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Reviewed 30 June 2021

We stopped here for lunch during a 2-week road trip. We were dubious when we first saw it from the outside-it didn't look open. But, once inside, the place was clean and well decorated. Staff was attentive and friendly. The free starter of chips and...salsa was really good - the salsa had a very nice taste. I had 3 ground beef soft shell tacos and they were some of the best I've ever had. My husband had the steak soft shell tacos and rice and beans and really liked them as well. My 3 tacos were $7; the combination plate was $11. I am back home but saw an ad for tacos and I immediately wished I could go back to this restaurant for the tacos. Well worth stopping for! https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g36023-d4687317-r794934875-Hacienda_Mexican_Restaurant-Galesburg_Illinois.html#More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

I have been coming here since they first came to town back in the 90's. I have travelled all over the U.S. and seldom found anyplace else that is as good as here.Every Mexican restaurant you dine at has different tasting food and their own...flair.In the hundreds of times I have dined here thru the years,I have never been disappointed with anything on the menu.Customers have complained about the "bland" red salsa the is served with tortilla chips.My advise to you: Try the Salsa Verde.It is available,you just have to ask for it.It is AWESOME !! Be warned-it is very warm.The Steak tacos ,Special Enchiladas,Fajitas,Swiss (chicken) enchiladas,Burritos (smothered in green sauce),Steak Fundido Deluxe are just a few of my favorites.Try topping your food with cilantro for a finishing touch.It is available,just ask for it.Don't forget to save room for dessert.Miguel makes the best TRES LECHES Cake around.The Fried Ice Cream is good as well.Come try it today,you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

had the steak tacos they were ok. the margaritas were pretty tasty too. service was good and the food was delivered fast.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

Went to dinner with my girlfriend & service was fast but the margaritas were watery, the tamale was tough & the chili relleno was tasteless. The burrito was good but probably not worth a return visit.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

The folks here are always friendly. The food is always great. We have been coming here since they were at their other location. We will always come back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

My wife and I had lunch at the Hacienda Jalisco Mexican restaurant with friends while visiting my family in the area. I am originally from this area but now live in California where authentic Mexican food is readily available. While I understand Mexican food in...the Galesburg area is greatly Americanized to fit local tastes, our meals were average at best and not all that appetizing. The chips and salsa were also rather mediocre. Our friends like the $2.50 margarita specials on Thursdays and my wife said her margarita was 'fair'. I understand that many locals may like this place but I cannot recommend it as I have had much, much better Mexican food in any number of different cities, States and countries.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a pit stop on my way home for a work trip and happened upon the restaurant! Wonderful southwest flavor, friendly and fast service! Will make a mental note to stop back by when I come this direction again!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Met the family here on a recommendation of a friend. Quite frankly, the restaurant didn't make the greatest first impression as we drove into the parking lot. However, once inside, we found a rather cozy environment with lots of Mexican artwork displayed on the walls....The biggest surprise was the quality of the food...awesome!! There were eight in our party and all ordered something different and all were much impressed with their dinner. Very friendly and accommodating service. Look forward to another visit in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

My wife and I had attended the Rock & Gem show in Peoria. As is our nature we decided to wander and since we had never been to Galesburg we just went to check the town out. On our way into town we saw the...Hacienda Jalisco Restaurant. We had eaten at one in Arkansas back in June while on vacation. It was a very good experience so we stopped here and we were extremely surprised by just how much better the one in Galesburg was. She had the Steak Quesadilla and I had the Fiesta Chimichanga. They were both seasoned to perfection as were the Red Rice and the Refried Beans. The beef in both had the best sear we have ever had at a Mexican Restaurant. The first bite just made your mouth water for the next bite. The portions were large and very reasonably priced. If you ever end up in Galesburg make it a point to give them a try. You won't regret it.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I have been going to Jaliscos for years. Always good, consistent food. Chimichangas and enchiladas are excellent.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here. Service was not great. No refills on drinks, just slow overall. The food was below average compared to most places I've been. Lunch fajitas served on a cold plate with very little meat, and the nachos were not great. Chips were over...cooked and cheese sauce had no flavor. Staff wasn't rude but also not friendly and inviting. We will find somewhere else to eat if we make it back to Galesburg.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I read the positive reviews about "authentic Mexican food", was encouraged. Beautiful flowers outside, and the waiting staff seemed Mexican. But the food was so disappointing! My husband ordered chiles rellenos, they came as 3 brownish things, inside was big chuck of cheese, outside was...thick layer of eggs. We've both been in many good Mexican restaurants before but never seen such things. Taste was bland and mostly egg and cheese. I ordered vegetarian burrito, it was alright but came in with nothing else, which was surprising because it was listed as dinner dish at dinner price. Overall very bland and doesn't taste Mexican to me. Store decoration is good.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My very laid-back family of 4 stopped here for dinner on a road trip. It was like we didn't exist. After waiting a very long time to order, we placed our order and the server abruptly walked away. Our table was not addressed again once....Empty drinks and empty chip baskets sat on the table the whole time. We did without the refills we wanted. I feel we could've walked back and got them ourselves. Finally our bill was brought with a manner I can only describe as abrupt and cold. I think it was the first time we actually saw our server? And to add insult to injury, the food was meh. Not gross but just not exciting at all. And this fam are connoisseurs of Mexican food. This was a total bummer.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Best place in the burg, great food good people and recently improves atmosphere. We just point to the menu blind folded and every time it comes out fantastic

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Finding decent food on a road trip is often very challenging if not impossible but today this extremely FUSSY Foodie stopped here at the Hacienda Jalisco. I ordered the Enchilada Guadalajara thinking I just commited roadtrip suicide. But the first bite created shock and awe...on my palate! Sweet and salty tender shrimp with perfectly roasted poblanos and diced tomatoes with cheese rolled in a corn tortilla smothered with a perfectly balanced green tomatio sauce!!! I cant believe I found a place in the midwest so very good!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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