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El Meson Mexican Cuisine

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34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
847-882-1716
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Buffet!

We stopped at El Mason on the spur of the moment, not knowing about their Sunday Buffet. The food was hot and delicious! The freshly made omelets were fluffy and the freshly made waffles were light and airy. The Mexican food buffet was served hot and the presentation was beautiful. But, oh, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
Lainie H
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Goodyear, Arizona
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to El Meson for almost 20 years now. A few years ago we moved to Arizona and I've yet to find a dish that rivals El Meson's Bistek Oaxaqueno. We always go here when we come back to visit. Their Chile Rellanos and Mole Enchiladas are also excellent, but I usually get the Bistek Oaxaqueno. We highly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've NEVER seen that before at any other Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at, and Mexican is my favorite cuisine. Realized immediately it was a FILLER to make their $9.75 large bowl of guacamole go further, but lettuce has no flavor (that's why you put dressing on a salad) so there would be no reason to put it in... More 

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was just recommended by a friend and I really liked it. The staff could attend in English or Spanish. I practiced both languages. The waiter was very patient, she helped me to choose the one I was looking for. Then they gave me a basket of fresh, warm tortillas, along with several types of salsa, all as part of... More 

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Hanover PARK, iL.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Servers are very personable. Nachos El Meson with machca beef are the best. Carne asada is great and Enchiladas El Meson are very good.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Loved the warm tortilla chips served with green and red salsa. Got the ceviche, which tasted great - just was NOT served with a lot of fish. Dinner was decent, nothing that would convince you to come back to this place again. I'm not sure if it is because they do not get a lot of customers and/or rent for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped at El Mason on the spur of the moment, not knowing about their Sunday Buffet. The food was hot and delicious! The freshly made omelets were fluffy and the freshly made waffles were light and airy. The Mexican food buffet was served hot and the presentation was beautiful. But, oh, the fresh squeezed orange juice was absolutely delicious!

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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95 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: 847-882-1716

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?