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“We come very week!”
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El Pavito
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We come very week!”
Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

This is the place for authentic and affordable Mexican dishes. No fancy table cloths nor fancy prices. Everyone can find something they like and won't go away hungry or broke. We have been coming here for years every Tuesday night and always hate missing it while we are away for the winter. They have the best authentic dishes in Moline!

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1 Thank KH59
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food.....”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

This place has been a staple in Quad Cities mexican food for as long as I can remember. Great Mexican food without the same sauce on every dish like the new mexican restuarants in town. Great medium shell tacos, costillas and beans and rice. This place is a must go!!!!! ENJOY !!!

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3 Thank GoNzo11983
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Libertyville, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Coming from a Mexican”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

My brother was impressed that I ocassionally eat at a Mexican restaurant. I found favor in this one. I only eat Mexican at home or at moms also at the best Mexican restaurant in Illinois is in Chicago, its called Nuevo Leon. Its the best YOU Must go there before you Die. Its that good. Back to this Mex joint, its mild, good beans and rice, its authentic and it is Americanized. Need a new salsa receipe, too runny.

Visited July 2011
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1 Thank Hugo3
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Moline, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“El Pavito rocks!”
Reviewed October 9, 2010

It is a great place, going for many years, retains its authenticity, as compared to other restaurants that have mainstreamed. Some people might find it "too Mexican", if they are used to somewhere like Rudy's. The menu has always been satisfying, but in the last few years, they have started to make some other family specialties, like the carnitas tacos. 99 cent taco day is good, but its not a "taco tuesday"; their taco day is Monday.

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2 Thank akabodie
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Rock Island, IL
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not that great for mexican.”
Reviewed February 11, 2009

Restuarant is dumpy and run down. The food is not all that great. This used to be a good place to eat Mexican but there are much better Mexican restuarants in the QC area to eat at that will not make you sick every time you visit.

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