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El Burrito Mexicano

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1219 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-2131
+1 630-960-5799
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Columbia, Maryland
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191 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Been to El Burrito Mexicano several times over the years and it never disappoints. Haven't had a burrito, but have had enchiladas, skirt steak and several other dishes and all have been excellent. The chips and tortillas are plentiful and the service is friendly. Great local place!

Thank Jerome B
Lisle IL
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Friendly, small, clean local establishment that's been around a long time. Staff is friendly and food is very good. They will even make special requests if they can. This is one of those places when you have a hankering for a good burrito (chicken and chorizo please), you know you're gonna get it. Can be very crowded at times with... More 

Thank woody
West Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Out of many Mexican restaurants I've been, this one is on my favorite list. There's a lot of seating and you order up front. Everyone I saw working there was very friendly and I spoke Spanish with the staff. That's a big plus for me, if you are making Spanish food, you should expect Spanish speakers thru the doors! I... More 

Thank TiaraP_13
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263 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

A very poor example of Mexican food. Very poor quality meat. Not sure where they get the meat, but it is very chewy and full of cartilage and other fillers. Staff is friendly and prices are cheap, but then again, so is the quality. All around Gross! Save your money for real Mexican food.

Thank Batholemew
Carol Stream, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We went there early on a Wednesday for dinner so were lucky enough to get a table. The place felt clean,the employees friendly and the food OUTSTANDING! We had steak burritos (with extra cheese-can't remember the term - suisa?) And they were huge like Chipotle and tasted fresher. Got chip and salsa to share while we waited for our order.... More 

Thank chicagolander
Chicago, United States
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

There is no ambience, and not much room to eat because the counter is right there, but the burritos are terrific, so pick them up to go. I had the giant burrito al pastor. It was stuffed full and delicious. My family had chicken, steak, and ground beef. All winners. Great take out for tacos or burritos.

Thank Lou L
Lemont, Illinois
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254 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

My kids go to Benet HS down the street on Maple. Going to El Mex for a burrito after a football game is a must.

Thank Tom F
Lisle, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food is always good, parking kind of sucks. But I promise you the food is worth it. I always like to call in the order rather than wait in line, although you will have to wait in line anyways. I love the guacamole and chips and the green medium salsa. So far we've only tried all their tacos.. they... More 

Thank HappyEaterPearlz
Homewood, IL
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place has been renovated so it actually looks pretty nice inside. It's a great place after a night out with friends. Huge, tasty burritos and good salsa and chips. I try to go there at least once a week.

Thank CoachChris
Saint Louis, Missouri
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

We always try to visit one of our old favorites when in town. We lived in the area for many years and this was our go to place for fast, quick, good Mexican food. We usually got food to go but there is table service as well. They've been in business for many, many years and have a lot of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-960-5799

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