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El Famous Burrito

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220 Hawthorn Village, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 816-6080
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We split the chicken enchelada special. It has three corn tortillas wrapped around tender, flavorful and juicy shredded chicken with melted cheese draped over the top; refried beans with two tortillas chips; rice, shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Served with a soda, the special OS about $9 and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2012
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Grayslake, Illinois
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woodstock, illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

They have good food. My oldest son got a steak burrito and a pork tamale, I got a ground beef burrito and a side of rice, my youngest son got a taco dinner. We drove an hour to get here and we were not disappointed. We used to go to a different location that is no longer there in our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stopped by with 2 buddies for lunch and might've been better off at Chipotle..... My burrito was BIG, filled with shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce and tomato - never have been a fan of hot lettuce(?) and the burrito could've used some rice, beans and a tasty salsa. My pals had the chicken enchiladas with mole sauce - they were happy... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

We split the chicken enchelada special. It has three corn tortillas wrapped around tender, flavorful and juicy shredded chicken with melted cheese draped over the top; refried beans with two tortillas chips; rice, shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Served with a soda, the special OS about $9 and was served up quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Pretty good Mexican food. Prices have gone up in the last couple years. You can get the same taco anywhere else in Mundelein. I come & get the guacamole and chips to go whenever I'm in town! LOVE them :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

to me this is a great burrito place! make sure you get thecarrots and onions. also ask for cilientro and onions. it is a great value and more authentic then other places. multiple locations all are vey good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2008

Pretty good and authentic Mexican food. Would be better if it was open late!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2008

As far as authentic mexican fare, this is one of the best. Part of a Chicago-based chain originally established in Justice, IL (suburb of Chgo). The restaurant is often packed with hispanic families--always a good sign the food is authentic and delicious. This is the best football sized steak burritos around though they have a large menu selection. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Hawthorn Village, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: (847) 816-6080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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