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El Faro

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1315 Lillian St, Elgin, IL 60123-7105
(847) 697-9058
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7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 am
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Elgin, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The tacos and burritos are great. There are three El Faro's near us, they are family owned. The chips and salsa are home made

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Thank Bob T
Elgin, Illinois
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The food is good but the two other El Faro's in the area are better. The meat is a bit gritty. It's hard to get in and out of the place.

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Thank U8077HKlindah
Elgin, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I've eaten the burritos before and I used to like them. But about a year ago I had a horrible burrito and swore I would never eat there again. I live close by and decided to give them another try. I had a pork burrito which was horrible. The meat tastes disgusting and was burnt. I also had nachos which... More 

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Thank Suewoo2015
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Authentic hole in the wall Mexican food. Tacos, burritos, chicken and ground beef, steak, avocado tacos all delish!!

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Thank Jennifer E
Elgin
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We are happy we found this little gem. Best darn Mexican food! The prices are great for the amount of food you get. Very fresh. We love going here!

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Thank Kathy B
Elgin, Illinois USA
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

El Faro burritos are the ones by which I measure all burritos. They are huge, delicious and chock full of flavor without being greasy. The chips and green salsa are also excellent (the pico de gallo would benefit from riper tomatoes but is tasty nevertheless). The fish tacos were also excellent with a large fillet of crispy nice flaky fish.... More 

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Thank Janhuss
Corpus Christi
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

if you are looking for authentic Mexican style food this is a poor representation. The staff is friendly and prompt. The food taste like it all has come prepackaged then reheated and served. There are better more authentic Mexican restaurants in the area.

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1 Thank Marysuzane P
Elgin, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went in El Faro one Friday night around 10:30 pm. Got out of my car and noticed It smells like garbage around the back. So I Walked inside, only to be overwhelmed by how crowded it is. I order a burrito with Guacamole which was made relatively fast. Cool, I go home and eat my burrito, and yes, the... More 

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1 Thank Tyler F
Elgin, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been coming here for years. Either by myseif or with my niece. Both of us absolutely love it. I have never had a bad meal here. I recently talked my wife into finally trying it. She is officially hooked on El Faros. I know longer have to beg. Any bad review you read about this restaurant is an... More 

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Thank Jeff J
Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Delicious Mexican food with all natural ingredients. Plenty to eat at a very reasonable price. Always a family treat when it's "El Faro Night".

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Thank Mitch E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 Lillian St, Elgin, IL 60123-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: (847) 697-9058

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