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243 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-3167
+1 847-277-9636
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father and I tried La Mesa last weekend for the first time. When you park and walk in, the impression is that of a dive bar rather than a Mexican restaurant. What we found is that it's sort of both, but in a really welcoming sort of way. I suppose "hole in the wall" would be a better descriptor.... More 

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Thank Jennifer K
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2017

I'm a value guy when it comes to restaurants and I prefer good food over ambiance. This little place has made-from-scratch food that is excellent. The service is good and the people are friendly. What this place lacks in ambiance it more than makes up for with excellent food and good service.

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Thank Jim M
Barrington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 21, 2016

It us a dumpy looking place but the food is good and the service is super friendly. We've been there 50 times.

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Thank Rocco V
Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Whith an owner from Mexican, you can only expect great flavors and margaritas. Small location but big on value, service and exceptional taste in large meals at low prices.

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Thank Marge L
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is excellent Mexican food! Try the Gordita with pastor! Amazing! I also love the Chilli relleno and Enchillada de Pollo with Mole. Nothing like good Mexican food and a cold Corona! AND the prices are amazing!!! We are also regular take out customers. So fast, easy, yummy and cheap!

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Thank clarenicole
Cary, IL
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2015

We love La Mesa especially on Saturday nights when they have 1/2 price Margaritas. The service is extra slow but the food is authentic, the portions are large and the prices are reasonable. Give your self plenty of time as the wait staff moves at an extremely slow pace. The combo plates let you chose from a variety of Mexican... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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752 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2014

One of the best (food wise) Mexican restaurants in the area. Great margaritas. Carne asada is very good as is the rope vieja and the pork dishes. For a small restaurant, the menu selection is very good. Appetizers are limited but standard. Try something different from the standard enchiladas, carne asada, and meat tacos. The fish tacos are really good.... More 

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Thank JohntheLast
Barrington, Illinois
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Really good mexican food in Barrington. You are not paying for atmosphere, but the food is good, salsa is homemade, and very good value for the price. It is a family favorite!

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Thank Lubes60
Barrington, Illinois
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Really good food and a pretty decent margarita! Great place to go when you do not want to dress up. Bring the kids! It is noisy and casual and nobody cares f they act up!

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Thank Newtmena
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

This is a great little gem hidden amongst the many fancy restaurants of Barrington. I had the lunch special 4.95 for an open face burrito, the plate was massive and hard to finish. The food was fresh and very authentic. The avacodo tostada had a whole avocado on top of it. Not to mention free chips and salsa. I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-3167
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-277-9636

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?