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Escobar's Restaurant - CLOSED

6 E Columbia Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3620
+1 217-352-7467
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck entree” (2 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6 E Columbia Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3620
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had dinner here with my husband last night, and experienced the best margarita I've ever had, with spiced honey and pineapple. Lovely spinach salad with a surprisingly smoky-tasting vinagrette. My main course, a special of the night (Ranchero Pork Chop) was perfectly cooked, along...More

Thank TamuSabby
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

My son had the lamb which he loved. I had scallops. No seat an the out side, very soft texture. My son's side was heavily seasoned with ginger. So much so it was inedible. Our waitress was good. Will try again

Thank Hmegg
Reviewed July 18, 2015

The service was excellent! I believe this is the best chicken mole' I've ever had!. My wife, who does not particularly care for cinnamon, much less cinnamon with her beloved chocolate, tried some of it and found it outstanding.

Thank James M
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Escobar's never disappoints. The food is carefully prepared. The menu has a variety of choices--fish, meat, seafood, vegetarian--with inventive sauces and sides. The servers are knowledgable, friendly, and accommodating. When we want a relaxing place to eat with excellent food, Escobar's is always our choice.

Thank Flatlander39
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is my second visit to Escobar's The restaurant is small with a nice atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and service is pretty quick. The menu is just okay and is very limited in choices. The food is average for what is considered an...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Escobars is my place to go when I want something really good. Chef Escobar makes the best sauces for all his dishes. Don't forget to try the coconut pie. It is to die for!

Thank kipjanderson
Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lamb in phyllo was quite good--couscous had a nice flavor & texture, veggies clean & perfectly cooked. Dedicated service. Tasty desserts--banana flambé with unusual spices, caramel ice cream, coconut cream pie. Hard to get food this carefully cooked anymore--no gimmicks. The wine list (by the...More

Thank CCabroad
Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice little find. The service was great. Had a good selection. Good wine list. It was kind of a up scale mexican restaurant without the just the tacos and burritos. I chose the roasted duck breast in fig glaze, it was delicious....More

1  Thank Timothy B
Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We were really disappointed with the service tonight. The food was fine, but nothing too special. My steak was overcooked and everything else on my plate was bland. The special of the day was recommended to my husband by the server but he probably should...More

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Similar to a previous review- we had great service, friendly and attentive wait staff - but the dishes were not to the standard we have had before. Start with the fact that I'd called twice regarding a reservation, with the promise of a call back...More

Thank SoundsKeltik
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 E Columbia Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3620
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-352-7467
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