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El Barrio Restaurant & Lounge

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1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
+1 847-566-0475
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Am finding all the positive reviews of this restaurant bizarre. Walked in on Saturday night and saw plenty of open tables. It took 20 minutes for the wait staff to acknowledge our presence. After that, we were seated within 10 minutes. The restaurant itself looked...More

Thank Rosie7070
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Live nearby. Stop by once every few years. Keep hoping it will improve but it simply doesn’t. Don’t go back for years. Run down and tired and old. Needs a facelift. Carpets worn out. Ceramic tile worn out. Tired decor. I suppose it is like...More

Thank Fishonhomerak
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Great Atmosphere. Went to El Barrio for a Mundelein Arts Commission Open Mike program. Individuals play instruments, sing, tell stories. People who eat and had drinks enjoyed the place.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Food - Very Good Service - Very Good Ambience - Warm & Friendly Portion Size - Large Price - Reasonable for Quality & Quantity Margaritas - Excellent Chili Rellenos were excellent. Packed with properly seasoned meat & queso. Tamales were large & tasty. Enchiladas Verdes...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We were here celebrating Cinco di Mayo with a friend. It was an evening of drinking margaritas and eating Mexican food. This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in this area as their margaritas are very good, the food is always consistently good, and...More

1  Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Beginning with the margarita's six of us ordered them and individually one by one each of us concurred there was barely any alcohol in them. Some of we slow ones (that would be me) ordered yet another as did one other person and it was...More

Thank gigagirl
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We have dined at most of the restaurants in the area but the best authentic Mexican food is at El Barrio. The service is great and the carafe of margaritas and excellent food make for a wonderful dinner out. The ambiance is quiet enough to...More

2  Thank wajman
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stop in relatively often for Saturday lunch or dinner during the week or weekend. Always well-prepared homestyle Mexican and very friendly staff. Be sure to try the Tortilla soup (not on the menu but available)

Thank sball2
Reviewed May 1, 2016

My wife and I stopped here and had their famous margaritas at the bar. We later had dinner and ate at the bar. The margaritas were awesome, the food was very good, the bartender was efficient and friendly, and we had a good time meeting...More

2  Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Top notch authentic Mexican food, wonderful tequila selection, amazing margaritas and great portion sizes

Thank Charlotte B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 Diamond Lake Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Mundelein
  • Phone Number: +1 847-566-0475
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