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El Cortez

€€ - €€€Mexican
580 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915-1225
+1 815-523-7430
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible25%
13 Jun 2018
“Great food.”
5 Aug 2018
“Taco Bell is better”
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580 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915-1225
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Went early August for dinner. When restaurant was El Campesino we raved about it. So good. Decided to try it as Cortez. Ugh. First, entering parking lot (Saturday 6pm) DEAD (bad sign). Entering restaurant, very musty, basement smell. Hostess barely says anything as we are...More

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 13 June 2018

It has great food and a nice bar. It is a bit pricey for lunch, but a great portions for the price. You won’t go away hungry.

Thank Tamara G
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Food great service exceeded expectations over all pricey compared to most but the overall satisfaction was worth the extra $$$$$$

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I'm not sure if it has gotten any better since it opened but the food was garbage. The ambiance is that of a Pizza Hut. My chimichanga would compare to those microwaved from a grocery store. I ordered chicken and they brought me beef because...More

Thank Zefin G
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here three times so far and every time the food was plentiful and delicious. My husband got the combo fajitas and loved them. I got the chicken enchiladas. They were excellent! Very meaty. Margaritas were good and so we the guacamole. 106.5...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

this is such a huge place and unfortunately I never seen more than a few dozen people inside. The food and portions are grand. There is an older red headed waitress that is always rude to us and it seems every time we go there,...More

Thank Christine328
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Super excited to try this favorite locally, only to find they have a smaller version of the menu in Country Club Hills. Food was just ok. Service was below average. Restaurant was renovated before opening but still outdated and dirty.

Thank JenDanAsh16
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The $5.00 margarita was pretty good. The free salsa and chips they bring to the table when you get there was awesome! The rice,refried and veggie quesadilla was ok. The regular beans were almost inedible. The server seemed a little lost. Ordered corn tortillas instead...More

Thank bud0911
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Having dined at other El Cortez locations I was pleased to see they opened a new location near my home. The hostess and waiter were attentive and friendly. I ordered a lunch special, 2 beef tacos which included beans and rice. The amount of beef...More

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

The service was prompt and friendly. The food was served quickly and hot. The chicken Cortez was tasty as well as the chicken fajitas. The servings were generous. The nachos were very good and obviously made fresh.

Thank joeinnaperville
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Restaurant Details

Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating
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  • Address: 580 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915-1225
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bradley
  • Phone Number: +1 815-523-7430
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