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215 Diagonal Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-9925
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16:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ate at Ayala our first night in Galena. We were actually looking for a different restaurant but they were closed. We had a hard time finding it because it is off the beaten path. Once you find it though it is well worth it. It is not much to look at and the lighting is terrible, but don't let that... More 

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Thank Cathie P
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Taco Tuesday had $1.50 'street' tacos. Rest of the menu seemed very pricey, however Galena is high priced overall. The margarita I got was awful! Very full of mix, purchased a Modelo to add to it to cut that taste. Salsa served with chips was very good!

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Thank Doria S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Galena. It's a quaint place run by Chef Juan. He is are always polite, friendly and fun. Taco Tuesday is a great deal - $2.00 tacos and $3.50 margaritas. Chef Juan makes his dishes from scratch. The pork simmers for hours and the tamales...yum, yum, yum. My new favorite menu item after... More 

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Thank Judy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

If you are in galena, this is the place to be. The guacamole and chips it's delicious. The service outstanding they make us feel like home. Love the place definitely we will back

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Thank Marcos C
Hull, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

The 4 of us were welcomed with joy and provided with tasty food at great prices. When Chef Juan came over to talk that explained why this place combines quality food and such a welcoming atmosphere. Glad our inn keepers at the Stillman Inn recommended Ayalas to us!

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Thank Timothy5
Galena, Illinois
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Ayala's has great Mexican food. Chef Juan and his family know how to make great Mexican standards. Just about everything is house made. The burritos are massive, filled with fresh iceberg lettuce, rice or beans and other fillings. The Pastor, Carnitas and chicken are all great choices. Unlike some Mexican places, you won't find unidentifiable chicken parts and fat, just... More 

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Thank happyguy1960
Galena, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We love this place. We never really tried the old place on Main Street but after they moved to Diagonal we decided to try. We were really pleased. I had the Steak Taco Dinner and my wife had the Fiesta Nachos.

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Thank Larry R
Madison, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We at here on a Saturday night (2 weeks ago), we were looking for a place that had both vegetarian and meat filled options. My fiance and I opted to get some burritos...one beef, one vegetable. OMG were they good..and HUGE! We barely got through half of ours, and took the rest to go for later. Dinner plus two alcoholic... More 

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2 Thank Melissa R
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

My wife and I found this place by accident. We were shopping with our dog and looking for shade to cool ourselves. We saw the patio beside the restaurant with tables and umbrellas and we sat. The owner came out and we asked if it was ok to sit and he said "SURE". He told us the kitchen was closed... More 

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1 Thank thechauffeurcri
Galena, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Came for a casual diner with friends the other night. We started off with some cocktails, which were very good. The staff was really polite, warm and friendly. We ordered a combination of different items from the menu. By the time they cleared our table, all that remained was a corn husk from a tamale!

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2 Thank Benjamin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Diagonal Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-9925

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