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5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031
+1 224-610-0407
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
“al pastor” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 20:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible customer service!!!! I was happy to find a SO-CALLED VEGAN restaurant, but it was too good to be true! I ordered Sope, Elotes, and strawberry tamale. I threw up from the smell of my food. I tried to taste it and it was even...More

Thank Rosetta H
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Love everything! My kids love it too. I only wish they gave complimentary chips and salsa if dining in like other places. However the gauc is pretty good. I really their version of the chef salad, the 300 likes plate and chicken flautist!

Thank worldlygirl123
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

In my two nights of being in Waukegan for my husbands navy graduation we came here twice, it was so food!! We started with chips and guacamole which were house-made and had great texture. The green salsa was our favorite. Then we got the plantain...More

Thank ChefMcG
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Cozy spot in a strip mall, small seating area. recommend if you have a group of more of 3 or more, you should get a reservation. the Family group of 5 my daughter called ahead and got a reservation for 5 people the day before...More

Thank SemperFi1775
Reviewed 1 April 2018

My husband and I went on a Friday night. There are only about 10 tables in the place and we got the last one. It was inches from the table next to us, but everyone is so friendly that it wasn't uncomfortable. My husband had...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Although we liked the food menu options are limited. Also portions are a little small. We enjoyed the wraps

Thank Rajendra D
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Trying the Blueberry Empanada’s.... can’t wait! Food is always hot and fresh. Nice local eatery. Nice that it’s Gluten Free!!!

Thank Lisa B
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Lisa, Hope you liked the new empanada flavor. Watch our Facebook page for an announcement of several new menu items coming soon. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2018.

Reviewed 5 December 2017

Gurnee is inundated with chain restaurants. This locally owned and independent restaurant is a breath of fresh air. The owners are present, working, and talking to customers. The food is fast, delicious, and a unique take on Latin American foods. I come here often!

Thank DaveFromChicago2017
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dave, Thank you for your continuing patronage of Momcorn and for taking time to write this review. You mentioned all the highlights of our restaurant. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I like going at any time of year but the Spring is great because of the small outdoor seating. Lots of choices.

Thank bookbuy_7
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had lunch at Momcorn and loved the yummy authentic Mexican food. Queso Chorizo app was a fav, as was the guac. Everything was very tasty! Kind and helpful waitstaff. Bottomless coke/pepsi/ice tea. I am celiac and almost everything on the menus is GF! Awesome....More

Thank PamDon
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18 July 2016|
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Response from Kathleen R | Property representative |
Momcorn always opens at 9:00 am Monday thru Saturday and at 10:00 am on Sunday. Sorry we missed you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 224-610-0407
  • E-mail
Momcorn is a locally owned casual restaurant serving hand-made Mexican and Latin foods, many are gluten free and on request can be cooked in a dedicated gluten free fryer. Specialities are Tamales, Sopes, Quesadillas, as well as Horchata and Chicha Morada. Pozole and Tortilla soups are made from scratch with our own meat stocks. Customer favorites include the Jibaritos, Empanadas (beef or chicken), burritos, tortas, and fish tacos. Momcorn's refried beans are vegetarian and no lard is used in the Chicken, Raja, and Corn tamales. On the kids' menu a definite taste pleaser is the Flauta Dog. The service is great, food is prepared to order, and everyone is friendly. Come in and let us take care of you.
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