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“Almost like in Mexico City!!!”
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El Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
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Glenview, Illinois, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Almost like in Mexico City!!!”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I've been here twice and have enjoyed the food a lot. They prepare authentic tacos and burritos very similar to what you'd get if you were eating in Mexico. The food is fresh, very affordable, and the lady who takes your order (I think it is the owner, but not sure) couldn't be more pleasant This is not a fancy restaurant; there are a few tables and a counter that accommodates a couple of people. If you are cruising around north Glenview and want some good Mexican food, definitely worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2013
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Lake Forest, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very Good Carryout Mexican in Glenview”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I wouldn't visit "El Mexican" expecting a real restaurant experience...though there are a couple of tables if you do want to eat there. It is designed as more of a carry out place; and they do a great job of that. They reportedly use only high quality ingredients and make their tortillas, salsa, guacamole, etc. in-house. The quality shows - the tacos are delicious (I've tried chicken, pork & steak); the ingredients taste very fresh and not at all gloppy or greasy. We've been there twice, and both times service was very friendly, professional and quick. The menu when we visited was limited to tacos, burritos and empanadas - with a wide variety of each (at least 8 kinds of tacos). There's a "complete meal" that features 3 tacos, beans & rice - which is a pretty good deal. We will definitely return.

  • Visited April 2013
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