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“Got it to go, but dining in next time” 5 of 5 stars
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Wholly Frijoles
5414 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Chicago, Il
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Got it to go, but dining in next time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I had noticed this little restaurant from the street and assumed it was a take out taco place, maybe a step above a Taco Bell. I stopped in and was surprised to see a white tablecloth restaurant! I looked the menu... definately not a Taco Bell! This is a full service Mexican restaurant with all the trimmings! I ordered the Taco lunch to go, it was on special for $6.99. When I got home and opened the bag, I couldn't believe all I got... 3 tacos, warm, fresh, well-stuffed and delicious. A side order of refried beans and a salad. By salad, I don't mean some lettuce and a chunk of tomato. I mean a good sized garden salad with a mildy spiced ranch type dressing. It was more than I could eat at one sittting! I will definately be going back with my husband and dining in.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I was totally in awe at the superb food this restaurant served. I ordered the Chicken a las brasas. It consisted of a half chicken with lime garlic cilantro green onions and full of spices on skin of chicken. The flavor was unbelivable. It was served with chipolte mashed potatoes which were great and soup or salad. I ordered the soup which was tortilla soup again superb.It was to much to eat so i didnt order desert but i understand everything is home made including the ice cream. Price for meal was 11.99 which was well worth it. I travel 180 nights a year and this meal is a memorable one.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“meh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

The service was good but the food was just average. It was pretty expensive for the quality of food. The margs were great though, we did get kinda drunk

Visited November 2011
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Holy Guacamole!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011 via mobile

What a gem
THE best Mexican restaurant in Lake County...delicious food. Try the red snapper, chili rellenos, tacos, burritos and the desserts

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

The service and the food was GREAT!!! Go early or you will have to wait for a table...

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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