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“Bad Authentic Mexican” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Don Sol

Don Sol
Marion, IL 62959
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Ranked #16 of 81 Restaurants in Marion
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Ludlow, Vermont
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Bad Authentic Mexican”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Several reviews mentioned that this way authentic Mexican food. Having spent 3 months traveling in Mexico, I would agree. Unfortunately, it was closer to bad Mexican food in Mexico, not anything that you would want to try again. Décor was nice and the staff was okay, but forgetful of items requested.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The worst ever and I eat Mexican at least four times a week.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican don't go here or don't order steak in anything it's cut tiny and tastes like Taco Bell. The cheese was very white very thin at one point I questioned what could this be? The steak wasn't seasoned. I love Mexican food this gets a zero for the worst ever. Oh and when they were done they overcharged us too. We didn't finish as it looked undesirable. My hypothesis is people get drunk first so they think it tastes good. The food was ready in about one minute so that says a lot it wasn't evenly warm not even hot. Most authentic places say be careful plate will burn u not this place. Pure disappointment try at your own risk.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Marion, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

First off the 'wait staff is very friendly/ Margaritas are very good/ the chips are always fresh and hot. the food is very authentic and delicious. We have gone there on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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Illinois City, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Restaurant in Southern IL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This particular Don Sol is our favorite place to eat Mexican food in Southern IL. The service is FANTASTIC. The food is always GREAT! In my opinion the other Mexican restaurants in the area are so bland and also somewhat dingy or dirty. This place is always super clean. Bright colorful atmosphere is great for couples, family, or friends. Just great food and and consistent. I've eaten here many many MANY times. It's not only my favorite Mexican restaurants it's one of my favorite restaurants period!

  • Visited April 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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Illinois/Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of the cleanest restaurants in area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food and service are very good, and this is definitely one of the cleanest restaurants you'll find. We go at least 3 times a month since they opened this location and have never been disappointed. Also, it's centrally located which would make it an easy fit for people traveling through the area.

  • Visited April 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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