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3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
+1 815-729-2686
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“margarita's” (7 reviews)
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are half-price margaritas. You can buy them by the pitcher. As soon as you sit down, there are delicious tortilla chips and personal salsas.

Thank LRae61
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We love heading to La MEX 2-3 times a month. We love to sit at the bar, the Margarita's are the best! The steak taco's are always good if you are not in the mood for a whole dinner. If you like Skirt Steak then...More

Thank The-rockster
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Met with friends from work at LaMex. Large dining room, never have to wait for a table. Great service from Felix, who told us he has worked here for over 20 years. Authentic Mexican dishes, we ordered luncheon specials of tacos and enchiladas. We also...More

Thank gasjoliet
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We greatly enjoyed our dinner. It was especially good because it was Monday evening and the mariachis played. The decor is lovely, and the food excellent. We had enough leftovers for another meal.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Nothing creative about the food. Rather bland actually. Service has always been pretty good. Building an outdoor seating area that looks very nice.

Thank roclaw
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Was in town on business, and wanted something close to my hotel for dinner. The decor is nice and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The chips and salsa were ok.. nothing fantastic there. I ordered chicken enchiladas and they came out pretty quick...More

1  Thank Diane G
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I love Mexican food and wanted to like La Mex Restaurant. Disappointed. The tortilla chips and salsa could not have been made in-house. The chips were thick and tasted old. The salsa was watery and forgettable. Chicken enchiladas, with really odd tasting corn tortillas, were...More

1  Thank Realsig
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Margaritas are great and they usually have a deal on them. Food is always good. Never had a bad experience in the past 10 years I've eaten here

1  Thank perky1trip
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. They currently are building an outside patio which will be great for additional seating. They are pretty roomy on the inside as is, but it can fill up. The Margaritas are the best in the area. The salsa...More

1  Thank Ro G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We are three couples who monthly gather to reminisce, hear the suggested specials, and listen for the roving musicians. We particular like trying out new meals via the specials.

Thank Johann20172017
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Questions & Answers
17 October 2017|
Response from The-rockster | Reviewed this property |
Sun., Tue., Wed., & Thur. re 1/2 price Margarita days
Darrell R
9 August 2017|
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Response from tulu | Reviewed this property |
From 11 until 3.
Darrell R
9 August 2017|
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Response from Diane G | Reviewed this property |
From 11 to 3 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 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: 3157 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-4733
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-729-2686
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