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El Mexicano

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503 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 201, Kankakee, IL 60901-7227
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Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved out of this area four years ago but occasionally return to see friends. El Mexicano is always a dinner stop while in town. We highly recommend the paella. Their homemade cheese sauce is what sets this meal apart from other paellas we have eaten. So, if you want to venture away from the standard fare, try their paella... More 

Thank MinnNanook
Wauwatosa, WI
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The menu is very extensive. Had a hard time deciding what to order. My husband and I both decided on enchiladas. Service was friendly and prompt. Enchiladas and sides were good. Loved the colorful decor.

Thank Northerner49
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place reminds me of a place we went to in Mexico City. The decor is colorful and depicts the style of Mexico with an American twist. We have always had good service, and the food is excellent. The Margaritas are huge and delicious. I don't recommend drinking more than one.

Thank cmsoccer2002
Kankakee, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is always fabulous margaritas are to die for and always a good time. If you really want to have fun order the mama margarita you won't go away Thirsty

Thank Teri O
Clarksville, Tennessee
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was average for a Mexican place. I love Mexican food, and there are many better places to eat. It wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great. The steak in my fajitas was greasy and stringy but the rest of the food was fine. My husband had one of the burritos, and he said it was okay. They charge... More 

Thank ishmael28
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Always great service and food. Been numerous times and they never disappoint. Great location for celebrations as well. Fine establishment. Fun atmosphere and decor. Even has a small bar in back. The margaritas are the best.

Thank Tina N Allen P
Kankakee, Illinois
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a bright, vibrant place for very good variety of Mexican fare. The margaritas are huge and well made. Try the special of the day

Thank 1jeepett
North Liberty, Iowa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

A standard-issue "good" Mexican restaurant. Good vegetarian options. Good, but not epic. They have very good chips and salsa, which is good, but they don't give free refills of it, which is not good. Seems to have become a standard policy of all good Mexican restaurants in town, which is a shame and not good. Still, everything was good overall.... More 

Thank WellThatsRich
Chicago, Illinois
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Mexican food is so hard to review. Everyone has their own take on what is good or not. Some people like the chips and salsa - some like the burritos - some liked the tacos. Everyone had something that was good - not great - filling and accommodating to large groups.

Thank swede52497
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome food! They were very busy but we weren't rushed. Wait staff stayed on top of our needs. Very friendly environment.

Thank kcorprn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 201, Kankakee, IL 60901-7227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kankakee
Near 1-57 exit 308

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