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La Gardenia Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

8406 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234-7647
+1 618-344-9763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
27 Oct 2017
“La Gardenia - Remodeled and changed their name to Mi Tienda Maquey”
10 Jul 2017
“Authentic Mexican”
Closed Now
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
8406 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234-7647
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

La Gardenia recently remodeled and changed their name. They used to be our favorite. Until our last visit. The quality of the food went down hill fast. The main restaurant area is now a passage to the store, ruined the atmosphere. We will not go...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Manny L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

You can get a tongue taco, a cabeza taco, all the usual Mexican dishes. Plus on Monday, they have a margareta specal

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank trkrumm
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Ordered three soft tacos with pulled pork. Took bite into first one and didn't know what it was inside of soft shell. Opened it up and it was a large piece of boiled pig skin, nothing else. Told the waitress and her reply was 'that's...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank JD H
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The portions were huge, food very tasty and margaritas hot the spot. I will definitely be back here.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Kara N
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hands down best Mexican food we've ever had, consistently. True Mexican style guacamole with pico-de-gallo mixed in. Fajita burrito highly recommended. Especially the chicken which has a smoky flavor. One thing I appreciate, since I drink a lot with my meals, is the size of...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Rich-n-Leslie
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Even though sign on windows seemed to advertise drink specials, those are no longer being offered. A grilled shrimp plate held five TINY rubbery shrimp and a beef taco might have been three inches in diameter. Served flat on butchers paper. Mealy ground beef, reminded...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Bingo47
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We asked our GPS for the closest Mexican restaurant and ended up here. On a two week road trip, eating out every dinner in all kinds of places, this was our favorite. We got there a little late, the rush was dying down. Service was...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Mooseman_9
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I love Mexican food and this was SO good. My husband who is ok with Mexican but goes because I like it - loved his meal. He had an appetizer platter with chicken wings, shrimp, chicken strips and steak, quesadilla and a queso dip. It...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Lenajean
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I've been passing by this small little restaurant for a long time since I enjoy visiting Cahokia Mounds and I enjoy small non-chain restaurants. I had been eyeing it for months, and after seeing so many glowing reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp, I decided to...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank goaskdad
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience at this restaurant after a hot visit to the Cahokia Mounds archaeological site. There was plenty of food and the margarita was great.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank LoveCoral
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8406 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234-7647
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 618-344-9763
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