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Maize Mexican Grill

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60 E Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5364
217-355-6400
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great Mexican food that tastes fresh with fresh made tortillas, salsa and chips. Only wish there was a larger space for eating in

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Thank Les329
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good Mexican food, Good size portions and excellent price. The steak taco Mexica were awesome. The wife and kids had burritos which they devoured. The chips and salsa very good too. I will definitely be back the next time I visit my daughter at college.

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Thank Ten30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lunch-counter type of place, the opposite of fancy, but the food is unbeatable. My friends and I had huarache, chalupas and carne asap, and all were fantastic, fresh and tasty. There's a big carry out business which isn't a surprise given the limited seating (maybe fits 20 people inside, a couple of picnic tables outside). They are... More 

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Thank Steve J
Urbana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always excellent and taste delicious all the time. You will not be disappointed with your visit to eat there.

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Thank Michael W
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Call me a skeptic, but I wasn't convinced that I'd find great Mexican food in IL. This place is legit and worth the visit! Pro tip - order the watermelon water.

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Thank Lucasjackson13
champaign
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoys eating at Maize. The fresh traditional Mexican food is served really fast. Seating is limited to a dozen or so seats. Very popular with the college students. Can't go wrong eating here and will want to come back for more!

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Thank elizabethchampaign
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Very small place with just a few seats around the counter and outer wall. One of our Hispanic friends is a fantastic cook and this is as close to her homemade as you will find. Not your typical Mexican / Americanized chain restaurant food. Get there early and be prepared to stand in line.

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Thank abmartin55
Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We go to Maize often. During the summer it is great because it is less crowded with UI students. Try their burrito, available with chicken or beef. Also try their volcano. Maize has great and fresh salsa - hot and medium. They serve chips with your meal. Note: Understand that there are only about 15 seats in the entire restaurant.... More 

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Thank Danno251
Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I needed something not salad or pizza and saw a review recommending Maize. It's a shoebox that was packed to the gills when I stepped up. Everyone was smiling and friendly. No wonder, this may be the best cheap eats in town. I had a chicken gordita. A fish taco, chips, salsa, and a side of guacamole. Way more food... More 

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Thank nwmontanagirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Super flavorful!!! Great tasting tacos. I highly recommend the chicharron gorditas!! They are very decently priced and probably the best tacos in the area.

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Thank Andria B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 E Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5364
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: 217-355-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?