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“Neat little place on Roosevelt road.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bien Trucha

Bien Trucha
410 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-2665
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Ranked #10 of 123 restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Chicago, Illinois
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123 reviews 123 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Neat little place on Roosevelt road.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great Hot Bean Dip to start with chips. The ceviche was good as well as the 4 different tacos we tried and I liked the limeade too. To me it was a little pricey for most of the Mexican restaurants I have been too and a little cramped as far as space.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food and Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Get there in advance and stand in line to get into this hot spot in Geneva, Illinois. Fish tacos are fab and drinks are unique. Great presentation and very good food. The restaurant is small and you will have to wait for a table, but worth the wait. In nice weather there is alfresco dining added, so easier to get a table that way. Definitely worth a try.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“best taco's i have ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

get the swordfish taco's, the taco with skirt steak and chorizo, and the fish taco. the corn is remarkable as well! the swordfish taco will change your life--you can only get this during dinner hours. get there 30-45 minutes before opening to wait in line, otherwise you will put your name in and have a 2-3 well worth it hour wait.

no other taco will hold up to Bien Trucha.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Best Margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The food is wonderful, but the margaritas are top notch. Tiny restaurant, and there is usually a wait, but well worth it!

Visited February 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“No Joke, Best Mexican Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Been to all of Rick Bayless' restaurants and this place is every bit as good and better. I'd tried to go multiple times in the past, but couldn't even get close to getting a table (it's a small place to begin with). This time I showed up 15 minutes after open on a Saturday and still had to wait - but it was definitely worth it. The service is amazing, it seemed like every time I took a sip of water it was refilled.

The margaritas were fantastic, as was the guacamole of the day that they make with fruit (I had grape). It doesn't sound normal, but trust me it's great. The Bien Trucha tacos are great and I would suggest that each individual order something different so that sharing can happen. This is a gem and I can't believe I waited this long to get there!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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