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El Puente

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112 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1928
+1 630-377-8884
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Excellent Mexican restaurant with great menu selection and nice friendly service. Can get busy on weekends so think about getting there a bit early. Get the taste buds rocking!

Thank Kevin M
Carol Stream
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here for quite awhile however... We were not disappointed. This is a quaint Mexican restaurant located on main street in st charles il across the street from the famous Arcada theater. The service was attentive...and exceptional. The food did not disappoint either . We shared the shrimp Ceviche as an appetizer and I had a steak burrito... More 

Thank Ronald H
Bonita Springs, Florida
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213 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 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 bubbles 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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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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201 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 630-377-8884

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