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“Authentic Mexican food in downtown St. Charles”
Review of El Puente

El Puente
Ranked #26 of 180 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Family-owned and operated restaurant in downtown St. Charles; an institution, not a chain. Everything is fresh and tasty--you can't go wrong with whatever you order. My family has been patrons of the restaurant for years and always enjoy what we order. The margaritas are great, too! The fajitas are especially delicious!

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Only had a quick lunch between classes. This restaurant was full of locals. Seems to be a favorite of patrons of Hispanic ethnicity. As a frequent traveler to Latin American destinations I can verify that El Puente serves authentic Mexican recipes and presentations. Very friendly wait staff. Very prompt service and exceptionally clean facility. Prices are very reasonable. Didn't have time to return for dinner.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I have been coming to El Puente for at least a decade now, and they've watched me grow up. Everyone is always so inviting and the food is wonderful. Chips and salsa are complimentary, they are delicious! Be sure to get guacamole, even if it's just a half order because it is so fresh, it's really worth it. Anything you get here is pretty much good, and the cooks are really fast so it works if you're in a time crunch. I also highly recommend to save some room for the flan, that's also really fresh. The whole place is very relaxed and great for all ages, you can pretty much go any way with how you dress.

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Thank S S
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

All the food is fresh and priced very reasonable. Good salsa with complimentary chips. Excellent selection of tequilas.

Only drawback is the "hotness" of their salsa. Since it is freshly made the hotness of peppers used will change from batch to batch. Other than that, this is consistantly good food.

Thank americal7071
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

When asking the local hotel staff for a mexican restaurant recommendation, all three immediately said, El Puente! And there are several mexican restaurants in the area. So we decided to go there. Downtown St. Charles, hole-in-the-wall type place but friendly. Very tasty food but the portions were small. Very good margaritas. Yummy chips and salsa. The guacamole was good too. I would go again but have to order more food. Reasonable value.

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Thank Kimberley N
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