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“Great food, great drinks, great location....you won't be disappointed.”

El Puerto Mexicana Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 43 Restaurants in Fox Lake
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

We love this place. The food is very, very good and the margaritas and pina coladas are excellent.

The food is authentic and very flavorful. The chips, salsa and guacamole start off very well and the dinners are superb. I tend to lean towards either the burrito ranchero suiza or the chicken enchiladas, while my wife loves their veggi quesadillas. We occasionally will split a chicken and beef fajitas dinner but no matter what we order, we've never been disappointed.

We've also never had a bad drink. Whether frozen or on the rocks, the drinks are always perfect. The regular margaritas with salt or the fruit margaritas with sugar, they all hit the spot every time. On mother's day, the moms in our group really love the pina coladas in a coconut shell.

One note, during the summer when the boat docks are full and the patio tables are all taken, don't expect to dine and dash. They get very busy and on summer nights on the weekends, the service can take a while. Not necessarily a bad thing, just don't be in a rush. Have some chips and salsa, a pitcher of margaritas and enjoy the evening. The food will come out piping hot and be excellent for sure.

If you have a chance to go by boat, do it and enjoy a great evening. We do and we love it.

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Thank bass-fan
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

This restaurant does a very good job at offering authentic Mexican Cuisine. My bowl of chicken vegetable soup, served in a very large bowl tasted great, had a lot of vegetables, and contained two whole stewed chicken wings! The other 7 members of our group were also very satisfied with the food as well as the prompt service.

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Thank Larry J
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

My family loves this restaurant. The wait staff is very attentive and the food is great. I love the arroz con pollo and so does my 2-year-old. They have a fabulous mole sauce for their enchiladas, as well. The restaurant is right on the water which allows for a fabulous view, but also makes the restaurant busy in the summer months. If you want quality Mexican food, visit El Puerto.

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Thank ssmorse
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Food is always good, staff is prompt and accomodating. The margaritas are tasty. Choose a table outside in the summer with a great lakeside view.
They sell salsa by the pint to take home for later.

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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Best mexican food in the northwest suburbs. Located on Fox Lake, you can sit by the water and enjoy terrific margaritas and mexican food. Staff is friendly and treat you like family. The chips and salsa are the best around and the food will not disappoint.

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2  Thank Bauer99
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