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161 E Lake St, Bartlett, IL 60103-4143
+1 630-372-0977
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Bartlett, Illinois
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a Tuesday and we all ordered their Tuesday taco special. The waitress was really nice and attentive and food was good. The portions are very generous and the guacamole was outstanding!

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Thank KandKAndrews
Elgin, Illinois
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

My husband and I keep coming back. This is our favorite Mexican restaurant for food and value. Always a great meal here!

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Thank Sandy S
Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Best burrito joint in the area. Don't overlook the traditional menu items though. Excellent tortas and sopes. Sauces are all homemade and are delicious

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Thank John G
Bartlett, Illinois
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Our family has been going to El Faro for over a decade. The food is always good, the service is decent, and the value is great. It is the standard we use when we talk about other Mexican restaurants. the pickled vegetables are really good, but you have to request them. They used to come out with the chips and... More 

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Thank 276elizabethl
Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We typically eat here about twice a month. The standout is the salsas. They always taste a little different. This tells me that it is all homemade and are made fresh. The place is very affordable and our kids also love it. I recommend the Steak Burrito Suizo. The Tortas are also excellent. Service can be spotty at times, but... More 

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Thank John G
Bartlett, Illinois
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Yes, the salsa is Hot.... Margarita's are great. Food is excellent. I have never had a bad meal in this restaurant. Been going there since they opened in Bartlett. Enjoy!!

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Thank Lauralee251
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

We stop in and get take out frequently when on the run. Their steak burritos are awesome and they have some incredible Guacamole.

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Thank Mcolaianne
Bartlett, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Love this place. Fun for casual dates, after work margaritas, friends, family, or a quick carry out. Fresh chips and homemade salsas (change daily) at the table when you arrive. Ask for the Escabeche (also homemade) it is a mixture of carrot, jalapeno, onion, roasted garlic, and cauliflower sauteed and then pickled. I love it on EVERYTHING! Burritos or wraps... More 

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Thank MAA1976
Elgin, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

This is one of several El Faro restaurants in the area but may be the best. Try the huge burritos on Wednesday when they're the special.

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Thank L B
Elgin, Illinois
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for years and just had another outstanding meal there yesterday. I had a combination plate and my husband had shrimp fajitas. Everything was very very good. The service is great and the decor is bright and festive. You get a large amount of food for very reasonable prices. We highly... More 

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Thank Sandy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 E Lake St, Bartlett, IL 60103-4143
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bartlett
  • Phone Number: +1 630-372-0977

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