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Friacos

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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1121 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435-2870
+1 815-730-3370
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Aurora, Illinois
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fish Tacos are tasty and Nachos are delicious. Margaritas are huge and the atmosphere is friendly. Very nice outdoor dining area as well. The salsa is fantastic at Friaco's. Half price margaritas on Tuesday and Thursday and the Jumbo's are on sale on Wednesday. Definitely recommend trying the Nacho's if you're in the area.

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Thank Jon N
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent and fresh! And service is fantastic! Recently moved to area and finding black beans being served at a restaurant wasn't happening. But Friaco's has many entrees with them. And their chips and salsa are awesome!

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Thank Sheila B
Joliet, Illinois
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

After a short wait at the bar , was seated to a wonderful dinner, fajhitas were great as were the margaritas , good service, will definatly go back

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Thank topspeed1948
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I have passes by this place for the last few months and finally decided to give it a go. We were greeted at the door by a host who acted as if we were a nuisance instead of a customer. After being seated we waited at least 5 minutes before our waitress appeared. I ordered a house Margarita and my... More 

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Thank ronckenney
Joliet
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Authentic atmosphere, large drinks and generous table space made for a wonderful dining experience. My friend, Connie and I had not seen each other in more than three years and needed the quiet space to relax. The menu is varied with light choices, seafood items and kid-friendly as well. Dress is casual and the service is superb.

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Thank Tina F
Joliet Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Had to wait a while for table. Food was way overdone. Took quite a while to get our food. Not so great anymore.

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Thank JStravel7
Gladwin, Michigan
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137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

A friend recommended this place but I was skeptical when I saw it was only 3.5 on TripAdvisor. Has a bit of a chain environment inside but at lease they played Mexican music and most if not all of the staff appeared Mexican - makes it more authentic. I was intrigued with the whole catfish dish, Pescado Frito. My wife... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Was my first and hopefully not my last...We were greeted and taken to our seats quickly, went in on a Tuesday night, sister's birthday..super busy...good sign...and still got seated right away and served us promptly. Food was great, not given enough tortillas, but if you ask for more they do bring them out right away....we had a great time!!! They... More 

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Thank tentory
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Service was slow most likely due to a slow kitchen. Will not go back.Over an hour and a half for two tacos and four fried ice creams.

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Thank JackDaDog
Decatur, Illinois
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180 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

There are many good Mexican restaurants in the area. We enjoyed our lunch at Friacos. I can't, however, give it a higher recommendation than other places. I enjoyed the chips and salsa and my enchiladas. The chicken was very tasty. My lunch was served on an enormous plate, but the portion was average. They put some lettuce to make it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435-2870
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-730-3370

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