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El Puente

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112 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1928
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in the area, I keep forgetting how good the food is. It's one of the best Mexican Restaurants in Chicagoland. Went there for dinner, had the chicken enchiladas and the pork in green sauce, both excellent. Margaritas was perfect and the Nega Modelo was cold. I thought I was in Puerto Vallarta.

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a concert at Arcada Theatre. Perfect location across the street from the Arcada. Food was good. Salsa was pretty spicy but good. Margaritas were strong but good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Joliet, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to multiple shows @ Arcada theater directly across the Street from El Puente. El Puente pre show drinks, appetizer & dinner is now always part of my plans. The food, drinks, & service are amazing. I definitely recommend this restaurant it's a must try when in St. Charles

Thank Raquel M
Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

a little higher than most places, but have had several good meals there. Order premium drinks the others are well.

Thank epate76
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Fairly extensive menu of standard Mexican favorites in a large space. Food was quite good, beer was cold and the service is friendly and efficient. And the prices are very reasonable. Hard to beat especially if you are going to the Arcada across the street.

Thank Nick F
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181 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

St. Charles is full of pretty good restaurants. If you like Mexican food, this is a must stop. You are greeted warmly as you walk in. There is always plenty of seating available. The food is awesome! The prices are fair.

Thank BartlettDan
Saint Charles, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We enjoy dinner here about once a month and are never disappointed. Sometimes there is a little wait for a table but never very long. The food is authentic and very good.

Thank Bill T
Saint Charles, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If we want Mexican food this is the place. It is hard to find a place with great food and great margaritas. staff and décor are great too.

Thank Linda D
Downers Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The El Puente is located across from the Arcada Theatre on Main Street in St. Charles. Fun atmosphere, reasonable prices, good margaritas, friendly service, plenty of seating. It is a perfect location if you are attending a show at Arcada (which was our case). There are a ton of places to eat in St. Charles but this beats all for... More 

Thank Robyne R
Saint Charles, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you are looking for a sure thing in mexican, look no further than here. I eat there often before the shows at Arcada

Thank Donald R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1928
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 630-377-8884

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