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El Meson Mexican Cuisine

34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
847-882-1716
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Ranked #118 of 268 restaurants in Schaumburg
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Streamwood, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE! My friend and I (and 3 small kids) went there to eat for lunch. We wanted a bigger table because of the baby and all the baby stuff but the waitress said NO because it was a table for 6 (and we were 5). Then we asked for vegetarian options and she pointed out one item... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I love coming to El Meson in summer with my husband or a bunch of friends, relaxing on the patio and having a pitcher of frozen mango margarita's. The mango margarita's are some of the best I have ever had. YUM! Pair those with the chips & salsa and I'm a happy girl. The food overall is pretty good (not... More

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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We have been going to this restaurant for years. Absolutely love it. We have now moved away and miss having dinner here every week. When we visit we always plan to go. We love the salsa so much we buy it and have it shipped to us. The restaurant feels like a traditional little Mexican restaurant but it is actually... More

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