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“Much better option than most of the things you'll find in this area!”
Review of El Mexicano

El Mexicano
Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Kankakee
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Near 1-57 exit 308
Restaurant details
Description: Near 1-57 exit 308
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
791 reviews
487 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Much better option than most of the things you'll find in this area!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Much better option than most of the things you'll find in this area!

It's got some solid vegetarian options (granted, most of them are 90% refried beans-- when I asked the waiter what was in the bean burrito, he literally said 'just beans.') And we were in a real hurry, and they were definitely able to get us some vegetarian quesadillas super fast!

None of the food is particularly spicy, or particularly authentic Mexican fare, but it's decent and the quesadilla had an unexpectedly large amount of fresh vegetables inside, which was fantastic!

I'd go back for sure... better this than the McDonald's my dad always loves to stop at a few miles north!

  • Visited August 2012
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Chebanse
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Colorful place”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our Friday night group of 8 love to go there. Authentic Mexican atmosphere, great Mexicano Cheesesteak and delicious Sangria!

Visited August 2012
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Kankakee, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Nice addition to an up and coming area”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Located at Exit 308 off I-57, El Mexicano fits in well here, between the Hilton Garden Inn (nicest hotel in the area) and a newish Wal-Mart supercenter, and across the highway from a brand-new Love's travel stop, this is easily the best food in the immediate area. Very popular with locals and travelers; it does get busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

Fun and festive decor, tasty food, well-priced, always a winner.

  • Visited May 2012
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