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409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
09:00 - 21:00
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Belvidere, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love the location, the atmosphere, staff and the food. There is a great variety of food and beverages to chose from. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can call, place an order and pick up your food!

Thank irmazyer
Belvidere, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is so fantastic here! Victor and his family are such wonderful people. Love this place! I have taken all out out of town family and friends here and they too raved about the flavors of all the dishes they had.

Thank Gail A
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in on a busy busy night to grab a burrito to go. Best steak burrito ever. Fresh pico de gallo....tastiest I've had anywhere. Highly recommend this place for authentic Mexican food without breaking the bank. Owner was super nice too😊

Thank Nicole C
Algonquin, Illinois
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food was excellent. Shrimp tacos, steak tacos, guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsas, along with chipotle sauce was delicious! The prices were reasonable, and the service was friendly. YUM!

Thank Lor1616
Carol Stream, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I stopped in on a Saturday afternoon with a friend after a car show and happy I did. I ordered a Steak Tostada and a tamale. For lunch this was filling! Authentic and awesome good. Huge Tostada and delicious! Friendly service.

Thank jimmybudweiser
Villa General Belgrano, Argentina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food! The burrito supreme, especially with chorizo, is my all time favorite meal. Abundant and delicious food at a very reasonable price.

Thank donna p
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food is fantastic, the staff friendly. I highly recommend the combo plate and steak tacos. The pico and Guacamole are great. Everything is hand made.

Thank Len L
Rockford, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

we appreciate a good Mexican food restaurant that doesn't charge for sour cream :) we have never been disappointed with anything we've eaten here, great steak

Thank Stefanie B
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The best mexican food in the area. Served fast and hot with tons of flavor, they keep the chips and salsa coming and bring sour cream without being asked.

1 Thank Joshua C
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Everything is amazing here the dinner and the breakfast food is pretty awesome! We really enjoy the food here and the atmosphere. It is family friendly and the staff is really nice and very mindful to make sure you have a great experience.

Thank Leonard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere

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