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Ramon's El Dorado Restaurant

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1711 Saint Louis Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 344-6435
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bathroom deodorizer is TOO STRONG

I have not been able to eat here for several years. Although I like the food, I can't handle the smell as soon as you enter. The food is authentic Mexican, but I have trouble tasting it over the scent of the deodorizers and cleaning products.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sarah B
Collinsville, Illinois
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have not eaten at this restaurant for awhile. The last time we were there,the taquitos I ordered were hard as rocks. We were with other people so I said nothing. Another woman at the table called server to take my plate, telling her the fork and knife cant cut thru its fried so hard. The waitress makes it almost... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Drove 5 hours and wanted a nice sit down meal. The food was horrible. The beef burritos were just shells and plain unseasoned beef. And it cost 40 for the two of us to take maybe 5 bites apiece. Do Not Eat Here if you are wanting good food. And the waiter followed another waitress around complaining to her the... More 

Thank ressa79
Collinsville, Illinois
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have not been able to eat here for several years. Although I like the food, I can't handle the smell as soon as you enter. The food is authentic Mexican, but I have trouble tasting it over the scent of the deodorizers and cleaning products.

Thank Sarah B
Collinsville, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Inside is quite dated and could use some freshing up, but the food is authentic Mexican and quite tasty.

Thank Mel B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been dining at Ramon's in Collinsville since the early 1970's In recent years the quality has not been as good as before. Everything is an "up charge," which I understand, but requesting extra sauce when there is barely any sauce on the dish should not be an up charge. The enchiladas are great, but now the mole or... More 

Thank Merlyn1970
Maryville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have traveled to Mexico many times and this restaurant is close to authentic food and drink. The décor and the building also authentic, which makes it look some what run down compared to most restaurants in the area. The house keeping needs to be more authentic, the place is not as clean as establishments in Mexico.

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Black Rock, Arkansas
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ramon's has been in business 30+ years and has amazing Mexican cuisine. Friendly atmosphere, good food, lots of fun. You won't be sorry you went there.

Thank tricia12557
columbia Il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Having enjoyed Ramon's for many years, I ate to give them a negative review but the quality has been slipping for quite a while. Once the first choice for Mexican fare in the metro-east Ramon's has lost their edge. They have a great mole sauce but if you want more than a hint of it, they will charge extra. With... More 

Thank mikecolumbiaIl
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I tried many Mexican restaurants in Metro East area and St. Louis, this is the best, hands down. No argue about that. Their food is very authentic and the beef fajita is the best. The meat is well marinated and the sides are just perfect. Everytime we dine here, it reminds my husband about his teenage years when he worked... More 

Thank txc9649
Collinsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is very authentic. The family is from Mexico and they serve great food. If you like Mexican food, you surely enjoy Ramon's. The Margeritas are excellent too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1711 Saint Louis Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: (618) 344-6435

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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