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5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031
+1 224-610-0407
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“tamales” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
“al pastor” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I'd been hearing about this place for quite some time, but just forgot to head that way. My husband and I stopped in for lunch on Saturday and found this small restaurant, located in a strip mall (sort of) to be a hidden gen. We...More

1  Thank Basebirds
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you for finding Momcorn last Saturday. It was our pleasure to serve you. Momcorn's menu is based in the food of Central Mexico and is not Tex-Mex. We believe everyone should enjoy all the flavors of the food, so while we can meet the...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

Love the Mexican food and the service is great at this casual restaurant. We always order too much food because everything looks so good!

Thank laurajuarez
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Laurel, Thank you for taking time to write a review about the food and service at Momcorn. We appreciate each time you visit. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by momcorn's for a light quiet mexican dinner. We were not disappointed. The customer service was great. You are treated like family. Food was fresh and made to order. Nice quiet atmosphere. No Elvis singing in your ears(local joke).

Thank brian b
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Brian, Thanks for taking time to review Momcorn. We hope to see you again soon, and we promise "no Elvis in your ear" LOL

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy this place. Everyone is super friendly and the food is really good. I also love that they will deliver as well. Super convenient!

Thank Elizabeth O
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Thank you Elizabeth for taking time to let people know about Momcorn's food and service. We do deliver during lunch and dinner hours in a three mile radius of our restaurant. Kathy

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit and it was really good both times! I their guacamole is amazing and I love their loaded enchiladas!

Thank Dayna T
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Dayna, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review of Momcorn. We are looking forward to your third visit.

Reviewed 12 July 2016

Amazing service, the owners were so welcoming and the staff was polite. The food was delicious and the restaurant is very clean. Good prices and they're more than willing to give you suggestions if you're unsure what to try!

Thank Mia1027
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Mia, Thank you so much for your review. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to a return visit from you very soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and warm hospitality. Very different flavor as compared to the run-of-the-mill Mexican food. Had Chicken Flautas and Corn Tamales for dinner, and Flan for dessert. Everything tasted delicious and healthy. Will visit again during my next trip to Gurnee, IL.

Thank BMukherjee
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife during your visit to with your daughter. Thank you for the warm review. We look forward to a return visit in the near future.

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Wandered into Momcorn by accident when the other place we wanted to try was closed. I'm so glad we did. Small place with decent seating, we ordered a hodge podge of different items. The chips and salsa were fresh and good, as was the guacamole....More

Thank quietlycool
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thank you for giving us a try and for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review. Although the core of our menu is from Central Mexico, we have included several items that are from other Latin cuisines such as Peru and...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016

Food is authentic quality Mexican Food. The food has an authentic taste, made with care, and pride. This has become my go to restaurant for Mexican food. The Jibarito is fantastic, tacos, burritos and soups are excellent. Plenty of gluten free options.More

Thank ChicagoTrish_D
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Trish, Thank you for the review you posted on Trip Advisor. You mentioned all of the things we want to provide for our customers. Our gluten free items are naturally gluten free, so we do ask customers who are particularly sensitive to let their server...More

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Good guacamole. Spicy, But flavorful pico de gallo. Good food. Very slow and uncoordinated service. 3 different servers came to ask me if my food had been delivered. One even asked me if I enjoyed my food despite not having been served. After I asked...More

Thank Islandboy999
Kathleen R, Owner at Momcorn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Momcorn on Trip Advisor. We are happy you like our made to order guacamole and our house made pico de gallo. We apologize for the uncoordinated service you received. We are in the process...More

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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
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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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