cheesy, but not to bad and still has a bit of warmth. They could do better. Service was the main shortcoming. We were seated quickly in... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been going to El Meson for over 15 years. Until recently, I would have rated it "Excellent" as it was. We have found that in the past couple years, the food has seemed to deteriorate. The interior has not changed at all. We are now looking for a new place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had a lunch here with a girlfriend on a Thursday afternoon. Not much to write home about. Service was slow and we were the only two in the restaurant. Their "diet coke" cannot actually be diet coke, if it is they don't know how to balance the syrups or carbonation. The complimentary chips and salsa is the best part about... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Owner is trying his best to save the business, but his employees are careless. One we called to check on working hours (Friday night), were told they are open 'til 10 PM. We made a reservation for 9, got there at 9.10, but the place were closing. We decided not to mention it to the owner (he cooks outside, we've... More

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Galesburg, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was searching for Mexican restaurants in Schuamburg hoping to find a somewhat upscale restaurant with Mexican cuisine. Based on the reviews, I decided to try El Meson. The food was very average. The margaritas were quite expensive and I'm not sure they contained any alcohol at all. I will not return.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We are bunch of friends who would like to try different cuisines and one of our favorites is Mexican. We visited this place first time. Though took time to find this place driving as it is kind of hidden behind the tress, we were able to find it in time to satisfy out taste buds. We went there with no... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food here took me back to cancun when we ate off the hotel strip on a horse get away. fresh flavors with some kick but not so hot my tong could not taste the delicious flavors under the sauces with the free chips. my favorite here is the chicken enchalata suisa,

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

for 10 of us with superb service. We probably all could have filled upon the chips & salsa...the hot being VERY HOT and the mild extremely flavorful. Probably the best guacamole I've tasted. Also hey to have a vegetarian plate and vegetarian fajitas available.

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Chicago, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

El Meson has been a family favorite for years. The servers have been there a long time, and the food is fairly good every time. They have a great patio that is packed in the summer. The service is good during slow times, but on busy nights, it's really terrible. They just need to get more servers!

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