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El Meson Mexican Cuisine

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34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
+1 847-882-1716
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Huntley, Illinois
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit here was a delightful surprise we ordered a gold margarita which was mixed to perfection very happy. The fajitas are outstanding although a bit on the salty side & pricey. The atmosphere is quite nice too it's very cozy just wish it was a little less noisy. If you are looking for a family-owned authentic experience with... More 

Thank DBS19
Park Ridge IL
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really authentic Mexican food. NOT chain food. Just enough spice too. Had chicken mole and the mole sauce was rich and flavorful.

Thank AnnParkRidgeIL
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

This was my third visit and it will be my last. The food is horrible. Last night I ordered pollo en salsa and received diced chicken breast with green papers and onions. I had expected a whole chicken breast not diced meat. The chicken was rubbery and tasteless. The beans served with the meals are not refried beans, but more... More 

Thank Luv2KeepTraveling
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The food is good, not great. The outside patio is what you need to visit El Meson for. On a beautiful spring or summer evening, the ambience is like no other around Schaumburg. Make sure you sit out back.

Thank jinakramer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a "tamale and burrito combo plate". The tamale was bigger than the burrito. The tamale was flat. The beans had no cheese and were not retried. The rice and the tamale had no flavor. Will not repeat as a lunch place.

Thank Mitch P
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I have frequented this restaurant for several years, it has often been a favorite with great food and prices. However, I do NOT recommend eating outdoors. After a recent trip to the restaurant, my friend and I both got eaten alive by mosquitoes. I am not kidding you when I say that we EACH have 10-12 mosquito bites on our... More 

Thank MichelleStieb
Schaumburg, Illinois
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

But wayyyyy overpriced. Wait staff is nice but slow. The service is slow, so you'll but more drinks. Food is really excellent for Mexican food. I don't think it's really worth the price and the wait.

Thank vanishingpoint1
Schaumburg, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Best Mexican food in the northwest suburbs. Friendly informative staff eager to enhance your dining experience. We visit about 4 times a year. Enchiladas are my personal favorite.

Thank Charlee1515
Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Had heard from friends this was very good, but was completely disappointed! Food was luke warm when it got to our table and the server was not very attentive to the tables, too bust talking to busboys.

1 Thank Bob R
Schaumburg, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Love to sit outside and dine alfresco great food and the staff is so helpful with suggestions if you are not able to pick just one item.

Thank buywithme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: +1 847-882-1716

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