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Don Juan Cocina Mexicana and Cantina

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1106 University, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
+1 217-607-2989
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best mexican food in town

First time to eat here for lunchtime. Nice variety on lunch menu. Very reasonable prices. Got chicken fajitas and a strawberry margarita. Both were very good. Quick service. Big seating area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Vicki D
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Terre Haute
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  • Dining on a budget
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Terre Haute
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

First time to eat here for lunchtime. Nice variety on lunch menu. Very reasonable prices. Got chicken fajitas and a strawberry margarita. Both were very good. Quick service. Big seating area.

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Savoy, Illinois
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52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went for lunch over the holidays and the food and atmosphere were fine, but nothing to make me want to drive across town for another visit. The chips were kind of greasy and the salsa was watery and not particularly spicy. The tacos, however, reminded me of Mexican street tacos and they were decent but kind of expensive. In a... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We used to eat here every Friday night. We loved it. The food was great and the service was very good. Once they switched owners and names, the food became just so so and the service really went down hill. It is too bad, we loved the place. We aren't going there anymore.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Friendly staff, good quality food generous portions, best chips & salsa, wonderful Margaritas booths are a little tight for larger gusets. There is table seating for those who prefer tables over booths.

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Key Largo, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Friends of mine met on a Tuesday at Don Juan Cocina Mexicana. They have half price margaritas on Tuesdays and they are delicious. Because it was our first time her, we did a sampling of many appetizers, and threw a couple of curve balls at them, too. The food is fresh and delicious. The tortilla chips are twice fried and... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped in on a whim. The drink specials were really great - don't pass up the pina colada in the the pineapple! There were a significant number of vegetarian options, which was great to see. The food was excellent. I highly recommend trying it. The prices are very affordable.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Most people who love Mexican food start evaluating the quality of the food with the chips and salsa. I knew this new addition to the many choices for Mexican food in this community, was a winner when I watch my husband's face as he bit into the freshly--prepared--not-out-of-a-bag chips and then scooped a bit of salsa. The chips and salsa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1106 University, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-607-2989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?